I have a very small kitchen, and I love to cook. Anyone who loves to cook will make their kitchen work, even if it requires a bit of creativity.
I have some pans that were taking up valuable cabinet space, and I really needed to move them, making room for some other, rather cumbersome items. I wanted a pot rack, but truth be told, with a vaulted ceiling, and a mini pendant fixture over my table, the pot rack wasn't going to work.
We have an old pine entertainment center in our kitchen which serves as a free-standing pantry. I added three coat hooks to each top side edge, and hung the pans. Viola! More cabinet space!
Quick and easy storage solution. Would I have preferred the pot rack? Yes, I would have, but given my constraints, this was the best option. It also took just a few minutes, and was far less complex. On a weekend where I have a long list of chores, that was a bonus!