The humble trash can doesn’t get nearly as much attention as it deserves. We often dismiss it and we take it for granted without taking the time to realize that there’s more than one way to think about this. Where I come from everyone keeps their kitchen trash can under the sink, inside the cabinet.
There are many ways to hide your trash can or cans, let’s consider some of them that you can apply to your own space.
Pull Out Trash Cans
The most popular idea for hiding a kitchen trash can is a pull out drawer. Hide your trash cans inside any cabinet you want – a sink cabinet, a kitchen island or any other cabinet, and it will look very neat and chic. One more idea is a separate cabinet somewhere in the kitchen that will hold trash cans inside, such a cabinet can be easily DIYed of old furniture and painted and styled according to your kitchen style.
It can even be practical to have more than one pull-out drawer with trash bins inside. You could position them strategically: one near the sink and one near the oven or your usual prep space. This way you don’t have to run around and make a mess.
A lot of people keep their trash can inside the cabinet, under the kitchen sink. This placement is so common because it’s practical. However, it’s not that practical to have to bend down every time you want to throw something in the trash.