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  1. shannon
    April 23, 2018 @ 7:52 pm

    I would highly recommend going with corner drawers. Ours are v-cut at the back which almost makes up for any wasted space in the other 2 corners versus the lazy susan configuration. We use our corner drawers everyday while anything I have ever placed in a blind corner or lazy susan stays in there for all eternity or until we move house.

    This diagram is a good illustration:
    https://www.houzz.com/discussions/2472094/corner-cabinet-space-calculations-and-analysis

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  2. Shirley Koger
    April 23, 2018 @ 9:16 pm

    ::: Shakes head in total befuddlement :::

    I must not be ‘getting it’. I see no good reason for not having a carousel corner. when the doors are closed no one sees what’s behind the doors. Why waste the space? You will need that space, too.

    It is your kitchen and you want what you want, but sometimes the universe speaks and it’s wise to listen.

    Be Well

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  3. Jackie B
    April 23, 2018 @ 10:04 pm

    I have a dead corner and I love it due to the access from the diningroom.

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  4. Dawn Grabow
    April 23, 2018 @ 10:38 pm

    Well, gotta admit I’m a little confused as to what each of you wants but we have one of those corner partial lazy Susan thingies and I love it. I have no idea why anyone wouldn’t. I put a lot of my baking supplies on the two shelves and they are always easily accessible.

    Good Luck with your decision!

    P.S. Glad you’re getting the induction; you’ll never go back!

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  5. Jen
    April 23, 2018 @ 11:03 pm

    I was DEEEEEPLY against a lazy susan. It offended my beautiful senses. I spent hours looking at alternatives and discussing this. However, in the end there were so many issues popping up in various reno places, I gave in to the loud pro-susan folks and I am glad for it. I never put hardware on it, so most times it doesn’t even catch your eye. The storage that the two round shelves offers is fabulous. I’m constantly amazed at how I can cram more big unwieldy things there. I’m a fan, unexpectedly.

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  6. Sue
    April 24, 2018 @ 1:16 am

    I use my lazy Susan to hold all my spices in alphabetical order. But you can’t spin too fast or they all fall over. On the lower shelf I use it to hold baking ingredients. Works for me but I still think that they are quite useless.

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  7. Karen Heath
    April 24, 2018 @ 6:03 am

    Why not use fake drawers at the top of the door panels on the two doors in front of the lazy susan? So it looks like the front of all the other ones. And FYI, the stainless pull out things are a pain in the ass and not worth the money.

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  8. DEL
    April 24, 2018 @ 8:01 am

    That Kingdom Mirror is what rocketed you to fame. Seems like it deserves more respect.
    Lucky Dube’s words are ringing in my head–if he were still with us perhaps he’d adjust his lyrics:

    Now that you got what you wanted
    You don’ t even know my name
    It’ s so funny, we don’ t talk anymore
    Be good to the [Kingdom Mirrors] on your
    Way up the ladder
    Cause you’ ll need them on your way down

    That’ s the way it is

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  9. Kelly B
    April 24, 2018 @ 9:51 am

    Look at Houzz – Glenvale Kitchens in the UK has this photo. THIS is how you do a corner cabinet with the drawers
    Photo by Glenvale KitchensLook for kitchen pictures

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    • Kelly B
      April 24, 2018 @ 9:52 am

      The shaker gray one.

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  10. Joanna
    April 24, 2018 @ 10:04 am

    We have a lazy susan in our kitchen – it’s our pantry for canned and dry goods. The only thing I would recommend with a lazy susan is to put a lip on the inside shelf so cans don’t fall off it. (But we’re pretty good about not overloading it.) We have another blind corner in our kitchen (next to the dishwasher) and knowing that there’s empty space not being used drives me nuts. I can’t imagine Paul wouldn’t go through the same sort of feeling after it’s done if you go the empty corner route. I’ve always wanted lifts for heavy things like my mixer. I think he’s wrong about the space they take up. It looks like you guys are using a designer (based on the drawings) – ask them!

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  11. Amanda
    April 24, 2018 @ 10:24 am

    I have blind corners. They make me rage daily with their lack of usefulness and vast waste of space. I can’t fathom someone opting into such a decision.

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  12. Jennifer Nelson
    April 24, 2018 @ 11:24 am

    I first had a lazy susan cabinet and then we redid our cabinets without them, do not get a lazy susan cabinet, you still have wasted space in them too, the fixed corner cabinets no matter which configuration you decide on are just better all the way around.

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    • Jamie
      April 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

      I have a lazy susan cabinet in my lake house and I added vertical holders along both sides in the wasted space. My cutting boards now stand between he wall and the holder on one side and my cookie sheets on the other.

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  13. Jamie
    April 24, 2018 @ 11:57 am

    I have a blind cabinet in the corner of my laundry room/ computer desk area. The blind cabinet actually makes a great space to store bulk products like paper towels, tissue boxes, you could even store toilet paper in there if you needed to. Looking in mine right now, I think I’m good on paper towels for a LONG time 😉

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  14. Margaret
    April 24, 2018 @ 6:21 pm

    What about a LeMans blind corner insert? We are getting them…one on top of the other, sort of kidney bean shaped. My husband watched the video after he saw the unit demonstrated in Ferguson’s showroom. You open the cabinet door, give a little pull on either shelf and it just floats right out! He was hooked! He loves gadgets though….all Apple products, Teslas, etc. As for me I like paying to have my old 1842 stick built windows taken out and replaced by new stick built windows! Do they look old? Yes! Do they have ropes and pulleys? No! Might the air blow through? Probably. Do you have to put up custom made interior storms? Of course!!!

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  15. Paola44
    April 25, 2018 @ 11:43 am

    Forget the space in the corner, put on each side one lower cabinet with big drawers. Simple. Cheap. Lot of accessible storage. Like Shirley said in the first comment, maybe you can use the corner space on the other side of the wall. No one needs so much stuff in the kitchen! When I look at American kitchens, I always wonder, what are all those cabinets for? Kitchen in Europe are mostly much smaller, and we cook too!

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  16. Barbara
    April 25, 2018 @ 11:49 am

    Please tell me the new fancy thing is the Mirror of Erised.

    Also, when we moved into our house, the lazy susan was so dirty, I wedged my hugely pregnant self into the cabinet, disassembled it, and chucked it in the recycling bin. Ten years later, I have no regrets.

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  17. Jennifer
    April 25, 2018 @ 4:08 pm

    Sometimes the beauty of asymmetry is in its usefulness. I know…I know… But a truly useful kitchen, designed and built for you, to hold the things that YOU use? Well, I call that beauty. I forwent symmetry for my lazy susan corner cabinet and I am SO glad I did. Things don’t fall off and they all are front and center when I need them.
    Think of who you are impressing – you’ll be impressed with yourself every time you open that cabinet and don’t have to reach, squat or bend to get your 12-cup food processor! I’ve had a couple of unsuccessful back surgeries. Make it easy on yourself –

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  18. Jennifer
    April 25, 2018 @ 4:16 pm

    I recommend altering the corner. Change it. Change it from a 90degree annoying corner to something brilliant! My neighbor -the ever inventive rocket scientist – had the kitchen planner and contractor change the shape. I don’t know how to post the pictures … but I do have the before and after. It makes a nicer run of counter too … I am happy to share the pics if I can figure it out

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  19. Juliette
    April 25, 2018 @ 5:09 pm

    What about a garbage can storage that has a fold out door for easy removal and a space cut in the counter for use. Sort of like those in bathrooms at department stores. I would like to have easy access to a garbage can why’all n I am cutting up veggies, etc. just a thought.

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  20. Meredith
    April 25, 2018 @ 5:16 pm

    I am GASPING at the idea that the magic corner pull-out wastes space! I loooove them, and working in an architecture office (humble brag), it’s what we specify in all our clients’ kitchens. I think whatever inch or two they lose in hardware space is resoundingly made up for with how easy it is to pull it out; no crouching, no digging for fallen items, less mechanical strain on the moving parts and therefore longer lifespan. Plus, the slightly annoying cabinet becomes the cabinet you learn to simply live around as if it did not exist. Then it’s a waste of space on a whole other level. This is also why I have fully converted to the Church of All Lower Drawers (Never Cabinets). Easier to access, nothing lost in the back, no crouching. Doors with pull-outs are just… drawers with something in the way. Drawer me, baby.

    My I grew up with a lazy susan corner that acted like a black hole (hate hate hate) and can’t remember ever coming across one that bucked the trend. It’s all fallen boxes of tea and wedged tupperware and parts you gotta whack into service after a few years of use. Are all these other commenters just way more organized than I am? I don’t know, but I would like to advocate for the magic corner style pull-out, for the record.

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