Since I have very limited cabinet space in my small galley kitchen, I decided to hang my new stainless steel cookware above my stove for space-saving, quick access. The only problem is that the space is only 28" long and 18" tall which is way too small for a traditional pot rack. So, I went online searching for possible solutions and found the one pictured below by AK Adams Co. This one looked like a very workable solution for my space at only 20 inches long, but it carried a hefty $50 price tag.
Needless to say $50 was way out of my price range, so I set out to come up with a similar, cheaper, DIY version.
I began by cutting a 1" by 1" wooden strip to the length of my cabinet, which I then painted white to blend in with the overhead cabinets, and screwed it into the bottom of the cabinet on both ends. Next, I screwed 5 nickle cup hooks that I had purchased into the 1" by 1" board. Each hook holds up to 20 lbs.
So I created my own "centsibly chic" hanging pot rack for only $4 (the cost of the hooks), and I am so pleased with it! Not only do I now have additional storage space, but all my shiny sleek pots are within easy reach. Who knows, maybe I will be inspired to cook more since I won't have to dig through my cabinets for pots anymore. Now I just need to find a way to get the lids organized. Hmmm.... Anyone got any suggestions?