Benjamin Franklin once wrote that “wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance.” Many of us strive to turn our homes into an oasis, a place where we can relax and escape the world by utilizing beautiful indoor-outdoor design, bedrooms we can escape to, and dining areas to entertain in. It just makes sense to add wine storage to the list of “must haves” in any home! If your home wasn’t designed with wine storage in place, there are several options you can consider.
Ideally, wine aficionados will want to indulge in a wine cellar. No matter what size your home is, you can probably find a space to convert into wine storage. A wine cellar requires several elements, including humidity control, a cooling system, wine lighting, and a doorway seal. This article has an excellent step by step pictorial that illustrates how to start planning your wine cellar.
If a wine cellar is not an option, there are other beautiful storage designs that can be easily incorporated into your home’s design. Wine refrigerators are a simple solution for keeping wines chilled and ready to serve. Sub-Zero by Wolf offers a huge assortment of refrigerators in a variety of sizes to fit any space, from below counter to ceiling height. They also offer design services and other kitchen appliances if you want to reconfigure your entire space to suit your lifestyle.
If you’re simply looking to store multiple bottles of wine and are tight on space, you can consider utilizing existing cabinets in your home. In this remodeling project, a lattice storage area was added between the cabinets and the counters to create a modest wine storage space. This would be ideal for condo and apartment living.
Have you considered turning your wine collection into a focal point of the room? While this is more commonly seen in restaurants, a beautiful shelving system like the one pictured would turn any man cave or patio into the room everyone wants to be in. Instead of giving up precious floor space for wine storage, display your wine collection on the wall with a design that reflects your aesthetic.
Finally, there are a vast assortment of bar consoles available should you wish to purchase furniture to store your wine collection in. Whether you prefer rustic, mid-century modern, or traditional decor, there is a bar design for you. The modern bar pictured above by J&M furniture features modern styling and is handcrafted in Portugal, a place that knows its wine.
Whatever your space and design requirements, there is a way to bring your passion for wine home. From wine cellars to simple storage to bars you can create a place to store your wine collection.