There is more to designing a kitchen than selecting cabinetry, appliances and surface stuff. A number of smaller details have to be taken into account, including how and where you store your kitchen gear. Pans and pots pose a challenge, because of their size and bulk. You need them saved in a way which makes them easy to catch for cooking, but you might not always need them on full display in your kitchen. And stacking them three or four deep at a closed cupboard is just not optimal, particularly in the event that you cook frequently. Here is help finding the very best storage choice for you, your kitchen and how you cook.

LLC, Patty Kennedy Interiors

The first thing to decide is whether you want your cookware on perspective or concealed. This can be a personal taste; many people like the appearance of hanging pots and pans, along with others would rather have a clean, uncluttered appearance. If you don’t cook often, I’d recommend storing your pots and pans at a pantry or closed cupboard, so they don’t collect dust and dirt.

Krieger + Associates Architects, Inc..

If You Like Your Pans on View
Suspended pot rack.
The obvious on-view storage option is a pot rack suspended over an island or peninsula. Ensure that the pot rack is mounted high enough that everyone’s head accomplishes the cookware, but maybe not so high so you can not reach everything.

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I have seen pot racks created from old wooden window frames (minus the glass), doorways, ladders etc. to get a magical, one-of-a-kind storage solution.

Studio D – Danielle Wallinger

Linear wall rack. For a more compact appearance, organize your pots and pans at a line on the wall using a linear rack.

Rasmussen / Su Architects

Linear racks are nice if you’d like your pots and trousers readily accessible yet not necessarily taking center stage — as they tend to do with a traditional pot rack hung in the middle of the kitchen. Additionally, this is a better choice at a galley or bigger kitchen, as it takes up less space.

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This gorgeous copper-clad cookware definitely deserves to be seen. But in a tighter space you might not be able to suspend a large pot rack from the ceiling. Double up on preexisting racks and you are able to store a high number of pots and pans on the wall.

Mu-2 Inc..

Above-range shelf. If you use your cookware every day, you might want to keep it on a shelf directly above the scope. In the event you decide to store cookware at the open and you cook frequently, you’re going to want to have a vent hood which can pull out dirt from the air and exhaust it to the exterior, in order for your pots and pans don’t end up covered in grease.

Pavilack Design

Window display. Ordinarily I’d be opposed to hanging some thing in a window which obstructs the view out or mild coming, but there’s something so magical about pots and pans hung in a kitchen window. For many this might be the only place to hang butter, and it might help obscure a less-than-ideal view.

Scheer & Co..

Pegboard. Try creating your own pegboard pot rack. It’s a fantastic DIY job, and you are able to customize the rack with the specific size, color and hook configuration you would like.

Sarah Natsumi Moore

Hung below the island. Not sure you need pots and pans hanging but don’t necessarily want to keep them away in a cupboard? Following is a great hybrid choice — hang your cookware underneath the staircase.

Neiman Taber Architects

Pots and pans suspended under a countertop don’t have to look functional or industrial. This cookware is easy to bring (and set away) but stays tucked away in a market below the island to get a clean, modern appearance.

Synergy Design & Structure

Open-base cupboard shelves. This is another good option for those who want their cookware observable and convenient but not on full display. Dust and grease accumulation can be an issue if you don’t use the cookware regularly and if you don’t have sufficient kitchen venting.

Dura Supreme Cabinetry

If You Like Your Pans Hidden

Deep drawers. Deep drawers operate well for storing cookware, but if you like to cook, be sure to get enough drawers so that you may set your pots and pans in one layer, so they will be easier to view and pull out. Another place for lids also will keep the drawer tidy and easy to use.

Susan Brook Interiors

In case you have a cooktop or stove top, you can use the drawers in the cabinet below for storing your own cookware. Make the base drawer deep enough to keep your pots, together with the corresponding lids saved in a shallower drawer over.

Gene Sokol / Euroluxe Interiors

Corner cabinets. Corner cabinets can be a fantastic storage place for cookware, particularly if equipped with a wire-rack lazy Susan. You can clearly see everything saved on the two shelves, spin the rack to get anything you need.

Jennifer Ott Design

Pantry wall. Here is my own solution to storing cookware. My pots are saved in deep drawers at a base cabinet, along with my pans have been hung on a pegboard inside my pantry.

Now I will be the first to admit this isn’t very pretty, but I wished to locate a use for this little section of wall inside my pantry and recognized it was the perfect place for skillets and sauté pans.

It had been an inexpensive DIY job using pegboard, some 1-by-2 pieces of lumber and paint. As you can tell from the use on the exterior of my pans, I cook a great deal. I desired them to be accessible without always being on display. This solves the storage challenge nicely — they are from sight yet easy to get to, and they make use of an underutilized wall at the pantry.

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