Published at Sunday, January 21st 2018. by neymar in Bakers Racks.
The bakers rack started life as a utilitarian item, something that was designed to make a bakery more efficient and more productive. As the name suggests, it is a rack that is floor standing and extends to about five or six feet high depending on the model that you choose. Often built on a metal or wrought iron frame, one includes several levels of shelves and the possibility to attach cooking utensils on hooks underneath. Freestanding rather than integrated into any kind of fitted kitchen, they are in a sense a kind of dresser with a smaller and more open structure.
While traditional racks were open affairs with a tabletop in the middle and racks above, todays models are built with the needs of modern homes in mind. They may forego the open space below, opting for doored units, additional shelving or even a built-in wine rack instead.
The Wrought Iron Bakers Rack - this is the most famous of all the racks. These are again traditionally designed but are more versatile. The material they are made from brings life back to its original purpose. The wrought iron racks has a wire shelf that helps in cooling baked goods. Bakers racks are also used as bookshelves. These racks are usually found in kitchens because of large gaps between the wires. Small items cannot be placed until there is additional support underneath them.
If you have space in your kitchen for your new take on a wine bar, great. Otherwise this rack will look great in your family room, living room or great room. One of the great things about these furnishings is their versatility. They can go in just about any room you have, even a bathroom. There, the bakers rack can store toiletries, a small hand mirror, some washcloths and lotions. It gives the bathroom a bed and breakfast feel for very little money.
But wait, thats not all. You can also now find contemporary designs of the bakers rack, where the functionality has been kept but the look has been changed for a resolutely modern one. This means that you still have the same open multi-level structure which you can use to hold a variety of different items and that the classical wrought iron design has been replaced by one that uses more daring angles and curves to make a design statement.
There is something quite wonderful to be said about a piece of furniture that serves more than one purpose. This kind of furniture can come in the form of a table with drawers, an ottoman that opens up for lovely storage or even a couch that has a hidden compartment for the television remote or drinks. However, when you really want to make a simply elegant statement, there is nothing better than the beauty and the function of bakers racks.