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Wine Cellar Ideas

For avid wine collectors, there comes a point when a collection calls for more than your average wine rack. In such cases, graduating to a full home wine cellar provides an abundance of storage as well as an interesting way to entertain friends. Whether you're storing a dozen bottles, or a hundred, wine cellars range from small fridges to walk-in coolers, so consider the following tips before diving head first into any new wine cellar design.

If you're interested in your own cellar, start by analyzing your space and determining what will fit. If you're a wine and beer fan, you might want to take the wine room ideas a step further and create a full home bar that includes seating or a personal tasting area, while passionate vino lovers will want to focus exclusively on a cellar or cooler. Do some research on the best conditions for storing wine, and be sure your space mimics those conditions. Finally, turn your space into an entertaining haven by adding appropriately themed wine room decor and essential accessories, like glasses and corkscrews.

What should I include in my wine cellar?


When planning your wine cellar design, think about the size of your wine collection — or the size you hope it becomes. A serious collector probably should invest in a walk-in cooler with large wall-mounted racks or several tall wine fridges to ensure that space isn't an issue. For the amateur or beginner, a home bar with a wine fridge and small rack should be sufficient. Lots of great wine cellar ideas creatively mimic wineries by including a tasting area. Add a dining table, bistro table or bar nearby, and be sure to keep handy accessories, like wine glasses and corkscrews, on hand.

Do wine cellars need to be temperature controlled?


Of course, storing vino at the right temperature is a key function of a wine cellar. Kept in a room that’s too warm, your wine may age faster, oxidize and lose character and flavor. If your cellar does not naturally maintain a consistent temperature, you may want to invest in temperature control methods or several wine fridges. Your architect or wine cellar design specialist can help you create the ideal conditions for your home collection.

How should I decorate my wine room?


Although mediterranean wine cellars are common, changing up the decor is an easy way to create your own space. Ornate wood and stone are traditional wine cellar ideas, while metal and glass finishes are more trendy. You can immerse yourself in Italian culture with mosaic tile murals, barrel ceilings and archways, or you can go modern with sleek lines and minimal decorative displays. Regardless of your style, be sure all your materials, furniture and decorative accessories support each other; mismatched wine cellar designs can lead to decor confusion and an incoherent, incomplete room.
Example of a small classic wine cellar design in Charlotte with storage racks

Example of a small classic wine cellar design in Charlotte with storage racks
single bottle openings for wine cellar - eburge1

Wine cellar - transitional black floor wine cellar idea in Chicago with storage racks

Photo credit: Tony Soluri Architect: Liederbach & Graham Landscape: Craig Bergmann
Wine cellar - transitional black floor wine cellar idea in Chicago with storage racks
Like the use of wood floor and brick combination. - h4u2

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Elegant ceramic floor and red floor wine cellar photo in New York with storage racks

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Because why not a wine/cigar cellar? - megan_harper16

Wine cellar - transitional dark wood floor wine cellar idea in San Francisco with storage racks

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Wine cellar - transitional dark wood floor wine cellar idea in San Francisco with storage racks
Ample storage, able to be locked. - cecunger

Example of a trendy light wood floor wine cellar design in Denver with storage racks

This custom designed wine cellar/ storage feature elegantly displays the wine collection and IronMan trophies collected by the owners. Photo Credit: StudioQPhoto.com
Subway tile, wrought iron, wood - feels less like a glass box - allyson_dietz

Example of a tuscan brick floor wine cellar design in Houston with storage racks

Example of a tuscan brick floor wine cellar design in Houston with storage racks
For the tasting room: brick floors, club (?) chairs, low table. - tarheal8488

Example of a huge trendy marble floor and white floor wine cellar design in New York with storage racks

Glass radius cellar with seamless glass and ducted cooling system. This is one of two cellars..front wine room is moder design with metal wine racks and white oak wooden racks, Library ladder,custom wrought iron gates and tuscan black walnut wine racks in back room
I like the lateral presentation with metal racks. - michelle_rhodes50

Example of a classic wine cellar design in Hawaii

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Example of a classic wine cellar design in Hawaii
Good for individual wine holders along one side of the wall. - frank_isik

Mid-sized trendy dark wood floor wine cellar photo in Phoenix with display racks

Mid-sized trendy dark wood floor wine cellar photo in Phoenix with display racks
Washer/dryer replace with this? - patrick_farley88

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Small elegant dark wood floor wine cellar photo in Dallas with diamond bins

Great wine storage without a lot of space Dan Piassick - photography Charles Isreal - house design
Small elegant dark wood floor wine cellar photo in Dallas with diamond bins
dark hardwood rack + counter with cabinet - joanfarrell

Large trendy dark wood floor and brown floor wine cellar photo in Los Angeles with storage racks

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Large trendy dark wood floor and brown floor wine cellar photo in Los Angeles with storage racks
Soft comfy chairs near wine collection - webuser_621697257

Example of a large classic dark wood floor wine cellar design in Detroit with storage racks

In 2014, we were approached by a couple in Clinton Township, MI, to achieve a dream space within their existing home. They wanted to expand their existing bar, wine, and cigar storage into a new one-of-a-kind room. Deeply fond of their Italian heritage, they also wanted to bring an “old-world” feel into this project to be reminded of the unique character they experienced in Italian cellars. The dramatic tone of the space revolves around the signature piece of the project; a custom milled stone spiral stair that provides access from the first floor to the entry of the room. This stair tower features stone walls, custom iron handrails and spindles, and dry-laid milled stone treads and riser blocks. Once down the staircase, the entry to the cellar is through a French door assembly. The interior of the room is clad with stone veneer on the walls and a brick barrel vault ceiling. The natural stone and brick color bring in the cellar feel the client was looking for, while the rustic alder beams, flooring, and cabinetry help provide warmth. The entry door sequence is repeated along both walls in the room to provide rhythm in each ceiling barrel vault. These French doors also act as wine and cigar storage. To allow for ample cigar storage, a fully custom walk-in humidor was designed opposite the entry doors. The room is controlled by a fully concealed, state-of-the-art HVAC smoke eater system that allows for cigar enjoyment without any odor. - Beth Singer Photographer
Cool way to keep smaller amounts of wine and good use for f closet. - davidmcveigh

Wine cellar - traditional brick floor wine cellar idea in Atlanta with storage racks

Wine cellar - traditional brick floor wine cellar idea in Atlanta with storage racks
Table and chairs in middle with chandelier - brit10687

Inspiration for a large southwestern ceramic floor and multicolored floor wine cellar remodel in Albuquerque with storage racks

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Inspiration for a large southwestern ceramic floor and multicolored floor wine cellar remodel in Albuquerque with storage racks
The rectangular shaped bottle storage areas look good. - lisa_peddy

Example of a classic medium tone wood floor and orange floor wine cellar design in New York with storage racks

Example of a classic medium tone wood floor and orange floor wine cellar design in New York with storage racks
Cabinet with shelves and cove up lighting. Lighting in center and bottom - hot_coffey

Wine cellar - transitional medium tone wood floor wine cellar idea in San Francisco with storage racks

This stunning glass enclosed "jewel box" wine cabinet features sapele mahogany with display cradles to present bottles label forward, accent lighting and storage for up to 430 bottles in a miniature wine cellar.
I like the size of this closet. I would like more backlight and all glass enclosure. - smbowen

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Inspiration for a contemporary medium tone wood floor and orange floor wine cellar remodel in Denver with display racks

This very comfortable living room incorporates an central pendant light surrounded by perimeter pinhole accent lighting and led strip lighting. Glass forms are accented with crisp halogen lighting while a single shelf is backlit by a warm white LED strip. The wine closet incorporates amber LEDs. Architect: Mosaic Architects, Boulder Colorado Photographer: Jim Bartsch Photography Key Words: Lights in wine room, wine room lighting, family room lighting, pinhole lighting, pendant lighting, ceiling lighting, lighting detail, lighting details, accent lighting, lighting designer, lighting design, modern lighting, modern lighting, modern lighting design, modern lighting, modern design, modern lighting design, modern design
the idea of the four chairs around a table seems very nice - arin_braseth

Inspiration for a mediterranean wine cellar remodel in San Diego with storage racks

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Inspiration for a mediterranean wine cellar remodel in San Diego with storage racks
nice size (width) and focal wall, - dbowerswimmer

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