Just in case we didn’t already have enough projects on the go, over the weekend we decided to add one more.Â We wanted to move our smelly, unsightly trash can (aka Â a “rubbish bin” in the UK) from beside our kitchen cabinets.Â In this location, it could be seen right as you walk in from the front of the house – classy – and just recently, the dogs have been using it as a place to hike their leg when we leave them in the kitchen when we go out. So we needed to hide the sucker, pronto!
The cabinets right next to where we usually keep the trash can were perfect contenders for its new hidey hole.
We bought a couple of sliding shelves which fit neatly into the cabinet to conceal the waste containers.
These systems are so easy to install.Â They come preassembled – fours screws and five minutes later, you’re all done. We liked the end outcome so much that we went ahead and got a couple more for the opposite cabinet to house our recycling.
This cabinet was widerÂ so we were able to get the double mounted sliding shelf (you need a 14.5″ opening for this system, as opposed to 10″ for the single shelf).
WeÂ bought the optional door mounting kit, so you just pull out the door and the shelf slides right out, instead of having to open the door then pull out the trash can.Â In this picture, you can see the large bracket that affixes the shelf to the cabinet door.
AÂ quick andÂ easyÂ update to the kitchen, don’t you agree? Anyone else out there use these concealed trash cans?