Impressive Transformation of Two Small Rooms Into an Impressive Custom Wine Cellar Completed by Expert Designers in Seattle
In this project, Custom Wine Cellars Seattle and Coastal Custom Wine Cellars had to merge the owner’s family room and garage and knock out a larger portion of the wall area to create a spacious wine cellar. Despite the challenges we encountered in this project, we used our expertise and creativity to transform rooms into an elegant custom wine cellar that could store more than a thousand bottles.
Top-Notch Builders in Seattle Transformed Two Rooms Into a Tastefully Designed Residential Custom Wine Cellar
When building wine rooms, challenges in spaces are common. However, when your chosen builder is experienced, creative, and passionate, you do not have to worry about anything. At Custom Wine Cellars Seattle, we always find ways to provide a smart solution to every challenge we face in wine cellar construction.
In one of our residential projects, we worked with Coastal Custom Wine Cellars, one of the most trusted designers and installers of wine storage facilities. The owners had an existing family room, which they wanted to merge with the garage to create a storage place for their wine collection.
Construction Phase: How We Merged the Garage and Family Room to Create a Sophisticated Custom Wine Cellar in Seattle
The family room and garage share a common wall. Coastal Custom Wine Cellars decided to demolish that wall to create a more extensive wine cellar. The completed wine room is 9 ½ feet wide and 8 feet deep.
They also renovated the family room as part of the construction project. To make it look more elegant, they added stone around the fireplace, existing windows, floor, and ceiling. They also replaced the carpet with wood flooring to add more character to the room. They used Premium Redwood wall paneling to cover the walls of this custom wine cellar in Seattle.
Functional and Stylish Wine Racks
Coastal Custom Wine Cellars installed custom wine racks on the three walls. The wine rack system was designed with form and function in mind.
The focal point of this custom wine cellar in Seattle is the back wall, which is the wall across from the entrance door. Coastal installed two beer taps set into beautiful stonework at the center of the back wall. The kegerator and draft beer dispenser, which are located in the garage, are connected to the beer taps.
Below the beer taps are drawers designed for storing wine accessories. The bottom section consists of diamond X bins that store wine in bulk. The rest of the wine racks are for storing the bottles individually.
Left and Right Walls
The left and right walls consist of individual wine racks, display rows, stemware racks, and a tabletop. The stemware racks store the wine glasses upside down.
The Coastal team added a tabletop to each wall. The Cooperage-style tabletops are made from the outer portion of the reclaimed wine barrels’ head. There are distinct markings on the wood, which indicate the content of the wine barrel.
To maximize the storage capacity of the wine cellar, Coastal added double-deep individual wine racks (with a 27–inch depth) below the tabletops.
Contemporary Custom Wine Cellar Door Installed Correctly by Experts in Seattle
When building a refrigerated custom wine cellar in Seattle, always keep in mind that the door plays a crucial role in achieving the ideal conditions required for the proper aging of your wines. It must be exterior grade and installed with sealing components. In this project, Coastal Custom Wine Cellars installed a double Barolo-style door, which is made of a wooden frame and glass panels.
To create an airtight seal, they equip the contemporary-style custom wine cellar door with weather stripping on all the edges to seal the gaps. This sealing component will prevent the warm air from entering the wine room and the cold air from escaping. Without the proper seal, there will be temperature fluctuations and varying humidity levels, which can damage your wine’s quality.
Moreover, the glass panels were thermally insulated to prevent condensation from forming inside the wine cellar. Lack of or poor insulation will trigger mold growth that can damage the cork, wine racks, bottle labels, walls, and ceiling.
View the different styles of wine cellar doors that we offer.
Creating the Perfect Storage Environment by Using an Efficient Wine Cooling System
Coastal Custom Wine Cellars used a ducted split system for this residential project in Seattle. This type of cooling unit offers ultra-quiet operation and maximum efficiency.
Arctic Metalworks, one of the most trusted refrigeration experts in Washington State, installed the split-type system. They placed the evaporator inside the wine room above the entryway. The condenser, which is the noisier component of a climate control system, was installed outdoors in the yard near the house.
Learn more about the different types of wine cellar refrigeration systems offered by Custom Wine Cellars Seattle.
Custom Wine Cellar’s Security Feature
The owners wanted to add a security feature to their beautiful custom wine cellar in Seattle. They said they do not want their children to have access to alcohol when no one is around, and they want to protect their prized wines.
Are You Planning to Convert Your Space in Your Seattle Home Into an Awe-Inspiring Wine Cellar?
Whether you have a small or large space that you want to transform into a stylish and functional residential custom wine cellar, we will help you! We work with reliable wine cellar designers and installers around Washington State to help clients build their dream wine rooms.