Where To Put A Freestanding Wine Cooler?
- 1 Where To Put A Freestanding Wine Cooler?
- 1.1 1. The Living Room (Non-Ventilated)
- 1.2 2. The Living Room (Ventilated)
- 1.3 3. The Kitchen (Non-Ventilated)
- 1.4 4. The Kitchen (Ventilated)
- 1.5 5. The Dining Room
- 1.6 6. The Bedroom/Closet
- 1.7 7. The Bathroom
- 1.8 8. The Laundry Room/Utility Room
- 1.9 9. Cool Basement Areas
- 1.10 10. Near an External Wall
- 1.11 11. In a Basement With No Windows
- 1.12 12. In A Cool Garage
- 1.13 13. In A Wine Room With a Huge Window
- 1.14 14. Near an Internal Wall Without Windows
- 1.15 15. Near a Drafty Window
- 2 Conclusion
Where to put a freestanding wine cooler? Freestanding wine coolers are a popular choice for wine lovers because they offer flexibility in where you can put them. But with so many options on the market, it can be hard to know which one is right for you. In this blog post, we’ll outline some of the best places to put your freestanding wine cooler and provide some tips on how to choose the right one. Let’s get started.
Every wine lover knows that wine tastes its best when it’s stored at the right temperature. Unfortunately, attaining the perfect wine storage temperature isn’t always easy. This is especially true if you live in a house with limited space for wine storage – but there are options.
One option is to buy or build your own wine cellar. These can be very expensive though, so another option may be more practical for you – freestanding wine coolers. If you have an area where you’d like to put your wine cooler but aren’t sure where to start, here are some places we recommend checking out first:
1. The Living Room (Non-Ventilated)
Many wine lovers enjoy having their wines at room temperature in the living room while watching TV, reading magazines, or listening to music. However, this isn’t good for your wine because the wine will heat up. If you live in a condo or small apartment, you can put wine coolers in the living room if it’s not ventilated (sealed off). Just make sure it isn’t near anything that might accidentally hit or knock over your wine cooler.
2. The Living Room (Ventilated)
If you’re wine cooler is on casters and has ventilation at the bottom of the wine cooler, this makes your wine cooler portable which means you can move it to anywhere in the living room that fits your mood. You can even roll it into the bedroom or dining room if you want to change things up. Just make sure your wine cooler is far enough away from any open windows and doors so an unexpected gust won’t ruin your wine collection.
3. The Kitchen (Non-Ventilated)
If you want to put wine in the kitchen, but don’t want wine fumes wafting through your home all day, a wine cooler in the kitchen is perfect for you. Just make sure it’s not near anything that can catch on fire and be careful putting wine in or taking wine out when you’re cooking. You don’t want red wine to reduce into a sauce and go splashing onto your counters and floors.
4. The Kitchen (Ventilated)
Wine coolers with ventilation are perfect for the main part of the kitchen where everyone gathers because they’re great conversation pieces. If you have this type of wine cooler, it will look great next to the wine glasses in your cabinet or in a wine rack in your wall. Just make sure you have enough space to put it on wheels so you can easily roll it out when you’re doing dishes or cooking food that might damage wine if they mix together.
5. The Dining Room
Dining rooms are perfect for wine coolers because wine is almost always served with dinner, but unfortunately, most people don’t have room for wine racks here. Having a wine cooler near the wine glasses and silverware makes serving easy when you have company over. If possible, try to find one with ventilation at the bottom of the wine cooler because moving air will help preserve your favorite wines.
6. The Bedroom/Closet
If you’re looking for places to put wine coolers, the bedroom or closet is perfect because it’s considered a “cool” place. Wine will be preserved near wine glasses, corkscrews, and wine decanters. Just make sure if you put wine in your bedroom, you keep them out of reach of children and pets who might see wine as more than just for drinking.
7. The Bathroom
Don’t laugh, but some people like to have wine near their sinks because it makes brushing teeth or shaving more fun. If wine isn’t your thing, this might not be the best place to put your wine cooler though.
8. The Laundry Room/Utility Room
If you’re looking for multiple places to put your freestanding wine cooler, why not put wine coolers next to your other appliances in the laundry room or utility room? Wine can make doing chores more enjoyable.
9. Cool Basement Areas
If you have a cool basement that tends to stay around 58 degrees Fahrenheit or less year-round, that could be a great wine storage spot. Many wine coolers only need temperatures between 50 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit to properly chill wine, so this area of your basement can make a great wine cellar.
10. Near an External Wall
Many wine cellars actually exist in the external walls of homes or even in sheds, barns, or wine rooms with huge windows. This is because external walls usually stay cooler than internal ones in the summertime due to less insulation, making them great spots for wine storage if you have one near where you plan to put your wine cooler.
11. In a Basement With No Windows
If your house has a basement that doesn’t get much natural light but tends to stay around 50-60 degrees Fahrenheit year-round, this can be a great wine storage spot. Just make sure you don’t put your wine cooler near the floor in such a case, or it might end up too cool and potentially ruin any wine you place inside.
12. In A Cool Garage
If you have a garage that tends to stay around 58 degrees Fahrenheit or less year-round like most basements do, this could also be a great wine storage spot – but there is one caveat: garages often get warmer than their surroundings due to being exposed on all sides from the sun during the day. So you’ll want to avoid putting your wine cooler on the warmer side of the garage if possible. That said, some wine experts still recommend using garage spaces as wine cellars.
13. In A Wine Room With a Huge Window
Many wine lovers invest in wine rooms specifically because they don’t have space for wine cellars. But you can put wine coolers in wine rooms too, even if the room has huge windows. The trick is to place your wine cooler next to them so they stay extra cold – and if needed, you can always use dark curtains or blinds on the window(s) to keep sunlight out and prevent it from heating up your wine storage spot.
14. Near an Internal Wall Without Windows
If you’re house has a basement that doesn’t get much natural light and stays around 50-60 degrees Fahrenheit year-round but also has an internal wall that doesn’t get direct sunlight either, this wine storage spot is perfect. Just make sure you don’t put your wine cooler near the floor, or it might end up too warm and potentially ruin any wine you place inside.
15. Near a Drafty Window
If you have a room in your house where there are lots of drafty windows that tend to stay around 50-60 degrees Fahrenheit year-round, this can be another great wine storage spot. Just make sure you avoid putting your wine on the window side. That way, if not directly exposed to sunlight, wine on that side of the room will remain cool enough at all times.
So there you have it – these are some of our best suggestions for where to place a freestanding wine in your home. Of course, wine coolers can be placed nearly anywhere if it fits the wine storage needs you have. But if you aren’t sure where to start or what wine cooler is right for you, check out our wine cooler buying guide.
If you’re in the market for a new freestanding wine cooler and want to know where it would fit best, we’ve got some great news. Not only will we help you identify your needs when shopping for one of these appliances but also show you how they can be an excellent addition to any home bar or kitchen space.
Whether you need more storage capacity or just something that looks good on display, our list of the best places to put a freestanding wine cooler should give you all the information needed to make a decision about what’s right for your household!