Best width for pot drawers?
We're switching to drawers for pots and pans for the first time, and I'm trying to figure out sizing on these. For those who use drawers for pots, wondered if people could share what widths they have, and how they find the sizing has worked out. We have a typical set of cookware plus a few cast iron skillets and a dutch oven. If necessary, some of this can probably hang, but ideally it all goes in a drawer.
We have roughly 84" to work with, though it would be good to come in a little under that (frees up space near a doorway). We want to include:
- 36" for a range in the middle
- two drawer banks flanking the range
Collectively, these drawers need to store pots, pans, lids, cooking utensils, linens (cloth napkins and kitchen towels), wraps (foil, saran, etc.), and "junk."
I'd originally put in a 27" three-drawer bank for pots on one side and then an 18" four-drawer bank for everything else on the other, but it looks a little off-center. I can go to 30"/18" so that it's so much off-center that it looks more intentional, or I can go to 24"/24" to balance it....but then it seems like the deep drawers may not be wide enough for their purpose, and the shallow drawers may be *too* wide for theirs.
Any thoughts?? Thanks so much!