It’s time for a new product review that truly inspires adding a dash of design to your home! We couldn’t wait to share with you multi-award winning interior designer and blogger Yasmin Chopin’s thoughts on our new eye-catching Anthracite FlipBin. Due to Yasmin’s love of colour and all things interior, she kindly agreed to give our bin a loving home and tell us her thoughts on the super-stylish accessory – let’s find out how she got on:
“Every kitchen needs a bin and with the many choices available the first decision will be whether to have a free standing or an integrated one. If you are reconfiguring your kitchen which includes an integrated bin store it could have compartments for recycling and composting. But not all of us have the budget to renovate the kitchen and if you live in rented accommodation it’s likely there’s no option to change it.
A free standing bin shouldn’t be seen as ‘second choice’ as there are many very attractive designs on the market which can either ease themselves into the kitchen without any fuss or make a big design statement. Above all you need a bin that is practical in everyday use.
Brabantia is a company that has a long history of producing superb up to date quality housewares. I was particularly entranced by the patterned bins (designed by Orla Kiely). They really brighten up the kitchen and make a fashion statement. I’m not a follower of fashion but I do like colour and pattern. However in my little cottage kitchen we needed a slimline bin that would fit into the space between the bi-fold door and the rather massive free standing Fisher & Paykal fridge-freezer.
I spied the new FlipBin from Brabantia; at £84 it’s reasonably priced and, with it’s sophisticated style in the Anthracite colour-way, I knew it would fit snugly in my kitchen. I was tempted by the pink bin because it looks such fun but sadly it wasn’t going to fit with my chosen colour palette.
When the FlipBin arrived there was much excitement. Beautifully packaged, I couldn’t wait to get it out of the box! And yes, the blue inner bin adds a touch of fun without looking gaudy!
I noticed immediately how easy it was to open the bin with a light touch; the lid lifts and closes very quietly. The other thing I really like about the bin is that placing the bin bag inside is easy and you can’t see it when the bin is closed. The disappointment is that the bin bag hides the colourful inner bin. But on the up side you get the hit of blue every time you change the bin bag. I cannot think of another bin that would actually give you a nice buzz when you undertake that unexciting task – it’s a touch of magic!
So I’m delighted with the FlipBin and since it doesn’t need a foot peddle the cylindrical shape is retained right to the floor; as a consequence it is extremely easy to clean. I’m thankful to Brabantia for providing the bin for me to try out and I can indeed recommend it.”
Thanks so much to Yasmin for her fab review of the new colourful FlipBin!