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Baker’s Rack Design Ideas

7/7/2012

Baker's Rack Design IdeasA baker’s rack is a surprisingly versatile piece of furniture. You can use it indoors or outdoors, in the kitchen, the living room, the hallway or even the bathroom. Here are a few design ideas for adding a baker’s rack to your home.

In the kitchen

This is the baker’s rack’s natural place – but that doesn’t mean it’s just for cooling pies. The rack’s small footprint and tall height let you add impressive storage to formerly dead space. Try it next to a doorway as a catch-all spot for keys, mail and other small items. The lower area can store cookbooks, while the upper shelves are perfect for a rotating seasonal display.

In the living room or dining room

You can use the baker’s rack’s many shelves as a place to show a collection of family photos. If you choose a wire rack, it’s easy to make wood inserts for each shelf to give the frames a sturdy footing. Coordinate the wood and the frames with the rack’s material. Scatter other mementos or flower vases around the frames as you wish.

On the patio or in the garden

You can turn your baker’s rack into a vertical garden by adorning it with plants in clay pots. The most natural location is standing against an exterior wall of your home (and ideally, anchored to it). You can also put the rack of plants against a shed to bring life to a drab wall, or inside the shed to organize gardening tools.

In the bathroom

Again, the baker’s rack’s narrow footprint allows it to bring outsized storage to a small place. A metal baker’s rack is best for the humid environment of a bathroom. Use it to store bath towels and hand towels so guests always feel at home.

What other ideas can you think of? With enough imagination, you can find a way to use a good quality baker’s rack in any room in your home. View a collection of baker’s racks on our website or visit our new Lehigh Valley showroom at 224 Nazareth Pike in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania to find the baker’s rack that’s best for you!