Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Designing the Right Trash Bin Makes All the Difference.
My client was an older woman who uses small trash bins because they are easy to carry and just the right size for her disposal needs. Because of her lifestyle it would take her about a month to full a 30qt. trash bin, so I needed to come up with an alternative.
The pictures to the right show you what I did. I included a 15" three drawer cabinet. I asked my installer to modify the cabinet so that instead of three drawers it will have top small drawer and a pull out door attached to the bottom drawer to hold trash bins. As you can see he had already taken off the drawer fronts and attached the door that I had ordered separately to the cabinet in the top picture. In the second picture you can see where he took out the middle rail that once was needed for the middle drawer and attached side bars to support the door. The last pictures shows how the cabinet pulls out with her trash bins in place.
There is a certain amount of problem solving with every project. It's part of what we do as designers to meet the needs of the client. And it's all about meeting the needs and expectations of our clients.