DIY Pot Racks For Every Small Space Situation

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Pot racks are the perfect space saver for a small kitchen. Plus we love they way they look! If you can't find one you like that fits your kitchen at the right price, why not consider making your own? Even if you're not a DIY'er, these take no more than the skills you'd need to install a purchased pot rack. Whatever your kitchen situation, we've found a solution for you!

  • A long narrow galley kitchen needs a long narrow rack. This pot rack is basically a length of copper pipe with t fittings. We'd use a slender chain rather than wire rope for a cleaner look.
  • Another idea for a galley kitchen, this pot rack made from a ladder, fits the bill perfectly. With its wide slats it won't interfere with overhead lighting. And don't be limited to a wooden ladder. Any kind will do. Just modify the design by using a pair of S-Hooks and chains on the each of the end rungs of your ladder to hang it from the ceiling.
  • Have a lot of stuff to hang in a small square space? Try this pot holder made from a bicycle wheel. And don't just limit yourself to pots. Colanders, serving pans, ladles and strainers are also naturals at the hanging game.
  • If your hanging space is limited to the wall, consider using a towel rack. Because pots are heavier than towels, make sure you get one made out of metal or porcelain. You could also hit up your local hardware store for some 3/4" galvanized pipe and fittings like this one from Blight Design. Leave "as is" or paint it to go with your kitchen's decor.
  • A door's another place a pot rack can fit. Try this one using replacement grates for an outdoor grill.

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