So here’s the scenario: you are in need of a waste or recycling system to fit in a specific cabinet. You come visit TheHardwareHut.com and pop into the category. You then see there are almost 200 options.
Step 1: Filter
Seeing so many possibilities might scare you away, but there is no need to give up. We have a filter tool featured at the top of the category for you to input your cabinet opening width, height, and depth. Once you hit the FIND button, you will only see units that will fit in your space. When measuring, make sure you measure the actual cabinet opening, not the inside width or the door width. Remember: the cabinet opening width. Also, be on the lookout inside of the cabinet for any sort of shelf or plumbing that might get in your way.
You can narrow your search down further by using the product filters on the left side of the page. Maybe you are looking for one with the soft-close feature to eliminate that thud sound you may hear when your kids give it a slam. Or perhaps you want one that is bottom mounted. You could be looking for a single container or a double container. You can even filter by the color of the container.
If your intention is to mount the cabinet door directly to the pullout waste container system, make sure to check the specifications and optional accessories for the one you choose. It may come with brackets preinstalled, or there may be an optional bracket you would need to purchase.
Step 2: Measure Again
One thing I cannot stress enough is measuring the opening. It is always such a bummer to have to process a return and reorder for a customer. Understandably, it can be quite costly for return shipping charges, for either us or the vendor, and then paying for shipping again on the replacement is another cost. Save yourself a ton of aggravation and money by following the age-old rule: “measure twice, cut once.” Or in this case, “measure twice, order once.”