DIY Pot Rack: Extra cabinet space for less than $20!

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As I’ve mentioned before, our kitchen just does not have enough storage space for a family of eight.  We only have a few cabinets for pots and pans, and it’s just not been working out too well these past 3 years.  In our previous home, we installed DIY pot rack that was a rod that sat on top of the cabinets on either side of the sink, and used that to hang pots and pans.  I’ve been talking about doing the same thing in this home, and finally got around to it this week.

DIY Pot Rack

Supplies needed:

1″ dowel rod 36-48 inches long (Less than $4 from Home Depot)

1 package of closet pole sockets ($2-6 at Home Depot depending on the type you purchase)

1 package of pot hooks (I got a dozen for $9 from a local store, but you can get them from Amazon
for pretty cheap as well)

DIY Pot Rack

DIY Pot Rack

DIY Pot Rack

It’s really quite simple.  You just install the pole sockets on the cabinets above your sink, cut the dowel rod to size and put it in place, and start hanging your cookware!

DIY Pot Rack

The pots and pans are close enough to the window that they aren’t in my face when I’m at the sink, and they are easy to access when cooking.  Now my two cabinets that were full of pans are freed up for other things, like my absurdly large amount of plastic containers and bowls!

DIY Pot Rack

Have you seen the roll out pantry I built to go in the empty space beside my fridge?  It only cost $63 and added 13 square feet of storage space in my kitchen!

Keep on saving!  :o)

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  1. Boy do I wish my pots had a hook on the handle so I could do this. It would totally free up three different cupboards!!

    this is a brilliant idea!

  2. Great idea, so clever!

  3. Caryn B says:

    What a great idea !!!!

  4. Great work, I love these hangers. I have also seen people reuse a metal grate to hang from the ceiling to achieve the same result. Good work.

  5. We have a pot rack too! I just bought ours from IKEA though, which is pretty DIY also. lool

  6. Katherine G says:

    That is so cute!!!

  7. Clever idea on how to keep kitchen well organized.

    • Thanks! It really does help, now I just have to figure out what I’m going to use all the newly emptied cabinet space for!

  8. Looks great! We’ve been talking about putting one up for years now. Maybe when we finish the other projects.

    I love seeing another mom with a lot of kids. I have 5 myself. I’ll be back to read more!

    • Yay! Another crazy mom with lots of littles! 🙂 I have so many projects in the works, I never get any of them completed. I’ve just decided to try and do one a month and not stress about it. This one only took a few minutes, I’m not sure why I didn’t do it sooner! Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see you around again soon!

  9. So, after opening the cabinet this morning and having all of the pots & pans come crashing down on me…after my teenage (13, 13, 12) children put them all away…I threw a fit, calmed down, and got on pinterest to search “pot rack”. I found a link to this post, went straight to Home Depot and now, 30 minutes later I have a solution so that I will never meet an avalanche of steel again! You are awesome! Thank you for the post!

    • Yay! That is awesome! I’m so glad you found my post and it helped you out! It really is simple, as you just found out, and it saves SO much space! Thanks for coming by and giving me feedback! 🙂

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