Good Question: Where Should I Hang My Pot Rack?

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I am trying to find the best solution for storing pots and pans in my kitchen. It's not so small, but the cabinets are poorly suited to my teeming supply of cookware, platters, and pantry items. To free up some space, I have considered a pot rack, but I'm not sure this will work in my space: the stove sits under a cabinet that houses a microwave, and there is no counterspace that is not under cabinetry. There is an open space above the sink, but this looks out into my living room - not sure I want the two rooms to bleed in to each other any more than they already do. I have 9' ceilings, but I'm afraid that if I hang a pot rack in the center of my kitchen over the open floor space, it will feel as though I am suffocating. A wall rack won't work, as there is no wall space but for the space over the walkway into the dining room.  

Thoughts? I'd love to hear from anyone who's hung a pot rack over open floor space. 

Cheers, Cameron

Cameron, we agree that hanging a pot rack over your counter bar would probably create too much clutter and besides, it's too far away from the stove to be a really efficient and practical location. It's possible you could hang one over the refrigator, or in the center of the kitchen ceiling. We think though that your best bet is to use the space above your upper cupboards to stack pots and pans creatively.

But we'll throw it open - anyone working in a space like Cameron's? Cupboards can be frustrating storage for pots and pans; anyone have good solutions?

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