Getting the storage right in a kitchen is difficult, especially when it comes to housing the numerous cooking receptacles that every home seeks to accrue, but it doesn't need to become a task so arduous that it causes sleepless nights. Professional kitchen planners are experts when it comes to devising fantastic pots and pans storage ideas that won't impact on the wider aesthetic, but it never hurts to get a head start.
We've created this guide that looks at the issue of how to store pots and pans and like to think that it offers some rather ingenious kitchen organization ideas. From hidden solutions through to more industrial designs, there's something for every kitchen here and they all promise to make the headache of pot storage a thing of the past.
Simple overhead metal hooks make for a practical and pretty solution to the conundrum of kitchenware storage and also allows for all of the items that are most-used to be at hand, all of the time. Though this might not be a look that everybody likes, it does offer a certain rustic and traditional element that creates such a rounded and welcoming ambiance.
We can imagine a simple solution such as this one being ideal for keen amateur chefs who spend as much time as possible in the kitchen. After all, who has time for hunting around in cupboards for the right pot, when the garlic is ready to be sauteed?
Even the smallest kitchens that seem to be really lacking in the storage potential department can be made exceptionally efficient, if the dead pockets of space can be utilized to better effect. Take those wasted corner cabinets as a prime example of what we mean.
Corner cupboards are usually blocked in with non-opening doors, but by installing an innovative pull out and swivel carousel unit, a gargantuan amount of bonus storage space can be enjoyed. With carousel shelving now being very sturdy, it can hold a lot of weight, meaning that even cast iron pots and pans can be safely stowed away, but always within reach.
For a more professional kitchen vibe, industrial rack storage is ideal. Usually constructed from stainless steel, the racking needs very little ongoing maintenance and is exceptionally easy to clean. It's not just a practical solution, however, as racking looks incredible in a domestic kitchen.
Affixed to the ceiling, into sturdy joists, industrial kitchen racking is able to easily support the weight of a lot of pots and pans and offers a charming opportunity to display beautiful cookware, which all budding chefs like to invest in.
People who have taken the time to choose high quality pots and pans don't always want to hide them away in cupboards, which is why floating wall shelves are a great idea. Attractive, easy to navigate and a timeless addition to any kitchen space, open shelving makes for a perfect weekend DIY project and little extra flourishes could be added too, such as a built-in rack for lids.
The lid issue is actually very significant, as storing pots and pan is one thing, but being able to locate the right lid, in a hurry, always seems like such a performance, especially in full-to-bursting cupboards.
This is a very contemporary take on kitchen storage, but it's a real favorite. Specific organizer draws, which have been designed to accommodate not only the bulk of large cookware items, but also the weight, create a stylish and seamless finish to a modern kitchen.
For those that like a far more minimalist and uncluttered aesthetic, this really is the only option and it's so on-trend as well, as drawer-only kitchens are enjoying such popularity right now.
If pan hooks were close to being the perfect solution but not quite there, this will be the idea that really appeals. Mounting gorgeous utensil rails on the wall make for a common sense location for pots and pans, as all that's needed are some butcher's hooks. Perfect for kitchens with little storage space to spare but plenty of free walls, this idea really does combine the best of modern simplicity and rustic aesthetics. Add a few of the bulkier utensils as well and even the kitchen drawers will be freed up significantly as well.