Spotted lately: clever plate racks in interiors ranging from mod to traditional (in my next life, I'm going to install one over my sink to hold just-rinsed dishes). Here are 10 we like.

10 Easy Pieces: Wall-Mounted Plate Racks

Spotted lately: clever plate racks in interiors ranging from mod to traditional (in my next life, I'm going to install one over my sink to hold just-rinsed dishes). Here are 10 we like.

Three large oak-framed sinks and the long rows of plate racks above partially lit in the Scullery at Castle Drogo, Devon.

Three large oak-framed sinks and the long rows of plate racks above partially lit in the Scullery at Castle Drogo, Devon.

A crenellated dish cabinet by designer Barry Dixon sounds the perfect note in the storybook kitchen for a 1907 Edwardian manor. (Photo: Edward Addeo)

Gingerbread Millwork for Old-House Kitchens

A crenellated dish cabinet by designer Barry Dixon sounds the perfect note in the storybook kitchen for a 1907 Edwardian manor. (Photo: Edward Addeo)

I was going to make a bathroom vanity from an old dresser, but moved to a house where it does not fit. If you are lucky enough to have to replace a sink and can find one of these…create your bathroom. Find a sink that will sit in the top. Cut the hole. Decide if the drawers need overhauling for the water pipes and if you are going to rebuild the top drawer and use it for storage or keep it permanently closed. You may have to cut out parts of the back of the drawers, but adding pieces of wood…

I was going to make a bathroom vanity from an old dresser, but moved to a house where it does not fit. If you are lucky enough to have to replace a sink and can find one of these…create your bathroom. Find a sink that will sit in the top. Cut the hole. Decide if the drawers need overhauling for the water pipes and if you are going to rebuild the top drawer and use it for storage or keep it permanently closed. You may have to cut out parts of the back of the drawers, but adding pieces of wood…

Antique Victorian English Solid Silver Toast Rack hallmarked London 1865, made by the silversmiths Edward & John Barnard Ebay item: 152321807091 sold.

Antique Victorian English Solid Silver Toast Rack hallmarked London 1865, made by the silversmiths Edward & John Barnard Ebay item: 152321807091 sold.

From The Efficient Kitchen by G.B. Child, 1914. This picture is really interesting because it shows a wire mesh dish rack (hanging on the wall). I'd been wondering what they used as dish racks and this photograph provided at least one option. I think that mop-looking thing above the sink might be a dish scrubber.

From The Efficient Kitchen by G.B. Child, 1914. This picture is really interesting because it shows a wire mesh dish rack (hanging on the wall). I'd been wondering what they used as dish racks and this photograph provided at least one option. I think that mop-looking thing above the sink might be a dish scrubber.

1800's Victorian Silver Plate Toast Rack - Glass Jelly Dish Insert with Lid - Three Piece Toast Rack Breakfast Set - Henry Bourne

1800's Victorian Silver Plate Toast Rack - Glass Jelly Dish Insert with Lid - Three Piece Toast Rack Breakfast Set - Henry Bourne

Victorian Silver Plate Toast Rack - Glass Jelly Dish Insert with Lid - Three Piece Toast Rack Breakfast Set - Henry Bourne

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