Residential Wine Cellar Conversion Project in Orange County, California

Residential Wine Cellar Conversion Orange County California

Another stunning residential custom wine cellar was completed by our wine cellar design and construction team.  This is a wine cellar conversion project where we transformed a small space under the stairway into a stunning home wine storage room.   

What’s unique about this wine cellar is the combination of various wine racking systems, wine cellar artwork, and wine barrel flooring.  Learn more about this beautiful home wine cellar project to get inspiration for your dream wine cellar in Orange County! 

The Custom Wine Storage Space 

The room that we converted into a wine cellar under the stairs.  It was originally a closet with an L-shaped structure.  The ceiling slants to a height of 64 inches because the room is directly under the stairway. 

Residential Wine Cellar Conversion Project – Before Photos

The odd shape of the room is a bit of a challenge for the design team, so we utilized various custom wine racking systems to fit the room’s configuration and maximize every available space.  The design team was able to create a total storage capacity of 404 wine bottles, which is outstanding considering the limited space!  

The Custom Designed Wooden Wine Racks 

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Custom Wine Racking Systems

The combination of different wine racking systems makes this Orange County residential wine cellar unique. Our Orange County team of builders made a careful assessment of the client’s needs and incorporated the features they want into the design.

Upon entering, there is a horizontal display wine rack on the left side that stores wine in a label-forward orientation.  This allows for easy bottle recognition and complete visibility of wine labels.  The top portion of this wine rack features a step stair design, which aligns with the slope of the ceiling.   

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Diamond Bins and Individual Bottle Storage

On the back wall is a different wine rack design.  There are diamond bins at the bottom for bulk wine storage and individual bottle storage racking with a high-reveal display row above.  The single bottle storage racking fits most standard 750 mL wine bottles. The opening of each slot measures 3 3/4 by 3 3/4 inches, which is perfect for easy bottle access. 

The high-reveal display row showcases the owner’s favorite vintages at a 15-degree angle.  This distinctive design allows for a full view of the wine labels while ensuring that the content is still in contact with the cork, which is necessary to prevent drying out of the cork, thus maintaining a tight seal. 

Horizontal Display Row

At the end wall are additional single bottle storage custom wine racks and open bins for more bulk wine storage. 

The Wine Cellar Cooling System 

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WhisperKOOL Split Wine Cellar Refrigeration System

A WhisperKOOL Platinum Mini Split Wine Cellar Cooling System is installed just above the wine rack at the end wall.  The split type of cooling unit is perfect for this small-sized wine cellar because it comes with two components – the evaporator and the condenser.  The evaporator is placed inside the wine room, while the condenser is placed in a separate area.  This maximizes the storage space and reduces heat and noise inside the cellar.   

There are different types of wine cellar refrigeration on the market, so it is ideal to work with a wine cellar expert to help you choose the right one.  WhisperKOOL is one of the most trusted brands of cooling units by wine cellar builders in Orange County. They efficiently maintain the ideal wine storage environment for optimum wine aging. 

The Remarkable Wine Barrel Flooring  

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Unique Wine Barrel Flooring

The wine cellar flooring is another unique feature of this project.  It is made of reclaimed cooperage components from old oak wine barrels.   

The top portion of the wine barrel is called the cooperage, which usually bears the stamps and markings of the winery.  The markings produce a distinct and striking appearance to the flooring.  In addition, using old oak wine barrels for wine cellars supports environmental sustainability.   

The Beautiful Wine Cellar Door 

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Custom Wine Cellar Door

The client chose a custom designed Seville-style glass wine cellar door.  This type of wine cellar door is made to last as it is made of laminated veneer lumber (LVL), wrought iron and dual-paned glass.  The operable wrought iron gate has a latch, so it can be opened and closed when cleaning is necessary. 

It is installed with mortise and tenon and an automatic door bottom to ensure durability and functionality.   

The Attractive Wine Cellar Art Painting 

Grapevine Wall Painting by Janina PCAdan

This stunning residential custom wine cellar under the stairs boasts a beautiful faux grapevine painting by Janina PCAdan, who is an impressionist artist from Poland.

Wine cellar accessories like wall paintings add more life and personality to the wine room.  Other wine cellar art pieces that can be added are murals, figurines, sculptures, and more. 

Getting Started with your Dream Orange County Residential Wine Cellar Project 

Work with Custom Wine Cellars Orange County California, a Residential Wine Cellar Conversion Expert

Work with Custom Wine Cellars Orange County, California, a Residential Wine Cellar Conversion Expert

If you plan to build your own Orange County residential custom wine cellar, work with us so we can help you achieve that dream!  Our expert design team at Custom Wine Cellars Orange County provides the best home wine cellar design that is customized to your own specifications and storage needs. 

Contact us now for a free wine cellar design consultation!