6 aesthetic dish drying racks to smarten up your sink (and your life)

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Best dish racks on aesthetic sink with pots and pans in
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If you're like me and can't get enough of making your space totally aesthetic — I'm talking clear containers, drawer organizers, and all the Amazon desk accessories you can think of — then I've got something for you. Cute dish racks, six of them in fact. Dish-drying racks don't have to be boring. Yes, they're practical and designed to help you drain your plates, cutlery, and whatever else quickly, but they can also look pretty sleek. 

Besides, doing the dishes is such a pain, especially since many small kitchens don't come equipped with a dishwasher these days, sigh. Well, these dish racks will create more room around your worktops and look good on display. It's a small kitchen storage idea that'll smarten up more than your sink.

Plus, you can pick up one for cheap! Just add to your Amazon basket, or grab one from Walmart. There are pink dish racks, ones with cutlery cubbies, and even drying mats that roll up when you need more sink space. You'll be jumping at the chance to do the dishes. Okay, maybe not quite.

6 of our favorite dish racks 

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More dish racks you might like 

If you haven't quite found a rack yet that'll make doing the dishes more bearable, then there are plenty out there to take your pick from. The following retailers have a wide selection of dish racks:

Which is the best dish drainer for small kitchens?

If you have a small kitchen, the type of dish drying rack you have matters. With so many different sizes, shapes, and materials on the market, don't go picking up any old drainer. To help maximize counter space, I'd suggest opting for an over-the-sink option, such as the Limnuo Drying Rack that doesn't have to sit on the side. Otherwise, a roll-up or fold-up dish drainer, like the Udry Drying Mat you can put away easily after your plates, pots, and pans are done drying, will free up room for more exciting tasks, like cooking your fave TikTok-inspired meal. 

Louise Oliphant
Ecommerce Editor

Louise is the Ecommerce Editor at Real Homes, specialising in sleep content so you can wind-down well. With prior PR experience working for a luxury bedding brand, Louise knows the importance of getting a great night’s sleep. Joining the other side of the desk as a full-time journo, Louise brings her bedding expertise to writing sleep buying guides, reviews, and news for Real Homes. Aside from helping readers get essential shut eye, Louise also writes shopping content for homeware items that’ll add a decorative edge to your space. With an eye for design that won’t snooze on style, but a budget that won’t quite stretch, Louise loves nothing more than a modern designer dupe. From coloured glassware to contemporary storage, anything to upgrade the bare space of her rented East London flat.