While many interior dÃ©cor concepts have come and gone, the venerable baker's rack continues to live on. Even though few people bake pie after pie these days, except during the holidays, baker's racks add the storage you need, not only in the kitchen, but throughout the home.
For example, baker's racks add the storage you need in the living room. An ornate baker's rack can add beauty and charm to the room, as well as providing much needed storage. Many baker's racks come with doored units on the bottom, so you can store serving ware, extra linens or even those ancient VCR tapes you rarely use.
Baker's racks add the storage you need virtually everywhere in your home. For example baker's racks add the storage you need in the bathroom, too. You can use them in lieu of a cabinet, hutch or an over-the-toilet rack. They give the bathroom a real homey touch while offering a great place to hang towels and display handy toiletries for use by visitors and family alike.
But don't think the baker's rack is no longer meant for the kitchen, where it all began. Baker's racks add the storage you need there, as well, giving you added space to store your favorite cookbooks, bottles of wine and favorite glassware. And when the holidays roll around, simply remove the books and use the cooling racks as they were meant to be used - to hold pies so they cool evenly and completely on the wire racks.
Baker's racks add the storage you need in the bedroom, too. You can use one to hold a plasma TV while displaying some favorite knickknacks on the racks above. If you love the look of the wire racks but want more display real estate, add glass to the shelves. You can get them cut to fit at any home improvement store. With the addition of the glass, baker's racks add the storage you need and then some, especially if the bottom part of the rack has doors.
Baker's racks come in all shapes and sizes as well as styles. The traditional rack features one to three wire racks along the top, a spacious tabletop in the middle and the bottom can hold wine, glassware or have doored units so you can keep things out of sight and out of mind.
When selecting a baker's rack for you home, you want one that offers the maximum amount of storage, unless you love to make pies, then you want to make sure the racks themselves have plenty of depth and are long enough to hold several pies as they cool.
Some racks are even large enough to hold a microwave, convection oven or toaster oven on the tabletop. Alternately, you can keep your mixer and bowls there, ready to go at a moment's notice should you get the pie making bug.
If you love baker's racks, you may also want to get one for your patio. Baker's racks add the storage you need there, too. They are terrific as a gardening stand, allowing you to pot new plants with ease. With some hooks you can hang your gardening tools along the edge of the rack and use the tabletop to do your planting. Empty pots can go up above and you can place potting soil and fertilizer down below.
Or you can use the baker's rack as a planter, putting different sized pots on the various racks. This works really well for a corner baker's rack, which will fit nicely in a small corner of your deck or patio, giving you maximum space for plants, herbs or flowers in a minimal space.
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