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Wine Cellar Inspirations: Compact And Clever Wine Storage

March 15th, 2017

Not too hot on the idea of a formal wine cellar in your home? Then don’t force yourself! There are other ways to keep your wine bottles safe and comfy, especially when you don’t have enough space in your home for a wine room. In fact, thanks to the racking products that keep getting introduced to the market each year, there are so many options when it comes to both size and style of these racking units. We’ve compiled some compact but really clever ideas for you guys to try out:

Under Stairwell Wine Cellars

Under Stairwell Transformation

It may not be a formal wine room, but that little nook under your stairs can actually be transformed into a pretty darned good wine storage. These “under stairwell” transformations have been gaining popularity over the last few years because they provide excellent storage while putting to good use all that seemingly “wasted” space. It’s like having a mini wine cellar that’s both functional and stylish! Tip: waterfall wine racks are a great way to really maximize that space under the stairs.

Wine Tasting Centers or Home Bars

Home Bars

Pick ¬†an empty, unused corner in your kitchen or dining area or even your living room and set up a wine tasting center or home bar. All you need is a few wine racking units, maybe a tasting table or a standard archway with countertop, a display shelf or two, put them together, and voila! And you’re lucky because nowadays, these wine tasting centers come in “packages” and all you need to do is choose the one that best suits your storage needs.

Wine Cellar Closets

Wine Cellar Closets

Another popular alternative to having a formal wine cellar in one’s home is a wine cellar closet. In fact, last year, WCI has featured at least one of these projects each month, either in our Tech Tuesdays or DIY wine cellars in our Testimonial Thursdays. Wine cellar closets are the perfect way to utilize empty or otherwise neglected spaces in your home such as pantries, cabinets, coat closets, shoe closets, and the like. You’d be surprised at how much bottle storage these compact spaces can provide.

And these are not all! There are still many more compact and clever ways to store your collection at home. A tour of our photo galleries will bring more inspirational ideas and do check out our blog archives as well. ^_^


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