You’d be surprised how often bins get forgotten when it comes to kitchen planning. Bin collections are different in different areas and requirements do need to be factored into designs.
You’ll find a massive selection of waste receptacles from small ones for kitchen waste with a drawer above for bin liners, to drawers that pull out offering multiple sections for different types of waste.
If you’re tight on space have a small bin under the sink. If food waste needs to be kept separate you can buy a little caddy from John Lewis that will easily fix to the back of the cupboard door.
Whatever you do, don’t get to the end of a beautiful kitchen design and then stick a giant bin in front of a cupboard.
Keeping things tidy
When you’re planning your kitchen think about areas of mess that build up at the moment. Perhaps incorporate an ‘in tray’ to manage all that incoming post or install a designated charging point for the family’s phones and tablets. Sockets with a USB in the side are great for this – and you could even put one in the back of a cupboard if you really want to hide everything away.
Do you need bookshelves in your kitchen? Lots of people say they do but, in reality, are you more likely to grab your iPhone and ‘google’ the recipe you want? It might be that those bookshelves are just a waste of space and you can, in fact, keep the recipe books tidily elsewhere.
If all this really does seem like too much to manage by yourself, why not get in touch with Koivu? We can talk you through all the important points and help get to the bottom of the perfect kitchen design for you and your family.