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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 mid-sized trendy light wood floor and beige floor wine cellar design in Denver with display racks

Example of a mid-sized trendy light wood floor and beige floor wine cellar design in Denver with display racks
Do we have any under stair spaces? could be a good use of space and love brick and glass with wine bottles. - outlier2

Tuscan wine cellar photo in Kansas City with storage racks

Tuscan wine cellar photo in Kansas City with storage racks
Not too much storage but future expansion - remodeling1840

Small trendy dark wood floor and brown floor wine cellar photo in Dallas with storage racks

Small trendy dark wood floor and brown floor wine cellar photo in Dallas with storage racks
this would be great under stairs - msladybird

Example of a trendy beige floor wine cellar design in Orange County with display racks

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Example of a trendy beige floor wine cellar design in Orange County with display racks
I like the bottom shelves for the big wooden cases and for additional case storage - piasideas

Large transitional brick floor and gray floor wine cellar photo in Detroit with storage racks

A custom designed wine cellar featuring reclaimed wood for the wine racks and ceiling paneling. The center tasting station is distressed Alder. Zecchini Photography
smaller herringbone pattern, nice colors - meganmoorebrennan

Example of a small classic light wood floor and brown floor wine cellar design in Burlington with storage racks

Example of a small classic light wood floor and brown floor wine cellar design in Burlington with storage racks
Under second floor stairs outside our bedroom - webuser_299701848

Inspiration for a mid-sized mediterranean multicolored floor and slate floor wine cellar remodel in Atlanta with diamond bins

Level One: Our goal was to create harmony of colors and finishes inside and outside the home. The home is contemporary; yet particular finishes and fixtures hint at tradition, especially in the wine cave. The earthy flagstone floor flows into the room from the entry foyer. Walls clad in mountain ash stone add warmth. So does the barrel ceiling in quarter sawn and rift American white oak with natural stain. Its yellow-brown tones bring out the variances of ochers and browns in the stone. To maintain a contemporary feeling, tongue & grove ceiling planks are narrow width and closely set. The minimal wine rack has a diamond pattern that repeats the floor pattern. The wine barrel table and stools are made from recycled oak wine barrels. Their circular shapes repeat the room’s ceiling. Metal hardware on barrel table and stools echo the lighting above, and both fuse industrial and traditional styling, much like the overall room design does. Photograph © Darren Edwards, San Diego
Do I need a barrel? I can't decide. Part of me likes it. - james_matheson52

Example of a mid-sized tuscan limestone floor wine cellar design in Austin with diamond bins

This Texas Ranch House and vineyard demanded a custom wine cellar and tasting room. Built into the hillside below the main house, the cellar features storage for over 1000 bottles, a small tasting room with hand-painted vineyard mural, and solid stone walls and archways. The flagstone flooring is offset by mesquite ceilings and countertops and custom cabinets of reclaimed wood. Southern Landscape completed all of the stonework for the wine cellar.
Ceiling stone - msoules88

Inspiration for a beach style medium tone wood floor and yellow floor wine cellar remodel in Orange County with storage racks

Jeri Koegel
Inspiration for a beach style medium tone wood floor and yellow floor wine cellar remodel in Orange County with storage racks
Door/Lighting Inspiration for Wine Cellar - tpruden

Timber-Tech composite deck and railing is attached to the house complete with post and step lighting. 400 square foot patio with mortared Pennsylvania flagstone and an outdoor stone-veneered grill station and fire pit. Located in Arlington, VA

Example of a small classic black floor wine cellar design in New York with display racks

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Interesting framing of the front (albeit I don't love the colors) - webuser_326262078

Mid-sized tuscan medium tone wood floor and brown floor wine cellar photo in Dallas with storage racks

Mid-sized tuscan medium tone wood floor and brown floor wine cellar photo in Dallas with storage racks
Love the wine cellar under the stair case - webuser_651852786

Wine cellar - mediterranean terra-cotta floor and brown floor wine cellar idea in Detroit

Wine cellar - mediterranean terra-cotta floor and brown floor wine cellar idea in Detroit
Likes shelves for Bar area, to match kitchen stone/arch - lanceandmelissa

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

Example of a tuscan brick floor wine cellar design in Atlanta with storage racks
two wine fridges with a wine barrel or cabinet in between with a counter top and cabinet that can be used as a bar, etc - arin_braseth

Inspiration for a large contemporary travertine floor and gray floor wine cellar remodel in Burlington with storage racks

Inspiration for a large contemporary travertine floor and gray floor wine cellar remodel in Burlington with storage racks

Mountain style wine cellar photo in Minneapolis

Mountain style wine cellar photo in Minneapolis
lighting could be on the stone wall to the left. Not this lighting but something rustic - diana_blum

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
Reclaimed brick thin veneer rotunda and stone wall - jfm91069

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
In wall, simple, door and entry - tvaccher

Tuscan wine cellar photo in Orange County with storage racks

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Love the stair step and ceiling - bapollo

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