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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

Construction of a Unique Residential Custom Wine Cellar in Vancouver, Canada

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Coastal Custom Wine Cellars, a trusted wine storage contractor, recently completed a construction project in Vancouver, Canada. The client wanted a wine room built in his home. He wanted to store wines and other types of liquor in the structure. The builders used Redwood in creating the wooden racks and shelves. The cooling unit was installed by HVAC professionals from Arctic Metalworks Inc.

Beautiful Lacquer Finished Redwood for the Wine Racks and Wooden Storage Cases

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Coastal Custom Wine Cellars built this one-of-a-kind residential storage room for a client in Vancouver, Canada.

The type of wood used in the construction of any wine storage space determines the structure’s durability and aesthetic value. There are various kinds of wood species on the market. Among the most popular materials are Walnut, Pine, Redwood, Sapele, and Mahogany. Coastal Custom Wine Cellars offers wine rooms made from all of these wood types.

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The team of expert builders from Coastal, together with the client, decided to use Redwood for the construction of the cellar racks and shelves. Redwood is a good choice because it is one of the most durable wood species used in wine cellar construction. The material is known for having natural oils that help protect it from moisture and mildew. Redwood is a popular choice also because of its aesthetic qualities. The wood has distinct earth tone colors that develop beautifully over time.

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Lacquer finished Redwood used for the wine racks and shelves.

Cellar owners can choose to keep their Redwood unstained or unfinished, because the material looks gorgeous even without any stain or finish. But the client in the Vancouver wine room construction project wanted his wooden racks and shelves to be lacquer finished. He consulted the experts from Coastal, and they agreed to apply lacquer on the wood.

It is very important to consult a wine storage specialist regarding the application of stains and finishes on any wood type. Although there are various kinds of finishes on the market, like shellac, polyurethane, lacquer, and varnish, not all of these options are compatible with all wood species.

Lacquer is a popular choice not only because it is durable, but also because it provides an elegant gloss to the wood that it is applied to. The team of builders from Coastal applied a lacquer finish on the cellar’s wooden racks and shelves as per the request of the client. The lacquer made the Redwood’s colors bolder and more enhanced. The client was very pleased with the result.

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Coastal Designs Custom Wooden Shelves and Single Bottle Wine Racking

The success of the Vancouver residential cellar construction project was mainly because the client and the builder openly contributed ideas for the design of the structure. It was the client who suggested the installation of the wooden storage cases on commercial rollers. The setup helped the boxes become more accessible to the client. Every time he wanted to get a bottle from the cases, he simply pulled the shelves out by sliding them across the rollers.

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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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.

Identifying Wines for Long Term and Short Term Wine Storage

Wines generally taste better when allowed to age. But wines vary in the amount of time they need to be stored in a wine cellar in Vancouver, Canada. Learn the difference between short term and long term wine storage.

Short Term vs. Long Term Wine Storage in Vancouver, Canada

Wines are best kept safe when stored in a residential custom wine cellar built in Vancouver, Canada. But different wines have different storage requirements. There are types of wines that can and should be enjoyed after a few months, while others take many years to reach their best flavor.

It is important to learn the difference between short term and long term wine storage, because how long you store your wine will determine which method of wine storage you should use.

Wines in a Wine Cellar

Which Wines are for Long Term Storage and Which are for Short Term?

What is Short Term Wine Storage?

Short term wine storage keeping wine in a wine storage solution for a maximum of 6 months before its consumption. But it is recommended by many wine experts that, even when you are not planning on long term aging for short term storage wines, the wines are still stored in conditions that resemble those necessary for long term storage, so that you can sure of the maintained/improved quality of your wines.

The Ideal Conditions for Short Term Wine Storage

Although you will not necessarily be aging short term storage wines, a stable temperature is still very important, to protect wines from spoiling. Ideally, the temperature in a wine cellar should be within 50 to 59 degrees Fahrenheit, with minimal to no fluctuations. Frequent fluctuations can cause premature aging. Moreover, make sure that the wine storage room is free from vibrations, and is odorless. It is also recommended to keep wines lying on their sides, to ensure that the cork is in constant contact with the wine.

Ideal Storage Solution for Short Term Storage Wines

A wine refrigerator is the most ideal wine storage solution for short term wine storage. Wine coolers are cost-efficient, and are offered in convenient sizes. Wine fridges protect wines from vibration, and also allow them to be kept on their sides, so that the corks are kept moist. Unlike a regular refrigerator, you can be sure that a wine refrigerator will keep your wines in an odor-free environment. Strong odors can negatively affect the flavor and aroma of your wines.

If you are not ready to buy a wine refrigerator yet, you can use a cool, dark place in your home as a temporary alternative. Find a place that is rarely used, like a closet, or a portion of your basement. Wines can be kept safe if kept in a box, or on wine racks lying on their side. However, before you serve your wines, make sure that cooled to their respective ideal serving temperatures.

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Wines Stored in a Wine Cellar in Canada

What is Long Term Wine Storage?

Long term wine storage is for wines that need to be stored in a home custom wine cellar longer than 6 months before they can be best enjoyed. This also often refers to wine that needs to be aged longer than 6 months to develop their flavors properly. But there are times when wines end up in long term storage because of sheer quantity. For example, you purchased several cases from a winery you recently visited. While you are not necessarily aging the wines, there is a huge chance that they’ll be stored in your wine cellar longer than they should be, because you won’t be able to consume them all in 6 months!

Ideal Storage Solution for Short Term Storage Wines

The ideal conditions for proper long term wine storage include a dark location that is high in humidity and low in temperature. The temperature and humidity should be stable. Also, the location should be free from vibrations.

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 Cellar Flooring Options in Vancouver, Canada

Your home custom wine cellar in Vancouver, Canada should not only be functional and durable, but also well-designed. One of the ways you can make your wine cellar look aesthetically pleasing is to have beautiful wine cellar flooring. Learn about the many options available for wine cellar flooring in Vancouver, Canada.

Wine Cellar Flooring Contributes to Your Wine Storage Room’s Aesthetic Appeal

A residential custom wine cellar is not just a storage place. It is also a place to display your wine collection for your guests to see. Since it is where you can brag about wines, you want to make sure that your storage place is worth bragging about, too. Wine cellars should have a beautiful design. Each part of a custom wine cellar contributes to the overall beauty of the storage room. When choosing a design for your residential wine cellar, one of the things that you need to consider is the wine cellar flooring.

Basic Tips on Choosing Custom Wine Cellar Flooring Materials

In Vancouver, Canada, there are various options in materials that can be used for residential custom wine cellar flooring. You can choose whichever suits your personal preference, but there are a few rules to keep in mind.

1. Why NO to Carpeting?

Never use carpeting for your wine cellar flooring. The environment inside a custom wine cellar is cool and humid, because this is what is required for wines to be age. With these conditions, mold can form in the fibers of carpets. Mold is not only unsanitary, but will also ruin the aesthetic appeal of your wine cellar. Moreover, carpet should not be used in wine cellars because it is difficult to maintain. If wine spills on the carpet or if a bottle breaks on it, you will have an immensely difficult time cleaning it up.

2. Seal Concrete and Install a Vapor Barrier

It is common for wine cellars in Vancouver to be constructed in the lower levels of a home, and because of that, the flooring materials are often installed over concrete. In cases like these, the concrete must first be sealed, and a vapor barrier must be installed, before laying out any flooring material. This is especially important because you will be installing a wine cellar refrigerator in the space, so that the humidity and temperature will be maintained in the ideal levels constantly. Generally, the vapor barrier is installed on the warm side of the wall.

3. Consider the Weight Load that the Material Can Take

When choosing what material to use for your custom wine cellar flooring, it is important to check the weight load that a material will be able to take. Wine bottles are very heavy. Add to that the weight of the cabinetry, racking, etc. The wine cellar flooring material that you need therefore depends on the overall size and components of your wine cellar, and the size and type of your wine collection. The material you choose should be able to withstand pressure.

A Few Options for Custom Wine Cellar Flooring in Vancouver, Canada

There are various options of wine cellar flooring materials to choose from. Regardless of what material you choose, it should complement the overall design of your wine storage room. It should also reflect your personal style. Here are a few of the most popular choices:

1. Wood

Sealed hardwood is the most common material used for wine cellar flooring. When constructing a custom wine cellar, proper preparation should be done before laying the hardwood. Hardwood wine cellar flooring in Canada also comes in various designs, such as detailed patterns, mosaic, and inlaid medallions. If you want to apply a stain or sealing agent to the wood flooring, make sure that you use a product that has low to zero toxicity, so that it does not negatively affect the flavor of your wines.

Vancouver Canada Residential Wine Cellar Renovation Project

The collection of every wine lover, whether he has few, a hundred bottles or more, deserves to be displayed elegantly in a wine cellar. One’s residential wine cellar must be climate-controlled to protect wine from being ruined by harmful external factors such as light and vibration.

The demand for wine cellars is on the rise in many parts of the world because of their important role in preserving wine’s quality and the fact that they add resale value to your home. Shawn Li is one of the residents in Vancouver, Canada who wanted to have both a functional and beautiful wine cellar in his own home.

The extensive experience and skillful hands of the Blue Grouse Wine Cellars design and installation team resulted in another remarkable wine cellar renovation project in Vancouver, Canada.

3D Custom Wine Cellar Design – Shawn Li Project Canada

As a standard operating procedure, the custom wine cellar design process started with interviewing the client to know every detail of his space, wine storage, and aesthetic requirements. Since Blue Grouse’s installer and the owners didn’t speak the same language, this process was not easy. However, the nanny and a friend of theirs performed the role of the translator, so Blue Grouse was able to know exactly what the owners wanted their wine cellar to look like.

Wine Cellar Construction – Achieving Proper Wine Storage

The house was old, and their previous wine cellar builder was not able to meet their specific requirements, so a major renovation was needed. The challenges included straightening and leveling the room’s existing framing, framing the supporting beam, and adjusting the bulkheads above the racking to match the height of the wine racks.

As a solution to the unleveled concrete floor, level bases with scribed trim were built so that the wine racks would have a platform to stand on. If the owner wants to level the floor sometime in the future, the existing wine racking need not be modified or removed.

The ideal environment for wine has a temperature of 55-60 degrees Fahrenheit and relative humidity of 50-70 percent. Proper wall insulation and vapor barrier installation are required to meet these conditions.

A tightly sealed wine cellar door is also important in preventing external factors and temperature fluctuations from ruining the wines. Blue Grouse Wine Cellars used a door of exterior grade with weather stripping to keep the cool air in the wine cellar.

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.