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Coastal Completes a Residential Custom Wine Cellar Construction Project in Vancouver

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A client from Vancouver, Canada hired Coastal Custom Wine Cellars to build him a uniquely designed storage structure that can hold bottles of various sizes.

Ideally, a wine cellar should not only be functional and dependable. It should also be beautifully designed. The structure will display prized wine collections, and it is only fitting that it is built elegantly. Recently, Coastal Custom Wine Cellars, one of the most trusted builders in the industry, completed a residential wine storage room construction project in Vancouver. The team of experts made sure that the home cellar was capable of providing the airtight space that wines need. They also made sure that the structure is designed according to the client’s style and preference. 

Beautifully Designed Home Wine Room Built by Coastal in Vancouver

Coastal Custom Wine Cellars recently completed a construction project in Vancouver, Canada. The client wanted a wine room built in his home. The storage structure should be able to accommodate wine bottles of various sizes. Coastal’s team of expert builders made sure that all of the client’s requirements were met.

Distinct Racking and Custom Wine Displays for Large Format Bottles 

The client wanted his residential wine cellar to store not only wine, but also other types of beverages. He planned to have a space in his storage room designated for his Bourbon collection. To meet this requirement, Coastal’s construction team added open bins on the cellar’s right side. These bins were allocated for storing liquor other than wine.

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Besides his prized wines, the client also wanted his Bourbon collection to be stored in his residential wine cellar. Coastal’s team of builders created a display area for storing other types of liquor rather than wine.

A display row was created on the left side of the custom cellar to store larger wine bottles. The construction team designed them with label-forward spaces, so that bottles can be safely cradled in the shelves. The racks can fit a wide array of bottle sizes, anywhere from 1.5 liter to 12-liter wines. The cellar’s left and right sides have shelves that can accommodate magnum-sized bottles. The style of the racks in this Vancouver home wine cellar is ideal for wine enthusiasts who have an assortment of bottle sizes in their collection.

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The residential wine cellar has a tabletop with a lovely arch above it. Inset spaces were added on the arch’s left and right sides, so that the client can hang his wine glasses in them. Below the tabletop area is a set of drawers where the client stored his wine tasting rudiments.

Above the wine room’s tabletop area is a gorgeous arch. Instead of a stemware rack, the arch has an inset on both its left and right sides. Each of the inset spaces is designed to hold up to four wine glasses. The client can simply hang his wine glasses, upside down, on either the left or right side of the arch. Moreover, a set of drawers is found below the tabletop. The client keeps his wine tasting essentials (e.g. napkins and corkscrews) inside these drawers.

One of the features of this custom wine cellar that makes it spectacular is its lighting. Besides the rich and vibrant lights that brighten the room, concealed lighting also adds a stylish accent to the racking and makes the displays elegantly pop out.

The reason why this construction project was a success, was the healthy working relationship between the client and the builder. Even before the project commenced, there was thorough planning and open communication. The client’s home was near the main office of Coastal Custom Wine Cellars. The proximity allowed the storage experts to visit the area more conveniently, so that they could take accurate measurements of the room, discuss with the client his options, present wood finish samples, etc. All of the client’s needs and design preferences were met from the beginning of the project until its completion.

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Fabulous Vancouver Custom Wine Cellar Design with Wood and Metal Racking

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Construction challenges did not stop a professional from building a wine cellar. Known as one of the top-notch designers and installers in Vancouver, Blue Grouse Wine Cellars was able to design and install a unique and functional wine room in a basement. Traditional and modern features were combined to meet the client’s requirements.

Conversion of a Basement Into an Impressive Custom Wine Cellar

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Metal and Wooden Wine Racking Vancouver Installation Project

With extensive experience in building wine rooms, Blue Grouse Wine Cellars offers storage solutions for those who dream of having a safe and beautiful place for their collection.

Recently, they have converted a large basement into a traditional and contemporary custom wine cellar in Vancouver.

After a careful assessment of the client’s aesthetic and functional requirements, they created 3-dimensional drawings of the wine cellar. The images show the plan views, elevations, and dimensions of the room.

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Wine Cellar Room Before Construction Began

Wine Cellar Room Before Construction Began

The original room had a heavy pool table and a couple of wine cabinets that had to be transferred upstairs. Blue Grouse Wine Cellars had to replace the old drywall with a new type of drywall intended for a climate-controlled wine room.

They had to add insulation on the walls and ceiling. The hidden room under the stairs, which can be accessed through a tiny door, had to be insulated as well because it will be used as an additional wine storage space.

Another challenge for Blue Grouse Wine Cellars is the window, which opened to the outdoors. They had to build a wall in front of it to prevent harmful light from coming through. After sealing the room, they started to install the wine racks, cooling system, door, lighting, and flooring.

Wood and metal wine racks were used to satisfy the client’s desire for a traditional and contemporary storage area. The wine room has two doors: one enters the residential wine cellar from the basement hallway and the other from the outdoors. They are both solid, exterior grade doors.

Sapele Wood and VintageView Metal Wine Racks

The appeal and mood of a wine room are determined by the overall design of the racking system. At Blue Grouse Wine Cellars, they make sure that the material and style of wine racks exceed the owner’s standards. They use their passion and creativity to build custom wine rooms that can be the envy of every guest.

In this wine room conversion project, wood and metal wine racks were combined to create a storage display that suits the needs of a high-end wine collector.

Stylish Wine Racks Constructed from Sapele Wood

Custom wine cellar builders in Vancouver recommend the Sapele wood wine racks because of their stability and high resistance to rot. Since Sapele is a hardwood species that has interlocking grain pattern, it is known to be harder than other types of wood. It is also widely used by manufacturers of doors and windows.

With attractive grain patterns and natural luster, Sapele can add character to your wine storage room. They left the wine racks unfinished because the owner wanted a scent-free cellar.

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Quarter Round Display Shelf and Racking with Wine Bottles Loaded in

Beautiful Wine Rack Design with Sapele Wood

Elevation B is the first racking that you’ll see when you enter the door from the basement hallway. It starts with a 5-level quarter round wine rack where the client can display a few bottles vertically.

It also provides a good storage area for wine accessories like decanters and wine glasses.

Finished New Jersey Wine Cellar Project

New Jersey Wine Cellar Shows How to Improve a Niche

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Coastal Custom Wine Cellars Vancouver has always prided itself as being one of the best wine cellar specialists not just in Canada, but also in the US completed New Jersey wine cellar. We decided to spotlight this certain project here since it showed how versatile our team is

New Jersey Wine Cellar Before Niche Transformation

This is area for the New Jersey wine cellar before the transformation of niche.

Just how difficult was this particular project for them? Well, the area in question was a small niche that was located in between the client’s dining area and kitchen (pictured here). Now, you would likely think that this space would be a very difficult area to fashion a wine cellar into, and you would be correct about that. However, the client had put so much faith in the team that they willingly committed themselves to finding a solution agreeable to both parties. Below is how they went about it.

Creating a Useful “Niche”

The niche that was between the dining and the kitchen area may appear to be just “there”, with no particular function, but it clearly served a purpose for the client: it housed a mini-cellar cabinet, which meant he was already eyeing the space to house a wine cellar.

After a lengthy consultation with the client on what he was looking for in a wine cellar, the Custom Wine Cellars Vancouver team then took precise measurements that would allow his 632 (and counting) wine bottle collection to fit in such a modest space.

New Jersey Wine Cellar 3D Blueprint

This is the 3D blueprint for the New Jersey wine cellar.

Don’t Just Store Your Wines Anywhere. Invest in a Residential Wine Cellar Built by an Expert in Vancouver, Canada.

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Nowadays, there are still many homeowners who don’t know the importance of a climate-controlled environment in proper wine aging. Others think that keeping their wines in a refrigerator, cabinet, or boxes will do no harm to their collection. If you’re a serious collector, investing in a wine room is a must. Blue Grouse Wine Cellars has designed and installed efficient residential wine cellars in Vancouver, Canada.

Your Wines are Safe in a Wine Cellar

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A Climate-Controlled Wine Cellar

Wine loses its quality when stored in poor conditions. Cabinets, cardboard boxes, and kitchen refrigerators cannot provide the optimal conditions needed by wine for proper aging. Thus, it is important that you invest in a residential wine cellar.

Your wine storage space must be designed by a professional to achieve the ideal temperature and humidity range.

This will ensure that your precious wines are protected from being spoiled due to oxidation.

When a wine is well-aged, you and your guests will enjoy every glass of it.

Blue Grouse Wine Cellars – a Top Notch Wine Cellar Builder in Vancouver, Canada

Blue Grouse Wine Cellars has been offering quality wine storage solutions for homeowners who are serious about wine collecting. They start the wine cellar design phase after knowing how you wish to store, display, and manage their collection. Construction begins after you approved the final design.

Blue Grouse always ensures that all the components are installed properly in order for your wine room to be effective.

Essential Components in Wine Cellar Construction

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    Essential Wine Cellar Components in Building Canada Wine Cellars

    Vapor barriers

  • Insulation
  • Wine racks
  • Lighting
  • Flooring
  • Door
  • Wine cooling system

All these components play a role in achieving proper wine preservation. Choosing the right company for your wine cellar project can help prevent construction mistakes in the future.

Blue Grouse Wine Cellars takes the planning stage carefully to avoid possible mistakes that can ruin your collection and can cause additional expense in the future. They only use quality materials to ensure durability and longevity.

Mistakes in Wine Cellar Construction that can Affect the Wine Room’s Effectiveness

Wine cellars, whether for residential or commercial purposes, need to be designed and built by an expert. Wine cellars are not mere storage spaces. They area safe haven for wines, and ensure that their quality is preserved and that their aroma and flavors develop. If there are mistakes in the construction of a wine cellar, or if there are important elements that are overlooked, the result can be disastrous for wines.

The Need for Proper Wine Cellar Construction by a Wine Cellar Expert

More and more people understand the need to invest in a wine storage solution. You cannot start a wine collection without having a storage space for them to age within. The problem is that there are still many people who think that they can have their wine cellar built by a carpenter, or worse,try to undertake the task themselves.

It is imperative to understand that a wine cellar has many construction specifications that must be met in order for it to become an effective wine storage solution. This is why a wine cellar should be designed and built by a wine cellar expert.

A wine cellar expert will make sure that the essentials of a wine cellar are covered. They help you determine what wine racks will look and work best in your wine cellar. They also give advice on what type of wine cellar door is best suited for your storage room,recommendations on the type of wall and ceiling treatment most appropriate for your wine cellar,and suggestions on the style of wine cellar floor. All of these elements are important in the construction of the cellar, and largely influence its price.

5 Common Mistakes in Wine Cellar Construction

Proper wine cellar construction is needed to avoid problems in the wine storage room’s capability to provide the ideal storage conditions for your wine collection. The problems that arise in a wine cellar can be linked to these 5 common mistakes in the construction process:

1. Mistakes in the Construction of the Wine Room Walls and Installation of Proper Insulation

When having a wine cellar constructed in Vancouver, Canada, you should pay attention to the walls and the insulation. A common mistake is the improper installation of the vapor barrier, which results in humidity problems, and ultimately mold and mildew growth in the wine room. The temperature and humidity inside a custom wine cellar in Vancouver, Canada should be significantly different from the temperature and humidity outside it. This is why it has be completely sealed off with 6 mil polyethylene film: to make sure that no moisture can enter the room. The film should be installed on the warm side of the wall, between the studs, wrapping the entire room and ceiling . Insulation is to be installed after.

Proper insulation selection and correct installation are critical to your wine storage room’s efficiency,aiming to keep a space cooler than its surrounding spaces. The most commonly used material is fiberglass insulation with the highest R value possible. For 2 x 4 studs, R 13 is recommended, while R 19 is suggested for 2 x 6 studs. In the installation of the insulation, small nooks and crevices are often overlooked. These spaces, if left unprotected, can become a pathway for heat and moisture. Use a spray insulating foam sealant to seal these spaces.

2. Wrong Wine Cellar Cooling Unit Size

Wine cellars in Vancouver, Canada should not have just any wine cellar cooling unit. The unit should be the appropriate size for the particular space. A wine cellar cooling expert can help you determine the right wine cellar refrigeration system size for your wine storage room. There are so many things to be considered in order to determine the size and type of wine cellar cooling system best for your cellar. If you base the wine cellar cooling unit solely on the cubic feet of space in the room, you could end up under sizing the unit, and subsequently cause it to run excessively and there by shorten its lifespan. A few of the things checked in order to determine the appropriate unit include the type of insulation used, the type of wine cellar door, the amount and type of glass windows in the room, the types and wattage of the wine cellar lighting, the number of people most often inside the wine cellar room, etc.

Wine Storage Essentials in Vancouver: A Quality Custom Wine Cellar Door

A custom wine cellar in Vancouver, Florida is the safest place to keep your wine collection. A custom wine cellar can provide the ideal conditions for wines to age properly. Every single part of a custom wine cellar plays a role in its ability to provide the right temperature and humidity for wine storage.

A residential custom wine cellar door, for example, supports the wine cellar refrigeration unit in its ability to keep the temperature and humidity within the cellar in the ideal levels.

Not all wine cellar doors in Vancouver, Canada are good for wine storage. Some are very poor in quality. Here are some things you should learn about wine cellar doors so that you can choose the best one for your wine storage room.

Types of Wine Cellar Doors in Vancouver, Canada

Custom wine cellar doors can be made from wood, glass or wrought iron. Each of these are beautiful in their own way. Whichever material you choose for your custom wine cellar door, make sure that it suits your personal style and complements the design of your wine cellar and the existing décor in your home.

a.       Wooden Custom Wine Cellar Doors

What’s great about wooden residential custom wine cellar doors is that they have a very classy look. You can opt to have a plain design, or have wood carvings (e.g. vines) on them. There are various kinds of wood species that can be used for wooden cellar doors, but the most popular ones are Redwood, Pine and Mahogany.

Wine Storage & Wooden Wine Racks in Vancouver, Canada

Having a residential custom wine cellar built in your home in Vancouver, Canada is one of the best decisions you can make for your beloved wine collection. Your wines need the best conditions in order to mature tastefully. The ideal humidity and temperature levels for wine storage can be met if you have a home wine cellar in Canada with a good wine cellar cooling system installed.

Wine racks are an essential part of a custom wine cellar in Canada. Wine racks can be made from various kinds of materials, but the most popular are wooden wine racks in Vancouver, Canada. Wooden wine racks are also considered to be an exceptionally beautiful kind.

There are many approaches to having wine racks in Canada, which include having a carpenter build them, buying wine rack kits, or having a wine rack company design and construct them. Learn about each option by reading through this article.

Wooden Wine Racks in Canada Built by a Carpenter

Some wine collectors choose to have their wine racking built by a carpenter. This is one of the most common approaches to wine racking. Generally, carpenters who build wine racks are highly dependent on a detailed design that you provide them. The problem is, most carpenters have no idea of the size of wine bottles, nor about how to size the openings correctly. There have been many cases wherein a carpenter built the openings of the individual racks too big for the bottles. Carpenters, no matter how good they are, are generally very dependent on the design provided to them, and if there is something wrong with the details of the design (e.g. dimensions and measurements), the construction will be faulty.

Basic Construction Specifications when Building a Custom Wine Cellar in Canada

Planning to have a custom wine cellar in Canada? Whether it’s a commercial or residential wine cellar, there are specifications you need to follow in order to make sure that your wine storage room will function properly. Here are a few construction specifications for wine cellars in Vancouver:

1. Cellar Wall & Ceiling Frame

When building a wine cellar, make sure that the wall framing is built using standard 2×4 or 2×6 construction methods. It’s also imperative that you know and follow the building codes in your area. If metal studs will be used, be sure to place at least 5 rows of nailers horizontally in between studs at the right heights, or attach firing strips on the left edge of the metal studs. These nailers or strips are where the wine racks will be attached, so these have to be very durable.

2. Wine Cellar Vapor Barrier & Insulation

You need to install a vapor barrier and insulation to your custom wine cellar in Vancouver if it is to be chilled. Vapor barriers and insulation make sure that the cold inside the wine storage room is kept inside and remains constant.

In creating vapor barriers, you first need to apply 6-mill plastic sheeting to the warm side of the wine cellar walls. You must apply a vapor barrier on the outside walls and ceiling of your custom wine cellar. Make sure that the seams are taped and sealed before the walls are closed.

In cases wherein it’s not possible to apply a vapor barrier on the outside of the studs or joists, you must apply plastic inside the wine cellar to the outside walls. What most people commonly do is wrap the entire interior of their residential wine cellar in Canada leaving the plastic loose inside the stud cavity. In between the studs, you can apply insulation. It is imperative that all of the cellar’s walls and ceiling are completely wrapped in plastic so that vapor barrier is effective. Insulation for the walls should be R13, or greater while R19 to R30 is best for the ceiling.

3. Custom Wine Cellar Doors

If your custom wine cellar is to be chilled, the exterior grade of your wine cellar door should be solid core 1.75”. You may also choose to have glass on the cellar door; if so, you must use sealed insulated glass. To prevent warm air from penetrating the door, exterior grade weather stripping is also required.

4. Residential Wine Cellar Lighting

The best type of lights are LED lights, but if you want to use recessed cans and halogen lighting accents, you must have a good wine cellar cooling unit to remove the heat generated by these lights out from the cellar. It is important to consider also that lighting that emits more heat also consumes more power.

Wine Storage Essentials for the Wine Collector in Vancouver, Canada

The art of storing wine goes way back to ancient Egypt. In those days, wines that had been properly stored and allowed to age tastefully were only served to the pharaohs. Wine tastes exquisitely good if it properly stored, and that is why only the elite class of society in ancient Egypt were given the privilege of drinking properly stored wine.

Today, although good tasting wine is available and accessible to all people, we still put great value on proper wine storage. People who do not put importance in the proper storage of wine will not be able to taste wine in its best quality.

Vancouver Wine Cellar Solutions by Blue Grouse Wine Cellars

Need a wine cellar cooling unit? CLICK HERE!Engaging in a wine cellar project requires time, money, effort, and of course, a professional wine cellar builder. The main purpose of custom wine cellars is to provide wines the ideal storage conditions needed for graceful aging. Wines which are stored in a room without stable temperature and humidity will result in wine faults, thus wasting your precious investment.

In many parts around the world including Vancouver, Canada, many wine collectors have invested in a residential wine cellar so they can easily access their wines in addition to providing a climate-controlled environment for their favorite vintages. A wine cellar is also a great place for wine tasting parties with friends.

Is your wine collection growing or do you plan to add more to it in the future? If yes, and you’re using wine racks or a wine cabinet to store your collection, now is the time to build a wine cellar for your bottles. Any area in your house can be converted into a wine storage room – leave everything to your trusted Vancouver wine cellar builder.

Blue Grouse Wine Cellars is a company based in British Columbia with the utmost dedication in providing wine storage solutions and excellent customer service to their clients.

Vancouver Wine Cellar Solutions – Which One is Best for You

Blue Grouse Wine Cellars offers two wine cellar solutions – modular wine cellars and custom wine cellars. Let’s identify the difference between the two.

Modular Wine Cellars