Every space in our home is valuable and if we find smart solutions we can store as many things as we want. People can really surprise us with all their smart space solutions like the Australian guy who turned his staircase into wine cellar.
Australia is known for its amazing vineyards thanks to the ideal climate consisted of scorching summer temperatures that contribute to the creation of exquisite wine varieties. Having such blessed environment many Australians produce wine and have their own wine cellars at home, and even if they do not have a vineyard they love to collect various wine bottles and enjoy it over a nice meal.
Murray Berrill is the creator of this multipurpose staircase; he is 58 years old and lives in Bendigo, Victoria. Being an owner of a construction company, he knew exactly how to build his staircase wine cellar. For that purpose, he bought ready-made custom sized drawers from a hardware store known as Bunnings for about $5 000. He installed the drawers in the staircase for about 10 days and thus created a wine cellar that can store up to 156 bottles. It keeps the wine in good condition because it is well insulated with an installed thermometer hygrometer that preserves the adequate temperature.
“I hate dead space when renovating a house, as you’re essentially paying for nothing. So we thought of putting the wine in drawers in the staircase rather than behind it.
The drawers are a wide width and are very strong – we spent around $500 (£250) at Bunnings just on the drawers alone. We had to work out how all the bottles were going to fit and make sure the entire design was strong enough.”
This is a great solution for extra storage space and we all need it one way or another. Just in this case it is the perfect solution for a wine cellar making it even more appealing; imagine the amazement of your guests when pulling a wine from your staircase drawers.
Berrill posted his creation on social media, Facebook, and his photos went viral with the following caption:
“Ok, here’s one for the wine lovers. What to do with dead space under the stairs? Create an easy access wine cellar. Proud of this one.”
People responded with so many likes, and commented it “amazing, beautiful craftsmanship’, yet there was only one remark “there aren’t enough stairs”.