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.
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)
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!
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!
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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