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Beautiful Transformation of an Office into a Gorgeous Texas Home Wine Cellar and Tasting Room

Are you a wine lover who has an unused space in your home? Why don’t you convert it into a storage space for your wines? Nowadays, wine cellar conversions are in demand in many parts of the world. Checkout the residential wine cellar and tasting room designed and installed by Wine Cellar Specialists in Texas.

An Office Space Transformed into a Stunning Wine Cellar with Tasting Room

Texas custom wine cellar installation

Texas Custom Wine Cellar Installation

You can build your dream wine cellar in a garage, closet, or in a space under the staircase. You must hire an experienced designer and installer of Texas wine rooms to ensure that every component suits all of your functional, aesthetic, and financial requirements.

Wine Cellar Specialists, one of our trusted wine room builders, has recently completed an installation project in Flower Mound, Texas.

The client had a room that was meant to be used as an office space. They seldom use it, so they decided to convert it to into a storage room for wine. It had green walls, built in cabinets, and large windows.

In this project, Wine Cellar Specialists incorporated custom features to give character to the cellar. To add functionality to the storage facility, they built an adjoining wine tasting room.

Let us learn more about the wine racks, cooling unit, and other features that make this wine room a unique and safe place for aging wine and entertaining friends.

Wine Rack Styles and Material

Your wine storage space must be designed creatively to add beauty to your home. The style and construction material of your wine racks are factors that affect the visual appeal of your home wine cellar. Your racking system must be made from a durable, strong, and flexible material.

Gorgeous Bottle Orientations

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Left Front Custom Wine Racks Texas Residential Wine Cellar

In this Texas custom wine cellar, Wine Cellar Specialists combined various racking styles. The left and right sidewalls consist of solid diamond bins at the bottom section and single bottle storage racks at the top.

There is a high reveal display row at the middle of the racking. This racking style highlights some of the owner’s bottles at a 15-degree angle, allowing the cork to be in contact with the wine.

It is important to keep the cork moist to prevent it from shrinking and becoming brittle. The cork should be able to maintain its elasticity to prevent an unwanted amount of oxygen to mix with the wine. Oxidation occurs when the cork dries out. Oxidized wine has an unpleasant taste and smell.

The back wall was designed with a solid arch at the center. To add more character and flair to the room, Wine Cellar Specialists installed a puck light above the arch.

Magnum size bottles can be stored in horizontal wine racks that are located above the solid arch. There are individual storage slots and high reveal display rows on both sides of the arch.

A tabletop lines the middle section of the back wall. It is made from the wine infused side  reclaimed wine barrels. Since the planks were stained by the wine that was once stored in the barrel, the tabletop shows a reddish color. The tabletop adds more space for storing a few bottles and for decanting and serving wine.

The bottom section consists of double deep X bins and six rolling case storage slots. The rolling cases allow for easy access to the cases placed at the back of the area.

Choice of Wood for the Wine Racks

Known for its many benefits, wood is a favorite wine rack material of residential owners. It is naturally beautiful and can complement the existing theme of a home.

Wine Cellar Specialists used All Heart Redwood for this lovely Texas custom wine cellar. In addition to its aesthetic appeal, this wood is popular for its durability and flexibility. Its natural wood preservatives make it highly resistant to decay, molds, and shrinkage.

View another custom wine room installed with Redwood wine racks.

Wine Tasting Room and Bar Area Added Functionality to the Texas Custom Wine Cellar

Home Bar Area Texas Custom Wine Cellar Installation

Home Bar Area Texas Custom Wine Cellar Installation

If you have a large wine storage space, adding a wine tasting room and bar area is recommended. This feature provides a nice entertainment area and wine tasting party venue.

The Home Bar

Home Bar Upper cabinets Texas Tasting Room Design

Home Bar Upper Cabinets Texas Wine Tasting Room Design

A home bar area was installed in the right wall of the room. It is made from Knotty Alder, one of the most sought-after wood varieties when building furniture.

The topmost section of the home bar consists of four solid cabinets. The middle section has a lighted cabinet with a front door made of glass.

On each side of this cabinet is a 3-level open shelf.  The bottom sections are intended for the glassware.

A 3036 model built-in refrigerator by Uline was installed at the center bottom of the home bar, with cabinets on each side. The cabinets have adjustable shelves inside.

Wine Cellar Specialists added two drawers above the built in refrigerator, and an Infusion style tabletop made from reclaimed wine barrels. They supplied all the handles and knobs for the home bar and the wine cellar.

The walls and ceiling were designed with a Stonecoat material. Stonecoat is made from crushed limestone. It is blown into the surface, hand carved, and colored to create a gorgeous stone effect. At the center of the ceiling is a Nico style chandelier, which is 30” in diameter.

Custom Entryway to the Wine Tasting Room and Cellar

Texas wine cellar door made from iron gate and glassWine Cellar Specialists offers various styles of doors for wine rooms. In choosing an entryway, they make sure that it suits the aesthetic desires of the owner. They also see to it that it is sealed properly.

The entrance to the tasting room and bar area is a double gate made from ornate wrought iron with an eyebrow arch. It has a grapevine design and oil rubbed bronze finish. Wine Cellar Specialists supplied the lock and handle set. Stonecoat material was also used on the ceiling and on all the walls around the door.

The door to the wine cellar was constructed from Knotty Alder and glass panels. On each side are windows of the same size.  It is equipped with proper sealing components such as weather stripping and an automatic door bottom. These sealing components will help regulate the conditions in the wine cellar.

Turn Your Space into an Elegant Wine Room

If you want to convert a room into a Texas custom wine cellar, contact Wine Cellar Specialists. They can create an impressive design for your wine storage display. Call them today at +1 (866 ) 646-7089 or email them at info@winecellarspec.com.

 

Wine Cellar Conversion and Refrigeration in Texas

Conversions of underutilized spaces in rooms are common, if not outright trendy, among Texas locals. Unused rooms, garages, and even spare cabinets are converted into home wine cellars.

Wine Cellar Conversions are in Demand in Texas

Deciding to convert a space into a custom wine cellar is not an easy decision to make, as commitment to the project and expense will likely be major considerations. However, wine enthusiasts and collectors will go to extra lengths to have their own wine cellar.

One of the challenging aspects in wine cellar building is determining the right wine cooling system that will provide wine optimal conditions for proper maturation. When buying a cooling unit, it is recommended that you look for one that is efficient and has features that help protect your wine from being ruined. In the end, it will be you who will experience the maximum benefit.

Wine Cellar Refrigeration in Texas

Wine cellar builders are responsible for ensuring that the wine cooling system is appropriate for the shape and size of your wine cellar. Your geographical location also matters a lot when choosing the type and capacity of the cooling unit you are going to use.

For example, in Texas the climate is often unpredictable throughout the day. The changes in temperature during the various seasons can also be unpredictable, and can potentially ruin wines if they are not properly stored in a cellar with controlled temperature and humidity levels. So, if you are in Texas and desire to keep your wines safe, it is best to invest in a climate-controlled wine cellar.

The size of the room to be used for wine cellar conversion is also another factor to consider in refrigerating a wine cellar. Not every wine collector is lucky enough to have a big room for a custom wine cellar. Luckily, these days not having such a room does not mean you can’t store and display your collection with the ideal storage conditions.

The right capacity of the wine cooling system must be determined according to the size of the room. The bigger the space to be refrigerated, the higher the capacity of the cooling unit should be.

The location, shape, and size of the wine cellar are crucial factors to consider when choosing the right wine cooling system and its essential components. There are different types of refrigeration systems to choose from.

Climate-Controlled Cooling System Types and Brands

If reliability and affordability are what you’re looking for, self-contained system is the ideal choice for you. You don’t have to worry about the installation because it is done almost the same way as installing regular air-conditioners; therefore an HVAC/R installer is not needed.

The ducted self-contained system allows you to have a clean look inside your wine cellar because the ducted unit can be installed somewhere outside your wine cellar. No unit is visible in the room, and there will be more space for wine racks or other wine storage essentials.

The split system requires a professional HVAC technician, making it more expensive than the other types of refrigeration systems. However, the good thing about the split cooling system is that the condenser can be installed separately from the evaporator which is installed inside the wine cellar, resulting in minimized noise.

Here are the top 3 trusted manufacturers of wine cellar cooling systems in Texas:  

 

CellarPro

CellarPro Wine Refrigeration Systems

 

WhisperKOOL Wine Cellar Cooling Units

 

Wine Cellar Specialists, an expert in wine cellar conversions in Texas, has been using these popular brands of wine cellar cooling units in their projects. Their clients have been able to enjoy the true essence of wine, and every sip of properly-stored wine from their glass has been an experience to remember.

Essential Features of a Wine Cellar Refrigeration Unit

Most wine collectors prefer a wine cellar that is both functional and aesthetically appealing. A wine cooling unit that is built with features that help keep wine in its proper environment is ideal.

Electronic Thermostats

An electronic thermostat is an important feature to look for in a wine refrigeration unit. There are brands of cooling units that are built with electronic thermostats for more precise wine cellar temperatures.

electronic thermostat for wine cellars

Achieve More Precise Wine Cellar Temperatures with an Electronic Thermostat

These units usually come with digital displays where you can view the temperature inside the wine room from the outside and log low and high temperatures. The temperature setting can be changed anytime you want.

Alarm

CellarPro Wine Cooling Unit Special Features

Alarm and Auto-Dialer – Essential Features of a Wine Cellar Refrigeration Unit

Wine degrades quickly when the wine storage temperature is more than 75 degrees Fahrenheit, lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit, or is fluctuating. Thus, it is vital to choose a cooling unit that signals when the temperature in the condenser coils gets too hot or cold.

CellarPro cooling units are designed to have an alarm, a feature essential to ensuring that correct temperatures are maintained within the wine cellar. When the temperature inside your wine room is not within the selected range, the system’s alarm will alert you.

You may also opt for an auto-dialer (wired to the unit) that notifies you by phone when there is a component or system failure, required maintenance, or power outage. This way, you can travel with peace of mind, knowing that your precious wines are being looked after.

Wine collectors in Texas give in to the trend of converting small spaces into wine cellars to further beautify their homes and to maximize the underutilized rooms. They get to drink properly preserved and stored wines which gives them endless pride and enjoyment as they display their collection to family and friends.

If you care for your investment, choose the most efficient wine cooling system for your wine cellar. Look for a unit that comes with an electric thermostat and alarm so you can guarantee that your wines are safe and secure.

Your chosen wine cellar design team must have the ability to visualize the end result of their clients’ wine cellar. They must be able to maximize the small space without sacrificing detail and quality.

Need help with wine cellar refrigeration? Contact Wine Cellar Specialists at 866-646-7089 or check out their custom wine cellar gallery which shows their passion for wine cellar design and installation.

Custom Wine Cellars in Texas & Proper Wine Storage Essentials

Wines are a few of the many beverages that require specific conditions in order to preserve their quality. Hundreds of years ago, people stored wines in caves and in underground cellars because wines need a cold, dark and humid atmosphere in which to age properly.

Today, caves and underground cellars are no longer very common. Wine collectors and wine enthusiasts have residential custom wine cellars in Houston, Texas constructed to store their wines. If you are planning to have a wine storage room built, you must learn these essentials of proper wine storage:

1. Temperature & Humidity in the Custom Wine Cellar

Wines need a cool and moist environment in order to mature properly. Heat is one of the primary enemies of wine, because it causes premature aging and thereby ruins the wine’s flavor. The ideal temperature for wine storage is approximately 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, adequate moisture is required for proper wine storage, in order to prevent the corks from shrinking and consequently causing oxidation, which ruins the flavor of wine. Ideally, a custom wine cellar in Houston, Texas should have a humidity level within 65% to 75%. The temperature and humidity level in a residential wine cellar in Texas should be consistent, because constant fluctuations can also damage your wines.

2. Residential Wine Cellar Lighting

Have you noticed that wine bottles are generally dark colored? This is because the glass used in most wine bottles has UV filters incorporated in it. Wine can be ruined if exposed to direct light. In relation to this, residential wine cellars in Texas should also be dark inside, away from direct sunlight. The lighting inside should also emit little heat. Carefully choose the lighting you install in your custom wine cellar. LED lights are the most ideal custom wine cellar lighting.

3. Minimal Vibration in the Custom Wine Racks

It seems very common for people to keep their wines on top of their refrigerators. Perhaps it’s because of the convenience of the location. But what people do not know is that the top of a refrigerator is one of the worst places to keep wines. Wines are not only exposed to heat and direct light in that location, but also to constant vibration from the fridge itself. Constant vibration can ruin wine, because it agitates it and prevents the sediment from settling. Have your wines stored in custom wine racks in Houston, Texas, that protect them from constant vibration.

4. Wine Racks that Keep Wines Stored Sideways

There are different kinds of wine racks in Texas. Choose wine racks that allow you to store your wines horizontally. Wine bottles need to be kept on their side so that the corks are always in contact with the wine. This prevents the corks from shrinking, which would otherwise lead to oxidation. Oxidation causes wine to taste like rust.

5. Wine Cellar Refrigeration Units Installed Properly

To achieve the ideal temperature and humidity inside your residential custom wine cellar in Houston, you need to have a wine cellar cooling system installed. There are various kinds of wine cellar refrigeration systems on the market. Make sure you choose the right kind for your home wine cellar in Houston, Texas, by having a professional HVAC installer calculate the heat load within your wine storage room.

Commercial Wine Racks Texas Wine Store Project Dallas Display

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Commercial Wine Racks – Dallas Texas Wine Store Project.
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Choosing the correct commercial wine racks and design concept in your wine store is almost as important as choosing the correct wines to carry. Wine racks should not only look good with your selected decor but should display your wines so that the customers can easily see what is offered and have access to the bottles they wish to purchase.

I believe that the wine store that we are about to walk in through has accomplished both of these things with the help of the Wine Cellar Specialists design and install teams.

Wine Down Market Wine Cellar Overhead Plan View

What you’re looking at is the overhead view of the floor plan for the Wine Down commercial wine cellar Texas. As you know at the upper right hand corner, we accomplished a storage for 3, 398.

Here you can see that each elevation is marked elevation A, B, C1, C2 and C1 again (these are the same racks), as well as D. In the overhead view, you can see that are in an L-shaped configuration.

This is a Texas wine storage and tasting room. It’s not like a regular wine market that has thousands of wines. The wines are very selective in this market. You’re looking here at elevation A.

What we’ve done is combine both residential and commercial wine racks Texas so that we have height differences and to create an interesting look which you’ll see later in our pictures.

Wine Cellar Racks  (Left Wall)

Elevation A begins with residential quarter round and solid X-bin then goes on to a 2-col retail stack; again a solid X-bin in a residential. We move on to elevation B where we have a round corner that holds 4 bottles wide. This is a commercial rack so it is one of the tallest.

Custom Wine Cellar Design for the Back Wall

The back wall begins with solid rectangular bin storage and our commercial racks which are 84 5/16 inches high. We then go with a 3-column retail stacker and drop down to a solid residential X-bin.

Moving on to the next section, what we have are the horizontal racks. This is a display row here where bottles stand up in front and behind. The bottles sit in these vertical bins. We have then a 3-column retail stacker and another horizontal rack.

We also have commercial rounds in the center of the aisles out from the 2 walls. You can see on the 3D overhead view showing where our center commercial round wine racks are and the 2 L-shaped walls.

On the picture below, you can get a 3D view of the entire walls, looking at it form the right end. Now we’re going to show you some photographs of the Wine Down Wine Market Texas custom wine room that was completed.

 

This is the Wine Down Wine Market, here is the room.

 

We’ve done the racks in unfinished knotty alder. This is very good wood to use for a wine market. This is one of the lesser costly wood but still have a beautiful look to it.

The Completed Custom Wine Room of Wine Down Market in Dallas Texas

You can see how the quarter rounds moved on into the corner and down to the side wall and the rounded display in the center. You’ll the quarter round and the solid X-bin; your 2 column retail stacker.

These photos were all taken right before the grand opening. So the stickers are all in front of the racks, I don’t believe they’ve put in the price tags and things on yet. You can see all the beautiful racks and how that height difference really makes a difference.

CURVED CORNER WINE DOWNRECTANGULAR BINS WINE DOWNHere is the 4-bottle curved corner (LEFT). We have the rectangular bins (RIGHT). This is the long wall and the height difference really adds something to the room.

Here’s your X-bin (BELOW).

X BIN WINE DOWN

You can see on the horizontal rack, where you have the ledge going all the way across; the bottles are stacked above each other in that rack.

Here’s a little close up of it.

HORIZ WIINE RACK WINE DOWN

HORIZ WINE RACK WINE DOWNHere is a retail stacker (RIGHT). You can see all the display ledges on the front of these racks, all the commercial wine racks near rounds.

Looking down from the right hand side, here’s a little close up of one of those round center islands, and from the window of the store.

So, I hope you liked walking through this. I think that they did a beautiful job. Our installers did install these for the Wine Down Market, and they’re very pleased.

Grand opening was the day after these photos took place in the Flower Mound, Texas. So if you ever buy that way, look them up. Have a glass of wine or buy a bottle or two. Give us a call at Wine Cellar Specialists; we will be happy to help you design and give you the commercial wine racks that work for your wine store.

Texas Commercial Round Wine Racks

Commercial & Residential Wine Racks Wine Down Wine Market Dallas Texas

Wine Racks Texas: Essentials of Wine Storage

 There are two basic kinds of wine collectors. One is he who casually collects and keeps only a few wine bottles, for special occasions. The other is a more serious wine lover, who owns his own residential wine cellar in Dallas, Texas, packed with well-organized wine bottles.

Whether you are the first kind or the second, you need wine racks to make sure that your wines are kept safely and age properly.

Learn more about wine racks by reading through this article.

The Function of Wine Racks in Dallas, Texas 

If you want to make sure that wines are kept safe and are aging properly, you cannot put them in just any shelf. The best places to store wines is in wine racks in Texas. Wine racks make sure that the wine bottles are kept at the right angle, so that the corks remain moist. Corks should never dry out, otherwise they will shrink, and, consequently, air will get into the bottle and ruin the wine.

There are various kinds of wine racks in Dallas, Texas. Some are small, while some are huge. Wine racks can also vary in style, from classic and traditional, to modern and contemporary.

The following are a few of the most popular wine racks today:

1. Hanging Wine Racks in Dallas 

Wine racks are usually constructed to resemble shelves. If you want to have unique wine racks, choose hanging wine racks. This kind of racking showcases a column for shelves that start from the floor and reach the ceiling. All the racks are horizontal or parallel to the ground.

Compared to traditional wine racks, hanging wine racks don’t take a lot of space, because they don’t display wine bottles facing outwards. Hanging wine racks are ideal for those who have small areas and want to maximize their space.

2. Metal Lattice Wine Racks Texas 

Metal lattice wine racks in Dallas, Texas are also a unique choice for wine storage. They are cost-effective and have a simple aesthetic appeal. This kind of wine racking is a set of inter-locking wire shelves. Generally, these come in a kit, so that you can assemble the racking yourself. Another advantage of this kind of wine racks is that they are easy to move around.

3. Stackable Wine Racks Dallas, Texas 

Custom wine racks in Texas are an awesome choice for wine storage, but if you would prefer a more affordable wine storage solution, you might want to consider having stackable wine racks. This type of wine racking can be modified to fit your space more efficiently than a wine racking kit. Stackable wine rack sets come in various options. There are different kinds of wooden finishes, as well as varied styles that you can mix and match to fit into your available space.