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Types of Built-in Wine Racks | Raleigh Kitchen Design Trends

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Mar 28, 2012 @ 09:03 AM

Raleigh Kitchen Design Trends

Adding a Built-in Wine Rack to Your Custom Home Kitchen

 

Where should I place a wine rack in my kitchen?

Types of Built-in Wine Racks | Raleigh Kitchen Design Trends 2012

Built-in wine racks can be designed as a bold centerpiece of the kitchen, or as a descrete storage area.

The NC custom home pictured to the left, the Worthington, includes an espresso wine storage cabinet with stem glass holders built-in below and open glass cabinet doors on either side.

Types of Built-in Wine Racks | Raleigh Kitchen Design Trends 2012

 

  

Keep in mind: both light and excessive heat can damage a bottle of wine.

 

So, if you are planning to store wine in a rack or open cabinet (versus a climate controlled refrigerator or basement/cellar storage area), try to place the built-in rack on a wall receiving as little natural light (and heat) exposure as possible.  

 

 

 

Types of Built-in Wine Racks | Raleigh Kitchen Design Trends 2012

My kitchen is already packed with cabinets and appliances. Where else can a wine rack be integrated into my new home?

If you already love your kitchen floor plan, another favorite location for a built-in wine rack and/or refrigerator is a butler's pantry.

A butler's pantry can be located in the dining room, a hallway, an alcove underneath a staricase, or a transition area between a kitchen and dining room.

The NC custom home pictured to the right, the Kessler, features an optional dining room butler's pantry with built-in wine rack and wine cooler.

 

 

Why are racks designed to store wine sideways?

Types of Built-in Wine Racks | Raleigh Kitchen Design Trends 2012

Wine racks are designed to store bottles sideways to ensure the wine stays in contact with the cork.

A moist cork maintains a tight seal, keeping wine fresh. A dried out cork can shrink, allowing oxygen to spoil and age the wine.

The NC custom home pictured to the left, the Almodovar, freatures a Tahoe Cherry Java built-in wine rack with liquor cabinet above.  

 

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