Every home chef needs diverse kitchen utensils to make different foods for his or her family. Keeping all of those utensils organized, however, is often a challenge, especially when it comes to storing bulky or oddly shaped items.
Instead of giving up and shoving all of your utensils into a drawer, consider how you can use these three creative, eye-catching ways to hang them in your kitchen. That way, they’re easy to find and they add style to your home.
Add a Row of Hooks to Your Wall
Your kitchen wall offers plenty of places to hang utensils. By adding a row of decorative hooks, you can display some of your most attractive items, including:
- Slotted spoons
In order to do this, you will need to make sure that your utensils have a way to hang on hooks. A lot of them come with rings built into their handles. This makes it easy for you to hang them wherever you want.
When choosing a place for your row of hooks, choose an area of the room that doesn’t get much foot traffic so you don’t run the risk of someone bumping into a hanging colander or other large item.
Install a Pegboard on a Wall
If you have an abundance of kitchen utensils that take up a lot of space, then you may want to consider installing a pegboard along one of your walls. This gives you plenty of options for hanging all of your items.
A pegboard can seem a bit drab, so feel free to decorate it by:
- Hanging pictures along with the utensils,
- Pasting maps on the surface,
- Adding small potted plants to the wall, and
- Painting it a color that complements your kitchen decor.
Since a pegboard is fairly easy to work with, you can do most of these things within a couple hours or fewer.
Hang them from the Ceiling
A lot of people create extra storage space in their kitchens by hanging pot racks from their ceilings. There isn’t any reason that you can’t use the same concept to store your kitchen utensils attractively.
This may seem like a difficult project, but installing a pot rack is actually quite simple once you have the right materials. All you need to do is:
- Find the studs in your ceiling,
- Drill holes and screw in enough hooks to support the rack, and
- Add chain to hang the pot rack at a comfortable height.
Don’t forget that some of your utensils will hang a foot or more lower than the pot rack. You don’t want to make it so low that people bump into hanging items.
If possible, you may want to install the pot rack above your kitchen island or table.
A large collection of kitchen utensils doesn’t have to take up all of your storage space or create an eyesore on your counters. Decide which of these ways to hang your kitchen utensils will look best in your kitchen. You can install any of them with minimal effort.