Building a wine room with the wrong capacity will just result in disappointments. Recently, Wine Cellar Specialists was contacted by a homeowner in Dallas, Texas, to seek help in remodeling a wine room for increased capacity. Find out how they created an awe-inspiring design for the custom wine cellar racks.
Additional Storage Capacity for a Home Wine Cellar
Each client has unique requirements. We work with several master builders in wine cellar construction to meet those requirements.
In every project that we do, there are always challenges for our team. These include space constraints, difficult location, and a tight budget. Some of our clients, who already have an existing wine cellar, have requested to increase the storage capacity of the room.
To overcome these challenges and meet the specific requirements of our customers, we make a careful assessment of their needs before creating a wine cellar design. Our passion, creativity, and extensive experience allow us to build wine rooms that are not only functional but appealing as well.
Recently, Wine Cellar Specialists, one of our partners in wine room construction, has completed a remodeling project in Dallas, Texas. The residential owner, who has a growing collection, wanted to maximize the storage capacity of the wine room. They had to create a wine rack design that would accommodate at least 3,000 standard bottles.
Guess what? They were able to come up with a racking that could fit 3,200 bottles!
Designing Custom Wine Cellar Racks for a Home in Dallas, Texas
Every project comes with free 3-dimensional drawings to provide our customers a better visualization of their completed wine room. The design package includes CAD images that show the different elevations, racking and room dimensions and bottle capacities.
You can see that the left and right walls are labeled Elevation A, and the back wall Elevation B.
Custom Racking Features for a Large Residential Wine Cellar
Wine Cellar Specialists installed the racking on the left, right, and back walls. Most of the wine racks we created were valadis-style double-deep storage, except for the area near the soffit and center of the back wall.
Left and Right Walls
The homeowner wanted the wine racks to have more single bottle storage slots. Both the left and right walls consist of individual racking for 954 bottles.
The focal point of the wine room is the back wall. The custom wine cellar racks consist of various bottle orientations to maximize the capacity of the space.
Since the owner also wanted a storage place for magnum and large format bottles, Wine Cellar Specialists incorporated the horizontal racking configuration on the left and right sides of the soffit and at the center of the racking.
The wine racks at the back wall can hold 1,302 bottles: 450 in single bottle openings, 16 in magnum storage, 440 in lattice wood case, 84 in horizontal lattice display for magnums, and 24 in horizontal display lattice display for 3L and 1.5L bottles.
They added a tabletop to provide space for decanting and serving wine. It can also be an additional storage area for bottles that are intended to be consumed soon.
Below the tabletop are double-deep lattice wooden case bins. This style of racking is ideal for storing wines in bulk.
Ideal Choice of Material for the Custom Wine Cellar Racks Built by an Expert in Dallas, Texas
With so many choices for the wine rack material, it is best to work with an expert designer to determine the most suitable one for your wine cellar. As one of the top-notch builders in Dallas Texas, Wine Cellar Specialists always makes sure that the custom wine cellar racks they manufacture are durable, easy to work with, and appealing.
Whether your existing décor is modern or traditional, wooden wine racks will blend well with it. Mahogany, Redwood, Knotty Alder, and Pine are the common type of wood used by builders in manufacturing wine racks.
On this project, Wine Cellar Specialists used Knotty Alder, one of the most popular types of wood in the construction industry. This wood species exhibits attractive knots and burl clusters.
The team decided to apply a Rustic stain for a richer and more traditional look. They left the wine racks unlacquered.
Contemporary Custom Wine Cellar Door
Wine Cellar Specialists consider this recently completed wine room transitional because they installed traditional racking but the door has a modern style.
There is one large door (36 inches wide) at the center. The lock and a push handle were added for security purposes, and they matched the door perfectly!
There are two narrow stationary windows adjacent to the door. The door and windows were constructed from glass and framed in black iron to provide the owner and guests a good view of the wine display from the room’s exterior.
Correct Insulation of the Door Components
The glass panels and iron frame are all insulated to help achieve a stable environment in the custom wine room. Correct insulation of the door components will prevent the formation of condensation, preventing mold and mildew from ruining the cork, labels, ceiling, walls, and racking.
Insulation will also increase the lifespan of the owner’s wine refrigeration system by preventing the unit from working too hard. When the cooling system is functioning normally, you can expect low energy consumption.
High-Capacity and Efficient Wine Cooling System for a Large Residential Wine Cellar
There are factors to consider when choosing the brand, type, and size for your climate control system. At Wine Cellar Specialists, they make a careful assessment to ensure that the correct wine refrigeration unit is installed in their client’s wine room.
On this project, they used US Cellar Systems’ RM 6600 Versatile Rack Mounted cooling unit. This high-velocity version of the system was the ideal choice because of a large number of bottles in the cellar, the size of the room, and the dual pane glass door and walls. The compressor, which is the noisier component of a cooling system, was placed in the garage in a shelf up above the garage door.
Work with a Master Wine Room Builder
If you have a growing collection and want to expand the capacity of your existing wine room, Wine Cellar Specialists will help you. They design and manufacture custom wine cellar racks for clients in Dallas and other areas in Texas. Call them today at +1 (972) 454-0480