Creating a wine cellar design is a challenging but fun task. It involves creativity coupled with the right expertise. Working with an expert Orange County wine cellar builder will make any wine cellar project worthwhile. It saves you time, effort, and money because you are working with the right people to deliver the best results!
Wine Cellar Design Process
Our expert Orange County wine cellar builder team identifies the three essential factors to consider in designing residential or commercial custom wine cellars.
#1: The Client’s Wine Cellar Design Specifications
The most significant information that we need before designing a wine cellar is the client’s wine personality profile. We create our design based on the specific wine storage needs and personal preferences of our clients. Below is a list of the details we need to determine the perfect custom wine cellar design for the owner:
- Number and type of bottles to be stored
- Wine cellar style – traditional/modern/combination
- Type of wine rack – wood/metal
- Specific requests on how to display the client’s favorite wines
- The need for an entertainment area inside the cellar
- Long-term wine storage and inventory management needs
The items listed above help our expert wine cellar builders here at Custom Wine Cellars Orange County produce the initial design concept in the form of a 3D wine cellar design which will be given to the client for approval. The design package includes room elevations, room measurements, bottle capacities, and racking styles.
#2: The Technicalities and Engineering Aspects Involved
The main goal in designing and constructing a climate-controlled wine cellar is to safeguard the wines and promote optimum wine aging. There are engineering and technical aspects that must be considered to achieve this goal. These are:
Installing an Efficient Wine Cellar Cooling System
An ideal wine cellar should have a stable environment with the right temperature and humidity levels. A wine cellar refrigeration system must be installed to meet this requirement. We recommend wine cellar refrigeration systems from CellarPro, WhisperKOOL, Wine Guardian, and US Cellar Systems.
Installing High-Quality Vapor Barriers, insulation, and a Cellar Door
An effective climate-controlled wine cellar should be tightly sealed, well-insulated, and equipped with the right type of vapor barrier. These requirements ensure that the ideal wine cellar environment is continuously maintained for long periods of time.
Vapor barriers help prevent condensation from building up in the walls. If there is no vapor barrier, moisture may creep in, which can cause the decay of the wood materials and the growth of molds inside the cellar. You do not want this to happen.
The three different ways to properly insulate a wine storage room are fiberglass batt, rigid foam board, and spray foam insulation techniques. Of the three methods, we consider spraying foam insulation the best option for climate-controlled wine cellars.
The perfect wine cellar door can keep a tight seal in the wine room. A dual-paned glass is highly recommended by California master builders for glass wine cellar doors and windows. We also recommend doors with an automatic door bottom which aids in sealing the interior and prevents damage to the floor.
#3: The Materials Used for Creating a Stylish Wine Cellar Design
The type of materials specifically used in building the custom wine racks and wine cellar flooring is also an essential factor in the success of the wine cellar construction.
For custom wine racks, wood and metal are the two most commonly used materials. When you use wooden wine racks, choose redwood, mahogany, and pine. These three wood types are known for their durability and natural beauty.
Our Orange County wine cellar builder team endorses metal custom wine racks from VintageView. Their product options are stunning and time-tested.
For the wine cellar flooring, reclaimed oak wine barrel flooring is gaining popularity because of its uniqueness and environmental sustainability. Other great options include hardwood, cork, tile, and marble.
Orange County Wine Cellar Builder – Providing the Best Wine Cellar Design for You
Here at Custom Wine Cellars Orange County, we aim to provide our clients with the best wine storage solutions. That’s part of our pledge as a member of the Wine Cellar Designers Group. We discuss and explain to our clients the three essential factors mentioned above to help them understand and make them fully involved in the commercial and residential wine cellar design process. This step ensures the success of the wine cellar construction.
Are you ready to get started with your wine cellar project? Contact us at +1 (888) 735-8889 (toll-free).