Sarah on March 28, 2014 2 Comments Have you been lusting over a wine cooler but just can’t decide where you’d put it? Because of front ventilation, built-in wine coolers can be placed practically anywhere. There are certain things that might restrict where you place a freestanding wine refrigerator since back and side ventilation is required, but there are still plenty of fantastic ways to seamlessly integrate the cooler into your home. Over the years, we’ve seen our wine coolers placed in homes and businesses across the country. Here are our top ten most popular placements: 1. Kitchen This is by far the most popular place for wine coolers. Whether entertaining a large group or cooking for two, it can be quite convenient to keep wine readily available in the kitchen. You can quickly and easily grab a bottle for simmering, pairing, enjoying, or all of the above. 2. Dry Bar or Wet Bar If you enjoy entertaining or find yourself entertaining often, you’ve probably already devoted an area of your home to drink mixing. What better addition to this area than a wine cooler? Your selections will be perfectly chilled and ready to serve to guests with no hassle involved. 3. Cellar Yes, cellars are the ideal place for storing your valued wine collection, but they do not necessarily provide the ideal serving temperature, even with a wine cellar cooling system. This is why having a wine cooler in your cellar is great for keeping select bottles ready to drink at a moment’s notice. 4. Tasting Room Many vintners and collectors have an area in their home or winery dedicated solely to wine tasting. For obvious reasons, these rooms are a popular location for wine coolers. When tasting, you want conditions to be perfect. You want to receive the full experience the wine has to offer. Having a large wine refrigerator at your disposal offers plenty of storage space for your ready-to-taste wines. 5. Dining Room If you’re frequently the host(ess) of large dinner parties, then you know what a hassle it can be to retrieve more wine when a bottle runs out. Having a wine cooler in your dining room prevents this hassle and allows you to entertain with ease. Because they have the look and feel of china buffets or other typical dining room furniture pieces, credenzas are ideal options for this space. 6. Restaurant or Café If you’ve just opened a restaurant or an evening-style café, a wine cooler can be a great way to impress the wine crowd (who tend to be the big spenders). Not only that, though, having your wine stored in a temperature- and humidity-controlled environment lengthens the life of your collection. You’ll never have to throw out bottles due to overheating or because they’re corked. Be sure to have the temperatures inside the cooler just right for whatever type of wine you’re serving. 7. Wine Bar Whether it’s a renovated closet space in your home or a large-scale business venture, wine bars are rapidly growing in popularity in the US. You’ve probably already got trendy racking and stylish stemware; why not complete the space with a dependable wine cooler? 8. Finished Basement, Den, or Entertainment Area Many homeowners, whether they’re entertaining or not, tend to spend the majority of their down time in their entertainment area. This may be the area where you watch TV, shoot pool, spend time with friends and family, read or otherwise unwind after a long day. If unwinding for you typically involves a glass of wine, as well, then this is a great place to consider placing a wine cooler. 9. Countertop Countertop placement allows for easy access while also maximizing your space. If you don’t want to sacrifice floor space and only want to chill a few select bottles, consider placing a smaller wine cooler on your counter. 10. Closed-In Porch. If you live in an area that doesn’t experience extreme weather and your space doesn’t receive extended periods of direct sunlight, it can be quite convenient to store your wine bottles on your porch. After all, porch sitting and wine sipping go hand-in-hand effortlessly. The most important thing to consider when choosing a location for your wine cooler is ease of access. Think about where you’re most likely to be serving the wine. If you envision yourself uncorking a bottle in front of the TV in the den, then the den might be the best place for the cooler. If you plan to be serving your finest bottles at impressive dinner parties, you might want to consider placing the cooler in the dining room, a dry/wet bar, or the kitchen. Wherever you decide to place it, a wine cooler is a fantastic way to ease entertaining while also showcasing your collection and storing it in optimal conditions.