If you are in the process of building a custom home and have decided to install a wine cellar to house your wine collection, then these tips will help you design the space:
Tip: Decide on the Budget for Your Wine Cellar Space
As with the other aspects of your custom home, you absolutely must set a budget for its wine cellar. A basic, smaller-size wine cellar can be built for a few thousand dollars, while a large room-sized wine cellar can cost many, many times that. So, before you get excited about designing the wine cellar of your dreams and blow a ton of cash out of your home building budget, set a realistic budget and vow to stick to it.
Tip: Choose a Location in Your New Home for the Wine Cellar
Since your budget will set the stage for your wine cellar's size, once that's set then you can decide on an appropriate location to build it. If you have a large budget and a large wine collection, then building a basement wine cellar or a wall unit as a highlight in the living space of your home is reasonable. However, if you have a smaller budget, then building a smaller wine cellar in your kitchen or dining room probably makes more sense.
Tip: Consider the Power Requirement for Your New Wine Cellar
No matter what the size or location of your home's wine cellar, it will require power for lighting, humidity control, and cooling. If your custom home is nearly built, then there will be a lot of added cost to run the electrical access required for these things. If your home is still in the early building stages, then running the electrical will be less expensive and you will have a lot more options for location.
Tip: Think About the Overall Style of Your Home to Choose the Wine Cellar's Building Materials
Finally, once you have decided on the location and size of your new custom home's wine cellar, then you need to ensure it will match the overall style of the rest of your home. For example, if you are building a rustic home, then a wooden wine cellar will fit right in. However, if your home is going to be more modern, then you should consider using concrete or metal to ensure the wine cellar matches your home's style and doesn't look like an afterthought.
To learn more, contact a company that specializes in wine cellar construction.Share
17 April 2018
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