Adding a Corner Cabinet

Reference Number: KB-00330
Last Modified: December 21, 2016

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors


How do I add a corner cabinet to a plan?

Interior view of corner base and wall cabinets


There are two ways to create a corner cabinet in Chief Architect.

  • You can click near the intersection of two perpendicular walls to place a corner cabinet, or

  • You can specify an existing cabinet as a corner cabinet.

For this example we will use a Base Cabinet, but you can use this same procedure to create corner Wall and Full Height cabinets

To automatically place a corner cabinet

  1. Select Build> Cabinet> Base Cabinet .

  2. Once you choose a cabinet, the cursor will appear as a cross hair with the Base Cabinet icon  next to it.  You will also see an outline of a corner cabinet in the corner.

  3. Position the cross hair in a corner of the room, making sure that it is as close to the corner as possible.

  4. Click the mouse button once and a diagonal-shaped cabinet should display in the corner.

    Note: A regular cabinet may be created if the cross hair is not placed exactly in the corner of the room. If a regular cabinet places, use the menus to select Edit> Undo and begin with step three again.


To specify an existing cabinet as a corner cabinet

  1. Click on a cabinet to select it and click the Open Object edit toolbar button.

  2. On the General panel of the cabinet's specification dialog:

    • Change the Width value so that it is greater than the Depth value.
      In this example, the Width is changed to 36" while the Depth remains at 24".

    • Select Corner from the Cabinet Style Type drop-down list.

    • Click OK to close the dialog and apply your changes. 

  3. The cabinet will now become a corner cabinet, regardless of how it was originally created.

To set this corner cabinet as a Lazy Susan

  1. Select the Cabinet and click on the Open Object  edit button to display the Base Cabinet Specification dialog.

  2. Select the General panel, and under Options - Corner, place a checkmark next to Lazy Susan to indicate a lazy Susan in the cabinet’s label and its appearance in floor plan view.

  3. If you would like the corner cabinet to have a standard front, remove the checkmark from the Diagonal Door checkbox, then click OK on the Base Cabinet Specification dialog.