I’ve wanted a pot rack for a long time. I have limited cabinet space, and my pots and pans are stuffed in them and stacked on each other, which makes it difficult to easily grab what I need. I love the look of a pot rack hanging over a big kitchen island, but I don’t have a kitchen island. I briefly thought about hanging one over my peninsula, but I decided that would make the kitchen seem even more confined and block the view into the dining area. What to do, what to do?
Then it hit me; I hate that friggin’ lazy susan in the corner cabinet. It is an odd shape and not roomy enough for storing much of anything but especially not for storing large frying pans. Before I put magnetic spice tins in my pantry, I used it to store bottles of spices. Thus, I decided to repurpose it. I removed the lazy susan and the cabinet door attached directly to it (annoying). I installed some large hooks. VOILA! My useless corner cabinet is now a pot rack cabinet!
I can easily grab any pot or pan I need. I even had some room for my super-large multi-pot on the bottom. I’ve ordered a brand new double-hinged door for the cabinet, so all of the cookware will soon be hidden from view. However, I’m discovering I sort of like it open, too: convenient! Plus, I now have a couple of other cabinets open for storing other things. I consider this idea an all-around success.
I’m still working on a solution for the lids. Right now I’m storing them on the bottom of the cabinet, but I would like to make them less of a jumbled mess. I don’t have enough vertical clearance to store them in one of those lid racks on the bottom. This problem will require some creativity and thought.