6 DIY Wine Storage Ideas When a Full Cellar Is Not an Option

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Wine has been something we’ve loved to indulge in since the beginning of time. In fact, 75% of adults drink wine, and they do so regularly!

You probably enjoy a glass or two every once in a while. And now, with more time on your hands, you’re looking to expand your wine collection past just a few bottles.

You might be wondering, “do you need a wine cellar to store wine?” Thankfully, the answer is no!

If you don’t have a full wine cellar, not to worry. Here are 6 DIY wine storage ideas that’ll enable you to keep a nice collection!

1. Get a Freestanding Wine Rack for Your Table

We’ll start off the list with the easiest idea possible: using a freestanding wine rack as well as wine aerators. These are relatively cheap to buy and come in a wide variety of interesting designs.

Freestanding wine racks are easy to place anywhere, such as on your dining table, coffee table, or on top of your refrigerator. The only caveat is that they don’t hold very many bottles; usually, around 5 or so.

A freestanding wine rack can be great for beginners who don’t have many bottles in the collection just yet. But once you start acquiring more wine bottles, you’ll either want to get more freestanding wine racks or refer to other ideas on this list.

2. Make Use of That Kitchen Niche Closet

Do you have a random niche closet in your kitchen? Is it currently just stuffed with random things? Then you’ll want to clear everything out.

Throw away your junk and find new homes for your belongings. It’s time to convert your niche closet!

Install some wine shelves once you’ve emptied it out and you can easily store tens of bottles in there. And with the niche closet door closed, everything will be neatly hidden away.

You’ll thank yourself for doing so, as this is a win-win situation. Not only will you clean out your dusty shelves, but you’ll also expand your wine collection easily. Not to mention, you might just find that random item you’ve been racking your brain for!

3. Install Metal Wine Racks on Your Walls

This idea is perfect for any type of wine storage since it’s so customizable. Anywhere where you’ve got some empty wall space, you can nail a rack or two on! This can be in your kitchen, living room, bedroom, or even the entrance hall.

Installing metal wine racks is excellent for people who aren’t very craft and would like minimal work when DIYing. All you need is a hammer, some nails, and a leveler to make sure that you’re nailing these shelves on straight.

Not only can you make good use of your vertical space, but the various bottles you put in these racks can add a nice aesthetic to your home. They can certainly be good talking points when you have guests over!

4. Replace a Kitchen Cabinet

You might have a kitchen cabinet where there’s barely anything inside of it. In that case, consider ripping it out and making it into a place to store wine.

Get some pieces of wood to make up some shelving. Paint them a contrasting color to your existing cabinets to draw people’s eyes to it. You can even add some tiles in the back like a backsplash to put even more emphasis on your wine shelf.

What’s great about this idea is that your collection will be prominently featured so guests can see what a big wine lover you are. Plus, the bottles will be easily accessible. When you run out during dinner, all you have to do is go in the kitchen, reach up, and grab another!

5. Make a Small Wine Cabinet

Perhaps you’re running out of space in your kitchen to store things, so you can’t spare a cabinet to store wine in. What you can try instead is building your own little wine cabinet!

The idea is that it looks similar to a nightstand, but much taller and a little wider. The bottom can be a 9×9 square to keep 9 bottles in, the middle can store wine glasses, and the top can be a small drawer to keep bits and pieces in, such as a waiter’s friend corkscrew and napkins.

This is a great DIY project for those who are crafty. After you’ve successfully put everything together, you can then paint the cabinet a color that matches your current decor. You can even put wheels on the bottom so you can easily access your wine collection.

6. Make a Wine Nook

Have you always dreamed about sitting by your windowsill, sipping on some wine while enjoying the sunshine and wildlife? Well, it’s about time you make that dream a reality!

Either buy or construct a hollow wooden bench that’s sturdy enough to sit on. In the hollow bit, create little cubes where you can stack wine bottles and glasses on their sides. On top, place some cushions that are nice to sit on.

The next time you want to take in your surroundings, just sit down at your nook, pull out a bottle and glass, and get to sipping!

For more ideas and information, this wine blog has it all.

Try Out These Wine Storage Ideas

After reading this article, you now have some fantastic wine storage ideas!

As you can see, you don’t need a big fancy wine cellar to show off your love of wine. Whether you repurpose your kitchen niche closet or replace a kitchen cabinet (or two) for wine storage, or even create your own wine cabinet, you’ll be able to show off your collection in no time!

If you’d like to learn more about how to properly store wine, then browse our blog page now.