Every house has corners. You can leave them open or make use of them by creating storage opportunities.
The thing is, corner storage options differ by room. For example, functional bathroom corner storge will differ from kitchen corner storage.
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2 Types of Corners for Storage
Before we get underway, there are two types of corner.
This is the most common type of corner for implementing storage.
Below we break up the options by room.
1. Kitchen Corner Storage
Kitchens offer many terrific corner storage options. They can be in cabinets, cupboards, countertop or storage pantries. Cabinet makers can be very clever with creating highly functional storage features in cabinets. We feature some excellent examples below.
We’d be remiss if we didn’t include a lazy susan cabinet.
Here’s a unique take on a corner cabinet drawer. It’s angled forming the corner. It’s a good use of space.
Check out that corner lazy suzan in this kitchen pantry. That’s a great design by Closet Works.
You can easily dedicate a kitchen corner to a wall oven (in this case a double wall oven).
Here’s a towering countertop to ceiling cabinet with drawers and cupboard. We first saw it at Shelterness
I love this corner coffee bar idea. It’s an ideal solution for an unused corner in the kitchen. Source: Verabana Home Ideas
I like the natural wood floating shelves against the shiny subway tile backsplash. We found this clever design at Ovdan.
If you like the modern style, here’s a curved tall corner storage unit in the corner of a kitchen.
Why not put an appliance garage in the corner of your kitchen? Pretty clever.
Here’s a super smart option which is wine storage designed to fit in the corner. This could go in the kitchen or a bar. Source: ApartmentTherapy.com
Why have one lazy susan if you can have 3 in your kitchen pantry? Source: House Beautiful
You gotta put your garbage and recycling somewhere – put it in the corner with this corner recycling and garbage cabinet. Source: BHG
Here’s an example of kitchen cabinet storage placed in an outward angled corner. By Kitchenremodelingquadcities.com
2. Living Room
Check that little reading nook room at the rear of this living room. Now that is a very cool corner design. While it’s not for storage, I love the idea so included it here.
Outward corner floating geometric wood shelving works great on these hard-to-use corner areas.
Have a pallet kicking around? Turn it into a corner floating shelving unit like this. Source: PalletWoodProjects.com
Large floating shelves fitted for a corner offers plenty of book storage. You could extend this concept to create a small home library. See it at A Beautiful Mess (great blog name BTW).
I love combo space-saving ideas. Here’s a corner floating shelf serving as a nightstand. Super smart for small bedrooms where you don’t have much space on each side of the bed (or one side of the bed). Source: ApartmentTherapy.com
I’m not sure if this is a great idea. I totally envision myself standing up and whacking my head… bug assuming I avoid a thump, this offers additional storage in a kids room or baby nursery. At ApartmentTherapy.com
I don’t think there’s a bathroom around with excessive storage. Whether you have a cabinet vanity or pedestal sink, this simple floating corner shelving concept would work great in any bathroom. Source: DesignSponge.com
We could desperately use this corner shelving concept in our showers. Actually, we have one corner shelf in one of our showers, but I would love another two shelves. Source: Wit & Delight
This can be a smart bathroom storage concept for the right bathroom. It looks good too. Get it at Hayneedle
Here’s a great way to store stuff in a bathroom – a simple DIY corner storage cabinet for the bathroom. Source: Remodelaholic.
5. Dining Room
Built-in glass corner cabinet in the dining room.
That’s a beautiful and highly functional corner bench and large floating shelf system for a mudroom. Designed by Closet Works.
I love this mudroom because of its simplicity. In a small corner, there’s a storage bench and hooks topped with floating shelf. This is not complex, yet offers a lot of helpful functionality. It looks great too. By Modern Jane Design
Brilliant and attractive corner bench seating with storage underneath ideal for a living room or entry way. Pottery Barn
Where on earth are my keys? I’ve said that far too many times. You? Here’s a simple, compact key and wallet storage shelf for any entryway or kitchen. Source: vtwonen
Every garage has a corner. Consider this awesome garage storage system which really makes good use of the corner. Designed by Closet Works.
9. Home Office
Now that’s using a room’s corner efficiently. Floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and cabinets in this really awesome custom home office designed by Closet Works.
Check out the cabinet built around the outward corner in the corner of this attic office. That’s really smart and uses the space wisely. Just watch your head.
I’m nuts about desks and home offices (because I have a home office and enjoy it). I particularly love this floating corner desk. Source: bhg.com
10. Kids Room
If you don’t have kids or they aren’t at home anymore, this won’t interest you. But with a 3 and 6 year old in the house who together have dozens of stuffed animals, this is brilliant. By DownRedBudDrive.com
Here’s a clever and attractive set of corner floating shelves ideal for a foyer, landing or hallway.
Many upper hallways have these little corner areas which seem useless, but as you can see, can become a little storage center. Source: Shelterness