We’re excited to feature Creative Solutions for Bulky Pots and Pans, a guest post written by Hannah West from Modernize, a place for home remodeling ideas and design inspiration.
Even the most strict kitchen organizers seem to run into the same problem: how can you neatly store a couple dozen pots and pans of all different shapes and sizes? They refuse to stack, they topple out of the cabinet, they scratch one another, and the one you need always seems to be buried beneath the others. If you face the common kitchen woe of taming your cookware, here are a few ideas to help you reorganize.
Gone are the days of rummaging around to find what you need, waking the dead and annoying anyone who’s trying to talk on the phone in the next room with the sound of clanging metal. Dividers are an easy solution to implement. You don’t need to clear any extra space–just use the cabinet already taken up by your pots and pans or trade out the contents of an upper cabinet so that your pans can hang out at eye level, making them easier to get to. You can also store cutting boards and drying racks in this vertical space.
RAIL SYSTEM OR POT RACKS
Separate your pots and pans by hanging them on hooks. Not only will it keep them scratch free, it will also make them easily accessible and save you loads of cabinet space. You won’t have to bend uncomfortably to reach them. Install a rail system overhead with hooks, or a pot rack that can be as decorative as it is functional. Make the most of this solution: many rail systems and pot racks can hold other things as well, like spices and utensils. Make your storage solution a part of your kitchen decor.
If you have a deep drawer but not much cabinet space, this may be the best solution for cookware like skillets and pots. Buy drawer dividers to keep pans from getting scratched, and stack them with the biggest pieces on the bottom. Put a horizontal divider in the back or front to keep lids separated and organized.
Via Home Decorators
Cookware organizers do all the hard work for you. All you have to do is supply the pots and pans. While not the cheapest solution, it is certainly one of the most satisfying for the dedicated type A organizer. And if the rest of your kitchen could use some shaping up as well, you can easily find kitchen organizers to help get your plates, cups, and even your junk drawer in order. (cookware organizer as pictured above)
If your kitchen is short on storage space, don’t just deal with it–embrace it. You can turn your pots and pans into a decoration. Install shelves and arrange them in a neat display. Find a colorful or vintage pot or a few eye-catching dishes to complete the look and make it intentional.
For more kitchen organization ideas and inspiration, head to Modernize.com