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 kitchen.
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:
- cooking gadgets;
- 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.
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 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:
- Designs in the form of cabinets;
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.
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
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.