This French country-style kitchen features all the amenities a chef needs to whip up a culinary masterpiece: a double oven, an expansive gas stovetop, multiple sinks, a wall-mounted pot filler and a hanging pot rack filled with copper pots and pans within reach.
Prior to the kitchen redesign, homeowners Sarah and John kept many of their pots and pans inside their kitchen cabinets. To free up cabinet space and put the space above the gathering area to good use, a pot rack pendant light was installed. The bottom of the pot rack sits 48 inches above the top of the table to allow proper space for pots to hang and ensure guests’ views of one another are not impeded.
Sleek and spare but with warm brown accents, this modern kitchen is a design masterpiece. The wood paneled cabinets hide clever storage solutions such as pull-out spice racks and deep drawers for pots and pans.
A hanging rack is a clever—and attractive—way to store pots and pans when you're short on cabinet space. This kitchen brings additional visual interest via its blue tile backsplash, a nice contrast with the all-white cabinets and countertops.
Designed to be a chef's kitchen, the layout of the space keeps everything needed within reach. A pot rack has pans and ladles right next to the professional-quality stove, which features a pot filler and fryer. Sleek gray cabinets combine with stainless steel countertops and backsplash for contemporary style.
Tiny kitchens can feel claustrophobic when cabinets are towering overhead. Many cooks can't reach what's in them and the overall feeling is boxy and closed in. Get organized and trade the top cupboards for open storage. Consider shelving, pot racks and magnetic knife or spice holders instead. Your kitchen will look more spacious and serve up display space for your favorite dishes, shiny pots and pans, or artwork.
After giving thought to the cabinets' exterior, turn some attention to their intended use and interior features. "It used to be that we would place cabinetry in the room and make it functional," says Al. "Now every cabinet has a purpose." There are pullout drawers for pots and pans, oversize drawers for baking sheets and even high-tech under-counter cooling drawers that keep beverages and snacks within easy reach. Accessories like lazy Susans, built-in spice racks, drawer organizers and other cabinet extras make the kitchen a much more efficient and enjoyable place. Photo courtesy of GE Monogram