Closet conversion is becoming popular in the design and construction industry. Many home owners are considering having a vacant small or large space in their home converted into something useful.
One residential owner in Newport Beach contacted a California wine cellar builder to request help in converting his closet into a custom wine cellar. The client wanted a wine storage and display space that was both functional, and elegant.
Vintage Wine Cellars, the California wine cellar builder that the client contacted, came up with a gorgeous custom wine cellar design. It featured a stunning wine rack design to store and display wine bottles, a wine cellar cooling system to cool the wines, a glass wine cellar door, and matching wine cellar flooring.
Wine Rack Design Features
The wine storage and display racks are a combination of several different wine rack designs, including:
- Single bottle storage wine racks
- Horizontal display wine racks
- High reveal display rows
- Arched tabletop
- Diamond bin cases
- Rectangular bins
The single bottle storage wooden wine racks store 750 ml wine bottles individually, in cubicles with 3 ¾ inche openings, which are perfect for easy bottle access. The bottle holders on each cubicle are hand sanded, to protect wine labels from scratches.
The horizontal display storage with a high reveal display row runs on the entire length of the walls. This feature angles the wine bottles at 15 degrees, keeping the corks moist and the bottle tightly sealed. An LED lighting fixture was also added, to illuminate the angled wine bottles on the display row.
At the center of the wine closet is a tabletop with an archway, where wine pouring or decanting can be done. It features a lovely art piece, which is highlighted by a puck lighting.
At the bottom of the tabletop are solid diamond bins, which store wine bottles one on top of the other. Diamond bins are ideal for bulk wine storage.
At the side of the wine closet are rectangular bins, which maximize the small storage space. This wine racking style gives the wine collector an option to store wines by group (by variety, origin, size, age, etc.). This wine rack design is a wise option for storing 1.5L and 3L bottles.
The wooden wine racks are made of Premium Redwood, one of the best wood types used in the wine racking industry. A dark walnut stain was applied to the wooden wine racks. The natural aesthetic appeal of the stained redwood adds beauty to the wine cellar.
The total storage capacity of this wine closet is 840 wine bottles.
Efficient Cooling using a Fully-Ducted Wine Cellar Cooling Unit
This Newport Beach California wine closet is highly functional, as it is equipped with a wine cellar cooling system. This maintains the right balance of temperature and humidity inside the wine closet.
Vintage Wine Cellars installed a fully ducted wine cellar cooling unit from Wine Guardian. It is a self-contained wine cellar cooling system, and it can be installed either indoors or outdoors.
For this Newport Beach California wine closet, the cooling unit was installed indoors, in the attic located just above the wine cellar. The wine cellar cooling system is assembled in a platform with a drain pan.
The duct system of this wine cellar cooling unit supplies cool air into the wine cellar and exhausts hot air outside. A louvered grill that matches the wooden wine racks covers the cooling unit.
Wine Cellar Entryway and Flooring that Attractively Matches with the Wine Racks
The cellar door used is a Barolo style dual-paned glass wine cellar door.
This entryway has two door openings, and it has certain features that ensure a tight seal to the room, and these include weather stripping and a concealed door bottom.
The wine cellar door was coated with a Chestnut wood stain, creating a beautiful contrast against the Premium Redwood wine racks.
To enhance the look of the wine cellar, the owner chose a unique tile flooring. The color scheme of the flooring matches charmingly with the wooden wine racks.
Get Started with your Own Wine Cellar Design!
Vintage Wine Cellars did a great job completing this Newport Beach California wine closet renovation project, considering the limited space their team had to work on. Vintage Wine Cellars specializes in wine cellar design, installation, renovation, and even maintenance, for both residential and commercial locations.
If you have a custom wine cellar project in mind, whether in Southern or Northern California, just contact Vintage Wine Cellars California Wine Cellar Builder for a free design consultation. Visit their page at http://www.vintagewinecellars.com/.