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Chillin’ with Your Home Beverage Center

Sodas, bottled water, vino and brew can use up a lot of space in the kitchen fridge. If you chill a lot of drinks, a beverage center is the answer. There are oodles of sizes and styles to chill your fav drinks…even for kitchens!

Armstrong Cabinets Beverage bars

Design your own beverage bar with Armstrong Cabinets.

GE wine extension racks

GE cooler with wine extension racks.

First, there are small refrigerators available with drawers or doors with full extension shelves. These are suitable for food or bevs and can be stacked if you need more than one. These are ideal for man caves and home theater rooms. Larger sizes even have freezers in case you need to stash some ice cream too!

Beverage centers are designed with shelving to accommodate soft drinks and wine. Larger units may have two sides; a fridge and beverage section with individual temp controls.

Perlick beverage center

Full beverage center from Perlick

For the vino connoisseur, some wine reserve models have shelving that prevents shifting and slippage of the stored bottles and glass doors that protect varietals from ultraviolet light. Ooo la la!

A must-have for a full-blown beverage area is an ice maker. Brands like Perlick can make up to 50 pounds of ice per day. That can accommodate a big shindig and a lot of umbrella drinks!

Don’t forget the beer dispensers. After all, it’s always sports time in Tennessee! Available with one or two taps to serve-up two different brews—chilled to a perfect 33-39 degrees.

Perlick beer dispenser

Perlick beer dispenser

Let there be accessories! If there are kids in the house, you can lock-down the adult brews with optional lock features. One of my fav accessories is the martini glass chiller racks. Nothing like a Moderntini in a perfectly chilled glass! There are also drawer dividers, shelving choices, and door options in glass or stainless.

If you’re like me and just adore entertaining, a beverage center makes it sooo much easier. My Modern Supply design peeps can create an entire refreshment center with complete with cabinetry, appliances and all the trimmings. Give ‘em a shout at 865.966.4567. Cheers!

Perlick Ice Maker

Perlick Ice Maker

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