T.G.I.F. So stop whining and start wine-ing! Whether you’re a connossieur of red wine or white wine, getting the weekend started with a glass of wine at your local wine bar is a great way to decompress from a long and stressful week.
Now just imagine that the wine-fest could start right in the comfort of your own home. And I’m not just talking about a wine fridge; I’m thinking a full blown wine closet or wine wall to feature your mounting collection. Of course taking on this endeavor means that you are willing to give up some valuable square footage in your home.
You will have to work closely with your interior designer and contractor to ensure that the conditions in your space are prime for storing wine. For instance, both red wine and white wine should be stored at approximately 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, be mindful that wine can age prematurely if exposed to light, so get lights for purposes of going into the room, but don’t invest a ton of money into lighting. In addition, the ideal humidity for wine is anywhere from 60-70% so verify that all those standards have been met in that room.
Now for the pretty stuff. Here are some wine spaces that will have to running to a vineyard to enhance your collection. These spaces will make your house the house to be at for sure.
This wine room has enough room to host a cocktail party. If you have this much space to dedicate to wine, by all means go for it!
This wine rack, embedded in the wall, is like a work of art. The crisscross configuration allows you to hold corked bottles the right way – horizontally.
This wall of glass let’s you quickly figure out which bottle you need without even needing to open the doors.
If you have stairs, you probably have the space to replicate this look. This is a great way to use what would have been wasted space.