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Should we put in a wine fridge
Donna Giblin
November 6, 2012 in Design Dilemma
We are in the process of redoing our kitchen in our primary residence, which will be going on the market in about 18 months when we downsize. We currently have a trash compactor and we are trying to decide whether to put in a new compactor or replace that appliance with a wine refrigerator (neither of us drink wine so this is just a resale issue) Thanks for your input.
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Shawn Lagemann
Today with recycling being so big, I think the biggest bang for your buck would be a wine fridge. Buyers like that high-end appeal, even if they don't entertain.
November 6, 2012 at 4:26am     
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Lotus Construction Group
I agree with shawnlagemann the better value will be the wine fridge.
November 6, 2012 at 5:46am   
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Media Decor
Definitely put in the wine fridge. You can always use it for bottles water, sodas, etc. A trash compacter will add nothing to resale or the aesthetics of the kitchen.
November 6, 2012 at 5:56am   
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BeautifulRemodel.com
Hi Donna, I agree with the others and would do the fridge instead of a trash compactor. We've always taken those out of a remodeled kitchen and never put one back in, over the past 10 years or so.

For most versatility, consider a mixed beverage fridge as the interiors are set up to hold everything from wine to beer to sodas to waters etc. I've used Marvel fridges like these many times and they seem to hold up very well over time. http://www.lifeluxurymarvel.com/

Steve
November 6, 2012 at 6:46am     
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charleee
I agree with Steve, a mixed beverage fridge. Since I don't drink a wine fridge would be of no value to me:)
November 6, 2012 at 8:56am   
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olldcan
And wine fridges can't get as cold as beverage fridges can. If your redoing your kitchen is that cabinets too because a compactor is much narrower that an under the counter beverage fridge. I'm building soon and have chosen both. Make sure your under counter fridge exhausts the heat to the front not the back and has adequate free space on the sides and back, otherwise you just burn them out in a year. A compactor and recycling bins are huge in Canada, were all very conscious on this issue.
November 6, 2012 at 9:05am   
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BeautifulRemodel.com
Candace - Marvel makes a few beverage fridges that fit into a standard compactor space of 15".
November 6, 2012 at 9:08am   
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olldcan
Good to know although the capacity would be less.
November 6, 2012 at 9:11am   
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BeautifulRemodel.com
I would imagine ;o)
November 6, 2012 at 9:13am   
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ct design studio
I love the mixed beverage fridge idea. I think it would appeal to a lot of groups, but especially young families looking for a new home.
November 6, 2012 at 9:47am   
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Elise
Donna, depending on where you live, a major metro area with active recycling programs or near wine country, find out from realtors what features people are looking for in your area. Consider a wine rack versus a refrig also, as long as it is not near a heat generating appliance or in a sunny location.

Since we have excellent recycling programs in Oregon, we don't need trash compactors. Lots of fabulous wines in the area and a love of entertaining led us to install an undercounter wine refrigerator, ours is the size of a dishwasher. Temperature control is the most important feature of the refrigerator.
November 6, 2012 at 10:20am     
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Paradise Restored Landscaping & Exterior Design
Yes, a wine cooler will definitely upgrade the look of your kitchen.
November 6, 2012 at 10:27am   
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Donna Giblin
Thank you all for your input. We did find a wine fridge that will take the place of the 15" compactor, although I will look into the mixed beverage ones now. We are not changing out the cabinets as they are not that old and are in perfect condition. We bought high end custom cabinets when we redid the kitchen originally but styles for countertops and backsplashes have changed since then and we want to make it appealing and current.
November 6, 2012 at 8:16pm     
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Mint Design
wine is best for resale unless you are in a remote area with only weekly garbage pickup. I have both; I compact recyclable cans....you can also put the compactor in the garage if you want both. :)
November 6, 2012 at 9:27pm   
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