I am really lucky as I have a lovely sized house, with my favourite room being my kitchen – It is the heart of the home.
My house used to be my in-laws home for over 15 years, my husband grew up here and when they found their dream home and the time came to sell this house their buyer dropped out so Paul took a mortgage on this house with the plan being to sell it on. Well that didn’t happen, we got engaged instead and about 7 years later we are still here, and still trying to put our own stamp on it.
Moving into this house was lovely however we do find ourselves settling with how it was due to costs and time restraints, however slowly and room by room we are trying to make it feel our own (only recently moving around the kitchen cupboards so that the utensils etc weren’t automatically in the same place Paul’s mum used to keep them).
Our kitchen is where we spend the most time – it is a combined kitchen and dining room and is huge as has been extended – friends often joke asking if they can hire it for parties. Upon moving in it was wallpapered, Blue and Cream stripes on the bottom, Blue and Cream border and then Cream at the top with Blue diamonds – as I’m sure you can work out this was not to our taste at all and eventually we had the paper stripped away and the walls painted a bright Yellow colour.
This was about as far as we had got – it was freshened up and looked brighter. Kitchen accessories are never high up on a shopping list however are things I often browse and plan which I would like given the extra money to spend.
I do try to get matching accessories, so the Tea, Coffee & Sugar caddies all match but are all neutral colours and very boring if I’m honest. Kitchen bins are never something I got around to – I picked up two really cheap and nasty looking ones in Tesco’s and they have stuck ever since. They are NOT appealing, look cheap and nasty and out of place in my kitchen. One was a grey colour – for normal waste and the other a white colour – for recycling, both were swing bins.
Brabantia recently gave me free reign to pick an item from their extensive range and immediately I was drawn to their push bins. Now what drew me in was their new colour selections – there really is something to suit every taste and room. I wasn’t keen on having a traditional chrome one as I wanted to add some colour into the room so I opted for a Vintage Blue.
As you can see there are a huge range of colours to chose from so there really is something to suit everyone! However there are so many choices it does take a while to decide. I went for a Blue to contrast my Yellow walls and it works really well. You can see the huge colour choice for yourself – colour you bin colour selection.
The bin arrived within days and was packaged well, infact so well that Emmy now has bubble wrap to play with and a new Gruffalo cave and she has claimed the box for her own.
We have received a 30 litre bin which also came with some Brabantia bin liners to go inside. Looking at the size of the liners I was dubious as to whether they would hold all of our rubbish as we go through quite a lot, however after a few days the bin still wasn’t full – which greatly surprised me. It really does hold a lot! Also a huge plus for me is it doesn’t get Emmy’s dirty fingerprints all over it, anything which involves less cleaning is always a seller here!!
I love the colour as it really brightens up a rather plain and unattractive area of the room – my next job will be to replace the white swing recycling bin – I just wonder which colour I will go for? I really am spoilt for choice.
What colour would you choose?
However if you are feeling daring how about this limited edition retro ‘Union Jack’ bin to help get into the spirit of the 2012 Olympics and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee