If you have ever wanted anything like a wine cellar in your home, but space might be limited, there are other alternative ways to get what you want. A clever example of having limited space is by turning your staircase into a functioning wine cellar or storage. That is exactly what Australian architect Murray Beryl created when he renovated his home. His staircase not only stores his 156 bottles of wine, but it also has a built-in thermometer to make sure everything is at the perfect temperature. This clever idea came from a ready-made drawer purchased at a hardware store and took him just a week and a half to implement.
So what was the impetus for the idea? “I hate dead space when renovating my home because it basically doesn't cost money,” Beryl says. "So we thought of storing the wine in the staircase drawer instead of behind the atrium." An innovative plan allowed the client to bring that idea to life. The key was figuring out how all the bottles would fit and making sure the construction was strong enough.