All true wine aficionados know the importance of caring and storing wine properly. If you put yourself in that category, adding a well-designed, personalized wine room is a high priority home renovations investment.
To enjoy and appreciate fine wine at its peak, it’s a given that it must be suitably kept and cared for. Additional benefits to creating an in-home wine room include the opportunity to invite discerning guests to that special place to appreciate your wide-ranging collection. What a bonus for entertaining! Specialized and exclusive home renovations of any kind only enhance the value of your home in the long run, so it’s a good property value investment, too.
Home Renovations and Your Above Ground Wine Room
What comes to mind when you hear “wine cellar”? Do you imagine a brick-walled room with antique furniture and arched entries? A space with wall tapestries and vintage decanters? Or is it a classy, sophisticated space with a modern twist? Whether large or more modest in size, casual and rustic or sleek and contemporary, when you contract with a reliable builder for your wine room home renovations, you can request whatever design or customizations you desire.
Items to Include in Your Wine Room
- Tasting tables and comfortable seating
- Generous wine racks and adequate shelving and cabinetry
- Temperature and humidity controllers for dedicated storage of both red and white wines
You may opt for freestanding racks or built-in shelving, or even select decorative oak casks that not only look good, but can function well on end as tasting tables, too.
With today’s technology, optimum temperature and humidity conditions can be created in practically any space, so your wine “cellar” definitely doesn’t need to be below ground. That’s good news for vino lovers here in Florida, where basements aren’t usually the norm. Fortunately, a professional builder can easily transform any space in your home into a modern, temperature-controlled wine room with well-planned home renovations.
Wine Room Home Renovations Aren’t a Hasty Decision
There are plenty of details to decide on, such as the estimated bottle capacity for your specific wine room size, wine racking styles and designs, custom cabinetry options, R-values for insulation and, of course, the overall construction budget. Consider options such as lighting, flooring, architectural millwork… and how these aspects will jive successfully with your preferences for décor. A lot of thinking ahead, to be sure, but also a process that can be fun and let you stretch your imagination. In short, it should be everything you want it to be.
Building a state-of-the-art wine room is a project to which you should devote unhurried planning time. If done in consultation with creative home renovation experts who have an experienced team of designers and builders ready to take on this specialized job, you’ll be sipping that perfectly chilled Chardonnay before you know it.
Greg Nelson is the owner of Nelson Construction & Renovations Inc. He is a Florida State Certified Building Contractor, creating artistry in all areas of design and construction projects. He is a musician, and artist. A husband and father, Greg appreciates all the wonderful elements of family life.
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