7 Reasons to Hang Your Pots and Pans on a Rail
Open shelves are one of those love-them-or-hate-them design elements since they’re convenient but tend to collect dust. Skinny utility rails, however, don’t have much space for dust to settle and hold everyday items that will be washed often. In this Stockholm kitchen by Lindalsköket, the rails and cookware add a mix of patinas and shapes to the white walls.
Find a kitchen designer near you on Houzz
2. You Lack Storage Space
Pots and pans are space hogs, and there’s not always enough room to store them in cabinets and pantries, especially in compact kitchens. Rails are a great solution to this problem.
Even if you have ample storage for pots and pans, sometimes their locations require a lot of bending over, squatting and digging around in a cabinet or low drawer to fetch what’s needed. Well-placed pot rails like the ones in this kitchen by Skolnick Architecture and Design Partnership make cookware easy to find and grab.
Practically anything that can go on a hook can hang on a rail. These Boston homeowners use their copper pot rail for such daily-use items as a cutting board and an oven mitt. Other things that can hang include cooking utensils, coffee mugs and teacups.
Find a local kitchen remodeler
How to Grow Herbs Indoors
Pot rails are a great opportunity to make a statement with a metal finish. Wrought iron, brass, stainless steel, copper — whatever metal finish you fancy can be brought in through a utility rail and its hooks. In this kitchen by KitchenLab, the brass rail accentuates the brass on the vent hood and the stove.
These homeowners are passionate about their Mauviel cookware collection. So the designers at Chestnut Grove Design Studio designed and crafted these pot rails in-house to turn the beloved collection into a focal point. The couple can enjoy looking at it every day.
Learn more about this kitchen
This Los Angeles loft by Andrea Michaelson Design has sleek industrial style. Cookware finishes like cast iron and stainless steel accentuate the look. And hanging the items at different lengths from long hooks creates a cool composition along the wall.