There’s a lot to love about urban living, who doesn't love a kitchen bin? Maybe you live within a stone’s throw of where you work and there’s always plenty to do, not to mention the fancy apartment you live in. But there’s always a compromise and when it comes to modern city life, it’s usually space.
When it comes to kitting out your apartment with what you need. You have to be strategic and think about what’s going to work for you and meet your everyday needs. That’s why when it comes to choosing a kitchen bin, you need something that’s not going to take up a lot of precious space.
Here’s our guide to what kitchen bins will fit into your space.
Kitchen bins for small spaces: What to consider
Function: If you’re a keen recycler, a great space-saving choice for you would be a 2- in-1 recycling and waste bin. These usually have different compartments which help you to keep your recyclables and household waste separate.
Size: For a small space, your best bet is a slimline bin which looks great but won’t take up too much floor space.
Where will you put it?: This is the time to be strategic. Could you have a pull out bin in a cupboard under the sink to save floor space? Could you make use of the vertical space instead?
Will it smell?: The last thing you want in your small apartment is a smelly bin. Smells are much more noticeable in smaller spaces, so you need a bin that closes securely to stop any unpleasant odours from escaping. Some bins also have odour control filters that banish nasty whiffs.
The perfect kitchen bins for small spaces
Even if you have a small kitchen, you don't need to compromise on finding a kitchen bin. While also looking great, whatever your chosen décor and colour scheme. Here’s some inspiration from our range.
The Mirage Stacked recycling bin has 3 separate compartments; one for household waste and two smaller ones that make sorting your recycling a breeze. This is a perfect choice if you want maximum waste and recycling capacity without sacrificing any floor space. Remember you don't have to sacrifice style when it comes to finding a kitchen bin that fits in your space? Well here’s the proof.
The Hailo Trento Oko 3 Compartment Pedal Bin is available in a range of stylish colours that will complement any interior, and what’s more, you’ll find three colour-coded compartments inside that will save space and help you separate your recyclables from your household and organic waste.
The Eco-slim Foot Pedal Recycling Bin has 2 compartments, one for general waste and another for recycling, and as you might have guessed by its name, its slim design means that it will fit neatly into your kitchen without taking up too much floor space.
How to make the most of your space
A great tip for maximising space in apartments is to make use of the vertical space. This is exactly what the Joseph Joseph Totem Recycling Bin does. Its stacked design is a space saver. While allowing you to collect and sort different types of waste in one convenient recycling bin, including food waste. The bonus for apartment dwellers is its odour control filter will stop smells from escaping and keep your home smelling fresh. You might live in a small space, but you don’t need to sacrifice style or function.
Whatever your needs, we’ve got you covered, and you’re sure to find the perfect kitchen bin for your space in our range. If you are interested in even more helpful tips and interesting articles. Check out our blog.