Thinking about building a wine room in your new custom home? You are not alone. Its a growing trend in home design and planning to build dedicated space for a wine collection.
Its no wonder. According to a 2016 Wine Institute study, the average American drinks nearly 3 gallons of wine. If you’re a serious wine enthusiast and considering building a wine room into your new home, there are some important factors to bear in mind.
FOUR PRIMARY FACTORS IN BUILDING A WINE ROOM
- Available space in your home design
- Amount of wine you want to store
- How else you will use the space
- Your budget
Available Space for Your Wine Room
Location is a primary consideration. Choosing a location involves understanding the fundamental of building a wine room. Your will want to find a place in your home design with no direct sunlight. You will need to maintain a temperature of about 55 degrees Fahrenheit. The ideal humidity will need to be about 57%.
How Much Wine Will You Need to Store
Size is a consideration, but you may be surprised to learn that you can store as many as 250 bottles in just 30 square feet. Of course, if you plan to build a wine room for more than just storage, you will obviously require a larger space.
How Will You Use Your Wine Room?
How will you want to display your wine? What makes a wine cellar stunning is how you choose to store your wine. Using multiple methods — racks, bulk storage and display — will add interest. Do you want a wine room large enough to entertain in? Either way, how you display your wine will make your wine room a constant conversation piece every time you entertain.
What is Your Budget?
You budget will go a long way in determining the size of your wine room, your choice of temperature and humidity controls, whether you select prefabricated or custom wine racks, your lighting and decoration, and the right door to showcase your collection.
If this is your first time building a wine room in a home, you will want professional assistance to guide you through the process.
From classic wine cellars to creative contemporary displays integrated into some custom homes