As most of you know, I have just moved into a new house. We are still painting and well, everything is still a shambles 6 weeks down the track (it seems to be never-ending! Thank goodness for wine when you’re building a house right). I am currently toying with ideas of what to do with my wine collection, and I am hoping I come to a decision sooner rather than later as Mr. Spitttoon and I have already made quite a big dent in our collection of good bottles! I was recently introduced to Dee and her team at Versatile Wine Cellar Tanks who have kindly put together a few fantastic wine storage ideas and options for all budgets. Thanks Dee!
So you’ve finally made the decision to transform your cellar! Once a dumping ground for all those boxes you’ve yet to sort out since first moving in, your little space below your house can soon become anything from a home office to a quiet haven from which to relax. Or you could go one better and turn it into your very own neighbourhood wine shop!
Joking aside, a cellar – whether big or small – is the perfect place to store all that wine you’ve promised yourself you’ll get round to drinking. As, let’s face it, the prospect of surveying your own ‘wine kingdom’ each and every night, perusing the bottles but not actually daring to pop the cork on one, is almost more satisfying than the first satisfying sips of the drink itself!
To help you on your way to a wine cellar even the ‘A’ List celebs would be proud of, we’re bringing you some much-needed inspiration in terms of how to store your best-loved bottles.
Small Budget? Get Creative with a DIY Wine Rack
We knew Pinterest wouldn’t let us down when it comes to money-saving ideas! The site is absolutely bursting with inspiration – and if you have a keen eye for crafts, you’ll certainly want to have a browse about the picture-sharing portal. Simply check out the link above for more than a handful of ideas on how to use bits and pieces around the home to great effect: namely, as a wine rack. After all, you don’t always have to spend a lot to spruce up certain areas of your home – things like this can always be done on the cheap, if budget won’t allow you to go wild. Plus, a lot of these ideas aren’t just perfect as wine racks; many of them also double up as other useful household items, like towel holders or plastic bag storage. The best bit about these racks? They’re cheap – if not free! Just take a look around your house and see what you can find to transform. Check out the site for some more inspiration and spruce up your cellar today.
Medium Budget? Go Green with a Rustic Wine Rack
If your cellar’s a little on the modest size, don’t worry. The best thing to do in this instance is simply make the most of the height of the room – and we’ve found just the thing! Check out reclaimed wooden wine racks on places like Etsy, they’re not only kind to the environment, but as you can get ones which stand so tall, you can stack your bottles high rather than wide. Ideal for those who’d like to stock more than a handful of bottles of their favourite wine, but just don’t have the width for it, this is a great – and relatively good value option – considering the handiwork involved.
Break-the-Bank Budget? Try This…
Is your current wine cellar just not doing it for you? Perhaps you have a big budget and you’re looking for a tailor-made solution? Pre-cast concrete wine cellars such as those by Versatile Tanks could well be the answer! Whether your cellar is above or underground, you can make the most of one of these ready-made options. Manufactured as a complete sealed unit, they’re transportable by truck to anywhere in Australia. In terms of features, the devil is in the detail; each unit eliminates unnecessary joins, which can lead to leakage, rising damp and mould, with a coating added prior to delivery for an added moisture barrier. In short, this is a quality choice for anyone looking to add the real wow factor to their home.
Make sure to check out my post on 5 tips on the best way to store wines here.