Custom Designs for Williamsburg, VA – How to Build a Wine Cellar for Your Residence
Having previously had a cellar at their last home the homeowner reached out to us to design a gorgeous cellar for their space. When you first start thinking about how to build a wine cellar you always start by creating a few concept drawings to lay out the dimensions and types of racking to be involved in the project. It is also a great idea to have an on-site consultation completed to really get a feel for the project before a build is started in your Williamsburg, VA residence.
How to Start a Wine Cellar Build Process for Your Williamsburg, VA Home
There are quite a few things to keep in mind when designing and building a wine cellar. As mentioned it is best to start with concept drawings once the final dimensions and racking selections have been determined. This particular cellar was 15’L x 12’W X9’H.
It is also important to consider if there is a specific overall design or theme that you are going for. For this wine cellar, our client wanted to have an Australian Vineyard map integrated into his design. He has an affinity for Australian wine, so he chose to commemorate his trip with the map that is included on the focal wall of this cellar.
Racking Types – Unfinished Redwood
The owner selected a hardwood redwood unfinished wine racking from Iron Wine Cellars for this project. He was very specific about the bottle count that they wanted to have for this custom wine cellar build. The cellar holds a little over 1,000 bottles.
Customizing a Beautiful Space for any Room
Another important aspect to consider when thinking about how to build a wine cellar is to decide if there are any odd shaped areas of the room. A tricky part of this space to design was the small alcove in the right corner of the room. This is why an onsite design consultation is so important when planning a wine cellar design for your Williamsburg, VA home.
We worked together and decided to incorporate a storage desk with space to hold wine records, bottles, and wine glasses. The homeowner is also a malt scotch connoisseur so he plans on using this space to show off his scotch collection as well.
Refrigeration Unit for Under Ground Wine Cellar
A through the wall Wine Guardian 0018 refrigeration unit was utilized to protect the wine collection in this cellar. This cooling unit is the largest through the wall unit that can be used for this size of cellar. The system is set to keep the cellar at 57 to 58 degrees with the relative humidity set to 58 to 59 to age the wines properly.
Tuscany Inspired Flooring
There are tons of options out there when choosing flooring for your custom wine cellar. From hardwood to wine barrel the possibilities are endless. The homeowner opted to have 18’x18” ceramic tile flooring installed in this room by his builder. He wanted the cellar to have a rustic look that makes him think of Tuscany.
Wine Cellar Lighting to Show Off Worldly Collection
The lovely wines stored in this cellar are from all over the world. The owner decided to organize the collection by type and region. With wines ranging from the U.S. to Argentina and Australia, highlighting this collection was a must as it is for any custom wine cellar.
Custom lighting options allow you to show off your collection and cellar to family and friends. Ribbon and puck lighting were used in this cellar as well as overhead lights. All the lighting fixtures in this design are on separate switches to allow several lighting options.
Create Your Custom Designed Wine Cellar with Us Today
Are you looking to add a stunning custom wine cellar to your residence? Work with the experts at Harvest Custom Wine Cellars and Saunas to learn how to build a wine cellar in your Williamsburg, VA home. From modern to traditional, we can work with you to design your dream cellar.