DIY: Kitchen Pot Rack
With the move all done and dusted, we are starting to make ourselves more at home. In a small house, my main rule is everything has a place without this rule, I would feel like I was living in an episode of ‘Hoarders’ which is not really my style.
In our kitchen, space is at a premium, especially bench space (sweet, precious bench space) and second to that is cupboard space, so in order to maximise both these commodities, you have to be a little creative….YOU WILL NEED:
- Railing: I used a towel railing from Bunnings, $16 approx
- Butchers hooks (1 for each pot) from Bunnings From $6-7 a pack (small) $7ea (large)
- Pencil for marking holes
- Power drill
- Plastic plugs and screws (if the railing didn’t come with any, mine did, bonus!)
- Measure the length of your largest pot, hanging on a hook. This is how much space you will need to leave so your pots look tidy.
- Using a pencil, mark where the holes will need to be made. Ensure it’s level.
- Cover up whatever you’re drilling over
- Drill holes for the plastic plugs (you will only need to use these if you aren’t drilling into a stud i.e. into plain plaster board. If you don’t use them, it will probably all fall down) and affix the railing by screwing the screws into the plugs.
- Done! Hang your pots with the hooks and marvel at your handy work. Pats on the back an optional, but encouraged extra.
So for the best part of $40, I have a fancy-pants post rack in my kitchen. I have freed up cupboard space where I can now store something else (it’s my baking stuff, should the curiosity be taunting you) and the world is a better place.