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3 Design Aspects to Consider While Building a Basement Wine Cellar

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14 Sep 3 Design Aspects to Consider While Building a Basement Wine Cellar

If you want your wine to age gracefully, it needs to be stored in the right conditions, which means that the humidity and temperature need to be just right. Many homeowners in Australia today, are building custom designed wine cellars on their property. The basement becomes one of the most popular spaces to install a wine cellar. This is primarily because the temperature in the basement is a little lower than that in the rest of the house. However, there are a number of other aspects that need to be kept in view when you are getting a new basement wine cellar installation for your home.

Aspects to consider when installing a basement wine cellar

#1 The location

Excessive heat exposure can completely ruin in the flavour, aroma as well as the overall complexity of your wines. It isn’t mandatory to install the wine cellar in the basement; however, as mentioned earlier, this space is generally cooler than the rest of the areas in the house because it is a below ground level. Wine requires a cool environment in order to preserve its quality. Wine cellar builders find that it is easier to stabilize the humidity levels and temperature in a basement wine cellar setting. A custom designed wine cellar can be designed in the size, shape and styling you want.

#2 Lighting

When you are planning your wine cellar, you need to keep in view that it would need the right type of lighting as well as a cooling unit. Regardless of what type of features you get installed in your wine cellar, lighting plays a very important role in the overall ambience of the feature. Today, it is possible to have the type of lighting you want without worrying about heat emanating from a larger number of light fixtures.

You can opt for LED light fixtures that provide 80% energy-efficiency. These are available in a wide range of colours and hues, giving you the design flexibility to create the type of mood and ambience you want. LED bulbs emit very little heat, making them a good choice for your wine cellar.

You will also require a dedicated electrical circuit for your cooling unit that would have to be installed as part of your wine cellar feature. This system plays a vital role in aging wines. Using a standard air conditioner can cause the wine to become oxidized, rendering it undrinkable. Investing in the right type of cooling unit is one of the best ways to maintain the flavours, quality, and value of your vintages.

#3 Insulation

The right type of insulation is crucial in maintaining the humidity and temperature levels in your wine cellar. We will also install the proper vapour barrier in the ceiling, walls, and flooring. In addition to all this, we will also make it a point to ensure that the wine cellar door is insulated appropriately. All these steps help ensure there is no excessive moisture in the interiors of your wine cellar.

Professional Design and Installation Services

It’s always a good idea to hire the services of a professional and experienced wine cellar company like us. We have been operating in this space for a number of years and have vast experience, knowledge and the resources to provide you with the type of solutions you need.

While we focus on aspects such as functionality, longevity, resilience etc., we also make sure that your wine cellar would be stunning in every way. We work closely with you to ensure that your ideas and vision are given form and that you get the type of wine cellar that you would love to have on your property.

To find out about how Signature Cellars can help you design and build a wine storage solution that can help protect your investment and add value to your home, call us on 1300 570 636 or email

Thanks for reading,
Neil Smallman
Signature Cellars
1300 570 636

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