This super-functional butler’s pantry features a wine fridge, shelves for glasses, two ovens and plenty of storage. The sleek, wood cabinets keep the space feeling clean and contemporary rather than cluttered.
A beverage center and wine fridge are convenient additions to this contemporary kitchen, making it perfect for entertaining. The sleek space is accented with rustic wood elements for added visual interest.
The wet bar in this contemporary kitchen has a backsplash made up of white subway tile and stainless steel inserts. The sleek horizontal cabinet hardware mimics the lines of the backsplash, while the stainless steel wine fridge matches the glass-front stainless steel cabinets above.
When creating a bar to service the kitchen and dining room for a client who entertained regularly, Teri Turan’s biggest challenge was space: “We only had a 47-inch space to fit a wine captain, an ice maker, storage for top shelf bottles, mixers, glassware, cocktail napkins and bar paraphernalia,” she says. Custom cabinets and careful shopping for extra-small appliances got the job done. She finished off the look with Persia Pearl granite countertops and honed travertine tile on the backsplash.
The combination of exposed wooden beams and sleek open shelving gives this kitchen a unique style. A wine fridge in the peninsula was a bonus feature in the stunning space, which features state-of-the-art appliances.
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.