I’ve been meaning to post this for awhile, it’s a project we actually did in February. There’s so many projects I’ve done that I haven’t posted because I am so behind. So I’m resolved to get caught up, starting with this pull-out garbage tutorial. Yes, I’m going to share with you how to install a pull-out garbage.
When we were designing our house, I really wanted a pull-out garbage in the kitchen. I’ve always hated how the garbage, a function no kitchen can be without, never had a good place. People put it under the sink (inconvenient and crowded), the pantry (stinky), or just at the end of a cabinet space (ugly.) So whoever came up with the idea of turning a cabinet into a pull-out garbage was a genius…at least if you can afford the space which I know not everyone can.
However, it was $300 just for that option and we were trying to save money wherever we could, so we decided to DIY that one. We got a kit from build.com, the two-bin option so we could have a place for garbage and a place for recycling.
We chose a cabinet to put it in…I wanted it in the island but that wasn’t possible. We had to choose a single door cabinet that was still in a somewhat useful location, and we ended up choosing one right next to the sink. It’s not my favorite spot, but it works.
First you take off the door completely and remove the hinge hardware.
Then you follow the instructions on the kit and assemble the pull-out trash unit. It will tell you where to mark the screw holes on the sides of the cabinets and attached the slides.
The kit also contains a back bracket that the slides fit into. We mounted these onto a small piece of 1/4 block of wood which we screwed into the back of the cabinet.
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