How to choose the right size bin for your kitchen

7 May 2021
How to choose the right size bin for your kitchen

You may not think it, but having the right kitchen bin makes a huge difference to the day to day use of your kitchen. Whether you choose a pull out bin or a freestanding model, it needs to be the right size for your kitchen and family. Here are some tips for you to consider when choosing the right size bin for your kitchen.


Consider your household size

If you have a larger household, you’ll probably need a larger size bin. Because there is nothing more frustrating than needing to change you bin multiple times in a day when you have a busy family home. On the other hand if you live by yourself or have a smaller family you may not want a larger bin that leaves rubbish lingering in your kitchen for too long, opting for a smaller bin may be the better choice for you.


Generally speaking, a small household of one or two people will only need a bin of 35 litres. An average household of two to four people should be between 35 and 100 litres, while a large household of more than four people may need an excess of a 100 litre bin.


Available Space

While you may like the thought of having a larger size bin, you need to consider your available space. If you’re planning a kitchen renovation, make sure to include this in your plans. If you looking to add a bin to your existing kitchen, you can convert one of your cabinets to include a pull out bin. You can even get slimline bins that only take up half of your cabinet space, so you don’t lose too much storage.


Recycling and General Rubbish

There are so many different options for bins with separate sections for recycling. Rather then leaving your recyclables on the kitchen bench top until your next bin run, you can separate these straight into the relevant basket to then empty into the outdoor receptacle on collection day.


If you are planning a kitchen renovation, be sure to speak with us. At eKitchens we offer a large range of cabinetry, benchtops and accessories. Contact us today (08) 9456 3108 or

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