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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

left  front custom wine racks Texas residential wine  cellar

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.