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Luxurious Custom Wine Cellar Design for a High-end Home in West Vancouver

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Luxurious Custom Wine Cellar Design for a High-End Home in West Vancouver

Luxurious Custom Wine Cellar Design for a High-End Home in West Vancouver

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

CAD Drawing of Traditional Custom Wood Wine Cellar in West Vancouver

CAD Drawing of Traditional Custom Wood Wine Cellar in West Vancouver

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

Wine Cellar in Alder Wood with Dark Brown Stain and Chandelier

Wine Cellar in Alder Wood with Dark Brown Stain and Chandelier

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

Custom Wood Wine Rack Design with Rectangular Bins for Wood Cases and Diamond Bins for Bulk Storage Made from Alder

Custom Wood Wine Rack Design with Rectangular Bins for Wood Cases and Diamond Bins for Bulk Storage Made from 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.

Innovative Storage Solution for the Expansion of a Wine Cellar in a Canada Home

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Custom Wine Cellar Design Canada

Custom Wine Cellar Design Canada

One of the common problems faced by wine collectors is not having enough space for additional bottles. Vintage Cellars, one of our wine cellar dealers, completed an installation project in Canada. They had to add more wine storage slots for the client’s growing collection.

Modern Wine Cellar Design for a Growing Collection

It is common for wine room builders to encounter challenges along the way. A company that has extensive experience in wine cellar construction will be able to meet all of your specific requirements despite facing some problems.

Vintage Cellars designs and installs custom residential wine cellars. They make sure that every design suits the space and style of each client. They offer durable wine racks, efficient cooling systems, attractive flooring, and stylish doors at a great value.

Expansion of the Wine Room

In 2003, they completed the first installation of their client’s home wine cellar in Canada. The room provided an area for storing 1,100 bottles. Years later, the owner requested Vintage Cellars to create a new design that would increase the storage capacity of the existing wine rack system.

In 2018, the expansion was completed. What they did was to expand the room and add more bottle openings. They needed to double the capacity of the cellar because the owner loves to buy wines in bulk.

They also combined several racking configurations to allow for storage of both standard and large format bottles. The finished wine cellar could store 1,624 bottles after the expansion.

Contemporay Wine Cellar Design Canada Master Builders

Contemporay Wine Cellar Design Canada Master Builders

Innovative and Stylish Features of the Wine Rack System

Canada Installation Project Sapele Mahogany Wine Racks

Canada Installation Project Sapele Mahogany Wine Racks

The home of the client was built with mostly glass and wood elements. The furniture and cabinetry were manufactured from Sapele Mahogany.

On this project, Vintage Cellars used the same material to complement the existing décor of the home.

Characteristics of Sapele Mahogany

Attractive Sapele Mahogany Wooden Wine Racks

Attractive Sapele Mahogany Wooden Wine Racks

Sapele Mahogany exhibits a medium to reddish brown color. When stained, this wood species looks more appealing. This material was the perfect choice for the custom wine racks because the client wanted an odor-free storage space for his collection. Additionally, it is more stable and durable than African Mahogany or Red Oak.

The architect and contractor of the home provided Vintage Cellars with a palette to match all the woodwork in the client’s space.

After evaluating all of the needs and requirements for this project, 3-dimensional drawings were created. These showed the elevations, plan views, bottle capacities, and dimensions of the room.

Vintage Cellars started the installation after the owner approved the CAD images of the finished wine cellar.

1st Elevation

Diamond Bins and Coved Trays Canada Custom Wine Racks

Diamond Bins and Coved Trays Canada Custom Wine Racks

Upon entering this beautiful home wine cellar in Canada, the first area of the room consists of diamond bins in the middle section and single storage racks at the top. When they buy wines in bulk, the clients used to place their bottles in these areas. They really didn’t know what their needs were.

This racking unit, which can be found on the right wall, was constructed with a solid panel. Vintage Cellars opened up more space for a wider display area. They removed the original vertical supports and put new beam supports up to help the wine rack bear the load.

They also added coved trays to add visual appeal to the design. Each tray can store two large format bottles in two various heights. The bottles are placed horizontally, showing the wine labels. LED lights were installed above the coved trays to highlight the area.

The cabinetry below the tabletop consists of drawers that can store other wine accessories, such as bottle opener, stemware, and some bottles for decanting.

2nd Elevation

Wine Racks Mini Car Collection Custom Display with LGlass Shelves and Lighting

Wine Racks Mini Car Collection Custom Display with LGlass Shelves and Lighting

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.

Wine Cellar Construction

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.

Elevations B

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.

Building a Beautiful Canada Home Wine Cellar Using Cost-Effective Modular Wine Racks

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Are you facing a dilemma of choosing between a modular racking system and a custom wine cellar? If you are looking for an economical wine storage solution that can create a custom-like display for your collection, experts recommend modular wine racks. A client in Coquitlam, British Columbia, contacted Blue Grouse Wine Cellars to build a unique home wine cellar that would be as beautiful as a custom wine room.

A Home Wine Cellar Design Created to Store, Protect, and Display a Growing Collection

Metro Vancouver Canada home wine cellarEvery wine collector has different aesthetic and functional requirements. Thus, it is essential that your chosen builder make a careful assessment of the size and location of the room, financial requirements, and the number of bottles intended to be stored.

When creating a design for their clients, the Blue Grouse Wine Cellars team always does it with passion and creativity. This helpsthem achieve a turnkey solution that will make the homeowner happy for years to come.

With extensive experience in wine cellar construction, Blue Grouse Wine Cellars has built stunning wine cellars in Canada. One of their recent projects was in Coquitlam, which is a city in the lower mainland of British Columbia and a municipality that comprises metro Vancouver.

Cost-Effective Solution for the Serious Wine Collector

About 3 years ago, the owners did not have a dedicated storage space for their wines. They had a few modular wine racks, which they bought from Blue Grouse Wine Cellars to accommodate their growing collection.

They purchased additional modular wine racks to match their existing storage system. Blue Grouse Wine Cellars supplied and installed it in a utility space located in the lower level of the owner’s home. This type of service (supply and installation) is available for customers even if they already have a contractor for their home building project.

In this installation project, the wine room is 7 square feet, which was designed to accommodate 680 bottles.

Features of the Modular Racking System

Modular California Redwood Wine Cellar Racks

Modular California Redwood Wine Cellar Racks

Blue Grouse Wine Cellars consulted with the contractor to help ensure that the wine room was built according the functional requirements of the client and matched the theme of the home.

For wine collectors who want to have an elegant home wine cellar without going beyond their budget, master builders recommend modular wine racks. Modular racking is also a great option for a growing collection. Unlike custom wine racks, this storage option allows for easy expansion of one’s collection.

Combining Wine Rack Styles and Adding an Eco-Friendly Feature

Canada Wine Cellar Backsplash Made from Reclaimed Wine Barrel

Canada Wine Cellar Backsplash Made from Reclaimed Wine Barrel

In every wine cellar project, the designers of Blue Grouse Wine Cellars make sure that they create the design with passion and according to the client’s personal preferences. In this Canada home wine cellar, different racking configurations were combined to achieve a custom-like wine storage display.

The left and right walls consist of diamond storage bins at the bottom and individual slots at the top section. The diamond bins are for storing bottles in bulk.

There are high reveal display rows on both walls, which allow for highlighting some of the client’s favorite vintages. The back wall is the focal point of this wine room.

Blue Grouse Wine Cellars added a countertop area to provide an area for serving and decanting wine. Additionally, it can also serve as an additional space for displaying a few bottles, decanters, stemware, and other essential accessories. Below the countertop are the diamond wine racks and single bottle storage slots.

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.