If you enjoy a glass of wine at the end of the day or love trying all types of wine flavors, you may be thinking about investing in a home wine cellar. For smaller homes, there are space-saving options such as built-in wine racks or small wine closets, but if you have the room, you can build a full-scale custom wine cellar to meet all of your needs. When you are choosing the type of wine cellar you want to have at home, here are some of the options you will need to consider.
Space and Design
The first option you have to choose from with a wine cellar is where you will put it on your property and what design will work best for the room. Many homeowners locate their wine cellar in the basement, but you can put it almost anywhere, including building an entirely separate building on your property if you have the room.
Once you pick the location, you can start working on the design. The key to finding a design that will work well for you is to determine whether you want a cellar simply to store your collection or whether you want it to be a centerpiece of the room where people can sit, taste and converse.
Racks and Cabinets
Another big choice you will have to make when it comes to building a custom cellar for your win collection is how you will store the bottles. To keep wine at it’s best, it should always be stored on its side. Wine racks and cabinets allow you to do this while still maximizing your space. What is the difference between racks and cabinets? Racks are typically open and provide easy access to your collection. If you have more expensive bottles in your collection, you can choose a wine cabinet instead of only racks. This will help you protect your collection with lockable doors, but will also give your cellar a grand feel because cabinets help you display the most unique bottles within your collection.
One of the last options you will need to choose for your wine cellar is what type of finish you want to put on your room. Many homeowners go with a classic style that incorporates a lot of wood and makes you feel like you are tasting at a fancy vineyard. Others choose more contemporary options, with a lot of glass and metal incorporated into the design. No matter which one you choose, it is important to have the room both well designed and well built so it will last you and your family a lifetime while protecting your wine collection.