A two-bin unit lets you sort recyclables and trash, then conceal them behind doors. The most convenient location for this unit is next to the sink so cans and bottles can go straight from a rinse into the appropriate bin. Or, choose a location near the door where you exit the house to limit how far you must lug the bins.
And what did you do with this walnut? RB: Gave it a soft, organic, flat finish. We used a hand-rubbed ebony stain on raw, unconditioned wood. Most kitchen designers use spray-stained, preconditioned wood, and that creates a uniform, shiny effect. If we'd have done that, the cabinets would have had no life.