I have had some clients recently explain the value of wine in their homes. Some are involved with wine groups; others just have a weekend ritual of tasting and journaling about new wines. Do you love wine tasting and want to exhibit several favorite bottles in your house? Or do you just need some sensible, low-budget storage tips for your little assortment of pinot noir?
You will find some fairly magnificent wine cellars around. There’s not any doubt that these spaces are beautiful and well designed. But, there are many straightforward ideas you can incorporate into your house without excavating a basement or adding square footage. Pour yourself a glass and then raise a toast to these.
Montgomery Roth Architecture & Interior Design
Add shelves into an area next to a counter or peninsula rather than hanging art or other wall treatments. X-shelves are fantastic for holding wine bottles.
SK Designers – Shimrit Kaufman
Contain some wine cubbies in an island. The storage area in an island can at times be shallow due to clearance for plumbing or gas lines. This is the best opportunity to incorporate a location for wine in the cabinet design.
Charmean Neithart Interiors
Stylize a wall. This excess wall has been wallpapered with burlap with hung with replicating store-bought wine racks. A walnut ledge delivers a location for glasses during tastings. The labels are above illuminated by Lighting.
Look under the stairs. Many staircases have untapped storage area underneath. This is the perfect place.
Use a island corner for small-scale refrigeration. This undercounter wine fridge is only 18 inches wide. It has one temperature zone for those special bottles that need to be chilled.
RTA Studio Residential Architects
Design shelves for a corner banquette. All these X-shelves take up minimal space. The dining table can hold wine-tasting glasses when it’s not used for dining table.
Ken Gutmaker Architectural Photography
Think about your kitchen storage in a way. Rather than having doors on all your upper cupboards, turn one cabinet into handy wine storage.
House of Bohn
Or take advantage of an excess bottom cabinet. Many cabinetmakers have a lot of styles of wine racks that they could integrate into your built-ins.
Wine Country Craftsman
Select wine-inspired furniture. This grapevine dining table creates a lovely tasting spot. Small enough to fit in small areas, it can double as a breakfast table or work surface. Display bottles on top with glasses and openers.
J. Hirsch Interior Design, LLC
Use a wine jar in a gorgeous holder as an accessory. Display in full opinion bottles that don’t need to be chilled. The labels can be beautiful and add a personal touch. Also observe the wine cone repurposed as a stool.
Karen Schaefer Louw
Get creative with your storage. All these terra-cotta pipes are cut to match wine bottles. I love the earthy color and feel of this display. As a bonus, the terra-cotta helps keeps the wine in a cool temperature.
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