I did, in fact, I just did a garage cabinet makeover to update and clean up our garage workshop.
The first thing I tended to was seeking out an updated beverage fridge for our garage.
Does your garage have a beverage refrigerator?
Maybe your garage is just your carport?
Or perhaps it is where you store your power tools and lawn tools?
Working outside a lot lately?
Being totally transparent I can’t remember a time I did not have a beverage fridge in a garage.
Maybe that is why I can’t fathom living without a garage beverage refrigerator?
In fact, it might be the reason I titled the article Why Every Garage Needs A Beverage Fridge!
Have you stopped to consider how many times a day you actually travel in and out of your garage?
Really, in most homes, a garage is the frequently beaten path that allows passage between you and your home interior (unless you have a detached garage!)
While we all use our garages differently, and no two garages are the same, it is true to state that beverage refrigerators are increasingly becoming one of the most popular purchases.
From cool bottles of water to frothy beers you can easily grab while chatting with the neighbor who passes by.
There are reasons why every garage needs a beverage refrigerator, and we are about to uncover them!
Why Every Garage Needs A Beverage Fridge
Product provided by Newair SKU: NBC160SS00, thoughts, comments, and images are my own, based on personal usage. Learn more on my disclosure.
Please note, that I was working against sunlight in all photos, so if they are different in coloration, that is why.
The sun comes in from every angle and it’s hard to get a grand photo of glass with sun reflecting at each angle.
Do you have a beverage fridge?
Did you know that a beverage refrigerator is a practical purchase that can help keep everyone out of the main fridge?
Yep, less opening and closing of that mammoth in your kitchen.
Beverage refrigerators are energy-efficient units that host just beverages from which you can easily grab and go!
So it goes without saying, that a beverage fridge is a savvy purchase for those looking to grab a beverage without opening the main fridge.
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From Inefficiency in A Beverage Fridge to Styled and Modern
We all have those beverage fridges from college dorms.
You know the ones that we use in college that we store way more than beverages in, like food, even when that was not the purpose of those fridges.
Brown, and energy-inefficient, I said, “farewell” to my old beverage cooler which held about 12 cans and a few bottles.
As my family evolves and grows, it was no longer a helpful appliance.
I upgraded to a NewAir 160 Can Freestanding Beverage Fridge in Stainless Steel. (SKU: NBC160SS00)
Instead of just being able to put in 12 beverages at a time, and then kick myself when I forgot to reload for the next day, I’ve gone ALL-IN and upgraded to a 160 can beverage fridge!
Sleek, and ready for everyday use, offering the best of on-trend style, and functioning with incredible energy-efficiency.
Can you say, “Appliance love at first sight?”
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What is a Beverage Fridge Doing In Your Garage Dana?
Like I said, for as long as I can remember, we’ve had a refrigerator of some sort in each home I have lived in.
Whether it was with my parents, in my dorm, my homes, etc.
My grandmother (96) had a second full-sized fridge in her garage.
In fact, my mother-in-law had a few refrigerators and hers stored beverages too!
However, bigger is not better and I want a beverage fridge not a full-size fridge in my garage.
When you love cold brews, soft drinks, water, hard seltzers, you don’t’ want to sift through a fridge to find them.
Basically, a beverage fridge, let’s you grab and go without a stop in motion from what you are doing.
Nothing gets in the way of progress more than having to take your mud clothes off to go inside to grab a drink.
Rather than grabbing a drink, it becomes a total stop and distraction.
Instead, make it easy, and energy-efficient and install a beverage refrigerator.
Now, I have to ask, if you don’t have a beverage fridge in the garage, what’s holding you back?
The In’s and Out’s of Mom Life
Why Every Garage Needs A Beverage Fridge.
When my kids were younger, we had just moved into our new home.
The kids had a lot of friends and everyone was always thirsty.
We had an old Beverage Refrigerator, I’d had from my college days.
Inside the beverage refrigerator, I stored juice boxes and water.
It was the perfect grab and go solution.
The kids were not going in and out of the house without being supervised and the neighbor’s kids were not in the house when I was not!
Which translated to – no unexpected messes in the house, like the one kid in the neighborhood who peed on everyone’s floor instead of the toilet (yep true story)!
Having that beverage fridge in the garage meant I could keep on working outside, while the kids played and had their beverages.
No worries about running in for a beverage, or taking off mud shoes to stop what I was doing and then coming back and having to find the motivation to restart my projects I was in the throes of.
Rather, I walked over to the Beverage Fridge and dispensed juice or water and everyone just continued on with their playtime and me with my yard work.
A total win-win.
Life Changes and Yet Every Garage Needs a Beverage Fridge
The kids are growing up, yet we still spend a lot of time outdoors.
It’s our throughway between the outside and the inside.
In fact, the garage is an extension of our mudroom.
As the boys cut the lawn, they are thirsty.
Rather than a true stop-motion moment, they pass by the garage with the mower, stop briefly and grab a water or tea, etc.
Then they continue on.
But there’s more.
Garage Workshops Yet Another Reason Why Every Garage Needs A Beverage Fridge
Our central hub is the garage workshop, a work in progress.
I joke about a honey-do list because I do a lot of the ‘fix-it’ stuff, but there’s so much on a list for my honey to do too, it’s never-ending.
So, it’s basically, ‘beer first, then the honey-do list’, so it sweetens the workload right?
Now I understand why my mom, his mom, and my grandmother all had beverage fridges.
The beers by the list, sweeten the payoff ahead of the ask!
Just leave the list by the fridge and when they grab their beer, they are a little ‘happier’ to do the work on the honey-do list, lol!
Stock Up That Beverage Fridge
Now, I have my own dedicated shelf with hard seltzers and one with tea stocked at all times.
Conversely, Michael (the DIY guy!) has shelves fully stocked with beers, IPA’s and bottles of beer.
Our NewAir 160 Can Freestanding Beverage Fridge in Stainless Steel is energy efficient and quiet!
Again, it can hold up to 160 cans, and I tested it out, buying multiple cases and stacking her to the top.
Yep, that is so different from putting 12 of everything we could in and hoping to remember to restock.
Aside from the outdoor noise, I don’t even know this is running, if we are being honest.
I’ve even opened it up to really validate the beverages are cool.
Just a reminder, DO NOT Push Bottles or Cans against the back wall, or you could harm your fridge or have ‘explosions’ and messes you don’t want.
Do not overstock.
Leave space in between your walls and the beverages!
Speaking Of Cool A Beverage Fridge … Be A Kid Outside the Candy Store Window
You don’t need to OPEN the refrigerator to make a selection.
Instead, it’s kind of being like a kid in the candy store.
Gawk at the interior selection of beers via a see-through glass door trimmed in stainless steel.
Each of your favorite beverages is stocked upon adjustable metal-wire racks.
Therefore, you don’t need to rummage through to make a choice.
Being able to just line everything up in categories, with IPA’s, Seltzers, etc. was awesome for lack of a better descriptor.
Just peer through that beautiful glass, then open the door.
The door opens from the left and is hinged on the right.
Honestly, it’s the centerpiece of the workbench.
The temperature of the beverage fridge can be set from 37° F to – 65°F via a digital thermostat touchpad.
You chose the setting that makes YOU happy and your beverages chill!
Bottles. Cans. SplitShelf™- How Every Garage Beverage Refrigerator Should Be
You can configure the adjustable shelves to optimize your storage space.
Bottles can go in the bottom and you can move the rack above up.
The advantage to that is that the bottles are held in by the drawer-like space.
Place bottles on their side on the top, and just grab and go via the bottle tops!
So, you know when you want to grab that beer or seltzer and you don’t want to have to use your phone flashlight because it’s dark in there?
The NewAir 160 can beverage fridge has a LED blue light controlled by the touch of an exterior button.
Since it is LED, it does NOT warm the beverages as it shines.
Instead, it lights the way so your eyes can see (via the glass door) and your fingers can then connect with the choice of beverage you crave.
Again, the LED Blue light is managed from the outside touch control panel and does not change the temperature of the beverages when you use it.
Instead, the LED blue light offers ambiance lighting and helpful lighting when you want to grab a drink in the dark.
Are You Ready To Get Your New Beverage Fridge?
You don’t have to trudge into the house to get a beverage, or you don’t have t run back in for that bottle of water you want with you when you are getting in the car.
In other words, no matter what you are doing, as you pass through the garage, you can grab a beverage and go.
Beverages are ready and waiting for you on adjustable metal wire racks, and you can see all of them, via a see-through glass door.
The beverage fridge is free-standing, vibration-free without any annoying buzzes and it offers an airtight seal.
An LED Blue light helps you navigate those fingers to the beverage of choice fast, no fumbling with your phone flashlight!
Grab a drink in a dark space with only a touch of the button to illuminate your own bar area!
With the exterior controlled thermostat, you regulate the interior temperature, so those brews and seltzers are always cold and ready to be guzzled!
Hot days outside with cool drinks are certainly more pleasant.
Using a freestanding beverage fridge in your garage also uses less energy than a full-size fridge and super convenient!
Last, for me, it means fewer trips to get beer and more variety.
In the end, it’s like going to my own bar, plus it helps the ‘honey-do list’ get done without persuasion.
Now ‘Cheers to you’ on getting a new beverage fridge ~ Dana XO