Shopping for a wine rack can be exciting given the many different types of wine racks available; they vary from simple to complicated pieces of art. When purchasing a wine rack for your home, be sure to take a few factors into consideration so you get the one that is perfect for you.
Even though wine racks are all the rage in many homes, it is important to determine whether you truly need one. If you do not drink a lot of wine, then having a wine rack might not be the best option for you. Still, there are wine racks that hold a smaller number of bottles (as few as four). If you purchase or collect many wine bottles, then your wine rack should be one that will help you hold all your bottles. Be sure to factor in space for future acquisitions.
When shopping for a wine rack, the materials it was made from are important. Most wine racks are constructed from wood or metal but many are also built out of plastic. Choosing a material will depend on what your preferences are and the decoration style of the room in which it will be located. If you plan to purchase wine racks for a wine cellar, then the best material will be wood, as wood (in combination with a cooling system) will help to keep your wine perfect. The woods used in wine cellars include redwood, mahogany and pine.
Wine racks come in a variety of styles. Some are slick and modern in design, while others have a more traditional construction. Whatever rack you select for your home should reflect your personal style. Depending on your preference, you can also opt for a practical wine rack that has storage capacity. Certain wine racks are constructed like baker's racks that allow for storage of not just wine, but also wine glasses and other accessories. There are also wine racks that are built to look like a typical armoire, thus camouflaging the rack so that it can blend in with the rest of the furniture in a room.
There are so many different types of wine racks on the market and they come in a variety of prices. Some can cost as little as $20, while others can have a price of over $1000. However, there are many beautiful wine racks that are moderately priced and affordable. Keep in mind that if you decide to have a wine rack custom-made for your home, it can be costly.
Where you will place your wine rack is also an important consideration. Some wine racks can be attached under kitchen cabinets, others can hang from the ceiling. Then again, many are hung on walls or can be placed on a counter or on top of a fridge. Be sure that the wine rack you buy will fit in the space you want it. Also keep in mind that it is best to keep wines away from the sun and other heat sources if you will not be storing them in a wine cellar