Where do awesome ideas come from? I believe the most brilliant of them originate in love and passion! Namely, a passionate wine lover from Australia turned his staircase into wine cellar!
How awesome is that?
Australia is the home of some of the most wonderful vineyards, and the scorching summer temperatures allow the creation of countless delicious wine varieties. Australians adore wine, and many of them have their own wine cellars at home.
Murray Berrill, 58, from Bendigo, Victoria, is the owner of a construction company. He bought ready-made custom sized drawers from a hardware store called Bunnings for around $5 000, and in a week and a half, he converted them into a wine cellar that can store up to 156 bottles.
It is well insulated, and has an installed thermometer hygrometer to preserve 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.”
Oh, who wouldn’t like to get some more storage space in the home? And who wouldn’t love it to be full of wine?
Berrill shared several photos of his handiwork on Facebook, and wrote:
“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.”
As soon as they heard about the impressive creation, people online fell in love with it, praising his ‘amazing, beautiful craftsmanship’, and some of them complaining that the only flaw is that “there aren’t enough stairs”.