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    The 11 Best Places For Your Wine Cooler? (And Why)

    Where's The Best Place For Your Wine Cooler?

    Where is the best place to store your wine cooler? Well, if your wine collection has grown to the extent that you have had to invest or are looking to invest in a wine cooler, you may be wondering where the best place is to keep it is.

    Once you've found the perfect wine fridge, whether that's a built in wine fridge or freestanding wine cooler, you'll need to decide on exactly where you would like it to live. 

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    The 11 Best Places For A Wine Fridge

    Here's our 11 favourite places for a wine cooler:

    1. Kitchen
    2. Garage
    3. Living Room
    4. Utility Room
    5. Dining Room
    6. Restaurant or Cafe
    7. Wine Bar
    8. Countertop
    9. Cellar or Basement
    10. Entertainment Room
    11. Home Bar

    Depending on the dimensions of your wine cooler, it’s location can take up a sizeable footprint. Whilst a kitchen wine fridge is an extremely popular place to store wine for obvious reasons, there are many other brilliant ways to integrate wine coolers into your home.

    We thought we would take you through a few of the different options for you to consider when choosing where to locate your wine cooler. 

    1. Kitchen

    Wine coolers are typically stylish and modern in their design, so when placed in a kitchen, they will always add an extra level of style and sophistication, giving a real wow factor to the room when entertaining. 

    Additionally, if you have a kitchen island you could consider a built in wine cooler or an under counter wine cooler. An integrated wine cooler would really set it off as they offer a true flush finish in cabinetry. Whilst this option would require a slightly higher budget, it would look fantastic.

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    2. Garage

    Garages are typically adjoined to the house and provide you with extra space to store tools, furniture, cleaning equipment, and even cars. So garages are the perfect place to store wine coolers as they typically have a lot of available floor space and can, therefore, accommodate for even the largest of wine collections.

    You could either have your garage wine cooler freestanding or placed within work surfaces that have been previously installed within the room. 

    3. Living Area

    A wine cabinet can be a wonderful addition to the appearance of your living room. Typically made of stainless steel, black metal, or glass, a beautifully designed wine cooler could easily become your living area’s central feature. Another benefit of having the cooler stored in your living area is that you can always keep an eye on the temperatures of the wines. A living room wine fridge is the perfect place to showcase your fine wines.

    4. Utility Room

    A utility room is another prime location to place your wine cooler. Utility rooms are compact, useful spaces that are typically used to store practical equipment and appliances such as ironing boards, washing machines, tumble driers, and pet supplies. Assuming that your utility room lives close to your kitchen, whilst your wine cooler will be hidden away, it will still be extremely accessible.  

    5. Dining Room

    If you're someone who loves entertaining in their home then locating your wine cooler in the dining room would be a great idea. All your wines will be ready to serve without you heading backing and forth to another room. Take a look at our dedicated dining room wine fridges today.

    Best Place For A Wine Fridge - Restaurant

    6. Restaurant or Cafe

    If you're opening a new restaurant or cafe a wine fridge is the ideal appliance to show off your wines and attract customers. Storing your wine in a temperature and humidity controlled environment also means your customers will enjoy their drinks even more (and hopefully come back!).

    Kiss good bye to corked wine bottles or wines ruined by high temperatures or damp. Find our fill range of Restaurant, Bar and Commercial wine fridges here.

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    7. Wine Bar

    If you're looking to build a wine bar at home, or as a business - it's likely you've amassed a beautiful wall rack to store a large volume of wine bottles. Why not finish the racking area by installing a versatile wine fridge allowing you to cater for long term storage and serving all at once.

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    8. Countertop

    Using a kitchen countertop to locate your wine fridge is a great idea, although you will be restricted on the size of wine cooler available. Most coolers suitable for countertops have a capacity of 20-30 bottles.

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    Best Location for a wine fridge - Basement

    9. Cellar or Basement

    A cellar or basement wine cellar renovation project is the perfect excuse for your wine collection to get a fancy new home complete with bespoke racking and high end wine fridges. Often wine cellars require sealing and extensive work to ensure the environment is not too damp for wines (and as a living space) but a number of wine fridges can cope with slightly humid environments - just check the individual appliance specification first.

    10. Entertainment Room

    Purpose built entertainment rooms / areas are becoming incredibly popular for homeowners. They're the ideal place to house a large wine fridge along with other items like a pool table maybe? Imagine yourself on a Friday evening with friends enjoying your beer and wine collection all in the comfort of your own home.

    11. Home Bar  

    If you enjoy entertaining at home, you probably already have an area to serve and make drinks. Wouldn't this be the perfect spot for a stunning bar wine fridge (with illuminating display lights!).

    Your wine collection will be perfectly chilled and presented - ready to entertain guests with your very own home bar fridge.

    Summary

    When you're deciding on a place to position your wine cooler, there's several locations you could consider.

    Here's our 11 best places for a wine cooler:

    1. Kitchen
    2. Garage
    3. Living Area
    4. Utility Room
    5. Dining Room
    6. Restaurant or Cafe
    7. Wine Bar
    8. Countertop
    9. Cellar or Basement
    10. Entertainment Room
    11. Home Bar

    Whether you want to seamlessly integrate your wine cooler into the layout of your kitchen or whether you would simply prefer to keep it hidden away, there are various options that you could explore.

    Due to the fragile nature of wine, you need to ensure that your wine cooler is positioned somewhere with sufficient ventilation and protected against temperature fluctuations, surface vibrations, and direct sunlight.

    As long as these conditions are all met, you should have no issues at all with the storing of your wine collection.

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    philip thompson Author: Philip Thompson
    Philip is the General Manager at Expert Wine Storage, and is very knowledgable about all things relating to wine and wine storage, including wine fridges. He is regularly featured in media outlets sharing his knowledge on wine. Connect on Linkedin