My Spring Project: Hang My Pots and Pans On the Wall

published Apr 1, 2014
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For Spring Projects month this April, I’m tackling a project that’s been on my to-do list since last fall. My pots and pans take up too much valuable drawer space in my kitchen, so it’s time to get serious about hanging them on the wall!

The Project: Hang My Pots and Pans on the Wall

Last fall during The Kitchn Cure I bought a ceiling pot rack with plans to install it over our kitchen island. This idea was soon abandoned over concerns that our rental kitchen ceiling wouldn’t be able to handle the weight. The ceiling pot rack went back to the store, and my pots and pans went back into the cupboard.

Ever since then I’ve been planning to find another storage solution for my cookware, if for no other reason than I’d like to free up cabinet space for other kitchen items. Projects Month is now the perfect excuse to make this happen!

The Plan

Now that I know a ceiling pot rack is out, I’m looking for a strong, renter-friendly way to hang pots and pans directly on the wall. I have a few unused wall areas in my kitchen, so some kind of system where the pots and pans hang flat against the wall would be ideal. (Plus, I’ve always kind of liked how that looks.)

Week 1: Research & Gather Supplies

The biggest thing I need to figure out is the best weight-bearing yet minimally-invasive hanging solution for heavy cast iron skillets and stainless steel pots. Is it a metal bar? Wall hooks? A pegboard? I like the look of this solution, particularly since it makes use of an awkward corner space, but I need to make sure that whatever I choose won’t rip out the walls.

Do you have any advice for me?

If you’ve found a great way to hand pots and pans on the wall, do tell! Did you find something at IKEA, or source some sturdy hooks online somewhere? I’d love to hear your suggestions!