When storing garbage and recycling bins inside the garage isn’t an option, make lemonade out of lemons and transform their hiding place into a flower bed. This wooden lattice enclosure from Rowlinson Garden Products features a lined plant trough on top.
Made from weather-resistant cypress wood, this Horizontal Refuse Storage Shed from Overstock.com opens from the front and top. Trash cans and recycling bins are as easily made invisible as they are accessible.
You’d be surprised how many items you toss into your recycling bin each week can actually be used as wedding decor. Use spray paint, glitter, fabric, lace and more to transform glass jars and bottles into stunning wedding decorations that won’t break the bank.
Is your laundry room or closet too small for a traditional trash can? Repurpose an outdoor literature holder into a wall-mounted trash can for lint, clothing tags and receipts that get left in pockets.
Keep adding kitchen waste to your compost through winter. If your compost is buried in snow, stash waste in a trash can with a tightly fitting lid through winter. Store the trash can outside in an easily accessible spot. Use a liner or not—it’s up to you. In spring, after the first few inches on the compost have thawed, remove the top layer, add your winter waste, then cover. Burying the kitchen waste helps reduce odors and prevent critter foraging.
This fabulous kitchen island is a workhorse -- it features a dishwasher, sink with gooseneck faucet, sliding trash can and -- of course -- counter prep space. Adding a multitasking piece of furniture is a great way to get more out of a smaller kitchen.
An oversized vanity mirror reflects light and visually expands the size of the master bathroom at HGTV Smart Home 2013. A mirrored trash can and a mercury-glass lamp placed atop the counter surface continues the focus on reflective surfaces.
Behind its sleek, glossy façade, this kitchen island conceals tons of hidden storage. Multiple pull-outs offer spots to store dish towels, trash cans and more. Book-matched slabs of exotic granite were used to create a seamless-looking waterfall countertop.
Herringbone wallpaper is the star of this contemporary meets industrial powder room. A large mirror over the open vanity helps to brighten up the space, reflecting the light from the hanging lantern. Pale wood floors keep the light and airy, while an abstract piece of art adds a modern note to the room.