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01-24-2014 07:15 PM

How to downsize corner cabinet without making it look awkward? I want to add a corner cabinet for a broom closet etc. Doesn’t need to be as big as its drawn and definitely can’t be either. The depth isn’t as much of an issue as the width but if I change the width, then the angle will change and I’m thinking something non 45 degree will look awkward?? That 67” measurement needs to be probably 80 at least to keep a similar amount of room that already exists from an existing shelf to wall.

Any ideas/suggestions?

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#1 posted 01-24-2014 08:08 PM

Perhaps push the broom closet to the left (as pictured above) and put open book-shelves in between that and the existing cabinet (on the right). Might be able to display family china or something on the shelves?

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#2 posted 01-24-2014 08:18 PM

I like Joe’s idea. Another option for the space would be a desk with an upper cabinet or shelf.

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#3 posted 01-24-2014 11:21 PM

I think I probably didn’t explain it well enough(or not understanding the replies), I basically need more room on the left hand side, the angled cabinet is what will be new, and building it at 45 degree angle makes it protrude into the space on left too much. Here’s the cabinet downsized to where the corner cabinet is 37.5 degrees. I think it’ll look strange

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#4 posted 01-25-2014 12:39 AM

Bring the front out a little, so the front doesn’t come to a point. The will shorten the angle some more, but may help with the looks. (So your almost making the door on the end )

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#5 posted 01-26-2014 09:03 PM

“AH HA! I see, I see” Said the blind man to his seeing eye dog!

Yep, I misunderstood what you were asking. I thought you were FILLING that space on the left with the broom closet. Your 2nd pic makes it much clearer what you want.

So, can you make the broom closet square? Or dues it have to be triangular? If it was as deep as the cabinet to the right side, you might be able to make it narrower yet deeper to accommodate what you want to store in it.

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#6 posted 01-26-2014 09:30 PM

Seems this would be the easiest.

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#7 posted 01-28-2014 05:31 PM

Thanks for the suggestions, I got out the masking tape and cardboard and mocked up a real world version. What I decided (aka wife approved) is to shorten the pantry cabinet a bit. The one I have drawn is bigger than the existing unit, but when I make the new one smaller than the existing one it’ll all work out nicely because I’ll be gaining all the space of the angled cabinet…

My next question is whether the angled cabinet is very common in that application? I want to make sure I don’t do anything where someone will come in and wonder what I was smoking to come up with angled cabinet ;)

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#8 posted 01-28-2014 06:53 PM

Maybe something like this? Maybe this will be less of a blob/cabinet just blasted into any space I can find etc. The only problem I see with this is it looks like a long counter was broken up to place a cabinet there

Notice how I changed the big pantry, I figured two smaller doors will allow for people to walk by with the pantry door open..

Or there’s this, split it with four doors. Saves me from having extra $$ dumped into countertops

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#9 posted 01-30-2014 12:03 AM

I’d go with the 4-door arrangement. That little triangle countertop would certainly become a “junk collector” spot.

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