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Lazy Susan Alternatives

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The Lazy Susan is probably the most well-known and recognized kitchen cabinet accessory. There is a lot of speculation and folklore about its history and origin of invention, but it has always offered convenience to many, making items more accessible with a quick turn. Some homeowners dispute its benefits, and many have had negative experiences with them, which is why some look various Lazy Susan alternatives when planning their forever kitchen. Here are a few Lazy Susan Alternatives you may want to consider.

Superior Cabinets BLOG – Lazy Susan Alternatives. Author - Shahan Fancy.

CORNER DRAWERS

Simply put, corner drawers are amazing. Imagine everything in the corner cabinet being able to be visually accessible with one pull, all while without the need to bend or strain? Corner Drawers make that possible.

If you are considering adding them to your forever kitchen, ensure to add extra allowance to your cabinet budget, as these will be at the highest price point for any corner solution, but more than make up for the extra spend in ergonomic design and accessibility. Also keep in mind that they need to be carefully planned, as part of a new kitchen, with your Professional Kitchen Designer as these aren’t a retrofit or add-in option.

WOOD SUPER SUSAN

Wood Super Susan’s look great, function well, are easy to install, and fit the budget. They sit independently on a shelf inside the corner cabinet, and 1-3 can be added, depending on your storage needs and item heights.

The shelves are often adjustable for added convenience. Most opt for two of them in a typical base corner corner cabinet, which is a corner cabinet with a bifold door. There is no unsightly pole in the middle and if something falls off the tray, the shelf is there to catch it.

MAGIC CORNER PULL-OUT

These are often door mounted and are very easy to open and maneuver out. They pack a ton of storage, which is why many homeowners select them when remodeling or building a new kitchen.

Some have flat bottoms, while other models have wire shelf bottoms that can sometimes be loud and cause things to slide around a bit, which is something to consider. These have an easy opening action, especially the door mounded versions. The Magic Corner is also something you will want to plan with your Professional Kitchen Designer to ensure proper clearances are taken into consideration.

LEMANS CORNER PULL-OUT

Also known as a Twin Corner Storage unit, the Lemans II pull-out is a great option for a Base Blind Corner Cabinet. They have great weight capacity and a decent opening action, where each shelf can come out independently.

LeMans II Twin Corner Pullout cabinet accessory in chrome by Superior Cabinets
Project PIPER by Superior Cabinets features a Lemans II Corner Pull-out.

Many of the modern versions come equipped with soft close, for the ultimate in convenience. Many models have a completely flat shelf bottom to keep items sturdy. The Lemans Corner Pull-out is also a corner cabinet accessory you will want to carefully plan with your Professional Kitchen Designer to ensure it can properly open with no collisions.

VOID CORNER

Voiding or blocking out a corner to some remodelers may be more controversial than the classic Lazy Susan, however this option should be considered for some spaces. Sometimes forfeiting access to the corner creates other benefits such as getting a larger drawer bank or not having a deep dark hole in your kitchen for things to get lost forever. Voiding out the corner can sometimes be the best option for the design and space, so don’t rule it out.  

A void corner cabinet design by superior cabinets
Project ADOBE by Superior Cabinets features a Void Corner design.

SUMMARY

Knowing which corner cabinet accessory or Lazy Susan alternatives are available to you will depend on what style of corner cabinet you are planning, whether it be a Base Corner Corner [BCC] or Base Blind Corner [BBC]. See Common Corner Cabinet Types for more information. Great accessory organizers make life easier, which make items more accessible and spaces more ergonomic. Always plan corner cabinet accessories with your Professional Kitchen Designer to avoid costly functionality and accessibility mistakes.

It is always best to start with planning around what desired items you will be storing in the corner area and going from there. If you would like to chat about corner cabinets or a complete design with an Authorized Superior Cabinets Dealer Partner, be sure to get in touch.

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