Looking for a space to use for your garbage in the kitchen is not always an easy task. A lot of our readers agree that the best spots for your IKEA waste sorting system at your kitchen are close to the sink or in a corner. Today, we’ll take a look at the most frequently-used spots and which ones work best depending on your family’s circumstances.
Most people don’t think about their trash can as being an integral aspect of their kitchens, but it is. During the course of preparing a meal, a trash can needs to be accessed numerous times. After all, your IKEA kitchen design should include space for every task that’s needed at the kitchen, including throwing the trash away.
1. Under the sink cabinet:
This is, by far, the most popular location for an IKEA waste sorting system and it’s not hard to see why: it’s under a cabinet that’s seldom used for storage, it’s hidden behind doors and keeps cleaning at the same area. Shown in our example: RATIONELL recycling bin, $8.99
When does it work: If you have pets, younger children or a modern sink system with fewer, smaller pipes. Older sinks or bulkier pipes will deem your trash can unusable.
2. At an island as a ‘cleaning center’:
This is one of the best uses for a kitchen island. You can have your sink, dishwasher and IKEA waste sorting system all in one spot, away from the rest of the kitchen, ready for preparation and cleaning. You can even get add an automatic door opener to your pull-out unit from IKEA, the UTRUSTA opener. It’s not only affordable but also easy to install. We compared the price with other providers, too.
What to consider: Are you left-handed? Then place your IKEA waste sorting cabinet at the left.