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While a wine fridge is a welcome addition to any kitchen concepts, it is not the one area this nifty equipment works wonders. And a rise in designers utilizing them to reinforce different areas within the house is proof of the upward development.

‘We’re seeing an interior design trend for wine and beverage coolers used all through the house,’ says Luke Siow, president of luxe wine cooler design model Zephyr . ‘They’re turning into more and more fashionable within the dwelling workplace, storage, den and, after all, dwelling moist bar. This frees up area in the principle fridge and ensures chilly drinks are all the time available.’

Caught for concepts? See beneath for a roundup of rooms that designers assume are good for a wine fridge.

The place to place a wine fridge when it is not within the kitchen

1. The utility room hybrid

wine fridge in the pantry by deVOL

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The rise of the hybrid utility room has seen a rise in folks making work actually laborious as a multifunctional area – together with a wet bar space – making it an ideal spot for a wine fridge.

‘The utility/laundry room these days typically has multiple objective,’ says  deVOL (opens in new tab) Inventive Director Helen Parker. ‘It has hooks for coats and cubbyholes for boots – the mudroom bit. Then it could have a wine fridge and a sink – the bar bit. Then it could have deep cabinets for ironing boards and home equipment – the utility bit. 

‘These hybrid rooms that serve many capabilities are a helpful method of getting cumbersome issues out of the kitchen. That is nice as, with intelligent design, the rooms can nonetheless be made to look beautiful and useful with the usage of tongue and groove boarding, shaker peg rails and lift-up seats to retailer sneakers and canine paraphernalia.’

2. The eating room

wine fridge in grey dining room by Tom Howley

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If you’re internet hosting a cocktail party within the eating room, the very last thing you wish to do be doing is leaving your friends for fixed disappearing acts to the kitchen to get extra drinks.

A bar space – together with a useful wine fridge – is an excellent concept for the circulation of the night.

‘Each room deserves a characteristic piece, and a bar is the final word assertion,’ says Chris Hanger, Kitchen Designer at Tom Howley (opens in new tab). ‘The secret’s to have a flexible space that can be utilized on a regular basis, not only for the occasional social gathering. A built-in dresser is good for on a regular basis use because it might be repurposed as a bar within the night.’

By including an built-in wine fridge, you are making the unit work even tougher, and providing entry to chilled drinks from the eating room in addition to the kitchen.

In addition to events, quick access to chilly refreshments is also useful should you’re eating desk doubles up as a desk if you’re working from dwelling.

3. The lounge

wine fridge in living room by Havenly

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Be trustworthy: who hasn’t had the controversy about who’s getting off the couch to enter the kitchen to seize one other drink mid Netflix marathon?

In addition to your favourite tipple, a wine fridge can even preserve soda cans or bottles of water cool in your no-move film refreshment.

‘Whereas it’s normal to search out wine fridges in a kitchen or pantry, with somewhat design love, they could be a very useful (and classy) addition to residing areas (significantly household areas and basements),’ says Heather Goerzen, of inside design hub Havenly (opens in new tab)

‘In a perfect world, it is in-built to match the millwork. However you can even camouflage one beside a sideboard and potted plant, or use it as an ‘accent desk’ with a basket of blankets layered subsequent to it.’

4. The basement/Comfortable/TV room

Wine bar in living room snug at El Rancho by Semihandmade

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A basement or cosy is the proper cozy-up area for a bar space and built-in wine fridge.

‘There’s no rule dictating that your house bar needs to be in your kitchen or pantry,’ say the consultants at Semihandmade.

‘El Rancho’s front room bar is a compelling case for including a wine fridge and countertop bar proper the place you tune in for film evening. 

‘In lieu of a media console, IKEA cabinetry with Semihandmade Black Supermatte Shaker fronts (opens in new tab) makes for a chic, customized leisure hub.’

5. The solar room

wine fridge in a sun room by Carbon 6 Interiors

(Picture credit score: Carbon 6 Interiors/Swanson Houses)

A solar room with direct entry to an out of doors entertaining space is the proper spot to put in a bar space with wine fridge.

Swanson Homes (opens in new tab) and Carbon 6 Interiors created the fashionable and sensible solar room above.

Lindsey Swanson, of design studio Carbon 6 Interiors (opens in new tab) Our purchasers like to entertain, so we put each a wine fridge (left) and a customized paneled common fridge (proper) on this solar room’s bar space, which additionally gives simple beverage entry to the walkout patio and outdoor kitchen island within the yard.’ 

6. The She Shed/Man Cave

wine fridge in den/she shed/man cave by Zephyr

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Whether or not it is a she shed, a person cave, a den, or no matter you prefer to name it, a separate area the place you possibly can get pleasure from some high quality me-time or entertain mates is an more and more fashionable addition to a house.

Elevate the area, and ensure there is no motive to go away should you do not wish to, by making a bar space with wine fridge.

The room above encompasses a Presrv Wine & Beverage Cooler by Zephyr, which is ideal for chilling all forms of drinks.

Add a vintage-style area rug, some fairly houseplants, paintings and ceramics, and you’ve got created an inviting area to hang around in.

7. The lavatory

wine fridge in bathroom by Zephyr

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There is a plethora of the reason why a wine fridge is a superb bathroom idea. First up, some drugs and nutritional vitamins are greatest stored at below-room temperature, so you will not have to move again to the kitchen to take your day by day base in case you have them chilling in your ensuite.

Merchandise and lotions, in addition to face masks and towels, are so soothing when utilized straight from the fridge. You may additionally wish to preserve pure elements in your lavatory fridge, like cucumbers for depuffing eyes.

In the event you’re taking a protracted, scorching soak, it is good to have a relaxing bottle of water available to maintain you hydrated. What’s extra, it’s possible you’ll merely wish to seize a chilly bottle of water to take to mattress with out having to return out to the kitchen.

8. The pantry bar

wine fridge in neutral pantry by Semihandmade

(Picture credit score: Design by Jessica Jones; Pictures by Nicole Dianne Pictures)

Multifunctional areas have gotten de rigueur to accommodate a busy household’s way of life and desires. 

Popping your bar space and wine fridge into the pantry means you possibly can create a devoted area to make your favourite sips with out taking over treasured room within the kitchen.

The pantry above was designed by Jessica Jones to accommodate her rising household in northern California. She used  Semihandmade DIY fronts (opens in new tab) painted in Benjamin Moore Creamy White (opens in new tab) for the area.

Semihandmade says: ‘The pantry is nearly like an extension of the kitchen.To entry it, it’s a must to stroll down a small hallway simply past the range. It has meals storage, very like your typical pantry, however it additionally accommodates the fridge, a microwave, a wine fridge, and a big countertop for a baking nook.

‘Although this area has the entire identical aesthetics as the principle a part of the kitchen, it’s tucked away from the hustle and bustle, making it an important area for hiding the mess of making ready cocktails or appetizers when entertaining.’

You may create a very fairly pantry area that is sensible too. Strive integrating your win fridge right into a show cupboard space that reveals off your comfortable hour necessities and enticing servingware.

wine fridge in blue pantry by Semihandmade

(Picture credit score: Design by Tyler and Jessica Marés, Renovate108; Pictures by Margaret Wright)

Cupboards and Semihandmade DIY Shakers fronts within the area above by Tyler and Jessica Marés of Renovate108 (opens in new tab) are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Narragansett Green (opens in new tab).

‘The main points, like integrated panels on the wine fridge and beadboard cupboard backs, make this dwelling bar look particularly refined,’ says Semihandmade.

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