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.
Innovative and Stylish Features of the Wine Rack System
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
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.
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.