In open floorplans, use the island to separate the kitchen area from the living area. Then if you already have a mid-sized appliance or bookshelf, take a cue from designer Diane Forman. A 24-by-15-inch Sub-Zero wine fridge makes up the end of this bar in her 2016 National Kitchen + Bath Association Competition winner. It creates a raised divider that hides the bustle of the kitchen from the living area while keeping kitchen utensils at hand.
Keeping your wine chilled is not a problem in this kitchen featuring a wine fridge, carrara marble countertops and tile backsplash, a gray island with prep sink and white cabinetry including refrigerator panels.
The abundance of natural light from the gorgeous outdoor view highlights the beauty of this contemporary galley kitchen with crisp white cabinetry. High-end GE appliances, including a wine chiller, and two areas for food preparation make for easy entertaining.
Located conveniently next to the kitchen, this butler's pantry keeps wine glasses stowed away behind pretty glass cabinets. A miniature refrigerator keeps wine chilled and ready for serving. An arabesque tile backsplash adds interest to break up the black cabinetry.
This beautiful white kitchen makes use of all the modern conveniences. The use of pop-up countertop receptacles enables the uninterrupted flow of the glass backsplash. The articulating faucet adds whimsy and fun to the structured design of the kitchen's straight and clean lines. Special features such as long lift-up hardware, compact European appliances, white quartz countertops, demi-high units housing the oven and microwave, an integrated refrigerator, a compact wall-mounted wine chiller and grain match veneer give this kitchen the finishing edge.
Beautiful dinnerware displayed in glass-front cabinets add color to this classic black-and-white kitchen. An induction cooktop set into the island provides a flush surface for working or cooking. Handmade subway tile adds texture to a simple backsplash.
A finished basement is a dependable enough investment by itself — but adding a luxury wine cellar is an increasingly popular remodeling project that also adds value and is even becoming a baseline expectation in some markets. Spend your money wisely to get the best return: “The most important feature of a wine cellar is temperature control,” says Mike Tenhulzen, owner of Tenhulzen Residential, who installed the cellar shown here. “A reliable chiller with humidity control is well worth the initial investment, and LED lighting is ideal because it doesn’t give off any heat.” Also, make sure you go the extra mile to treat the perimeter of the room properly with vapor barriers, weatherstripping and insulation in order to protect your precious cargo.
Your home will be the life of the party with this custom wet bar complete with wine storage and lighted glass cabinetry. A small under-counter refrigerator keeps all your chilled drinks ready to serve.
All of the wine experience spaces are lined with either stone or stucco and have an antique brick floor. The tasting room is separate from the chilled wine so that the homeowners could entertain friends comfortably. A built-in bar area made from white oak has iron hardware.
A rich cherry wine dessert server functions as an ideal serving area for fine dining and parties in this traditional kitchen. Plus, the pantries on either side are ideally located for food storage while underneath chilled wine waits for the right occasion.
A crisp white palette and lots of natural light give this contemporary kitchen an open, airy feeling. A white tile backsplash is laid out in a herringbone pattern, while floating shelves keep glasses organized and easily at hand. A small wine fridge keeps favorites chilled and at the ready.
A beverage storage area is a brilliant use of space in this transitional kitchen. Glass upper cabinets showcase stemware while a built-in wine rack is a functional and beautiful way to store bottles. Side-by-side fridges allow ample space to keep any drink of choice chilled and at the ready.
A favorite corner of the house is the the wine room, modeled after an old cellar resurrected with modern materials. Stainless steel chillers were installed into the patterned grey stone slabs to limit the refrigeration behind the glass doors. This keeps the homeowners from having to cool the entire room, making the space a cozy corner to comfortably enjoy a glass of wine. A conversation piece was added to the ceiling with the chandelier made of wine corks.
This traditional wet bar is made for entertaining. A whimsical wallpaper pattern that features popular liquors and cocktails, sets the party mood. A silver cocktail mixer, pitcher and serving trays along with a copper ice bucket for chilling champagne sit atop an ample countertop, ready for quick access. The handy wine storage cabinet above and simple sink below make this the perfect work station for any party host.