26 Aug Design and Furnish Your Wine Cellar Using these Ideas
If you’re a wine aficionado, chances are you are interested in getting a wine cellar installed in your home. However, it’s highly likely that you might not have considered getting one incorporated into the structure when you got the house built, or you may have felt that there isn’t enough space for one.
However, if there is a basement in your home, it’s not difficult to get it converted into a custom wine cellar. Here are some tips to design and furnish your wine cellar:
This is the first step you’d have to take. Envision how you want your wine cellar to be. If you have been conducting some research on the Internet or magazines and have found some ideas you like, make note of those too. You can attempt to make some rough sketches and write down points about the features etc you want there. Choosing the colour scheme and design is part and parcel of this phase; this becomes the foundation of the rest of the steps you will be taking.
This is also an important part of having good wine cellar furniture and you need to focus on functionality and aesthetics. The kind of furniture you choose will have a huge impact on the overall appearance of your wine cellar. The various wine cellar elements that you would need include wine cellar coolers, as well as comfortable couches etc.
The wine racks and wine cabinets should be planned well and the focus should be on making optimum use of the available space. Your wine cellar designer will take into consideration aspects such as the available floor space and height of the basement or room. They will also understand whether you prefer to go vertical or want racks lining all the walls for a more stunning display of wine bottles.
#3 Other décor and lighting
You might want to consider adding elements like picture frames, artwork and other accessories to enhance the appearance of the space. Even the best wine cellar is incomplete without the right kind of lighting. You can get floor lamps and other down-lighting fixtures too that throw a dim light. Use LED bulbs in all the fixtures, as these throw a very cool light. While your wine cellar will be temperature-controlled, using bulbs that don’t throw off any heat is a good way to ensure that there is no unnecessary increase in the temperature.
#4 Stocking up on wines
If you’re just starting up on your wine collection, you may be wondering as to which wines you should buy. It’s not always possible or necessary to stock up the entire cellar at one shot. A good way to start is to join a wine club. Many clubs have wine basket options for their members; when you subscribe for these, the club sends you a basket that has various wines in it, at regular intervals.
Many homeowners rely on these clubs to fill up their wine cellars. Of course, you always have the option to procure wines while you are on trips abroad or when you visit any winery. You will also find there are a number of online stores that sell fine wine and you can choose to buy your reds and whites from there.
We at Signature Cellars are the custom wine cellar experts that know what it takes to provide excellent wine cellar solutions. For any consultation on design and install of wine cellars and information about cellaring wine, call Signature Cellars at 02 9340 7515. Alternatively, simply use this contact form to connect with us and we will get back to you shortly.
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