No Space for a Wine Cellar? Let’s Look Again!
Convinced you don’t have room for wine storage? Let’s take another look. Sometimes a space for a wine cellar is not obvious. Sometimes we have to actually create the space before we can create the wine cellar. Where do you begin?
Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Here are a couple of ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
Look Under the Stairs
We receive a lot of inquiries about converting space under the stairs for wine storage. This is a great option, provided we can route refrigeration and electrical needs to the space. If your staircase is in the middle of your home – and it often is – this may take some doing. That said, we’ve made this option work for many happy collectors.
Carve Out a Wine Wall
Rather than a “walk in” room, create a “reach in” space up against an existing wall. Wine walls are becoming more common in dining rooms, game rooms and kitchens. They don’t take up as much square footage as a wine room and, as an added bonus, your collection is now right in the middle of your entertaining space. Cheers!
Clean out the Garage
If those boxes of “keepsakes” in the garage no longer spark joy, let’s convert that space to a wine cellar! We can frame in any amount of square footage and often create a new entrance from your home to the wine cellar. Garage spaces typically offer excellent proximity to electrical needs and locations for refrigeration equipment.
In some homes, attics can be converted to wine storage. Access is key since climbing up a pulldown ladder for your next bottle is probably not ideal. But if the access is there or can be created, this option is on the table.
The second consideration for wine storage in the attic is structural integrity. Special attention must be paid to the floor system to be sure it will support the weight of the wine, the racking system, and your wine loving pals.
Repurpose Underutilized Space
Take a walk through your home with fresh eyes and think about the areas that your family doesn’t use as much anymore. Sometimes it’s not a matter of creating new space but rethinking how you use the space that’s already there. For example:
- Convert the dry bar
- Enclose the butler’s pantry
- Divide an oversized room in half
Sometimes the answer is right in front of you!
In conclusion, finding space for your dream wine cellar doesn’t have to be challenging! By using the tips above you can re-think about the existing spaces in your home and take a big step towards your build.
Of course, we would be happy to do a walk-through of your home and find the perfect location for wine storage. Contact Vineyard Wine Cellars today by clicking here or calling 866-973-1100.