According to the annual Houzz Trends Report, people have been relying on their homes to provide new avenues of activity and entertainment since the beginning of the pandemic and it shows in emerging search trends for art studios (up nearly 10x), home bars and wine cellars (up nearly 4x) and home theaters, home gyms and home offices (up 3x, 2.5x and 2x, respectively).
Let’s take a look at some wine cellars and home theaters today, spaces I enjoy creating.
Above is a before-and-after wine storage solution we created in a San Francisco condo’s open plan dining area. The owners wanted something contemporary and sleek, while still welcoming and convenient.
We sunk the wine storage into the wall for a clean look, with slide-out racks. Beside it, a built-in credenza makes it easy to serve a flight of wines for tasting, with hors d’oeuvres. Above that, custom artwork ties in colors from their beloved vacation destination of Guatemala, so our retired couple can enjoy a glass of wine and share happy memories for many years to come.
Here’s another way to create wine storage with a small footprint: A climate-controlled environment within a room.
This grand tasting room and storage space has an elegant feeling, where you can really spend time enjoying your wine.
A contemporary living and entertaining room can be created with coordinated furnishings that tie the spaces together, such as this corner sofa and seating at the bar.
What a beautiful coffered ceiling over the game space, coordinated with the living room and wine bar in this open-plan entertainment room in Orange County.
This transitional porch with a pergola and outdoor living room has everything you need to relax and entertain outside, with stunning views.
You can have the wine cellar or entertainment space of your dreams! Kimball Starr designs for homes throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Lake Tahoe. Contact her today for a remote or socially-distant in-person consultation.