A homeowner in West Vancouver wanted to build a custom wine cellar utilizing wood for the racking material. Blue Grouse Wine Cellars were pleased to work on this project. The challenge was to meet the high expectations of the client, being an expert in the interior design industry. With extensive experience and creativity in building wine cellars, they were able to provide all of the requirements of the owner.
Building a Personalized Residential Wine Cellar for an Interior Designer
At Custom Wine Cellars Vancouver, we work with Blue Grouse Wine Cellars in providing practical yet exceptional wine storage solutions. Blue Grouse Wine Cellars have been in the construction industry for 20 years, serving clients within Canada.
They guide our clients to help them transform a spare room into an impressive wine storage facility. They assess the client’s needs so they can create a design that will suit their budget, space, and aesthetic requirements.
Recently, an interior designer in West Vancouver approached them to seek a little help in building a custom wine cellar in their luxurious home.
Combination of Traditional and Modern Design for a High-End Home
The room used for this project is like a hallway. It is 96” high, 102” wide, and 87 1/2“ long. The area looks like a cathedral because the ceiling in the middle is higher than the ceiling of the sidewalls. The metal chandelier hanging from the ceiling added a European appeal to the space.
There are two long walls, with a door on both ends of the room. The owner chose the door for this wine cellar.
Assessment of the Client’s Needs
The first step in constructing a traditional wine cellar is to know the specific needs of the customer. There are questions that the builders need to answer to help them create a design that will suit the client’s needs.
On this project, Blue Grouse Wine Cellars needed the following information:
- how the owner buys her wines (by the bottle or in bulk)
- the sizes of bottles that the client intend to be store and display
- the overall appeal that the owner wants for her wine cellar
Stylish Wine Rack Features
After obtaining the important details from the owner, Blue Grouse Wine Cellars suggested custom features to be incorporated into the racking design.
They were able to determine the most suitable type of bottle orientations, lighting system, racking material, and flooring. The racking styles on both walls are the same to achieve symmetry.
When choosing a material for the wine racks, your builder must complement the existing home décor and know the aesthetic preference of the owner. On this project, the single-family home has a luxurious interior design. The owner wanted an old-world look, so Blue Grouse Wine Cellars chose the type of wood that would achieve this.
Characteristics of Knotty Alder
To blend well with the classic theme of the home, Blue Grouse Wine Cellars decided to use Knotty Alder for the wine racks.
This wood species is known for its beautiful knots and clusters. They applied the wood with a deep brown stain and did not use lacquer, bringing out the rustic appeal in wine racks.
Knotty Alder is also highly resistant to rot and mildew, making it an ideal material for wine cellars equipped with a cooling system. With proper care, wine racks constructed from this wood can store and display your collection for many years.