Basement Wine Cellar Built by Experts in Orange County, California

Basement Wine Cellar Built by Experts in Orange County, California

Custom Wine Cellars Orange County California is an expert in building stylish and functional wine rooms. In one of their projects, they converted space into a Orange County basement wine cellar. With proper planning and design layout, the result was an impressive wine display and storage area with elegant wood wine racks, safe lighting, and an efficient wine cooling unit.  

Phase 1: Starting the Project – Consultation and Creating a 3D Design for a Orange County Wine Cellar 

Designing and building a contemporary wine room in a home basement requires careful assessment and planning.  This traditional Orange County basement wine cellar is one example of a challenging yet exciting project that was successfully completed by our basement custom wine cellar experts.

Wine cellar projects begin by discussing with the clients every aspect of the design they want to achieve.  At Custom Wine Cellars Orange County, we make sure that we clearly understand how the clients plan to store, display, manage, and grow their wine collections. 

For this home wine cellar project, the client needs to store 1,598 bottles.  The space he wants to convert into a wine room is a basement area behind a three-car garage that measures 13.5 x 9.5 x 7 feet. 

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3D Wine Cellar Design

After the consultation, the design team created a 3D wine cellar design package.  The 3D wine cellar design plays a vital role in the success of the project.  It allows the client to visualize his wine room clearly and ensures that every design specification is included. 

When the client approved the design, we proceeded to the next phase. 

Phase 2: Preparing the Space to be Converted into a Cellar 

This phase includes the following steps: 

  • Prepping the walls 
  • Installing the vapor barriers 
  • Adding insulation 
  • Putting up drywall (moisture resistant) 
Design and Construction Process for the Basement Wine Cellar Project

Design and Construction Process for the Basement Wine Cellar Project

To prep the walls, the construction team took down the exterior wall to expose the storage space.  Since this wine cellar is climate-controlled, vapor barriers and insulating materials were installed.  These materials help maintain the cold temperature inside the wine storage room.  Moisture-resistant drywall was also included to prevent the buildup of molds. 

Phase 3: Constructing the Wine Cellar 

This phase involves the construction of the wine racks and the installation of the wine cellar cooling system.  One unique aspect of this wine cellar is the use of wooden wine racks to achieve a contemporary wine cellar design. 

Wooden Wine Racks Made of Alder Wood 

There are various wood options for building wooden custom wine racks.  For this wine cellar, Alder wood was chosen because of its durability and high resistance to pest infestation.  Alder wood is known for its “chameleon” property, which means it can imitate the outer look of the other wood species.  It has a natural red, orange, or brown color if left unstained.