Wine racks for home take on so many shapes, sizes and styles from a simple x-style rack to place on the top of the refrigerator or open counterspace, to gigantic dedicated cellars like in this home. Lately a lot of our clients have been requesting these features in their kitchen, pantry or unused basement spaces. I anticipate it being a huge trend for 2022, and one that is actually a great way to up the entertaining factor in your home. Whether you want a large dedicated wine room like in this house, or a small nook in your pantry, there are a few elements I think every space should have. First, take inventory of the bottles you already have and how many you plan to add or maintain in your collection. This will help you to determine the number and size of the shelving units you will need. If you plan on adding a dedicated home wine cellar, also decide how much square footage you can commit to the space and if you want to add additional furniture aside from the racks. I love adding a small tasting room like this one, for a fun space to entertain guests.
A dedicated wine shelf is one of those small luxuries that can make your home stand out to friends, family, and potential buyers. These delightful units can be something as simple as a single shelf in the kitchen, or as elaborate as a complete home wine cellar like in this gorgeous contemporary home. Whichever level you choose, there are a few details that you may want to include to establish that wow factor. First consider the material you want to utilize, this could be traditional wooden wine racks like in this home or more modern and artistic metal varieties. If you do choose metal, make sure they are sturdy enough to hold the weight of the wine as well as shaped to prevent the bottles from rolling and potentially breaking. Another feature I love to add is decorative lighting. This homeowner installed LED fixtures inside the cabinet to shine down on the bottles. It is a fantastic technique to showcase your collection and make the cellar look a bit more high end. No matter how you design the space, your friends and family will certainly love any home wine cellar that you install.
I have been planning a wine cellar for the unused area in our basement, but have been struggling to find a design that is a bit different than those traditional wood shelving styles that you see everywhere. While those are quite beautiful to look at, I wanted ours to be unique and kind of abstract. I am attracted to contemporary styles and clean sleek lines, both in the cellar and all other areas of our home design. I really like this photograph because of the awesome metal wine racks they used. The combination of the bronze metal against the exposed brick walls is just gorgeous, and provides so much style from only two elements. Even better, metal wine racks in that style provide a ton of storage in just a very small area. Another thing I liked about that room was how the polished wood accents really elevated the entire look. Simple materials and unique architectural elements blend together to create a home wine cellar that looks like something out of an old English estate home or sprawling mansion.
Wine storage racks are a great addition to any kitchen or butlers pantry. Not only are they quite functional to store and display your wine and spirits, but they can also become a fantastic decorative focal point in the room. This home wine cellar is a great example of how you can use this multi-functional unit to elevate the design of your home. The wine cellar design incorporates both traditional and contemporary elements in a way that blends perfectly with the existing pantry cabinets. The architect made great use of the narrow space, custom building shelving units that perfectly fit alongside the long back wall. This was a great way to utilize empty wall space in a room that was not wide enough to fit any other sort of furniture or cabinetry. The intricate detailing and fabulous style of the shelving became a piece of art in the room. Varying shapes and sizes of wine cubby holes created unique patterns as well as a fun way to display different types of wine. I encourage you to lay out your design in advance in order to help you maximize your space.
Our new wine storage remodel is finally complete. We wanted a way to show off my favorite bottles of wine while adding in plenty of storage for others from our collection. Instead of just adding a wine cabinet to our house, we decided a full remodel of our extra space was in order. Today, the remodel of our home wine cellar is done and we can proudly show off our collection. Choosing to display the most treasured bottles in such a unique way offers a great conversation piece as we enjoy tasting wines with our guests. While storage for our wine was important, we also wanted an aesthetically pleasing design. Too many of the wine cellars we have seen were just functional without offering much design. Combining both storage and design wasn't easy, but we believe we have created a space we can enjoy for a very long time.
If a simple wine storage cabinet isnt enough to feed your taste for vino, it may be time to step your game up and carve out a true wine room inside your home. And, believe it or not, you dont need to spend tons of money to create an elegant wine room. In this space we recently finished, our client relocated the main entrance to their home, leaving an unnecessary mudroom. They thought, Hey, we could put a wine rack in here. Well, we did put a wine rack in there, times about a million. We took the brick on the outside wall and extended that to the other walls and the ceiling. We then added a river-rock floor and layered in custom cabinetry and a beautiful live-edge bar to make this home wine cellar the go-to hangout for the entire neighborhood. And our clients dont mind, as long as the neighbors bring along a spare bottle or two.