Corner wall cabinet for kitchen

Advantages

A modern corner kitchen set is an excellent solution for a small kitchen. It creates a practical and ergonomic layout that forms a working triangle in the kitchen area. Moving within the boundaries of the working triangle during cooking, the hostess has a stove and refrigerator at hand, as well as a sink for dishes, which, to save space, is most often mounted in a corner base cabinet.

A corner wall cabinet for the kitchen, well equipped with a corner base cabinet and expanding the functionality of the corner space, has a number of positive qualities:

  • allows rational use of space that has never been used in old kitchens;
  • creates additional space for storing a large amount of dishes and other useful kitchen items;
  • despite its good capacity, it does not look too bulky;
  • helps to mask irregularities in the walls and corner of the kitchen.

Models and filling options

In appearance, corner cabinets are divided into three main types: straight, L-shaped, trapezoidal and radius. In various projects, straight hinged models, located on one wall, are attached with a side wall to a corner module or directly adjacent to another wall. This is a classic universal design option for kitchens of any size..

Classic doors of straight modules are usually hinged. More modern models of cabinets have original and convenient sliding shutters or vertically opening doors with a closer that regulates the angle of lifting up. Recently, the design of hinged modules without doors has become fashionable..

The wall L-shaped cabinet harmoniously completes the corner space, creating a continuous ensemble of the kitchen set. It is not at all necessary for the cabinet doors to be opaque. If an elegant tea set is stored in the cupboard, transparent doors will emphasize the beauty of the dishes and visually add light and spaciousness to the kitchen space. The use of lighting will be an additional plus to the design of a kitchen with one window..

The trapezoidal corner module has the shape of a trapezoid, to the sides of which you can dock other hinged modules. It is convenient to install a special corner dish drainer with a tray behind the cabinet doors above the sink. It is not rational to install a conventional dryer in a corner cabinet, since it eats up the useful volume of the cabinet, access to the dishes is difficult.

The radial wall cabinet has an inwardly rounded shape. This option can decorate and make more comfortable kitchens of any size. Manufacturing curved radius facades has only one drawback – high cost.

When purchasing or ordering kitchen cabinets of various configurations, you need to understand that carvings and other spectacular decorative elements on the doors will require regular cleaning from dust and grease..

For optimal use, it is very important to decide on the “stuffing” of the module. The corner cabinet can be used not only for storing dishes. In a cabinet with open shelves, you can arrange small household appliances, figurines or place a small TV, which will be convenient to watch from anywhere in the kitchen.

In modern kitchens, various mechanisms can be built into the deep corner module for easy access. For example, carousels made of baskets, shelves and pallets fixed on the axle. Rotating, this system makes it easy to get the desired item from the depth of the cabinet..

The mechanical system “kitchen corner” is becoming very popular, the shelves of which slide out and turn after the opening door. When the door is closed, they hide in the cabinet in the reverse order..

Dimensions (edit)

For a corner cabinet, which is a mini-pantry, the dimensions are determined depending on the size of the room, the design of the kitchen interior and the storage needs..

The standard depth of the side walls of the wall cabinets is 300 mm. The average shelf thickness is about 18 mm and depends on the volume of items that will be stored on them. The inner shelf is usually removable.

With the required standard depth of the hinged modules and the standard radius of the door front, the corner module can only have a size of 600 × 600 mm.

The bottom and top of the module will be pentagonal. On some models, the solid back wall can be replaced with a webbing. The back walls on both sides are made, as a rule, of fiberboard The front part can be straight or rounded.

The module height can be arbitrary. Standard heights are 360mm, 720mm and 920mm. Of course, the cupboard with a height of 920 mm will be the most capacious, however, when designing a cabinet that is too high, one must take into account the problems of the convenience of reaching objects, as well as the location of water and gas pipes, air ducts and other communications.

The choice of material and installation features

Corner cabinets differ not only in shape, but also in the material of the facades. Classic kitchen fronts can be made from an expensive array of various types of natural wood: cherry, beech, pine, ash. Modern models use aluminum facades with transparent, matte, patterned and painted glass inserts..

One of the most budgetary and fairly common materials is laminated chipboard, however, this material is inferior in quality to MDF. MDF boards are an environmentally friendly, moisture resistant material and are popular with craftsmen who make kitchens to order. The material can be easily processed in various ways, retains its shape for a long time and allows the production of radius convex and concave facades that give furniture a designer appearance.

The best option in terms of price and quality would be the manufacture of cabinets and shelves of kitchen cabinets from laminated chipboard, and facades from MDF, which makes it possible to increase the decorativeness and durability of products.

To organize the kitchen space, of course, it is better to use the services of professional furniture makers. However, equipping the kitchen according to your own project, to create an exclusive interior, you can assemble kitchen cabinets and assemble a kitchen set with your own hands..

Before starting work, you need to decide on the installation site, measure the dimensions of the room, make markings on the walls, choose the design and material of the lockers. Attention should be paid to the fact that the walls of the room are leveled as much as possible with putty..

It is very important to correctly calculate the size of the walls of each individual module. After cutting, cutting materials and making facades, you can proceed to the assembly of each product and then to the installation of the entire kitchen set.

When installing the kitchen yourself, the following points should be taken into account:

  1. The installation of the kitchen begins with the installation of the upper and lower corner cabinets, taking into account the fact that the edge of the apron should go slightly behind the back wall of the cabinet.
  2. Suspended corner structures are attached using different options, for example, dowels, the main thing is to choose the right fasteners of the required diameter.
  3. To avoid the formation of cracks when drilling porous walls, the diameter of the hole must match the diameter of the dowel.
  4. The depth of the hole should be about two millimeters greater than the length of the fastener.
  5. When hanging on a plasterboard wall, special butterfly dowels are used, which provide a more reliable fastening.
  6. The most reliable fastening system consists of a rail mounted on the wall and special hooks that are attached to the walls of the boxes. Installation with a rail is quick and easy, no experience required.

After all the frames are fixed, for reliability, all hanging boxes are twisted together. Then you can screw the hinges to the front doors. After that, the facades are neatly hung on the bodies, if necessary, adjusting the evenness of the abutment to the edges and checking how well the doors open and close..

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