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Where Should I Put My Kitchen Bin?

Where Should I Put My Kitchen Bin?

When you’re designing your dream kitchen space, there’s so much to consider. You’ll want plenty of space to prepare delicious meals, good lighting to spend quality time with family and friends, and a beautiful decor that fills you with joy every day.

It takes a lot of planning to create a perfect kitchen, and your waste is something that shouldn’t be left until last. It is, after all, one of the most frequently used kitchen items, more so than the oven, cooker or wine fridge!

Where you place your kitchen bin will ultimately have a significant impact on the final look and feel of your space. Choosing the right bin will also make it much easier to keep your kitchen clean and hygienic.

So, what’s the perfect kitchen bin for your space? Take a look at our guide below!

Understand Your Kitchen’s Layout

The first step to finding the perfect waste solution is understanding your kitchen’s layout. After all, your bins need to be stylish and functional.

A well-planned kitchen can often be divided into three key parts:

  • Preparation - clear sides where you can prepare food or do things like homework.
  • Cooking - Your cooking appliances and surfaces.
  • Cleaning - Where food and other waste can be cleaned and disposed of.

It’s recommended that you try to keep these sections separated, but also within easy reach. If you’re peeling vegetables, for example, you want a compost bin nearby so you can throw them away quickly and easily.

By understanding your ideal layout, you’ll be able to know with more detail not only what bin you need, but what sizes and styles you should consider.

Bins for Small Kitchens

A large kitchen provides plenty of opportunities for different styles and designs. However, if you’re working with a smaller kitchen, your primary focus will probably be saving space.

If you are designing a small kitchen, in-cupboard kitchen bins can be especially useful. Integrated kitchen bins are not only convenient and stylish, but they also allow your floor to be kept free.

In-cupboard kitchen bins can be useful for any size of space. However, if you have a small kitchen, we would definitely recommend considering these.

Buying Guide to Kitchen Bin Sizes

Where to Put Recycling Bins in Kitchen

Everybody knows how important recycling is nowadays. However, it’s increasingly becoming a necessity for people to separate their waste and recycling in the kitchen before emptying it into the outside bins for collection.

Many people still use separate bins for general waste and recycling. However, you can make your life more convenient and organised by using a two, three or four-compartment recycling bin.

As mentioned above, having all your waste in one space not only makes it easier for you but also helps keep your kitchen hygienic. Multi-compartment waste bins offer a stylish solution, available both as standalone or integrated.

Where to Put Your Food Compost Bin

Food waste is another area that is becoming increasingly important, particularly in the kitchen. Your food waste needs to be stored effectively to keep your kitchen clean and looking great.

Many people still use a separate small compost bin, but you can also use one of the compartments from a two, three or four-compartment recycling bin to keep all your waste together. This option is particularly good for small kitchens as it avoids you having to use multiple bins which take up your precious space.

If you have a bit more worktop space, you might want to consider a built-in food waste bin. These bins are built into the worktop and covered by a tight lid that stops any odours from coming through. A worktop food waste bin allows you to quickly and effortlessly dispose of waste while preparing food, making it perfect for busy households.

There are so many great options when it comes to kitchen bins. Whether you have a large, contemporary space or a small, retro kitchen, you don’t need to compromise on your bin! Take a look at our specialist range today and discover the perfect one for your home.