Smart Storage: Take Advantage of Unused Spaces
Utilize existing furniture for smart storage: add custom shelving in a kitchen island or a buffet side table. Even the smallest nooks, like spaces between the refrigerator and wall, can be turned into clever wine storage spots. Remember, however, that warmer areas like the kitchen are best for people who aren’t storing wine bottles for the long haul.
The colorful kitchen island pictured here includes an impressive wine rack, while there is still plenty of additional cabinet space for storing china, pantry items, and smaller appliances. A sink built into the island, with easy access to the wine collection, makes this kitchen is a great spot for making drinks and entertaining guests.
Diagonal planks make the most of storage space, and are frequently used in wine cabinet and rack designs. The rack here is flanked by clear fronted cabinets, and the wet bar is complete with sink and beverage cooler. This basement bar design truly stands out thanks to the bright, backlit subway tile.
This elegant design is takes advantage of vertical space, with limited room under a kitchen counter making way for a small collection of wine bottles stored on their side. The crisp white lines of the wine rack are the perfect complement to the marble kitchen countertop.
This kitchen island highlights another example of vertical storage design. Instead of dedicating the entire end space to cookbooks, the island has shelving on either side of the clear fronted cabinets. It simple yet smart design holds up to ten wine bottles.
This basement kitchenette has additional overhead shelving to accommodate a well stocked wine bar. This remodeled interior features a richly hued, traditional cabinet design that feels bright and open. There is also plenty of countertop space for another rack for more storage options.
Sleek Wine Cooler Designs
Wine coolers are a great idea for any true wine lover, keeping bottles at a set temperature to ensure they keep well over time. Some models are dual-zone, meaning that you can store both red and white wines at different temperatures. Consider adding a wine cooler to your kitchen island, wet bar, or even outdoor entertaining area.
This unique wine cooler design is perfectly suited alongside the main refrigerator. The matching stainless steel appliances are the perfect complement to the kitchen’s traditional wood cabinets.