Getting started on a home wine room is much less complicated than most people would think. This recently completed Laguna Beach residential wine cellar California project by Coastal Custom Wine Cellar Builders demonstrates how a storage room can easily be converted into a climate controlled wine storage space.
The room was originally used by the client to store several refrigerated wine cabinets, along with some boxes and wine bottles. Read on to learn the major wine cellar design features of this custom wine cellar conversion project.
Proper Wine Cellar Cooling and Insulation
An actively cooled wine room functions like a large refrigerator. Proper wine cellar cooling and insulation are necessary to achieve the best possible storage environment.
Wine cellar installers applied insulation, vapor barriers, and moisture proof drywall to the wall cavities. These construction prerequisites are essential elements in wine cellar construction, because they help maintain the optimum conditions for storing and aging wines.
For this custom wine cellar conversion project, a CellarPro Model 3200 VSi wine cellar cooling system was installed to help keep temperature and humidity at ideal levels. This self-contained wine cellar cooling system is mounted through the wall, and exhausts hot air to the garage area.
It is designed to handle temperatures ranging from -20°F to 115°F. This model features adjustable humidity controls, and variable-speed fans for efficient and ultra-quiet operation.
Barolo Style Wine Cellar Door with Weather Stripping
The residential wine cellar is located right off the garage area. The Coastal Custom Wine Cellar Builders team provided the client with a 30″ x 80″ Barolo style wine cellar door with double pane glass, which renders a full view into the wine storage space.
This Barolo wine cellar door has these following features that make it really efficient:
- weather stripping on all sides and along the jambs
- automatic door sweeps
- dual pane insulated glass
Weather stripping prevents cool air from escaping out of the climate controlled wine cellar. The automatic door bottom does the same thing, plus it prevents dragging that could otherwise damage the floor when opening and closing the door. The dual pane door feature inhibits condensation from building up on the glass and around the door itself.
The Wine Racking System
Quarter Round Display
As one enters the Laguna Beach residential wine cellar, the left side wall wine racking systems start off with a beautiful quarter round display shelf that showcases the client’s selection of double magnums (3-liter bottles).
This wine display rack can also be used to display ornamental pieces and wine accoutrements, such as decanters and wine buckets. The quarter round display shelf also provides a smooth transition to the wine racking system.
Single Bottle Wine Storage Racks with Lighted High Reveal Display Row
Next to the quarter round display shelf are single bottle wine storage racks that feature a high reveal display row. The individual slots have 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ openings that can fit most standard 750 ml wine bottles, including standard champagne, California Blue Chips and Oregon Pinot.
This wine racking system comes with rear stabilizer bars that provide structural integrity to the frame, and hand sanded edges that prevent tearing of wine labels.
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