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 2019, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If a simple wine storage cabinet isn’t 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 don’t 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.