Wine Cellar Ideas and Design Inspiration
Here are some sommelier-esque wine cellar design ideas.
Little luxuries make living in your home a special experience — especially when it comes to luxuries like a wine cellar. Here’s the thing: whether you’re a sommelier or you just love the occasional bottle of pinot grigio with dinner, there’s nothing quite as magical as building a wine cellar in your home. After all, what could be better than a perfectly chilled glass — or bottle — of wine whenever you want it?
So, if you’re ready to showcase your collection of wine in style, you’re in the right place. We’re sharing some of our favourite wine cellar ideas, so pop a cork and get some inspiration for your own, at-home wine haven!
Things to keep in mind when building a wine cellar
If you want to build a wine cellar in your home, there are a few things you’ll want to remember. First, you need plenty of storage space — after all, the best part of a wine cellar is storing as much wine as possible. Your wine cellar will be a dark area, which means that you’ll need to pay attention to the space that will eventually become your wine cellar. You won’t want any windows in the space, and it needs to be a well-ventilated, dark spot.Curious what specifications you need for a wine cellar? Here’s what we recommend:
- Find a cool, humid area in your home
- Install a cooling system that keeps your cellar around 55 degrees Fahrenheit or 10 to 18 degrees Celsius
- Ensure that your wine cellar is sealed and insulated, and use rot-resistant hardwoods
- Install an airtight door to keep humidity and temperature consistent within the wine cellar itself
Our favourite wine cellar ideas + design inspiration
Looking for some wine cellar ideas for your sommelier-esque project? We’ve got you covered, so pick and choose from the below for a beautiful wine cellar space that aligns with your home and brings you wine-scented joy.
Utilize your living space: Consider using a French door-style insulated entrance off of your living space, and create a wine cellar that everyone can visit. Since a wine cellar is a specialized construction with its own specialized door system, you can get creative with the placement.
Include a wine bar: If you build a wine cellar in your home, we’d bet you like wine — so why not add a wine bar into your home? Whether stone or metal, create a bar and include stools (and wine glasses!) for lounging and drinking with friends and family.
Built-in floor-to-ceiling wine racks: Maximize your storage with wine racks and shelving that impressively display and show off your collection. You can even choose from a variety of materials (from wood to glass to steel) to create an individualized vibe for your individualized collection.
Make it cohesive: While your wine cellar can totally have a different vibe than the rest of your home, it can also fit in with the rest of your space. To create a cohesive entrance into your new wine cellar, use the same colours and tones that you’ve used in the rest of your home — from paint colours to rugs to light fixtures.
Embrace the medieval ages: If you want to create a beautifully eye-catching space, create a stone wine cellar a la King Arthur! A stone wine cellar can create a special, unique wine oasis in a heartbeat — and it can be really fun to decorate, too.
Now, create your Wine Cellar!
And, there you have it — wine cellar ideas to inspire your new vino haven. We can’t wait to see what you come up with — so bookmark this post and come back to it when it’s time to build your wine cellar!
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