Your wine collection doesn’t have to be hidden away in your kitchen cupboards – with the latest designs and bespoke solutions, you can create a statement feature in your home and keep your drinks in optimum condition.
Whatever the size of your space, bespoke storage solutions can help make the best use of spare areas. Matt Thomas, buyer for Fitted Furniture at John Lewis, shares his top tips on what to consider when designing made-to-measure styles.
- ‘Bespoke wine cellars are extremely flexible and can be fitted into nearly any space in your home. They can be great for utilising unused space, such as under the stairs for example.’
- ‘Heating is a key consideration when thinking about a bespoke cellar. Radiators can easily be re-sited if necessary. If you have underfloor heating, you will need to take this into account if you are planning a cellar, as this will need to be inactive in the room.’
- ‘The best shaped room for a wine cellar is a square.’
- ‘Make sure that the room is well insulated.’
- ‘Consider your current and future wine collection and the format this would take with the amount of bottles you would like to store – for example, standard bottles, champagne bottles, magnums, half bottles and cases of wine. This will affect the overall design and size of your cellar.
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