Adding a Corner Cabinet

Reference Number: KB-00330
Last Modified: February 14, 2019

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors


How do I add a corner cabinet to a plan?


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.

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

    Placing a corner cabinet into a corner wall connection

  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 3 again.


To specify an existing cabinet as a corner cabinet

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

  2. On the General panel of the Cabinet Specification dialog that opens:

    Selecting the Corner Cabinet Style Type

    • 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.

  2. On the General panel of the Cabinet Specification dialog, and under Options, place a check next to Lazy Susan to indicate a lazy susan in the cabinets label and its appearance in floor plan view.

    Lazy Susan corner cabinet

  3. If you would like the corner cabinet to have a standard front, remove the check from the Diagonal Door checkbox, then click OK.