Suspended pot rack. The obvious on-view storage option is a pot rack suspended over an island or peninsula. Make sure the pot rack is mounted high enough that everyone's head clears the cookware, but not so high up that you can't reach everything.
Deep drawers. Deep drawers work well for storing cookware, but if you love to cook, be sure to have enough drawers so you can set your pots and pans in one layer, so they'll be easier to see and pull out. A separate area for lids also will keep the drawer neat and easy to use.
Now I'll be the first to admit this isn't very pretty, but I wanted to find a use for this small section of wall inside my pantry and realized it was the perfect spot for skillets and sauté pans.
It was an affordable DIY project using pegboard, some 1-by-2 pieces of lumber and paint. As you can tell from the wear on the outside of my pans, I cook a lot. I wanted them to be accessible without necessarily being on display. This solves the storage challenge nicely — they're out of sight yet easy to get to, and they make use of an underutilized wall in the pantry.
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