Icon - Arrow LeftAn icon we use to indicate a rightwards action. Icon - Arrow RightAn icon we use to indicate a leftwards action. Icon - External LinkAn icon we use to indicate a button link is external. Icon - MessageThe icon we use to represent an email action. Icon - Down ChevronUsed to indicate a dropdown. Icon - CloseUsed to indicate a close action. Icon - Dropdown ArrowUsed to indicate a dropdown. Icon - Location PinUsed to showcase a location on a map. Icon - Zoom OutUsed to indicate a zoom out action on a map. Icon - Zoom InUsed to indicate a zoom in action on a map. Icon - SearchUsed to indicate a search action. Icon - EmailUsed to indicate an emai action. Icon - FacebookFacebooks brand mark for use in social sharing icons. flipboard Icon - InstagramInstagrams brand mark for use in social sharing icons. Icon - PinterestPinterests brand mark for use in social sharing icons. Icon - TwitterTwitters brand mark for use in social sharing icons. Icon - Check MarkA check mark for checkbox buttons.
You are reading

Kitchen: Open Rail Storage Systems

Search

Kitchen: Open Rail Storage Systems

September 13, 2008

We love open kitchens, but we also like organized kitchens. When kitchen space is at a premium, open rail storage systems are great space savers and keep utensils and supplies within easy reach. The systems can be configured to fit any space, from a single rail over the range to a full-kitchen system.

Kitchen Open Rail Storage Systems portrait 3

Above: A simple, modern open system kitchen; photo by Minh + Wass.

Kitchen Open Rail Storage Systems portrait 4

Kitchen Open Rail Storage Systems portrait 15_31. .Kitchen Open Rail Storage Systems portrait 5

Above: Of the three Kitchen Wall Rail Systems offered by Ikea, the Grundtal System is our favorite. Its simple, modern professional design and wide range of accessory and rack options combined with an extremely affordable price make it hard to beat. The basic Grundtal Rail comes in three sizes (21-, 31.5-, or 47-inch) for $6.99, $8.99, and $10.99, respectively. Customize a system with selections from the Full Range of Grundtal Accessories, including simple S-Hooks ($2.99 for a packet of five), a Spice Rack ($19.99), and a Wall Shelf ($14.99).

Kitchen Open Rail Storage Systems portrait 6

Above: The beautifully designed French Cristel Panoply Rail System is made from high-quality stainless steel. Rail pieces cost from $32 to $101, depending on length.

Kitchen Open Rail Storage Systems portrait 7 Kitchen Open Rail Storage Systems portrait 8

Above: The German-designed Rosle Open Kitchen System is considered top-of-the-line in performance, looks, and durability. Build the system’s foundation with Rosle’s Stainless Rails that range from 31.5 inches to 47.25 inches in length; $18 to $53 each at Sur La Table. They can be mounted directly onto the backsplash or under the cabinets, using Rosle’s wall or under-counter attachments. Rail Hooks and Attachments available for $12 to $15 at Sur La Table.

Kitchen Open Rail Storage Systems portrait 9 Kitchen Open Rail Storage Systems portrait 10

Kitchen Open Rail Storage Systems portrait 11Kitchen Open Rail Storage Systems portrait 12

A full line of Rosle utensils complements the systems. Above L: Angled Spatula, $28 at Sur La Table. Above R: A personal favorite, the Rosle Open Kitchen System Clock, $111 at Sur La Table.

all clad storage rail

Above: A good all-around rail that can accommodate heavy pans as well as simple utensils is the All-Clad Stainless Hanging Tool Rack. It measures 17.5 inches in length and comes with six detachable hooks and mounting hardware. Can be used with utensils, pans, and other system’s attachments with slots in their handles. $19.99 at Amazon.

Kitchen Open Rail Storage Systems portrait 13

Above: An affordable, out-of-the-box-ready option is the Closet Maid Organizer Rail System. With all necessary hardware included, just one rail mounts to the wall. $45.18 at Amazon.

Below: Or this DIY idea using a vintage coat rail.

Kitchen Open Rail Storage Systems portrait 14

Finally, get more ideas on how to improve your kitchen storage and organization in our Remodeling 101 Guide: Kitchen Storage & Organization.

Product summary  Item 7 135Item 8 136

Have a Question or Comment About This Post?

Join the conversation

v5.0