Look! Wall-Mounted Pot Rack

Even though I recommended pot racks in these ten improvements for rental kitchens, I have to admit that I don't personally like pot racks very much. I'm rather short, and an overhead pot rack seems like an exercise in frustration for my little arms. I keep things down low, where I can reach them. But then I saw this wall-mounted rack in a really lovely kitchen, and it made me think that a pot rack may be in my future after all!

Read on to see more of the kitchen and this custom pot rack.

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This custom pot rack was built near the cooktop, keeping pots and pans easily within reach. Subway tiles behind them are easy to clean.

I love so much about this kitchen: the natural light, the huge island, the clean and friendly colors, the light fixtures. And yes, the pot rack too! It also feels modestly spacious without being enormous; it's refreshing in the face of the usual oversized kitchens you see in magazines these days.

The pot rack seems like an easy and relatively inexpensive DIY project, too, if you have the wallspace. Here's one adaptable idea for using copper tubing to build a pot rack.

• See the full kitchen feature: Kitchen Before and After: Rules Are for Breaking at This Old House

Related: Good Question: Where Should I Hang My Pot Rack?

(Images: Michael Luppino for This Old House)

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