If you are looking to hide your kitchen trash, using a tilt out trash can cabinet can help you conceal your waste bins while still making it simple to access.
I’ve looked at and installed tons of trash pull outs over the years and using a dedicated garbage can cabinet is the next best thing to an in-cabinet solution. If you want one of the best options, I would look into the Sawdust City brand. They make quality, long lasting cabinets perfect for tilt out cabinet applications.
There’s lots to look for when choosing a trash can cabinet. In this post we cover some of the different types of products and nuances to pay attention to.
Let’s jump into it…
Best Tilt Out Trash Can Cabinet
How Tilt Out Trash Can Cabinets Work
Tilt out trash cabinets are a little bit different than a traditional cabinet we commonly think of. Instead of have a hinged cabinet door on the side of the cabinet frame, a tilt out trash cabinet has the hinges on the very bottom.
Having the hinges on the bottom of the cabinet allows it to create a cabinet door with “tilt out” function. This makes for an ideal way to dispose of garbage and develops a nice trash storage area.
Tilt Out Trash Can Cabinet Sizes
Besides the overall aesthetics of the cabinet, the measurements are usually the first thing to take a look at when choosing a trash can cabinet. It’s easy to think that this would be the exact same size as a traditional base cabinet in a kitchen.
- Depths usually range from 12 inches to 14 inches
- Heights usually range from 25 inches up to 34 inches
Bin Sizes (inside the cabinet)
Many of these trash can cabinets come with a bin, but often times you may want to supply your own. The bins can be referred to in gallon or sometimes in quart sizes.
The typical size used in a trash can cabinet is a 9 gallon bin which converts to 36 quarts. This is a standard size for most trash slide pull outs in kitchens as well.
For another comparison, a standard size step trash can commonly seen in kitchens is about 55 liters. 55 liters is about 14.5 gallons.
Benefits of a Freestanding Trash Can Cabinet
If you don’t have the space to add an in-cabinet trash pull out, the next best thing is to have a dedicated freestanding cabinet. Utilizing a trash can cabinet allows you to get some of the following benefits.
These types of cabinets are not only great for kitchens, but also in offices, laundry rooms, craft spaces, garages or in nursery rooms.
- Easy “tilt out” access to your waste bin(s)
- Select a cabinet that resembles your existing decor
- Creates more counter space in small spaces
- A more permanent solution to something you use everyday
Our take away…
Often times we land on these types of product the hard way. Due to the investment we tend to look for cheaper alternatives.
In the end, purchasing a quality product always wins. Easier said than done though 🙂
As far as out take away, we clearly favor the Sawdust City options. One thing to pay attention to is the overall height of the assembled cabinet. Some are a bit shorter while others may be level with a regular kitchen countertop.
All in all the for a single bin trash can cabinet, I have to go with the Sawdust City Single Tilt Out Cabinet.
Why? It’s versatility wins in the end. You can really put something like this anywhere in the home and it can function nicely. It’s not too large and still serves a primary purpose of concealing your trash in a beautiful way.
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