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Wine Cellar Inspirations: What Makes A Good Wine Cellar

August 12th, 2020

A wine cellar project is certainly not a cheap one. If you’re looking into having a formal wine room, you need to work on the right budget for it. That’s not to say that you should rob a bank. It’s not all about how much money you’re going to put into it. There are other essential elements that need to be factored in. So what makes a good wine cellar anyway? Read on and find out!

A good wine cellar does not have to be very expensive!

Location is key…

Yes, you can actually build a wine cellar anywhere in your home. But if you want to be able to maintain it in the most cost-efficient way, location is absolutely key. The that you choose will have a future impact on the cost of maintaining your cellar.  A good wine cellar should be placed in the coolest and most humid place in your home. Note that the ideal wine storage conditions are at 55°-58° F temperature and 55-75% humidity. The closer you are to these conditions, the less expensive it will be. For one thing, a smaller size cooling unit will suffice for your wine storage needs. Think of how much you will be saving in terms of energy costs.

Get the right wine refrigeration unit...

Now let’s say you don’t have a basement to build your wine cellar in and the best location can’t come close to the ideal wine storage conditions. This happens in a lot of cases, especially homes with smaller spaces. You don’t need to go and buy the biggest or most expensive wine refrigeration unit to remedy is. What you need to is get the right one. That means taking into account key factors such as wine cellar size and bottle storage capacity, apart from location. There are lots of units being in sold in the market. Do not be hasty and consult a wine cellar design professional first.

Pay attention to minor details to build a good wine cellar

Mind the “small” details…

More often than not, people tend to forget the smaller details in a wine cellar project. This is a wrong move because these small details can make or break both the function and form of your wine cellar. Doors and entryways, flooring, and ceiling are some examples. A properly insulated wine cellar door can do wonders for maintaining ideal wine storage conditions. The same can be said for picking the most suitable material for the flooring. The ceilings, on the other hand, can really raise the aesthetic appeal of your wine cellar to greater heights. That’s why these small details should never be overlooked! ^_^



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