Mod­ern women are often faced with a con­stant mess in the apart­ment. Orga­nized and tidy stor­age of things in the kitchen becomes a real prob­lem. The rea­sons may be dif­fer­ent, but the most com­mon is the small dimen­sions of the room. The most prac­ti­cal way out of this sit­u­a­tion would be to install a rack for the shelving

Shelving functions

Mod­ern stor­age designs not only help save space and keep space in order, but can also become a con­cise accent of a styl­ish inte­ri­or. On the kitchen rack you can store items that should be at hand with the host­ess:

  • Tow­els
  • cook­ing gad­gets;
  • Cut­lery;
  • Recipe books;
  • Nap­kins and items for table set­ting;
  • Dec­o­ra­tive ele­ments.

If you place box­es with spices and min­i­mal­ist uten­sils in the form of a com­po­si­tion on the open sec­tion, the inte­ri­or will be enriched with anoth­er piece of decor. The design can be used both for stor­ing kitchen uten­sils and house­hold appli­ances. It is also con­ve­nient to place food and drinks in beau­ti­ful pack­ages on it.

Solution for a small kitchen

A small rack is a smart solu­tion for a small kitchen, espe­cial­ly since real pro­fes­sion­als come up with design for mod­ern com­pact fur­ni­ture. If the din­ing area and the cook­ing area are locat­ed in one small room, then a prac­ti­cal solu­tion would be to equip a small com­bined din­ing room with the help of a sec­tion, which pro­vides for divi­sion into zones.

Shelving choice

Today, in the wake of the pop­u­lar­i­ty of min­i­mal­ism, open shelv­ing in the kitchen is a styl­ish stor­age solu­tion, but such a risky deci­sion is not for every­one. If you have too many dis­sim­i­lar things that do not fit togeth­er, it is best to store them in a closed cab­i­net with doors. Fash­ion­able decor is not always prac­ti­cal.

When choos­ing this piece of fur­ni­ture, mate­ri­als are espe­cial­ly impor­tant. No less sig­nif­i­cant char­ac­ter­is­tics are the design and form.


The mod­ern mar­ket is rich in racks made of dif­fer­ent mate­ri­als. The met­al struc­ture is suit­able for a small kitchen with high humid­i­ty. Such fur­ni­ture looks con­cise, does not require spe­cial care and is in har­mo­ny with a mod­ern design­er set. Own­ers of a large din­ing room can use a wood­en sec­tion. The tree will espe­cial­ly fit into the Scan­di­na­vian and coun­try styles, but, in any case, the rich tex­ture of this mate­r­i­al diver­si­fies the inte­ri­or. A pro­fes­sion­al design solu­tion in coun­try style is to use a wood­en rack in a rough design: with scuffs, fad­ed paint, raw board. Do not for­get that this is a capri­cious mate­r­i­al that needs pol­ish­ing. In a clas­sic inte­ri­or, a cup­board will find its place.

The form

The form of racks also dif­fers in a vari­ety. In stores you can see com­pact and mas­sive ver­sions of this fur­ni­ture. The choice depends on how many items you will store and how much space you have at your dis­pos­al. If the kitchen area is very small, and the addi­tion­al sec­tion will great­ly reduce the space, we advise you to choose com­bined forms for stor­ing things in the kitchen. Vari­ants of the clas­sic rack in a small-sized form look inter­est­ing. The fol­low­ing mod­els are pop­u­lar:

  1. What­not-islands;
  2. Designs in the form of cab­i­nets;
  3. Cab­i­nets-lad­ders.


You can come up with the design of mod­ern stor­age fur­ni­ture your­self. As an addi­tion­al dec­o­ra­tion of the sec­tion, we use var­i­ous mate­ri­als. It can be acrylic paints, plants, mosaics or even wood burn­ing. A cre­ative approach will help diver­si­fy the rack for the kitchen and give com­fort to the space.

Shelving location

A huge selec­tion of fur­ni­ture allows you to choose the best solu­tion for both a small kitchen and a large din­ing room. In both cas­es, the rack is best placed in the work­ing area. In no case should shelves block the entrance to the room. It is impor­tant that the host­ess feel com­fort­able get­ting the nec­es­sary things out of the sec­tion and at the same time not being dis­tract­ed from cook­ing or table set­ting. If there is a need to divide the room into a din­ing area and a place for cook­ing, the rack will be a great solu­tion. But it is bet­ter not to place the sec­tions close to the slab, because of the heat, the con­struc­tion mate­r­i­al may suf­fer.

DIY shelving options

If you didn’t like any­thing in the store, it’s easy to make a rack on your own. You can imple­ment the idea from var­i­ous mate­ri­als:

  • wood­en pal­lets
  • Per­fo­rat­ed sheets
  • Lad­der

To make a wood­en rack like in a store, you will need sev­er­al pal­let box­es of the same size for stor­ing veg­eta­bles and fruits. Next, we assem­ble a sin­gle struc­ture of any size and con­nect the mate­r­i­al. A stronger prod­uct will be obtained if the box­es are fas­tened with nails. Such design­er fur­ni­ture will per­fect­ly fit into the inte­ri­or in coun­try style. Worn draw­er boards will cre­ate the right “rus­tic” atmos­phere. From the same box­es, it is easy to make a do-it-your­self ver­sion of a book­case-rack for a small­er kitchen, the main thing is to choose the right size.

An unusu­al Art Nou­veau rack can be made from per­fo­rat­ed met­al or hard­board sheets. It will turn out an inter­est­ing and mod­ern design-orga­niz­er. There will be no shelves in this option, which nar­rows the pos­si­bil­i­ties of using such a sec­tion. The sheet is attached to the wall and can be paint­ed in any col­or that suits your inte­ri­or. Then it remains to hang dish­es and bas­kets on spe­cial hooks. Hooks, by the way, can be made inde­pen­dent­ly from durable wire.

The eas­i­est do-it-your­self shelv­ing option is a con­struc­tion from an ordi­nary wood­en steplad­der. You can use an old home stair­case, so you give an already unnec­es­sary thing a new life. To turn a steplad­der into a styl­ish rack, you need to attach shelves of var­i­ous depths to it. The steps act as a frame and back wall for future shelves. Such a wood­en prod­uct can be paint­ed to your taste or even the orig­i­nal mate­r­i­al can be spe­cial­ly aged.