There's a lot of unruly stuff in the kitchen, when you think about it. Pots and pans, baking sheets, glass dishes, bulky utensils . . . They all take up space fast. Here's 10 clever and diy-able ways to get them under control once and for all.
A DIY pot rack was an excellent answer to the lack of storage in this tiny kitchen. The owner also made the shelf above the stove too. Out of pocket expense for the materials was a very affordable $62. You can read more about the projects here.
Another rack we featured here on Curbly before is made of copper pipe.
If you're lacking wall space for the rack above, how about the vertical one below? Made of metal chain, S-hooks and a carabiner, it set the maker back about $42 for materials. Click here to read more.
Copper pots do double duty: use them for cooking when needed and, when stored, use them as art. Pared up with a framed poster, they can create lovely vignettes like this.
Nesting pots is a great way to store them. But what about the lids? Martha suggests using a couple of inexpensive metal towel bars mounted to solid-core pantry/cabinet doors to store them. Read here for more info about his idea.
This idea using dowels and pegboard (from the MOSAIC Group) is an excellent way to store glass bakeware. No chipping!
If you'd like to convert your base cabinets for vertical storage permanently, Family Handyman tells us how to do it
. Basically, you remove and trim the center shelf and add a vertical divider.
If you're lucky enough to have pretty utensils, but not counter space for a utensil container, this IKEA Hacker has a great option for storing them. Frame them in a RIBBA frame. Click here to see how to read more.