If wrestling your favorite pots and utensils from cluttered cabinets is part of your dinner routine, liberate yourself (and your go-to tools) with a piece as artful as it is functional. Made of powder-coated steel, this branchy pot rack can be mounted to a wall or the ceiling. But don’t let its wispy beauty fool you. It’s sturdy enough to hold multiple cast-iron pots. Merkled wall-mounted pot rack, $375, merkledstore.com.
Are you a DIY-er? Create your own hanging rack with a copper towel bar ($61 for an 18-inch version, wayfair.com)
and some S-hooks from the hardware store. Mount the bar to the wall and it will accommodate pans or small pots (nothing too deep). Be sure to leave at least two feet between the bar and the counter so there’s room for the pots to hang. If you’re really handy, you can aim higher, suspending a beautiful piece of found wood (say, a driftwood branch) from the ceiling with rope, as an overhead rack. You might even consider creating a wall grid for pots using chicken wire. The pot-abilities are endless.