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Home > Custom Cellars > Wine Cellar Design Services Wine Cellar Design Wine is a living and breathing entity, evolving as it ages. Many of the wines you collect, both premium and emerging, merit time in the cellar. For over 30 years, we’ve been creating custom wine cellars both great and small. Whether your collection consists of a few bottles or a few thousand, we have the experience, tools, technology and vision to help bring your custom wine cellar dreams to fruition. Select options from our various species of wood or aluminum racking, decorative and handcrafted artwork, tasting and entertainment centers, flooring and ceiling components and various cooling systems. Our custom cellar design team can turn that empty space into a functional cellar for your prized collection or into the showcase cellar that your home deserves. Our job is to guide you through the process of turning your wine cellar vision into reality, and we love what we do. Wine Cellar Photo Gallery Residential Wine Cellar Gallery > Commercial Wine Cellar Gallery > Residential Wine Cellars A Wine Enthusiast designed custom wine cellar will not only enhance the beauty of your home, but will ensure your prized collection is protected and properly showcased. The journey to create your very own custom wine cellar is simplified when working with Wine Enthusiast Wine Storage Consultants, the world’s most experience team of wine cellar designers. Our Custom Designed Wine Cellars allow every square inch to be custom-fitted to the exact specifications of your space and budget so you get exactly what you ask for. Whether you’re looking for a showcase cellar or something more practical and functional, our custom cellar options offer the greatest possibilities. Most importantly regardless of the size, shape or desired style and décor of your space, our professional design team will assist in every step of the process in order to help create the perfect wine cellar for all of your wine storage needs. Commercial Wine Cellars Looking to increase your wine sales and display your wine inventory more elegantly as well as efficiently? Allow our experienced team of Wine Enthusiast Wine Storage Consultants to help maximize your space while creating the most aesthetically pleasing design to showcase your wine. Make the first impression of your wine store a lasting impression. Wine Enthusiast will work with you to create a wine lover’s dream store or restaurant wine cellar completely customized to your specifications. Our commercial wine rack portfolio provides creative wine storage options that will surround your customers with wine display racks, islands and merchandisers that are both functional and appealing, making it easy and fun for your customers to select their favorite wine. Personalize Your Wine Cellar A Wine Cellar is not just a place to store your wine; it can also be a reflection of your personality and taste. Of course, making sure your wine is protected with proper cooling and racking is of the utmost importance. But with our array of home décor, artwork and other wine cellar upgrades you can turn your cellar into the most celebrated room in your home. We offer anything and everything from glass walls and doors to handcrafted artwork and even personalized home décor to adorn your cellar and prized collection. So if you are looking to beautify your cellar and truly make it your own, then you have come to the right place.

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Urban Cape 1. Determine the location. Location is your most important consideration. You’re going to want to find a corner of your home that has no direct sunlight — basements are perfect. Choosing a location for your wine collection involves understanding the fundamentals of building a wine cellar. If a wine cellar is built properly, it will do a few tasks consistently and efficiently. • Your cellar should maintain a temperature of about 55 degrees Farenheit. As long as you stay within 3 to 4 degrees of that, your wine will be fine. Any warmer and your wine will age faster; any cooler and your wine will age slower. (I wish I aged like that; I live in Canada.)• Your cellar must control humidity — the ideal level is 57 percent. Humidity levels above 70 percent can actually cause mold to grow in the cork, and your wine can be ruined. On the other hand, a humidity level below 50 percent can cause a cork to dry out, spoiling the wine.Everything about building a wine cellar is about how efficiently it controls temperature and humidity. If it does that well, your maintenance costs will be far lower.• You’ll also need a space suitable for the size of cellar you need. You may be surprised that a wine cellar can take up less room than you thought. Collections with 200 to 250 bottles can be housed in as little as 30 square feet. But don’t forget that you’ll need to have an adjacent room (also known as the exhaust room) that’s larger than your cellar space. I’ll explain this later. Showroom Partners 2. Do the framing, insulation and drywall. The framing of your space can be handled with just some basic 2-by-4 or 2-by-6 walls. Either works, but a thicker wall will allow for thicker insulation, which means you’ll have a more controlled environment. Once your walls are up, I highly suggest using a spray-foam insulation. Spray foam is both an insulator and a vapor barrier — essential for your cellar. If you choose not to go with spray-foam insulation, it’s a little more complicated. You’re going to want to use a 6-millimeter poly moisture barrier on the outside of all the framed walls. If you can’t apply it to the outside because of the space’s configuration, then simply wrap it in, out and around all of the studs. You want your insulation, not the poly, to be on the inside of the poly barrier. Then, using green board (mold- and mildew-resistant drywall), board the interior of the cellar. Urban Abode 3. Install a wine cooling unit. These are not the same as normal cooling units, because they also control humidity. They can’t add humidity to the room, but they can remove excess moisture. There are many different products and methods you can use to cool the space, but the easiest is a through-wall unit like a Koolspace KoolR, pictured here. It works using a simple premise: creating a cold room on one side of the wall and a warm room on the other. Units like these are installed simply through the framing of the wall. The unit cools and controls humidity in the cellar, while exhausting heat into the exhaust room that I mentioned before. The exhaust room has to be large enough to absorb this heat. London Audio Ltd 4. Choose your lighting. Wine cellars are designed to be cool, but we also want them to look cool. If you love your cellar, you may want to leave the lights on and admire it, so the style of lighting you choose is paramount. Normal incandescents and halogen bulbs emit a lot of heat — way too much for a cellar. There are many incredible LED lighting options, which emit virtually no heat. Track lights, puck lights and LED strip lights can all light a space in interesting ways and show off your collection. Urban Abode 5. Create a doorway seal. This is where the designer in me takes over. Frameless 10-millimeter glass doors allow for the best viewing into your space. They help showcase your collection and look extremely good doing it. That being said, at a minimum you need to create a seal in the doorway. Proper techniques mean using an exterior-grade, insulated door, and if you use any glass, it must be dual paned. Wall Fountains Indoor Wall Fountains 6. Add humidity. This can be done in a couple of different ways. A basic humidifier can actually provide you everything you need. But why not do something with more of a wow factor? Try using an indoor fountain or waterfall to help add that moisture you need. It will serve an important function and become a showpiece in the cellar. Norelco Cabinets Ltd 7. Decide how to display your wine. What will ultimately make your wine cellar stunning is how you store your wine. Using multiple methods — racks, bulk storage and display — will add interest. The very best cellars showcase their finest wines while still finding ample room for everyday choices. If custom shelving doesn’t fit your budget, try ready-made metal or pine racks. Either way, your wine cellar will be a constant conversation piece every time you entertain, and as I’ve found, a wine cellar is a great way to make friends.

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Urban Cape 1. Determine the location. Location is your most important consideration. You’re going to want to find a corner of your home that has no direct sunlight — basements are perfect. Choosing a location for your wine collection involves understanding the fundamentals of building a wine cellar. If a wine cellar is built properly, it will do a few tasks consistently and efficiently. • Your cellar should maintain a temperature of about 55 degrees Farenheit. As long as you stay within 3 to 4 degrees of that, your wine will be fine. Any warmer and your wine will age faster; any cooler and your wine will age slower. (I wish I aged like that; I live in Canada.)• Your cellar must control humidity — the ideal level is 57 percent. Humidity levels above 70 percent can actually cause mold to grow in the cork, and your wine can be ruined. On the other hand, a humidity level below 50 percent can cause a cork to dry out, spoiling the wine.Everything about building a wine cellar is about how efficiently it controls temperature and humidity. If it does that well, your maintenance costs will be far lower.• You’ll also need a space suitable for the size of cellar you need. You may be surprised that a wine cellar can take up less room than you thought. Collections with 200 to 250 bottles can be housed in as little as 30 square feet. But don’t forget that you’ll need to have an adjacent room (also known as the exhaust room) that’s larger than your cellar space. I’ll explain this later.

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