Updated: June 8, 2015
Blind Corner Optimizer Reviews:In the midst of us redoing our kitchen countertops and backsplash we realized how inefficient our kitchen cabinets were at storing items. The biggest waste of space is always the corner cabinet that extends back and to the side, but it's hard to keep things in the far reaches. We looked into getting our blind corner cabinet optimized and there are a few products on the market that can really help. Depending on the space you have there are different sized corner cabinet lazy susans that will allow you to organize your cabinets better. One carpenter told us about the blind corner optimizer that is sold by several manufacturers. Essentially the contents of your cabinet not only roll out like a lazy susan but you can also have a shelving unit that pulls out after the first shelf is already out. This product - called a blind corner cabinet pull out - will utilize your corner cabinet space better than any other product. You may also see them listed as a "pivot out system". The question is will it work in your situation and how much does it cost.
Buying Guide - My wife has slowly acquired kitchen equipment over the years and now we are at the point of running out of usable space in our kitchen cabinets. Much of our tupperware, pots and pans, salad spinner, and other small kitchen appliances rest in our cabinets. The problem is that the space is under-utilized and we don't get maximum efficiency of the space we currently have. It's not like our cabinets were built in the 1970's. The house is barely 15 years old yet the cabinet design, especially in the corners, is pretty much wasted space. We got 3 estimates from carpenters and cabinet guys as to the best solution to our problem. Some recommended the smaller lazy susan style devices while others wanted to completely redo the cabinet space and give us the ultimate in storage solutions. The cost of course goes up incrementally when more carpentry and custom cabinet work is required. Our biggest challenge was keeping the same doors since no cabinet company claims they can duplicate the door design if they had to replace it altogether. The products that we looked at range in price from $160 to $700 plus the cost to install or implement the new blind corner cabinet pull out. Don't let your cabinets get the best of you. Find ways to utilize all the available space. Start with finding a cabinet guy or even a handyman that knows how to install cabinet organizers. You can even take on some of these products yourself if you are DIY homeowner with some basic skills. The blind corner optimizers can be bought in home improvement stores like Home Depot or Lowes and I have even seen a few in places like Walmart or Target. You can browse the best selling blind corner optimizers and corner cabinet lazy susans here.