Vertical pot racks are a great way to save storage space in a tight kitchen. The Kitchn blog shows us two different ways of making them, neither requiring permanent installation or expensive gear.
The most stylish version uses a pole from IKEA's Stolmen shelving system as its centerpiece, mounting into place using the adjustable pressure pads on the top and bottom and attaching pots and pans with relatively cheap hooks. Another, more minimalist version uses a chain to drape pots from the ceiling, and uses much the same hooks and holders to keep pots in place.
They're both great space-saving solutions if you don't want to surrender an entire cabinet to cookware storage, and provided you don't mind having your cooking gear visible. While you're optimising your cooking space, check out Chowhound's reader submission thread on DIY kitchen space-savers.
Go Vertical! Vertical Pot Rack Built with IKEA Parts [The Kitchn]