How to Create the Perfect DIY Home Wine Bar

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There is nothing more relaxing than being able to come home to enjoy a glass of wine after a long day. You can enhance that feeling by creating your own home wine bar. A wine bar is a great addition to any living space, especially for entertaining and special occasions.

There are many ways to create the perfect wine bar at home. DIY is the cheapest route to pursue. Doing-it-yourself comes with the added bonus of making your wine bar exactly how you want. Obviously DIY is the most time-consuming option, so shopping around for one at an affordable price is also a good idea for those who may not have an extended period of time to dedicate to a DIY project.

Find Your Preferred Material

The sky’s the limit when deciding what material to use for your home wine bar—as long as it’s sturdy and safe of course. If you want to be environmentally friendly, you can use an old furniture like a bookshelf, an old cabinet, some old wood pallets—or really anything that you might have laying around as material to jumpstart your personal wine bar. Not only is salvaging old material great for the environment, it's great for your wallet too!

Set Up Your Wine Storage

Under counter built-in wine fridge at KingsBottleWhen it comes to storing your wine, you’ll want to have a couple of different options available. A wine rack can provide a great visual display for your bottles and give you a way to store them horizontally. However, wine racks are best used for bottles that you do not plan on drinking in the near future.

For wines that you intend to imbibe sooner, you’ll want to choose the KingsBottle wine refrigerator that works best with your space. Under counter built-in wine fridges are a great option if you have limited space, while a larger 100 bottle dual-zone wine refrigerator gives you optimal storage capacity with the ability to keep your wines stored at two different temperatures. The sleek design suits any decor, making it a subtle but stylish addition to your home wine bar. If you’re looking for the best of both worlds, try 24” dual-zone under counter wine cooler, which features two temperature zones in a compact, efficient fridge. That way, you can keep reds and whites chilled to perfection — and ready to serve at a moment’s notice.

Measure Everything!

Precise measurements are essential, so measure everything: from your drill cuts for your DIY project, to the floor space you’ll put your newly purchased wine bar in. You definitely don’t want to end up with a gaudy monstrosity taking up unnecessary space in your living room, so a little math goes a long way.

Get Creative With Your Space

Space can be scarce. So sometimes you have to get creative and work with the space that you already have. Keep in mind that the perfect wine bar isn’t about just price—it’s about what fits your home. For the best look, you’ll want to cultivate the space around your home. Make it fit the space, not take up all your space.

So if space is an issue, just opt for a elegant small piece—like a small, quaint wine rack, or a hanging piece—so don’t do that total remodel just yet. And remember, a hanging rack is an easy addition to any living space to give it that added flair: it’s compact, out of the way, and it has lots of wine!

Choose Your Color Scheme

Hanging wine rack - KingsBottle Wine Coolers storeIf you want a home wine bar that is pleasing to the visual senses, a matching color scheme is most certainly required. A furniture piece that stands out might seem like a good idea, but a color that stands out too much will completely throw off a room.

It is important to contrast your colors for a pleasing effect. Looking at color wheels will be super helpful when you go out and select paint, wood varnishes, or little accessories that you might want to add to your bar. Do some research on sites like Pinterest to get an idea of what others have done with similar spaces, and find something that suits your personal style.

Pick Your Wine

Let’s be honest, out of all the steps done, this step is probably the most fun. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Rose Champagne, Prosecco, sparkling red wine, and Madeira, all of these choices sound very tasty, and all these options and more are at your bidding.

When you pick inventory for your own bar, you have to be your own sommelier. If you want a bar fit for every occasion, variety is key. That means stocking not only your favorites, but a little of whatever your friends and family might like.

Have A Wine Party!

Now that you finally have your home wine bar, what’s next? After all that work, don’t you want to enjoy your new place for some pleasure and leisure? Invite a few friends over, bring out the hors d'oeuvres, put on some music, and take a big victory sip of your favorite wine with your family and friends. When planning your wine bar, don’t forget to explore all of the wine cooler and beverage refrigerator options that KingsBottle has to offer.