Small Wine Fridge: The Best Way to Save Space – ChillingWine

Space-Saving Wine Cooler Ideas

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As a wine lover, you know that proper storage is important for you to get the most satisfaction out of each bottle. However, if you have a limited kitchen space, finding the right place for your wine storage may pose a problem. Fortunately, a small wine fridge is perfect for such places, as they are easy to stack anywhere in your kitchen. 

Small wine coolers: the perfect fit

Having a wine refrigerator is a convenient appliance to have. It is also the best way to make sure that your wine ages perfectly while staying fresh. However, it's not always the most practical thing to have, especially for small apartment dwellers, as it's not easy to find a place for it. 

Fortunately, many brands have come up with a variety of small wine fridge options that can cool as little as six bottles. This also makes it perfect for people who only buy a few bottles of wine at a time, or for the parents out there whose fridge is already stuffed with food for kids. And because of their compact size, it's so easy to fit them under or on top of standard countertops.

How to discreetly store your wine cooler

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If you are keen on incorporating a wine fridge in your home but lack the space, a petite-sized wine cooler with a small wine rack may be the best option for you. 

Because of its compact size, this space-saving appliance is easy to move around. You can place them either on top or under the counter. There are also slim freestanding models that you can place anywhere. For a more thorough explanation of how you can discreetly store your wine fridge, here's a list of different ways you can fit it into a small space.

Under the counter

If you can't spare even a little space on your countertop, then the most practical option is the under-counter wine cooler model. This type of cooler helps save space on your countertop for your other appliances and essentials while keeping your wine accessible when serving wine to guests.

On the countertop

Countertop wine cooler units remove the hassle of installing a built-in model. These units can be easily placed on top of your counter, as long as there is sufficient space. Just like the under-counter model, countertop units make the wines accessible when you have guests.

There are many different countertop wine cooler models available on the market. So, you can choose the best one based on your needs. For example, you can choose one of the small six-bottle units that can easily sit in a small corner without taking up too much space.


If you have a home bar with enough available space, you may want to consider installing an in-built wine cooler in the size of your choice. These wine coolers can be made to fit well in your existing cabinetry, making them an excellent option if you want something sleek and modern. In-built units come in a variety of sizes, so you will surely find something that meets your needs. 


If you have enough space dedicated to home entertainment that you can use as your bar, you have the option to choose one of the latest freestanding wine refrigerators. There are many different models. If you have more space and like to throw parties, you can get the full-sized model that can store more wine bottles.

You can even get a double-width or extra height unit that can hold as much as a hundred bottles. But if space is really an issue, there are also freestanding units that are slim enough to be tucked away alongside the edge of the wall or a cabinet.

Just because you live in a small apartment, it doesn't mean you can't have your own wine cooler. Finding the space for it can be tricky, but it's not impossible. This is especially true nowadays, with so many new small wine fridge models. You just have to be smart when choosing which compact model to get and where to place them in your home.