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Designing Your Own Wine Cellar

If your mantra is ‘There’s always time for a glass of wine!’, building your own wine cellar might be in your future.  Many people think a wine cellar is only for those with giant underground spaces. That is simply not true!  Or maybe you think that building a wine cellar is an expensive project but finding a place in your home for a wine cellar is easier than you think. Before you know it, you can take your pick from racks, shelves, lighting, a cooler, iron wine cellar doors, and even a bar area if you so desire.

Where Should I Put It?

Your first step is figuring out the best place for your wine cellar or wine room. You don’t need a big space. Some great ideas include:

  • An abundance of cabinets gives you the option to remove a section for your wine area. A mirror mounted to the back wall will create the illusion of a larger wine closet. Dress this space up with double iron wine cellar doors for a more authentic look.
  • An under the stairs wine cellar is quaint and charming. To make it more private change out the glass door for iron cellar doors.
  • Arched stone wall cutouts make this wine wall cool and comfortable for the best conditions to store your wine.
  • How unique is this wine storage area! Made with wood crates and iron grids, the yellow backlighting has a farmhouse feel.

What Do I Need In My Wine Cellar?

You can make your wine cellar fit with your current decor whether it be contemporary modern, industrial, farmhouse, mid-century, old-world, or an eclectic combination. Whatever your style, consider the following additions to your wine cabinet:

  • A caddy to store your glasses
  • Racks, shelves, or a wine cooler refrigerator
  • Lighting
  • A sitting area inside or near the wine room can be a bar area, a small intimate corner table and chairs, or comfortable lounging chairs.
  • Items such as corkscrews, aerator, wine chiller, decanter, and more
  • Lots of wine!

Once your wine area is ready, all you have to do is sit back and relax with a glass of your favorite Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, or whatever you fancy. If you are in the mood for company, invite friends to enjoy your new wine room!