7 Ways To Add a Wine Fridge in the Kitchen

See how 7 kitchens added a wine fridge for extra convenience and luxury

Image of a wine fridge under the stairs

Wine fridges make a modern, functional addition to any kitchen. They are the perfect way to effectively store wine and other beverages without taking up excess space. For wine enthusiasts and party throwers, adding a wine fridge in the kitchen grants easy access while hosting or building a wine collection. 

Luckily for apartment dwellers, modern wine fridges come in various sizes to accommodate even the slightest square footage. Here, 7 Sweeten renovators creatively added wine fridges in the kitchen during their renovations. The location in small peninsulas and even under the stairs. 

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The perfect gathering point

Image of a wine fridge in kitchen peninsula

As a chef/caterer, Sweeten homeowner Arnish wanted to renovate his kitchen to better accommodate his large parties and cooking activities. The kitchen peninsula became the centerpiece of the room and a gathering point for guests. Arnish added a wine fridge to the peninsula, to elevate its look and function. Now all of his entertaining needs are in one location, conveniently closeby for guest refills.  

built-in wine fridge cabinet

Image of a wine fridge inside a kitchen cabinet

When a water leak forced these Manhattan homeowners into an entire apartment gut renovation, they decided to take advantage of the opportunity and create a more fresh and open living space. The couple also wanted to bring in more modern anduseful storage options. One of the best remodel additions: their kitchen cabinet wine fridge. To avoid an overcrowded main fridge, they added a small, secondary unit to optimize the space. A cabinet panel on the wine fridge door matches the rest of the kitchen cabinets for a sleek, modern finish. 

Turning unused nooks into beverage storage space

Image of a small wine fridge in kitchen nook

One of the main goals of Sarah and Craig’s Long Island City condo renovation was to maximize areas that had been previously dead space.  As they worked to reconfigure the storage of their kitchen, they discovered a small nook of unused space in their bar area. The installation of their wine fridge uplifted the kitchen’s design and functionality. 

family-friendly wine fridge

Image of a wine fridge with double-sided doors

Sweeten homeowners Courtney and Jim wanted to renovate their Clinton Hill home that had become overcrowded for their family of four. It lacked practical storage options and needed a more personalized feel. They focused on the kitchen, where they gather as a family and for socializing. To enhance the hosting potential of their kitchen, their newly installed under-counter wine fridge would serve as a beverage center for children and adults. 

kitchen goes retro with a creative wine fridge location

Image of a wine fridge under the stairs

When Alicia and Ed decided to renovate their brownstone, they knew they wanted to boost their kitchen’s “wow” factor. They were especially frustrated with their old refrigerator’s lack of storage space for their wine. The couple posted their project to Sweeten and were matched with a contractor who found them the perfect solution. Although their floor plan did not allow for a larger refrigerator in the kitchen, they found a spot underneath the staircase. No structural changes were needed. A chalkboard wallsurrounds their wine fridge for a unique touch. 

kitchen designed for foodies

Image of a kitchen with a small wine fridge in corner

When homeowners Jessica and Jesse decided to renovate their co-op, they set out to build a beautiful kitchen to cook in. To transform it into the perfect cooking and gathering spot, they worked with their Sweeten contractor to create a functional island with a built-in wine fridge. The luxurious add-on wine fridge fit in perfectly with the self-professed foodies. They now have complete control over the temperature of their wine, and can more easily serve beverages with their meals.

Meeting an avid cook’s requirements

Image of white kitchen cabinets with a wine refrigerator

For Kayla and Jesse, it was time to remodel their 70-square-foot kitchen for a more personal feel. By working with her Sweeten contractor, Kayla was able to find space for everything she wanted in her new kitchen. One of the best pieces that she was able to add was a wine fridge. Without compromising any necessary space or overcrowding the kitchen, Kayla was able to fit a small unit in her kitchen. As an avid cook, the wine fridge completed her dream kitchen. 

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