Design with Corner Units

Corner units are versatile in closet organizer designs, but they are commonly utilized in offices or pantries. When incorporating a corner unit into a closet design, it’s crucial to ensure practicality and benefits for the customer. Curved corner wardrobe tubes can lead to reduced hanging space, making it more cost-effective and space-efficient to run a hanging unit into the corner of the wall and start additional hanging units 24” from the corner on the adjacent wall.

Design professionals should educate customers about the pros and cons, steering them away from impractical designs. The value of a corner system in a closet design is often limited compared to its effectiveness in office or pantry configurations.

In offices, corner shelving is best used to connect upper cabinets in a right-angle configuration, creating an attractive focal point. A common size for office corner systems is 24” x 24” x 12” deep, matching lower corner units for a cohesive look.

For pantry corner shelving, using two corner systems can accommodate non-square corners but may require scribing by the installer to ensure a perfect fit. Designing corner systems with gables that sit on the floor provides sturdy support for heavy pantry items. Check the Sherwood Shelving Catalogue for various corner shelving styles.

Another great cost-effective idea is to create a corner shelf using our H-Channel hardware. This design provides for a nice open corner with easy access but less expensive than using a corner shelf.

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