April 19, 2021

Builder Transforms His Staircase Into a Wine Cellar – the Results Are Incredible

This lockdown is giving us a lot of time to do everything inside and around the house and even we have time for the things we’ve neglected for way too long.

This man said that a cellar can hold 156 bottles of wine and only took a week and a half to make. Australian builder Murray Berrill, owner of Murray Berrill Constructions, was working on a 58-year-old house with a project that required the construction of a wine cellar. Murray Berrill has shared some photos of his project – a flight of stairs that doubles as a wine cellar. He didn’t do it in the old-fashioned way, but he figured that he could try to merge it with other parts of the house.

He said that dead space doesn’t add any value to a home and is practically paying for nothing: “I hate dead space and my clients love wine.


Murray Berrill


Murray Berrill

Inside the stairs are 12 widened and extended drawers equipped with bottle holders and it is possible to fit a total of 156 bottles of wine throughout the entirety of the stairs. This staircase is well insulated and has a built-in thermometer to keep track of the temperature during the hot summer months. Murray said they’re considering adding in a small unit to keep the wine chilled.

 Murray also said: “The drawers are a wide width and are very strong – we spent around $500 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.

Murray Berrill

People found this idea to be simply genius, praising the good use of dead space around the house. Some joked that they now need to somehow get $5,000 and try to make a design with more drawers installed.