Builder Transforms Staircase Into Wine Cellar That Can Hold 156 Bottles
Ever looked at your staircase and thought, 'you're not pulling your weight around here'?
Murray Berrill - owner of the appropriately named building company Murray Berrill Constructions - spent an estimated $5,000 AUD (£2,500) on the wine storing staircase, using drawers purchased from hardware store Bunnings.
However, it could cost him a fair bit more to stock up the staircase, as it can hold an impressive 156 bottles of plonk.
Murray, from Bendigo, Victoria, said the cellar is well insulated and has a thermometer installed to keep track of temperature, so they can make sure the wine doesn't cook in the summer months.
The 58-year-old also said he may add a small chilling unit.
Speaking to The Daily Mail, he said: "I hate dead space when renovating a house, as you're essentially paying for nothing. So we thought of putting the wine in drawers in the staircase rather than behind it.
"The drawers are a wide width and are very strong - we spent around $500 (£250) 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."
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Unsurprisingly, the crafty creation has been well-received on social media, with many people now lamenting their boring old staircases, and their distinct lack of booze storing capabilities.
Commenting on the staircase cellar, one person said: "Impressive work, you are obviously a very skilled tradesman. More than one headache in there."
Another said: "Brilliant use of the space. I especially like the two drawer per step idea."
A third added: "Only complaint is that there [aren't] enough stairs."
The grandmother from Ontario, Canada, went viral after Kelly went to check on her during lockdown only to find the 82-year-old stood in the window holding up a sign which read: "Need more wine."
Speaking to Today, Kelly said: "She lives alone still in our family home.
"That day, I pulled up and gave a honk to let her know I was there and she was ready for me. She had a sign all ready asking me to get her more wine.
"I wasn't shocked to pull up and see her holding up a handmade sign. I asked her what kind, and she said, 'Red? White? It doesn't matter to me. They all taste the same!'"
Featured Image Credit: Murray Berrill Constructions
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