This Amazing Custom Wine Cellar Conversion Project in Florida Will Motivate You to Start Your Own
For some homeowners, finding a place for their wine cellar can be challenging. Nowadays, many wine collectors make use of an extra space in their home by turning it into a stellar wine storage and display area. Learn how Wine Cellar Specialists transformed an office space into a wine cellar that exudes elegance.
Make Use of that Unused Space in Your Florida Home: Turn it Into a Magnificent Custom Wine Cellar
Do you have a dilemma in choosing a place for your wine cellar? Keep in mind that you do not need a large room to build a safe place for your wine collection. With the help of an expert like Wine Cellar Specialists, you can build your dream wine cellar even in a tiny space in your kitchen, living room, or garage.
In Florida, Wine Cellar Specialists were contacted by a client who had a home remodel. As part of this project, the client wanted to convert a small office space into a functional custom wine cellar. Despite the space constraints, Wine Cellar Specialists were able to create a stellar design with passion and creativity.
Features of the Office Space
The office space had cabinets where the owner displayed picture frames and other decorations. There was also a built-in desk where he was previously doing his paperwork.
There was a window, which opened to the outdoors. The door was originally a hidden bookshelf that led to the room.
Three-dimensional drawings are important in providing the owner a better visualization of the completed wine room. These images include the different room elevations, bottle capacities, and racking styles. By creating CAD drawings, the owner can make changes in the racking features before the builder starts the construction.
On this project, Wine Cellar Specialists labeled the elevations with letters A to D.
Combining Various Racking Styles to Create an Awesome Wine Storage and Display Area
Aesthetics should not be ignored when designing a wine cellar for your Florida home. Your chosen designer must be creative enough in transforming an old space into a wine room that can “wow” your guests and add value to your home.
Left Wall (Elevation A)
Elevation A is the wall on the left side of the room, which consists of a door at the farthest side. Because of this, there was very little space for the racking. However, Wine Cellar Specialists was able to maximize the area by installing a 6-inch deep label forward horizontal wine rack.
This racking style displays the bottles with the labels facing out. It provides convenience when locating a specific type of wine. You do not have to flip the bottle just to see the description of the wine.
The top section was designed to fit 750ml bottles while the lower section was intended for accommodating large format bottles like champagne and magnums.
Back Wall (Elevation B)
There are single-deep individual wine racks at the top section of the back wall. Below is a double-deep tabletop with lattice X bins at the bottom. The X bins allow the owner to store the bottles according to variety, style, or size, resulting in better wine management.
Wine Cellar Specialists added a high reveal display row that extends to the right wall. It highlights some of the client’s bottles at an angle, allowing the cork to stay in contact with the wine. Storing the bottles at an angle will prevent the cork from getting brittle and losing its elasticity.
When the cork dries out, it will shrink and cause an unwanted amount of air to mix with the wine, resulting in oxidation. This will alter the wine’s chemical properties and cause damage.
To add character to this beautiful wine room, Wine Cellar Specialists added a light valance above the display row. The light valance was where they installed the LED lights.
Corners (Elevation C)
To create a smooth transition from one wall to another, Wine Cellar Specialists installed a true-radius curved corner wine rack at the top section of the single-deep wine racks. They also added a high reveal display row to complement the right and back wall.
Right Wall (Elevation D)
On the right wall, Wine Cellar Specialists incorporated single deep individual wine racks. They also included a high reveal display row below this section.
The bottom section consists of a double-deep tabletop, three double-deep rolling storage for wooden cases, and three double-deep lattice X bin wine racks. The top center of the right wall has a grill cover and box that conceals the wine cooling unit evaporator. The compressor was placed outside the back wall.
Type of Wood for the Racking
Wine Cellar Specialists always makes sure that the wine rack material suits the aesthetic and functional needs of the client. The types of wood that we commonly use in building wine storage racks are Redwood, Mahogany, Pine, and Knotty Alder.
On this project, we used Sapele Mahogany. It has a brownish color with a fine texture and interlocked grain. In addition to its natural beauty, Sapele Mahogany is also durable, and resistant to humid wine cellar conditions and rot.
Entryway for a Gorgeous Home Wine Cellar in Florida
It is important to choose a high-quality wine cellar door. An expert in Florida knows that the door of a climate-controlled home wine cellar must be made from an exterior grade material. Moreover, it must be insulated and equipped with sealing components. If poorly constructed, your door will warp easily.
On this project, Wine Cellar Specialists constructed the door using the LVL technology to make the door highly resistant to warping. They installed a Barolo style entryway. It is a rectangular door with a wooden frame and glass at the center.
They used African Mahogany for the frame. The glass panel is dual paned and insulated to prevent condensation from forming. Without proper door insulation, mold and mildew might damage the walls and ceiling. They can also grow on your racking and wine labels.
Wine Cellar Specialists also added an automatic door bottom, commercial grade ball bearing hinges, and Q-Ion weather stripping. These sealing components will help maintain the correct storage conditions in the room by preventing the cool air from escaping your home wine cellar in Florida.
Experience the Benefits of Working with a Master Wine Cellar Builder
If you’re planning to transform a room into a magnificent wine cellar, hire an expert to experience long-term benefits. Working with Wine Cellar Specialists will be worth your time and money because they have expertise, passion, and creativity in building home wine cellars in Florida.