A home wine cellar project can either be a hit or a miss. It’s especially the case with a DIY one. If you’re experienced enough, then things should proceed at a smoother pace. But if you’re a total newbie, then you might want to equip yourself with the essentials before plunging in. Otherwise, you would be spending your good money without getting the results you want. But fear not! A home wine cellar transformation is not rocket science. By knowing some of the key points during the planning stages, you can definitely make it a success:
Here we have some great before-and-after snapshots of a client’s home wine cellar project. We will use these to go over the important details that you should properly take into consideration before getting started. Let’s start with the designated space in your home. Obviously, you would have already chosen the area in your home where the wine cellar will be built. You can actually do it anywhere – the basement, the garage, the kitchen, the dining area, or even the living room. If space is tight, you also have alternatives such as a closet or under stairwell transformation. You can also make use of an unused broom or coat closet. However, there is one key point you should never forget. You should be able to create the right environment for your wine bottles in your wine cellar. That being said, a wine cellar should be placed in the coolest and most humid place in your home. This is the ideal scenario. The closer you are to the 55°-58° F temperature and 55-75% humidity that your wine will need, the smaller size cooling unit you will need. This means that the overall maintenance cost will be much lower.
Now that your space is all prepped, the next task would be to choose materials for your flooring and ceiling. Our client went for contrasting wooden elements that worked very well with the racks and furniture. A coffered style ceiling is accented by beautiful lighting fixtures. It made the cellar look a lot more open. This is another important thing to keep in mind. Your flooring and ceiling design should work to make your wine cellar look more spacious. It’s especially so if you have a compact space. Also, don’t forget that the flooring helps with maintaining ideal wine storage conditions. So choose the right type of materials such as wood, cork, or tile. Once the structure is complete, you can have fun assembling your wine racks. Check out the unique double displays that our client chose for theirs! ^_^
“My wine cellar turned out beautifully!”