Finding the right spot for kitchen garbage cans is most often a problem. You want to place them somewhere easy to reach, yet they can’t be anywhere that can ruin the look of your kitchen. You need to find ways to conceal them. Here are some practical ways to conceal your trash bin so you don’t trip on them or make your kitchen look like a mess.
The simplest solution to this dilemma is to hide your garbage can under the counter. There are different ways you can do this. You can find wire trash bin holders at nearby home improvement centers. You can use this to mount your kitchen garbage cans inside any cabinet door. You can also use roll-out or tilt-out racks to conceal and access the trash bin in one single motion. Now, you can’t do this with cramped kitchens that do not have cabinets. If your kitchen is not roomy enough for a cabinet, you can hide the trash can in a smaller box or a rolling compartment. With this trick, you are able to hit two birds with a single stone. The box can conceal your garbage can and serve as a decorative element at the same time. Of course you need to make sure you can afford one. These boxes come in different materials so you have a lot of choices. If it is important to keep the costs down, you can just paint it so it goes well with your kitchen décor. Garbage bins may turn into an interesting decorative piece just by painting them. Don’t forget to remove the labels and choose a color that will match your kitchen cabinets. If you are not good at painting, you can just dress them up with a fabric cover. You can easily sew one or check home improvement stores to find one that matches your kitchen walls and curtains.
Aside from your coffee maker, the garbage can is the one thing that you use most often in your kitchen. Whether you are preparing a meal or cleaning up your kitchen counter, you need easy access to your garbage bin. This is why your trash bin should be in a spot that is easily accessible. Since most garbage cans are not so attractive to look at, you need to find ways to conceal them. Hiding your trash can does not only make your kitchen look tidy, it can also keep the odors away. Depending on your kitchen’s size and your budget, you can choose to dress up your kitchen garbage cans, hide it inside a cabinet or a box, or paint it.