07 Apr Tips To Create A Stunning Wine Cellar Space
Wine cellar design is a specialised field and if you are planning on getting one installed, it’s a good idea to hire the services of a good company for the job. They can provide you custom cellar design solutions that will match your requirements in terms of design and styling, the materials and layout used as well as your specific requirements and budget. While it’s always best to hire a professional to design your cellar space, there are some tips you can keep in view to create a stunning wine cellar space:
Tips to keep in view
#1 Racking Units
In most instances, your designer will design wine racks made of the material of your choice. These racks would be designed based on the styling of the cellar, the available space and the number of wine bottles you want to stock there. While these are an excellent option, there are a number of modular racking units that you can get installed in your wine cellar.
These can be installed within platforms and can extend from the floor to the ceiling. These racks are suitable for wine cellars of all sizes. Many of these racks have a “floating” design which can also make a modest-sized cellar look expansive. While the actual shelves in these installations are made of wood, the supports are made of metal and that lends the racks their floating appearance.
To a great extent, the beauty and attractiveness of your wine cellar depends on how uniquely it has been designed. Wood is an all-time favourite when it comes to cellar installations and you can get creative with using this material. You can use a mix-and-match of wood species such as Redwood, all-heart redwood, rustic pine, mahogany, black walnut, oak and clear Aider. Many homeowners opt for unstained versions of these wood species which also adds a very distinctive look to the wine cellar.
#3 Glass-Enclosed Wine rack Designs
Some people like their wine cellar to be built on a more modern design and styling and glass lends itself very well to this concept. Glass accentuates the wood and metal features of the racks and adds elegance and lightness to the installation. Once the bottles have been placed on the shelves, it gives the impression that the bottles are suspended in mid-air on the unique wooden shelves.
Lighting is Everything
Regardless of the materials you use, it’s crucial that you use the right kind of lighting fixtures and plan the lighting well. Use recessed lights and under counter lights, track lighting or stair wash lighting for ambient light. In some spaces you may want to install more focused lighting elements for task lighting. It’s best to use LED bulbs as these emit a softer light and don’t get heated in the manner that traditional bulbs do. This helps maintain a cooler temperature in your temperature-controlled.
Your wine cellar designer will be able to provide you all the information you need about the different materials and light fittings available so you can get a stunning and unique-looking wine cellar for your home. It’s also important to use all the elements in the right proportion so that the wine cellar looks well-balanced and showcases your wine bottles well. It’s good to use shelving and racking installations that are scalable, so you can add to them as your wine collection grows.
For information about custom wine cellar design and installation, you can call Signature Cellars on 02 9340 7515 or use this contact form to get in touch with us. We’ll be pleased to assist you and provide custom solutions that match your requirements.
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