Kitchen Designs get a New Spin on the Lazy Susan
The Lazy Susan has long been converting awkward corner cabinets into functional storage space. But in recent years, there has been an increase in the number of options available to maximize the storage potential of a wide variety of corner cabinets. Beyond the original pivoting shelves for your kitchen cabinets, you can now add trays that slide and swing out, letting you store it all from pots and pans to pantry items, while keeping everything easily within reach. Finding the right corner storage application for your kitchen cabinets has as much to do with the overall kitchen design as it does with the options available.
The Super Susan is essentially the next generation of Lazy Susans, and is best suited for a typical corner cabinet. These pivoting shelves are mounted to a fixed shelf, eliminating the need for a central pole. They rotate on ball bearings and are exceptionally sturdy, making it a great spot to store heavier items. With Super Susans, each shelf also rotates independently, making it easier to lift items out.
“You should keep in mind that there are applications when a typical “L” shaped corner cabinet just won’t work for a particular kitchen,” says Normandy Designer Leslie Lee. “In those cases, a blind corner cabinet may be the best solution to maximize your kitchen’s storage.”
Just because the corners in your kitchen don’t have a traditional Lazy Susan application, doesn’t mean you should dread having a blind corner cabinet.
“When it comes to blind corner cabinets there are a variety of LeMans trays and swings you can incorporate,” added Leslie. “The bonus is that a pull-out shelf is also included, which makes the contents of the cabinet very easy to access.”
With a LeMans, the shelf is pulled outside of the cabinet, bringing contents into the open. Each shelf can be moved independently and the surface area provided works well for small appliances, baking canisters or pantry items.
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