By Roger Hazard
Keep your trash easily accessible while tucking it away.
Pull-out trash bins help maximize the functionality of your kitchen by addressing a number of common kitchen challenges.
By building the trash bin into your cabinetry, it can be optimally located for common kitchen tasks. Positioning it near the sink and main prep surface will cut down on time walking over to a trash can. For larger kitchens with multiple work surfaces, consider additional pull-outs to serve these areas.
Every square inch of floorspace is valuable in a kitchen. As the most highly-trafficked room in the house, it is imperative that walkways be kept clear of obstacles. Because kitchens see more use (and more messes) than any other room, floors need to be kept clear to make cleanup easy. Unlike bulky trashcans that will undoubtedly become an obstacle, pull-out bins are up off the floor and stay out of your way.
Guarding against pet messes.
Exposed trash cans can become a target for hungry or bored pets. Freestanding cans can be tipped over, creating a mess and potentially causing an injury in the process. Pull-out bins are an easy way to protect against this, keeping the smelly trash tucked away. Let's just hope your dog doesn't learn how to open drawers!
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