11/19/2019 by Ray Wiese 0 Comments
Undercounter Beverage Fridges
Summer soirees are in full swing? 16 wine bottles perfectly chilled with room for beer, kids’ drinks and apps. What more can you ask for the in the heat of summer? The appeal of having a fridge solely dedicated to beverages can make any wife swoon allowing space in the main fridge for meal prep and leftovers.
We have seen a growing trend in moving the energy expending extra garage or basement refrigerator into the kitchen. Clients are now opting for undercounter fridges since there are now so many options out there that can be customized to your exact needs. In our hunt for some of the best options out there here a few fridges that top the list on both ends of the cost spectrum.
In this Wellesley home renovation and addition the undercounter refrigerator was installed in a free-standing kitchen island set up as a wet bar. The client chose a Jenn-Air model (retails for $1,900) that sits fully flush and is a built-in design that accepts a custom overlay panel that allows the beverage center to be integrated with cabinets in any room as seen here.
From Subzero the 24″ Undercounter Beverage Center (retails around $2,500) is ready for install and can have wood panels installed over the door to blend with the rest of the kitchen. However, many choose to leave the glass door visible for an easy visual on what needs restocking. We have one party-ready in our showroom stocked with 16 bottles of wine, water, juice and the utility drawer convenient for keeping foods fresh.
From Marvel there are several undercounter models for less (around $1,600 for most models) that allow you to store up to 162 12-oz cans or 18 wine bottles or a combination of both with fully-adjustable shelving. The fridge has the same capacity for energy efficiency and exact temperature monitoring for optimum food and wine preservation.