To solve the problem of shortage of storage space in the kitchen, in addition to the headset, you can hang open shelves or put a buffet, but the best thing to do is to handle an ordinary rack. What can be stored in it? Almost everything is beautiful, what you want to keep in mind or what you should always have on hand, namely:
- Baskets for storing vegetables;
- Stocks of food and beverages;
- Napkins, potholders and towels;
- Spare blades and appliances;
- Spare utensils and utensils;
- Various gadgets like weights, blender, a combine harvester, etc .;
- Indoor plants and decor.
A rack for the kitchen can be made with your own hands in the right size and color, or you can just buy it. Today on sale you can find ready-made furniture of the most different configurations:
- Squares on castors;
- Shelving racks;
- Curbstones-Vegetables with perforated boxes;
- Angular and standard shelf metal or wooden structures;
- In the form of a curbstone or a table-island;
- Shelving-partitions (in the photo below).
In this article you will find simple tips for choosing a ready-made rack and ideas for making it yourself.
6 tips for choosing and storing
Tip 1. How to choose a color and design
Choosing which color and design to buy a rack in the kitchen, you can navigate to:
- Color of the kitchen set;
- The color of the wooden countertop;
- 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. So, for example, for a classic kitchen, the rack is more like a buffet.
In the kitchen in the style of Provence or Country, the organic aged or rough, as if made by hand and painted by hand, furniture will look organic.
But for a modern environment, it is worth choosing metal or minimalistic structures made of wood / MDF / glass. Here are some photo-examples of this design.
Tip 2.How to choose the height
The following options are optimal:
- Up to the ceiling;
- The height of the headset, but not higher;
- Below is the headset;
- Approximately the height of the dining table or the lower tier of the headset (for mobile floors, islands and vegetable stands).
Tip 3. What solutions for a small and large kitchen
For a small kitchen is best suitable for lightweight designs, for example, from stainless steel. Also pay attention to the bookcases, corner cabinets and racks with such shelves, so that they can be placed on objects not wider than the dinner plate. Well, if the rack can be put so that it seemed built-in.
And for a large kitchen or kitchen-dining room you can choose furniture more pomassive, higher, wider and more elegant. For example, shelving in the whole wall is suitable. True, they require more frequent cleaning and beautiful "filling".
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Tip 4. Keep things better in the baskets, and the products - in the banks
Since the rack is a cabinet with open shelves, for convenience, order and beauty, some things must be stored in the baskets, and the products - in the 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 the baskets for the shelves are better to choose the same, rectangular or square shape (the baskets of the remaining forms will not be so compact). Examples of the organization of storage of kitchen things and products on the shelves are presented in the next selection of photos.
Tip 5. Decorate the shelves with a beautiful accessory
In order not to turn your kitchen into a storage room or cook room, decorate the rack with a couple of decorations, for example, a vase, a houseplant, a clock and even pictures.
Tip 6. The kitchen shelf can be searched in the bathroom furniture department
If you can not find a suitable kitchen cabinet for the size and design, look in the bathroom furniture department. Such furniture, as a rule, is moisture-proof and compact.
8 ideas for decorating and manufacturing shelving with your own hands
Idea 1. We use boxes of fruit
Let's start with the most budgetary and easy-to-manufacture version - shelving and shelving from boxes of fruit. If desired, they can be toned with stain, artificially aged, add vintage inscriptions, painted in white or some bright color. If necessary, the boxes in the joints must be strengthened.
Idea 2. Convert an ordinary rack into a mobile
An ordinary small rack or cabinet can be turned into a mobile cabinet if you attach furniture wheels or rollers to it. They must be swivel and preferably with a brake. The wheels will add height furniture, make it more interesting to look at and let you move it if necessary.
Idea 3. We update the cabinet with the help of the back wall decoration
If you already have an old, say, bookshelf, then it can easily be updated and converted into a kitchen rack. To do this, it should be sanded, sanded, primed and painted in 2-3 layers of acrylic paint. And to make the appearance of the shelf more interesting, its back wall can be pasted with wallpaper or painted in bright colors. This way of decor is especially relevant if the back of the cabinet is made of hardboard.
Idea 4. We use a niche
If your kitchen has a niche, then it can easily be turned into a rack. To do this, you will only need ready-made or self-made shelves and shelf holders.
And here are other interesting ideas built into niche racks.
Idea 5. The rack above the doorway
Depending on your level of training and scope of work, such a rack can be made with your own hands or entrusted with its design and fabrication to professionals.
Idea 6. We make a rack of perforated sheets
You can buy a perforated sheet of metal or hardboard and make it such a kitchen organizer. The sheet can be painted, then inserted into it hooks for fastening dishes and baskets. Also you can buy special holders and clips and use them to build a small shelf as shown below. By the way, in this example the sheet and baskets are painted by hand, but you can order the painting of the sheet in any color directly at the firm.
Idea 7. We 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, sculpt the corners of the legs and process the tree.
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Idea 8. A rack in the style of country for home workpieces from the beams
And finally, for beginners we offer to view a master class on how to make with your own hands from the uneven bars a traditional kind of shelving, which is suitable for storing various pickles and house preparations.