As you probably already know we have a small kitchen. It's no secret, you've seen the pictures it's small.
We needed somewhere to store our pots and pans, with no available real estate left in the kitchen we decided on a pot rack.
There are many reason's we didn't go with a traditional pot rack:
The cost, traditional pot racks can be very pricey.
The depth, with Lee being so tall we had to consider how far off the wall the pots would hang, as it would sit above our sink.
The Length, our kitchen window is fairly large and a little pot rack would look tiny against the window.
And, we simply wanted something more streamlined.
We chose the Ikea BJÄRNUM Hat/shoe rack, and with the addition of some S hooks (also purchased from Ikea) it was perfect!
It's narrow so it dangles the pots in front of us and not over our heads, or in Lee's case into his head.
It's sleek and modern, and the cost was just right!
Normally I wouldn't choose to block natural light, but a girls gotta eat, and call me crazy but I prefer my food cooked, so pots and pans were a complete necessity.
Quick note: We purchased the Old Ikea Bjarnum Hat rack, it was slightly longer then the new one is, if we had bought the new one we would have purchased two so that it was the same width as the window.