We’re often asked to build custom kitchen cabinets to maximize storage space, or to fit in with an unusual kitchen design. But there are also specialist cabinet types. Today, we’re talking about wine cabinets for home kitchens – what they are, how they work, and whether you need one.
A wine cabinet is a dedicated space to store your collection of wine at home. You’ll also see people talking about “wine fridges” – special cabinets with temperature control so that your wine is always ready to serve.
Wine cabinets may have specific humidity controls as well, and specially shaped shelves to hold bottles.
The first question to ask yourself is: do you want a discreet storage space, or an elegant wine cabinet to display your stock?
If you want a wine cabinet that’s tucked away, then we can help with custom-built cabinet doors that will blend in with the rest of your kitchen design. If you prefer to display your collection, then you could consider glass-fronted cabinets or open shelving instead. You can also choose from a range of cabinet handles and shelf types, so that your wine cabinet is easy to access.
A dedicated wine cabinet isn’t the only way to store your collection. You could also upgrade one of your existing cabinets with custom shelving to get the same effect. Alternatively, there’s a popular trend these days for drinks trolleys and home bars, which are designed for entertaining.
However, if you like to keep a large wine cellar, or have children in the house, then it’s a good idea to have some dedicated storage space. What’s more, a wine cabinet will help you reduce clutter in your other cabinets and on kitchen counters.