As much as I would love to say that my cold room is beautifully organized with homemade, labeled preserves-itâs not. In fact, I donât think Iâve ever placed any kind of eatable substance in that 5×5 waste of space. Having moved into our home 5 years ago, Iâm still pondering about what to make of our little cubical of chilly space. Iâve come up with some alternatives that I thought I would share with you in hopes of spreading some new cold cellar concepts!
Out of season storage: These spaces are usually pretty small and donât allow for a lot of wiggle room which makes it difficult to organize and keep items accessible. However, they are a great storage alternative for out of season sporting equipment. Usually when we need our garage for the winter, bikes, trikes, golf clubs, tennis rackets and other hobbies need a place to go. Swapping them with winter gear makes for an easy transition every summer/winter and there isnât any logistical need for placement. Simply squeeze it in for the season!
Wine Cellar: I love a nice glass of red at the end of the day and often find myself collecting bottles from my travels. After some research Iâve learned that there are a lot of cost effective ways to turn your cold room into a fully functional wine cellar. It doesnât take much, just a little ingenuity on your part! There are handfuls of links to help you transform your space into a fully functioning wine cellar! https://storeitcold.com/wine-cooler.html
Converting Cold Space to Livable/Functional Space: Iâve often looked at our cold room and thought how great of an office it would make because itâs tucked away at the front of the house (in the basement) making it a quiet retreat. Obviously a more costly project to undertake but definitely an option if looking for more livable space in your home!
At the end of the day, it all comes down to your needs in terms of functionality. Make that space whatever you or your family needs it to be. Just remember that because itâs designated as a cold room, doesnât mean it needs to stay that way!