These Efficient, Sleek Trash Cans Will Upgrade Your Kitchen

Let’s face it: As much as we need our kitchen trash cans, they usually aren’t very fun to look at. But a sleek garbage bin isn’t impossible to find—you just need to dig a little. “A good-looking, quality-made trash can may cost a little more upfront, but it will save you money through its durability and efficiency,” says NAPO board member director Jennifer Truesdale of STR8N UP professional organizing services. “It can save you time by providing for easy cleanup.”

However, with all the bins available on the market, separating the best-performing options from the lackluster ones can be tricky. There are, however, certain features to prioritize. “You never want a kitchen trash can to be too large, because the trash will sit for longer and start creating smells,” Truesdale explains. “Having a lid will help contain smells, and of course provide a cleaner look.”

Along with a lid, it’s also essential to look for a garbage can that streamlines disposal and cleanup. “Having a foot pedal is great for freestanding cans to avoid messy hands touching the lids and creating extra cleaning work,” Truesdale says. “Also, a trashcan made of material that’s easy to clean, like stainless steel or recycled plastic, will help lighten your housework-load.”

Of course, it also pays to have a bin that helps keep you organized, too. “Pull out trash bins are great for hiding unsightly trash cans and may often allow for multiple cans for both trash and recycling,” Truesdale continues. “They are also useful to keep pets out of trash cans or knocking them over.” Looking for a sleek, but reliable garbage can to help streamline your kitchen space? From polished chrome bins to super slim styles and more, read ahead for several of our favorites.

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A Florida home has been dubbed the ‘House of Budweiser’ for its floor-to-ceiling beer cans that cover the interior

  • A home in Lake Worth, Florida, has been named the “House of Budweiser” by the brand because it has walls covered in beer cans.
  • The condo’s previous homeowner covered every room in the house — except for its two bathrooms — with Budweiser beer cans that he drank.
  • The home was purchased on September 6 after a bidding war that started at $100,000.
  • Budweiser’s parent company, Anheuser-Busch, has offered to stock the fridge with beer for the condo’s new resident(s).

The brand Budweiser has named a Florida condo the “House of Budweiser” for its floor-to-ceiling beer cans that cover the interior of the home.

The 815-square-foot condo in Lake Worth, Florida, was listed by Kearney & Associates Realty and went on the market for $100,000 on August 19.

After a bidding war, the home went under contract on September 6. Details of the final purchase price remain confidential as the closing is still pending.Advertisement


The home’s previous owner and decorator was US Navy veteran Michael Amelotte, who died in June at age 69 after battling cancer.

Amelotte purchased the two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo in 1986 and started putting beer cans on the wall around 1990. He spent 16 years decorating his home and completed it in 2006, Jesse Kearney, a listing broker at Kearney & Associates Realty, told Insider.

There are Budweiser cans from three decades covering the walls.Kearney & Associates Realty

Kearney said that he initially thought it was going to be a challenge to sell the unique home, but he soon started getting calls about it from around the world.

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“We’ve been getting calls about it from as far away as New Zealand — yesterday I spoke with someone from Sweden, and it’s all over the news in the UK,” Kearney said.

Amelotte drank every single beer can that decorates the home.Kearney & Associates Realty

According to Kearney, each now-empty beer can was consumed by Amelotte while he lived in the home. Kearney also said that the condo’s decor reflects how the Budweiser logo and design changed through the years.
“When you go from room to room, you can see where Budweiser switched their branding logos, and the cans are just a little different,” Kearney said.Advertisement


Kearney said that the home doesn’t smell like beer, as Amelotte cleaned each can before adding it to the wall.

Every room in the home, except for the two bathrooms, has beer can-covered walls.

The home’s bathrooms are the only spaces without beer can-covered walls.Kearney & Associates Realty

Jennifer LoVerde, who was friends with Amelotte for 16 years before he died, told Insider that he was “obsessed” with Budweiser and refused to drink any other beer.Advertisement


“One time I went to go get beer and I got Bud Light instead of Budweiser, and he literally told me to turn around and go return it for Budweiser. He would not let me in the house with the Bud Light,” LoVerde said.

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