Do you consider your kitchen as your haven? Then build one that you can call the kitchen of your dreams! You should definately aim for anything that would improve the look and design of your kitchen. The kitchen should properly set your mood for cooking. At the same time, the kitchen should also allow you to properly work whenever you are cooking.
1. Pot Racks
The pot rack basically consists of a rack with hooks attached. The pots will be placed on these hooks. The wall mounted racks may have shelving units to it. This is indispensable in your household kitchen. Offering efficiency and saving storage space, you could not go on without the pot racks.
Another good thing about it is that you can actually save the cookware from being scratched or damaged when they are ordinarily cramped in your kitchen cabinet. The racks will let you display your pots and pans in your kitchen, adding more style and definition to the kitchen. It will also make your cookware neatly arranged, for more convenient access. There will be no need anymore to bend low to reach them below, from the kitchen cabinets. It will also save you the time of having to rummage through the kitchen cabinet looking for one stubborn item. It can also be used to store other kitchen utensils, not only your pots and pans.
2. Before Buying
– Consider the size of the home kitchen
– Take note of your height.
– Choose the type that suits your taste.
– Find a proper placement for your pot rack.
– Install properly the pot rack.
3. Basic Considerations
Consider the size of the home kitchen
The dimensions of your home kitchen should be one of the main determining factors in getting a pot rack. For hanging pot racks, the size of the ceiling should be taken ahead.
Take note of your height
You and your housemates will definitely be aided to easier cooking if you can reach those pots! A hanging pot rack should be structured or positioned at a height that you can easily reach. To get the exact height that will be convenient for you, extend your arms upward. The distance from the floor to your hands should be the same distance that the pots and pans would have when hanging from the pot rack.
Choose the type that suits your taste
There are wall mounted racks, ceiling pot racks, hanging pot racks. The ceiling pot rack and hanging pot rack would definitely save you more kitchen space. You can use the remaining storage space for other kitchen utensils or stuff. If you are more particular with the design of your kitchen, then you can opt for the wall mounted racks. They often come in beautiful designs and stylish details. Pot racks may also be made of different materials. They may be made of wood or metal, brass, copper, chrome, or wrought iron. Choose one that you think will suit best in your kitchen design. Get one that will also be within your capacity to maintain.
Find a proper placement for your pot rack
The placement of your rack will definitely contribute to your kitchen enjoyment. It should not interfere with your cooking. It should also make the kitchen look more pleasant and appealing. Pot racks are often placed over a sink or a counter. Hanging racks are usually placed above kitchen islands. Some would put it above the peninsulas. The wall racks are typically found between kitchen cabinets. Do not ignore this aspect as this will also contribute to the safety in your kitchen. It’s always good to avoid the unnecessary hits and bumps in the kitchen.
Mounting the pot rack should be done the right way, to save your kitchen from the marks and damages of any trial and error. Make sure that the ceiling or the wall has enough strength to support the pot rack. The installation should ensure that the rack has been firmly attached to the ceiling or the wall. The racks may sometimes be really heavy depending on the material and design. Add to it the weight of the pans that you will hang.
4. Where To Buy?
The pot racks can be easily purchased at you local kitchen stores, home improvement shops and even online. You can choose from a variety of styles and brands. They also come in different price ranges, depending on the features, design and material. A small and simple one may cost you only $50, while a large and exquisitely designed rack may require you to cash out at least a thousand dollars. Just make sure that you purchase one that will suit your needs and buying capacity.
Do YOU have a pot rack? Which do you prefer – pot rack or pot drawer/cupboard? Leave us a comment below and let us know!
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About the Author
John Layton is the author of Kitchen Design And Storage and can provide additional tips and advise at his website http://www.kitchen-designnow.info he also publishes a daily blog at http://www.internetsighting.info