Entertaining

Take Entertaining at Home to the Next Level by Adding a Wine Cellar

If you own a small but growing collection, now that it’s summer, it’s high time to get that wine cellar project going and create your dream entertaining home. It’s actually easier than you think once you get started and you’ll end up loving the results!

Summer is here and you may be dreaming of hosting the perfect party. If you’re a wine enthusiast, you’ll certainly find yourself asking how you can properly store a growing collection in your home for those fantastic parties. Or to put in a more specific way, you’ll want to know how you can allocate enough space in your home for one. It’s fine if space is not an issue but unfortunately, for most homes it seems to be one. But here’s something any homeowner and wine lover should realize. When it comes to building custom home wine cellars, size isn’t that much of a problem. In fact, it’s no problem at all!

It’s all about making every inch count!

Custom Wine Cellar

You don’t need to rob a bank just to build a separate room in your home or construct a custom wine cellar from scratch. Use your imagination and scour those seemingly empty and useless spaces in your home. There might be an empty bedroom that can be conveniently turned into a wine cellar. The basement or garage can also be great places to carry out your home wine cellar project. If these aren’t possible, don’t despair one bit! Try the kitchen or dining room. You can go with a custom wine cellar closet transformation by utilizing that blank stretch in your kitchen or dining room walls. Or, you can take a leaf out of Harry Potter’s book. Remember the cupboard under the stairs? Well, there’s no point in letting all that good space to waste. An under stairwell transformation is one of the most popular and creative wine cellar concepts you can consider.

In all these ingenious ways to build a custom wine cellar from those seemingly useless sections in your home, the bottom line is knowing the right resources to utilize to make the project possible. We’re talking about the kind of wine racks, wine displays, and other accessories you should use to literally make everything fit. These days, you can actually store over a hundred bottles in just a compact wine cellar closet, thanks to custom-made wine racks. That’s why it’s essential to check the market for the right wine cellar rack kits that can provide you with maximum bottle storage. Also, it makes a great difference if you do some initial consultations with professional design specialists to iron out the essential and even miscellaneous details of the project.

Last but definitely not the least; you have to think about investing in a quality wine cellar cooling system. You may be able to get away with a passive wine cellar but to do it right, you need to maintain that ideal wine storage temperature. This includes not just the right wine cellar temperature but the humidity levels as well. With the proper wine refrigeration unit, it doesn’t matter where you build a wine cellar in your home. Just like size, location isn’t such a big deal. So if you own a small but growing collection, now that it’s summer, it’s high time to get that wine cellar project going and create your dream entertaining home. It’s actually easier than you think once you get started and you’ll end up loving the results!

Cynette Montoya is a wine writer for Wine Cellar Innovations, a company that creates wine racks for residential homes and commercial wine stores. Their custom wine cellars and wine racks can be found throughout the United States and featured in HGTV, DIY, Robb Report, Wine Spectator, PBS, and more. She loves writing about wood wine projects, cellar art, and more on their wine cellar blog. Find them on Facebook and Twitter and say hi!

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Christine is the Content Marketing Specialist for Homes.com. She's a small town girl at heart, who currently lives in Norfolk, VA with her husband and their fur baby. When she's not working, she enjoys cooking, decorating, traveling, and binge watching Netflix. As a proud Virginia Tech alum, she also loves cheering on the Hokies!

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