When you have only a small kitchen, with very limited space for cabinets, storing your pots and pans can be really challenging. It can felt like a Tetris game and, without proper solution, you will lose this game. Hanging them is smart and it can be on many ways like these ones:
1. Close to the Counter
There is always a vacant wall near the counter on the corner. Instead of leaving it this way, you should consider attaching two or three layers of hanging racks on the wall.
It allows you to hang your pots and pans neatly while it will be easy as well to get them. If you have nice looking creation, it can be a décor as well.
2. Right Over the Counter
This is also one of the best spots to hang them. It will be easy and fast to hang after washing them, and it will be quick to get them when you need it.
There are many options for this rack, and many actually provide many hooks on it. Make sure to hang them when they are dry to avoid puddle under the rack.
3. Over the Kitchen Island
Most of the time, the wall over the counter is filled with cabinets, and it allows you no space for hanging. It makes the over the island a great spot.
It allows you to hang them conveniently with easy access to get them too. It can be a little higher so it doesn’t stand in the way, and it actually makes the kitchen livelier.
4. Wall Mounted Rack
There are many racks like this today, and it is a practical way to store your mostly used utensils. To hang your pots and pans, you can mount this rack a little higher.
It allows you to hang a few of ones you need most daily while it keeps the kitchen neat. It gives you more space on the counter and it looks nice too.
5. The Pegboard Rack
Pegboard is a popular item when it comes to organization. You can add a hook and reposition the hook anywhere you need it.
It allows you to fill a vacant wall behind the door or anywhere, and this time, you can fill the entire wall. You can hang even many more pots and pants now.
6. Over the Sink
Over the sink is also the most logical place to hang your pot and pans. It allows you to immediately store them once you are done washing.
The water drips will drop into the sink, and it won’t disturb the kitchen traffic there. While it is easy to grab them too, it actually allows you to have more surface on the counter.
7. In Front of the Window Rack
Strangely, this is a very popular idea. Many people like to hang their extra pots and pans in front of the window for both organization and decoration.
You will need ceiling mounted rack for this and add several hooks to help you hanging. For best look, hang pots and pans with similarities in detail.
8. Chalkboard Cabinet
This open cabinet is actually a good idea too. An awkward and vacant wall can be enriched with shelves like this. It allows you to store kitchen utensils under and your pots and pans over.
The blackboard background makes it a stylish looking cabinet. Add several hooks here and there and you can hang more and more on it, leaving your kitchen neat and sophisticated.
9. Unique Ceiling Rack
This ceiling mounted rack isn’t just in one line as usual. Instead, it has several turns that make it different than others. It gets more than enough hooks as well for your pots and pans.
The line shape actually helps a lot. While providing more than enough hanging spots, it actually makes sure it isn’t too crowded on that area alone.
10. Medieval Look
This hanging rack has the medieval style you will love to have in the kitchen. It has small chains t hang the rack to the ceiling and it is finished in metal black.
It is best placed over the island as seen in picture and it actually helps in freeing some of your counter surface. In addition to it, it gives your kitchen an antique look in an instant.
11. Hidden in the Pantry
Hiding the pots and pans in the pantry is also a great idea. You don’t need them all every day, but it allows you to grab them fast when the need comes.
Hang on one of the walls, high enough to prevent traffic problem. It allows you to keep them neat and hidden as well as clearly seen at the same time.
12. Along the Side of the Kitchen
This idea is actually applicable if you have only one more side of the kitchen. While the other walls are filled with kitchen cabinets, you can mount a horizontal rack on one side of the room.
It allows you to have a unique decoration for the kitchen while you can hang more pots and pants in the kitchen neatly.
13. Rotating Rack
While square, horizontal, and other shapes of rack is very common, this one is actually very unique. A rotating rack allows you to spin it while searching for the right pan and hang it.
You can actually hang it in the middle of the kitchen. If it is mounted high enough, it shouldn’t block any traffic in the kitchen and it will make a nice looking decoration in the room.
14. Hanging Rod
Hanging your pots and pans vertically can be a rare idea but it is highly possible, especially whne you have no more space at all. You only need a tiny corner to do this.
Hang a long rod or chain on the corner right from the ceiling and add hooks here and there. Hang your pots and pans on the hooks and you will enjoy the easy access.
15. Over the Stove
We rarely put a lot of things over the stove due to several reasons, but it can be an ideal spot for your pots and pans. Hang them there on the right and left just over the stove.
While it helps you grab them fast when you need to, it actually makes a focal point of the room especially when you have gorgeous brass stuffs to show off.