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Rack for the kitchen - how to choose, how to make and how to organize storage


To solve the problem of lack of storage space in the kitchen, in addition to the headset, you can hang open shelves or put a cupboard, but the ordinary rack is best done. What can be stored in it? Almost everything beautiful that you want to keep in mind or something that you need to always have on hand, namely:

  • Baskets for storing vegetables;
  • Food and beverage supplies;
  • Napkins, potholders and towels;
  • Spare shovels and devices;
  • Spare utensils and utensils;
  • Various gadgets like weights, blender, combine, etc .;
  • Cookbooks;
  • Indoor plants and decor.

The rack for the kitchen can be made with your own hands in the size and color you need, or you can just buy it. Today on sale you can find ready-made furniture of various configurations:

  • Wheeled stands;
  • Racks step-ladders;
  • Curbstones with perforated drawers;
  • Corner and standard shelf metal or wooden structures;
  • In the form of cabinets or table-island;
  • Shelves-partitions (pictured below).

In this article you will find simple tips on choosing a ready-made rack and ideas for making it yourself.

6 tips on choosing and storing

Tip 1. How to choose a color and design

Choosing what color and design to buy a rack in the kitchen, you can navigate to:

  • Color of the kitchen;
  • The color of the wooden tabletop;
  • The color of the furniture of the dining group;
  • The color of the wall.

In addition to color, of course, you need to take into account the style of the interior. For example, for a classic kitchen, a rack more like a cupboard will do.

In the kitchen in the style of Provence or Country will look organically wooden, aged or coarse, as if hand-made and hand-painted furniture.

But for the modern situation it is worth choosing metal or minimalistic designs from wood / MDF / glass. Here are some photo examples of this design.

Tip 2. How to choose the height

The following options will be optimal:

  • To the very ceiling;
  • The height of the headset, but not higher;
  • Below the headset;
  • Approximately the height of the dining table or lower tier headset (for mobile shelves, islands and vegetable pedestals).

Tip 3. What are the solutions for a small and large kitchen?

For a small kitchen, lightweight constructions, such as stainless steel, are best suited. Also pay attention to the shelves, corner cabinets and shelves with shelves so that you can put items no wider than the dinner plate. Well, if the rack can be put so that it seemed to be built.

And for a large kitchen or a kitchen-dining room, you can choose furniture more massively, taller, wider and more elegant. For example, suitable racks in the entire wall. True, they require more frequent cleaning and beautiful "filling."

Tip 4. Keep things better in baskets, and products - in banks.

Since the rack is a cabinet with open shelves, for convenience, order and beauty, some things must be stored in baskets, and products - in banks. So it will be more convenient for you to wipe the dust on the shelves, sort and find the necessary items. Keep in mind that baskets for racks are better to choose the same, rectangular or square shape (baskets of other forms will not be so compact). Examples of organizing the storage of kitchen items and products on the shelves are presented in the next selection of photos.

Tip 5. Decorate the rack with a beautiful accessory

In order not to turn your kitchen into a storage room or a cook's back room, decorate the rack with a pair of decorations, such as a vase, houseplant, clocks, and even paintings.

Tip 6. Rack for the kitchen can be searched in the department of bathroom furniture.

If you just can not find a suitable for the size and design of the rack for the kitchen, look in the department of furniture for bathrooms. Such furniture is usually waterproof and compact.

8 ideas of decoration and making shelves do-it-yourself

Idea 1. Use fruit crates

Let's start with the most budget and easy-to-make version of the hands - shelves and shelves from boxes of fruit. If desired, they can be tinted with a stain, artificially aged, add vintage inscriptions, painted in white or some bright color. If necessary, the boxes in the joints need to be strengthened.

Idea 2. We turn the usual rack into a mobile

An ordinary small rack or cabinet can be turned into a mobile cabinet by attaching furniture wheels or castors to it. They should be turning and preferably with a brake. The wheels will add furniture height, make it more interesting in appearance and allow you to move it if necessary.

Idea 3. We update the cabinet with the help of the decor of the back wall

If you already have an old, say, bookshelf, then it can be easily updated and converted into a kitchen rack. To do this, it needs to be sanded, sanded, primed and painted in 2-3 layers with acrylic paint. And to make the shelf look more interesting, its back wall can be covered with wallpaper or painted in a bright color. This method of decor is especially relevant if the back wall of the cabinet is made of hardboard.

Idea 4. Use a niche

If your kitchen has any niche, then it can easily be turned into a rack. To do this, you only need ready-made or home-made shelves and shelf supports.

And here are other interesting ideas embedded in niches shelves.

Idea 5. The rack above the doorway

Depending on your level of preparation and scope of work, such a rack can be made with your own hands or you can entrust its design and production to professionals.

Idea 6. We make a rack of perforated sheets

You can buy a perforated sheet of metal or hardboard and make it a kitchen organizer. Sheet can be painted, then insert hooks into it for fixing dishes and baskets. You can also buy special holders and clips and use them to build a small shelf as shown in the photo below. By the way, in this example, the sheet and baskets are painted by hand, but you can order painting the sheet in any color directly from the company.

Idea 7. Use a wooden stepladder

If you have an old wooden stepladder or ladder, then you can use it as a frame, make shelves of different depths, attach them, file the corners of the legs and process the wood.

Idea 8. Country-style shelving for home-made bars

And finally, novice masters offer to view a master class on how to make with your own hands from bars this traditional rack type, which is just suitable for storing various pickles and homemade preparations.