It's not where you find the much-used, much-appreciated coffee cups or china; it's where you find castaway plastic Melitta filters, sippy cups from decades ago (the child now off at college), faux Tupperware that doesn't hold a seal, and worst of all--space, empty and open and black space.
It's the dreaded blind cabinet corner. It's found in both kitchens or bathrooms--anywhere with cabinets--but mostly in kitchens because that's where you'll find cabinets that meet at corners.
Why They Are The Scourge of the KitchenKitchen cabinet corners, whether we're talking about bases (lower) or walls (upper), are deep, dark, and inaccessible. It's what happens when simple geometry meets up with most homes' scarcity of space.
The etymology is simple: it's called a blind corner because, when reaching into it, you reach blindly:
- Deep: Corners can be close to 50% deeper than cabinets on either side. For example, base cabinets tend to be 24" deep. But at corners, they are 34" deep.
- Dark: Where the light don't shine? You bet. Light is scarce in corner wall cabinets, worse in corner bases.
- Inaccessible: Reach is hard. If you're not trying to reach straight into the corner (a long distance), you're reaching into the sides (where you can't see).