Home Remodeling: The Kitchen

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After we got the Broan Range Hood and the stove installed in the kitchen, and finished painting, it was time to put things on the walls. I have been shopping on Amazon.com to find a spice rack and a pot rack. Installing both of these on the wall took up most of an afternoon for us. We are old and we are slow.

I love my magnetic spice rack

I love my magnetic spice rack

The stainless steel sheet that holds the magnetic spice canisters was easy to put on the wall. It has six holes for the screws. It also came with the little plastic things that you use when you have to put screws in sheetrock so that the screws won’t come out of the wall. The hardest part of putting this thing up was getting it straight. I bought the Lipper International SOHO 20-Piece Magnetic Spice Rack with Tins.

Installing the pot rack

Installing the pot rack

To hang the pot rack, we first had to find the wall studs. At least two of the huge bolts that hold the pot rack on the wall have to be installed in wood. If you don’t have the wood studs, the screws will pull out of the wall and your pots and pans will fall down. Fabgrandpa found the studs, marked the spots where the screws would go, and then used a hammer to start the hole for the bolts.

Next, I held the pot rack in place while Fabgrandpa screwed in the bolts. It was a little hard to get the bolts all the way in, but we know they will hold firm.

Add the brace to the pot rack

Add the brace to the pot rack

The brace attaches on one end to the inside of the pot rack. The other end is attached to the wall with a long screw and a wing nut. As you tighten the screw, the wing nut expands to help keep the screw from pulling out of the wall. The brace stabilizes the rack so it won’t sag in the middle from the weight of the pots and pans.

It looks good in my kitchen.

It looks good in my kitchen.

The rack came with six hooks for hanging pots and pans, and I bought another set of six, just in case I needed more. The CuisinartChef’s Classic Half-Circle Pot Rack is strong enough to hold all of my pots. Now I can get them out of the dishwasher. It is easy for me to reach them to use them and to put them away. Love it!

Stainless steel spice rack for extra stuff

Stainless steel spice rack for extra stuff

I kept the two stainless steel spice racks that I had used in the RV. They will be installed somewhere on the wall under the magnetic spice rack so I will have space for extracts and other things that I didn’t have tins for.

Looking good!

Looking good!

The kitchen is coming together nicely. I still want to get some decorative art for the walls, and a couple of canister type things for storing oatmeal and brown sugar. One other major thing I would like to do is put a glass tile backsplash behind the stove, but that will be a while before I can do that. What do you think so far?       [egg id=”7″]   Look over there!

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Karen Eidson is telling the world way too much about her, whether they want to know it or not. She writes about her life of living full time in an RV, eating a gluten free diet, things she does for fun, and things that are important to her. She makes you look at photos of her grandchildren, talk about her husband's survival of oral cancer, and shows you things she has made. You know you want to look.

Comments

  1. Looks great Karen, I’ve been in the organizing mood myself, must be something in the air!

  2. I love your magnetic spice rack holder. Very cool!

  3. Looks great, I NEED that spice rack for my kitchen!

  4. Your kitchen looks great! I love the use of wall space!

  5. I LOVE the magnetic spice rack. That is pure genius!

  6. I like what I see so far very much. That was smart of you to buy extra hooks up front for the rack.

  7. Michelle S says:

    Gorgeous kitchen! Love the little things make a big difference / frees up needed space.

  8. Nanagloria says:

    You and Fabgrandpa have done an awesome job remodeling your kitchen. I LOVE the spice rack, the range hood, the pan rack and the work station. I think it looks better with this work table rather than your original plan to install more cabinets. The paint color is just the right coral shade. I love it all.

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