What do you do when you’ve amassed a decent-size collection of wine bottles, but don’t have an extra room in your home to designate as a wine cellar? You get creative, of course! You start looking for nooks and crannies anywhere you can find them, including under the staircase. These are our seven favorite under the staircase wine cellars.

Don’t just store your wine under the stairs, keep it cool there too with a tucked away refrigerator. Design by Architect Noah Walker via Dwell:

Fridge Under the Stairs

Individual slots for individual bottles by Room Service:

Individual Bottles

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This wooden, ski lodge-esque wine cellar by Holiday Kitchens:

Rustic Wine Cellar

This industrial-style wine cellar by Beyond Beige:


This contemporary, glass-encased cellar by Cosa Mesa Architects & Brandon Architects, Inc:

Contemporary Wine Cellar

For the more private collector (why put it all out there!), the furtive, hidden beneath-the-stairs wine cellar. Photograph by Matthew Williams for Remodelista :

Hidden Wine Cellar


Then there’s this kitchen floor trap door that leads to a winding staircase full of wine by The Kitchn:

kitchen trap door