Is a specialised drawer under the kitchen sink for garbage & recycling bins a good idea?
December 5, 2010 1:35 PM Subscribe
TrashFilter: Is a specialised drawer under the kitchen sink for garbage & recycling bins a good idea?
posted by UbuRoivas to home & garden (18 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
As part of a kitchen remodel, I'm looking at installing a drawer under the sink for bins.
A number of reputable-looking companies offer readymade solutions. For some reason, they all seem to be European, for whatever that's worth.
I have some issues with the designs & was wondering if anybody out there has experience with these kinds of things? Specifically:
1. Do smells stay in? The bins usually don't have lids, but slide in underneath a shelf *just* above them - not really airtight.
2. Are pests a problem? See above.
3. What are the chances of being able to replace a broken plastic bin, years down the track? The designs all rely on the vendor's particularly shaped & designed bins.
4. Most importantly: what do these solutions offer, that makes them any better than just having a normal drawer under your sink, and putting your own bins from K-Mart or Ikea in there?
There's obviously a market for these specialised designs, so what's the big appeal?