5 Home Wine Cellar Ideas

November 1, 2022

If you consider yourself to be a bit of a wine connoisseur, it might be fun to add a wine cellar to your custom home design. If you think this might be something you’d like, here are a few home wine cellar ideas.

1. Basement Cellar

Basements are the most ideal choice for a wine cellar. Wines need to be stored in areas of rooms with little to no direct sunlight and at a cool temperature. Basements are typically cooler than other areas of a home, so if possible, build your wine cellar there.

You can go big and use the entire basement as your dream wine cellar with lots of storage for plenty of wine. Install custom cabinetry and a temperature cooling unit to control the temperature better. Or make it a feature of your basement kitchen design.

If you don’t have the space or the budget to use the entire basement, simply utilize a small portion of the basement. Pick a nice corner and install a wine fridge to chill a few wines and a few budget-friendly wine racks.

2. Wine Storage in the Mudroom

Mudrooms are typically located near the kitchen to add storage and organization, which are some of the benefits of mudrooms. Consider storing your wine collection there. Incorporate wine storage by building a shelf for your wine or a separate cabinet.

There are a ton of mudroom ideas. If you don’t normally have a lot of wine on hand or don’t want to use a lot of space, you can also add a small fridge for your white wines. Just be sure none of your wines are in direct sunlight as this can harm the wines.

3. Pantry Wine Cellar

If you can give up some of your walk-in pantry space to store wines, this will keep your wine conveniently close. Pick a corner of your pantry and wall it off to be your wine area. Ask for custom shelving or wine racks to store and display bottles. You can even have a small wine fridge for chilling wines before drinking.

A small closet would be a good option if you don’t have a pantry. Even building a few wine racks into a kitchen island works if you’re pressed for space. These are some home bar design ideas you can use to create a wine storage space in your pantry or in an area of your kitchen.

4. Dining Room Wine Wall

Imagine being able to select the wine you serve at a dinner party without having to move. Make a statement with a wine wall in your dining room. You can build a custom wall to store your wines. Add glass doors and temperature control to keep wines at the right temperature.

If you need a less extravagant option, simply ask for custom shelving or cabinets to store wine. Even a nice hutch is a nice place to store wine. No matter what wine storage solutions you choose, make sure the wines are out of direct sunlight.

5. Under The Stairs

Sometimes the space under the stairs is utilized as storage for cleaning supplies and miscellaneous storage, but it also makes a great small wine cellar! This is one of the classic staircase storage ideas.

Go the basic route and install shelving and wine racks to display and store wines. You can even add a small fridge for chilling wines. Since the space under the stairs is always dark, this is an ideal spot.

However, if you want a more luxurious wine cellar, there are some options. Turn the entire space into temperature-controlled wine storage. Add a glass door if you want your wines on display.

These are just a few home wine cellar ideas. If you’re ready to make your dream home and wine cellar a reality, contact Custom Home Group at 717-284-4090!