Shopping for Bakers Racks

Shopping for Bakers Racks

 

Bakers racks are the perfect solution for people who want a little extra storage space in their kitchen. However, it is easy to purchase a rack that will take up too much space if you are not careful. One of the best things about bakers racks is the fact that they are extremely functional, in addition to very elegant and stylish. So how do you know what kind of bakers racks you should be looking at? Think about these defining characteristics as you shop.

Function
As already mentioned, bakers racks are extremely functional, although the type of function they are used for can take a bit of defining for each person. Bakers racks can be made to hold plants, display glassware, or store all of those little extra things your kitchen counters and drawers may not have enough space for. One thing to remember is the fact that many bakers racks have wire shelves, which means small items can easily slip right through them. It is very helpful to think about the kinds of things you intend to store on and in the baker’s rack before you go shopping. This will give you an idea about whether a rack with wire shelves is okay, or if you actually need to look for one with wood or another solid type of wood material.

Materials
Another important consideration to make is what kind of material you want. Most bakers racks are made out of metal, especially wrought iron, although wood is also fairly common. The type of material you choose can make a big impact on the overall look of the kitchen. Some bakers racks are even made of a combination of wood and metal. If you are not sure what kind of material would work best in your kitchen, just think about the style of your kitchen cabinets, furniture, and appliances. Some racks are very plain in appearance, while others have fancy metalwork on them. Just choose a style that fits the best with your tastes and your kitchen decor.

Space
It is also very important to take into consideration the amount of space that is available. Before you go shopping, make sure to measure the space where the baker’s rack will sit. Do not forget to measure the depth that is available also because you do not want the rack to stick out too far into the room. Remember, a baker’s rack is meant to provide additional storage, but if it is so big that you just end up tripping over it, then it defeats the purpose of the rack.
If space is a real issue in your kitchen, you might even consider looking for a corner baker’s rack. Corner racks do not take up as much space as flat racks, although they do depend on actually having a corner to use. A corner rack may just be the creative solution you have been looking for if space is a serious problem in your kitchen.

Quality
As with any kind of furniture, quality is always a major concern. Many bakers racks are very small pieces that are also extremely light. However, some racks are much heavier than others, even though they are quite small. One way to judge the quality of a rack very easily is by testing it to see how heavy it is. Heavier racks will be sturdier and more difficult to move. They will protect glassware more easily because the rack will not be constantly shifting if someone bumps into it. Higher quality metal is usually heavier than poor quality metal, so it is very important to compare the weight of the rack to other racks before you purchase.

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