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I've tried many of these solutions over the years. Downsizing, now that I'm single and "older" has been a challenge because even though I don't cook as much as I did in the days of feeding a lively family, I still have many favorite pots, pans, frying pans, roasting pans, and those decorative pieces that are only used occasionally. My favorite solution being used at the current time is a long open island console with a shelf at the bottom, a butcher block top, and plenty of room to hang all the most frequently used items underneath. It took some lengthy searching to find the right unit. I removed the useless decorative top surface and ordered a butcher block top online cut to fit, which I attached with special hardware from Home Depot. After some trial and error, I finally found a sturdy hanging bar with sliding hooks that fits underneath and holds most of my fry pans and often-used saucepans. The shelf holds fun favorite odds and ends that are used almost daily and are attractive colors. Yes, I would like more spaces for all my stuff, but now that I have two grown daughters and a son who all love to cook, I pass on those items that they covet, but that don't see enough use in my kitchen. Also I have not had an issue with dust and grease as I did with overhead storage solutions or open shelves.

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Dura Supreme Cabinetry


Thank you so much for featuring our pot & pan drawer. If anyone is looking for more ideas to help solve pot & pan storage here's a few more of my faves...

A 2-Tier Drawer can be used in a few way. The upper roll-out can be used for lids, oven mitts, cookie sheets and pans, utensils, cutting boards, cookie cutters, you name it!

The partition for lids can also be on the sides if you prefer...

This is a classic roll-out and works great for keeping the lids organized.

I love this combo for someone who has a large collection of cookware....

Mandi @ Dura

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Hi Judyboots, your island sounds great! Any chance you could post a picture? thanks!


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