Hang Pots on Wall Week 4: Did It Work? The Big Pot Rail Reveal

Spring Projects from The Kitchn

BEFORE
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My big project this month was to find a way to hang my pots and pans on a wall in my kitchen. After considering various locations, my husband and I ultimately decided to hang two rails around our kitchen door frame: a smaller rail to the right, and a longer one above. This weekend we finally tackled the installation. Did it work? Were we able to install pot rails without pulling out the wall? See for yourself:

AFTER - success!
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Yes, indeed! It took some stud sleuthing, but in the end the hanging project was a success. Pots and pans are heavy, so it was really important that the rails feel completely secure (hence the need for studs). Despite feeling confident about this, I still chose to hang the heaviest pans — the cast iron skillets — on the smaller side rail rather than over the door frame. It just gives me a little more peace of mind.

(And for those of you wondering, yes — we are still able to open the rightside cabinet door completely, even with the pans hanging there. That was another reason to hang the flatter skillets in that location.)

Now the question is: how are we going to like this new arrangement? Even though my pots and pans took up a lot of space, I admit keeping them in drawers made grabbing one very convenient. Now I'll have to get on a step stool, and I'm already seeing that the S hooks are a little slippery and will require attention. It's too early to tell how we'll feel about this long-term, but I'm pleased with the outcome right now!

(Image credits: Cambria Bold)

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