Published on October 11, 2017

Listen up wine connoisseurs: If you take your drinking seriously, then you know that where you store your vino matters. Because we love our wine almost as much as we love clever design hacks, we dug up the ingenious ideas for stashing your most prized possessions. Whether you’re over the bar cart movement, tight on room, or simply want a creative way to display your collection, these inspirational fixes not only look great, but also keep bottles safe.

Closet-turned-wet bar

While not an easy choice to make, sometimes finding a place for your wine takes precedence over a home for your shoes. Consider transforming a spare closet into a luxe mini bar that will meet all your hostessing needs. We love that this glamorous setup includes a mini fridge, so you can keep bottles chilled for guests throughout the night. 

Compromised cabinet space

In this small Scandi home, a collection of wooden pegs stands in for dish storage. We love how this minimalist substitute adds a sense of depth to a tiny cooking space.

 

A designated nook

Carve out a slender spot for your wine in the kitchen, much like this sleek presentation by Wanda Ely Architect.

 

Under-the-stairs storage

Don’t count this prime location out. Functionality takes on new meaning when you utilize the space under your stairs to house your finest reds and whites.

 

An exposed brick display

At this edgy Budapest apartment, copper rods make for a solid industrial-inspired display. Craft an impressive statement by transforming an entire wall into a wine lover’s dream or add a few rods for a simple metallic look. Who needs wall art when you have Pinot Grigio?

 

Sky-high stacking

A touch sculptural, this floor-to-ceiling solution makes picking the right bottle easy. While you may need a ladder close by to offer an assist every now and then, at least this sky-high hack makes it easy to read the labels.

 

Mount and hang

It’s true, we love just about any shelf that hangs. This rustic on-the-wall piece from Wayfair helps keep bottles off the counter when you’re getting busy in the kitchen. Most importantly, this three-piece set doesn’t have to just hold your bottles. Glasses and cocktail tools are welcome, too.

 

See-through cellar

Embrace your inner show-off by installing a transparent cellar to parade a colorful collection. This storage option lets the passionate be totally clear with everyone who passes through their home: You don’t mess around when it comes to wine.

 

Easy-to-access drawers

We’re taking major organization cues from this breezy waterfront West Village home. This grab-as-you-go hack not only helps keep vino in order, but it also ensures that glass bottles stay of reach from kiddos who might also be roaming the home.

 

Pantry perfection

Mimic the look and feel of a cellar in the pantry by incorporating X-shaped wine boxes that allow for maximum storage.

 

A very mini-bar

Just because you live in a small space doesn’t mean you can’t champion the entertaining game. A beautiful boozy surprise, consider building or buying a practical mini-bar display that can double as kitchen counter space.

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