If you have had a hard week at work, there is nothing better than coming home and enjoying a glass of wine. Whether it's a cold glass of sauvignon blanc from the fridge or some merlot, t is relaxing and calming, ad gets you ready for the weekend.
There are a plethora of wine bars across the capital and some of the oldest pubs in Britain have been turned into wine bars and little drinkeries.
But if you would like to have a wine cellar and don't have the room, then you can convert a cupboard into a cellar and have the same effect!
Selecting the right cupboard is important, and if you just need somewhere to store then any old cupboard will do. If however, you need to be able to display the wines so that you can see them in your dining room or kitchen then you will need to furnish it differently, for presentation.
Make the door as stylish as you can; possibly using wrought iron and glass so your guests can see what is on display. Make sure that you are storing them in a sensible place for the wine, as you don't want the wine to perish and be un drinkable. Under the counter is a great place as it is one of the coolest places in the kitchen, as the cool air sinks. Remember that large open shelves create the potential for the bottles to fall, so think about safety, especially if you are placing the cupboard in a high place.
Add a small light to the areas so you can see when you are choosing your wine, but opt for one that turns on when the door is opened, otherwise you will continually heat your wine up which will affect the taste when you open the bottle.
Add a pretty handle to really add the finishing touch, or think about adding some fake stone to really give the impression of a cellar to your wine area.
If you are making any changes to your home then make sure you have Buildings Insurance to protect your home from any damage or accident.