Why is it worth it to invest in a hamper cabinet? The reason is mostly an aesthetic one. Plastic clothes baskets and fabric hampers are not usually attractive, whereas cabinet hampers are made to be decorative. Also, the top of the cabinet gives you some extra counter space. Of course, the downside is that these are more expensive than the simple mesh type hampers, which can be found for only a few dollars.
Here’s an example I find quite nice:
Double hamper cabinet pictured: Hampton Bay Double Tilt out Beadboard Hamper, 26″W, WHITE by Home Decorators Collection