An interior designer was looking for an experienced company to help her build a traditional home wine cellar. She hired Blue Grouse Wine Cellars, one of the most reliable master builders in Vancouver, Canada. They needed to utilize wine racks made from wood to achieve a timeless appeal. Learn more about the features of this wine cellar.
An Interior Designer Worked with a Master Builder in Building Her Residential Wine Cellar
Blue Grouse Wine Cellars completed another wine room installation project in West Vancouver, Canada. Since the owner is an interior designer, they were challenged and expected more specific instructions from her about how she wanted her wine room to look
The customer had a design plan in mind. She wanted Blue Grouse Wine Cellars to build a wine cellar that utilizes traditional wooden wine racks. She requested the wine racks to be darkly colored to match the modern theme of her luxurious home. The flooring, ceiling, and lighting fixture are her personal choice.
Being in the construction industry for more than two decades, Blue Grouse Wine Cellars is very experienced. They can anticipate what concerns the client may have. They always do their best to meet the functional, aesthetic, and financial needs of every client. They are ready to guide homeowners in determining the perfect wine storage solution for their space.
Incorporating Classic Wine Cellar Features into the Design
On this project, the room was small and is narrow like a hallway. It has a height of 96 inches, a width of 102 inches, and length of 87.5 inches. The space is similar to a cathedral because the ceiling at the center is higher than that of the sidewalls. The metal chandelier hanging from the middle ceiling added a contemporary appeal to the wine cellar.
Assessment of Needs and Creation of 3D Images of the Wine Room
Before creating the 3-dimensional drawings, Blue Grouse Wine Cellars always makes sure that the images will provide the customer a better visualization of the completed wine room. To achieve this, they made a careful assessment of the client’s requirements, taking note of every detail.
In this crucial step in building a wine cellar, they need to know the size of the collection and bottles and the overall ambiance that the owner wants to achieve. Additionally, it is also significant to know whether the client buys her wines by the bottle or in bulk cases.
After taking note of all of the requests of the designer, Blue Grouse Wine Cellars implemented them into the design. The 3D images included the various elevations, dimensions of the racking, different bottle orientations, and bottle capacities.
Custom Wine Rack Design
The team of Blue Grouse Wine Cellars recommended custom features for the racking. Both the left and right walls have the same bottle orientations. They combined different racking styles to add functionality and offer maximum storage capacity. They also made sure that the overall design is visually appealing.
Arch and Countertop Adds a Focal Point to the Racking in the Side Walls
Blue Grouse Wine Cellars added an arch and countertop, a common feature in most wine cellars in Vancouver. It adds character to the wine room. The client can use the countertop area to store and organize a few bottle and wine cellar accessories.
Your choice of lighting can make or break the ambiance of your cellar. On this project, the top of each archway has a spotlight, which highlights the objects on the tabletop.
Diamond and Wood Case Storage Bins
Since the owner loves to buy wines in cases, Blue Grouse Wine Cellars thought that adding diamond and case storage bins would provide a better way to display and organize the bottles.
The diamond bins store the bottles one on top of another. The owner can use each section in the diamond bins for sorting the bottles according to variety, style, or size.
The rectangular bins allow for storing the client’s bottles in wooden cases. Each of the three shelves can store two cases.
Individual Wine Racks and Display Row
The individual wine racks can store 750 ml bottles. Blue Grouse Wine Cellars added the openings on both sides of the arch (top section) and the diamond bins (bottom section). This type of racking displays the bottles with the cork or cap facing out.
There is a display row in the middle section of the racking, on both sides of the arch and tabletop. It pitches the bottles at a 15-degree angle to keep the cork moist.
Dried cork will cause an unwanted amount of oxygen to get into the bottle and mix with the wine. When this happens, wine will deteriorate due to oxidation.
Properties of Knotty Alder
The wine rack material is another factor that affects the overall appeal of your wine storage facility. At Blue Grouse Wine Cellars, they always make sure that they manufacture wine racks from high quality and attractive material.
On this project, they used Knotty Alder, a popular wood species widely used in the construction of wine racks. It exhibits beautiful clusters and knots, and adds a rustic appeal in wine cellars when stained and lacquered.
Safe and Dramatic Lighting
With the proper choice of lighting, you can illuminate your wine display area with visual appeal. Also, your wine collection will be protected from heat damage. Regular bulbs can damage your collection because they emit excessive heat and UV light that can affect the taste and aroma of the wine.
On this project, Blue Grouse Wine Cellars used the LED (Light Emitting Diode). This type of lighting system is ideal for refrigerated wine rooms because it does not emit too much heat. It also has a longer lifespan than incandescent and fluorescent bulbs.
Build You Dream Wine Cellar with an Expert
If you want to convert an extra room into an elegant and safe home wine cellar, you must work with a master builder. Blue Grouse Wine Cellars designs and builds custom wine rooms in West Vancouver and the surrounding areas. Contact them today at 604-929-3180.