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How a Small Staircase in a Dallas Home Turned Into a High-End Wine Cellar

Custom Wine Display Under the Stairs Dallas Installation Project

Custom Wine Display Under the Stairs Dallas Installation Project

In Dallas, Texas, an odd-shaped room under an open staircase was converted into a modern wine cellar, which was designed and installed by Wine Cellar Specialists. Find out more about the racking system and the wine cooling unit used on this project.

Contemporary Design for a Space Beneath the Staircase

When building a wine cellar, the important factors to consider are safety and aesthetic appeal. To create a wine storage space that can protect wine from external factors, the room must be well-insulated. To achieve a visually appealing wine cellar, your chosen builder must design your racking system with creativity and uniqueness.

Wine Cellar Specialists, one of our top-notch dealers in wine room construction, always want every client to have the safest area for their wine. They also see to it that every wine cellar design complements the owner’s home and exudes stunning beauty.

One of their customers in Dallas, who lives in a condo with a modern theme, sought their help for a wine room project. The client wanted to use the space under the staircase to build a functional wine display that would match the contemporary feel of the condo. The stairs, which were open in-between, have steps that were made from bamboo. Under the bamboo landing were steel beams.

3-Dimensional Drawings

3D Drawing Dallas Contemporary Wine Cellar ProjectWhen you work with Wine Cellar Specialists, they will assess all of your needs and requirements, which enables them to create the stellar wine room design. After a careful assessment, they will provide a free CAD design package, which contains black and white drawings.

The images show the different elevations and plan views to provide the owner a better visualization of the completed wine room. On this wine cellar installation project in Dallas, the owners wanted everything in glass, brushed aluminum, and gray color like the steel beams of the staircase.

Wine Cellar Specialists created 3-dimensional colored drawings, for a small fee, to provide the client clear choices. There were three options for the wall colors and backer boards. They opted with brushed aluminum pegs, Alumasteel backer boards, and gray walls.

When you look at the drawings below, you can see that the racking is only 1-bottle deep racking. Later on, the customer opted for 2-bottle deep.

Extraordinary Wine Display for a Contemporary Home

To match the glass below the stair rails, Wine Cellar Specialists used a dual pane glass with a slight tint. The clad framing was made from brushed aluminum. Frosted glass was used for the ceiling to prevent the stairs from showing through.

Metal Wine Rack System Using Pegs

Ultra Peg System on AlumaSteel Backerboards Dallas Installation

Ultra Peg System on AlumaSteel Backerboards Dallas Contemporary Wine Display

Metal wine racks have been a popular choice for both residential and commercial wine cellars because of their sleekness.

Whether you are living in a traditional or contemporary home, these wine racks can easily match any existing décor in your space.

If you want to display your collection in a metal racking system, you can go with a wall mounted or stand-alone racking.

On this project, Wine Cellar Specialists used the wall mounted Ultra Peg system, a wine storage solution that stores and displays bottles with style.

Features and Advantages of the Ultra Peg System

Front View Dallas Custom Wine Display Drawing

The pegs are made from a durable and lightweight material. They are also highly resistant to corrosion and pressure tested under actual wine cellar conditions.

For this home wine cellar in Dallas, double-deep Ultra Peg wine racks were installed to maximize the space under the stairs.

This type of racking stores the bottles horizontally with labels facing out so that the owner can find a specific type of wine quickly. The pegs were manufactured from brushed aluminum.

There is no need to worry about a bottle slipping out because each peg has rubber O-rings that keep them in place. The Alumasteel panels, which are hung on the back wall, have a color of metal somewhere between aluminum and stainless steel.

The backer boards were pre-drilled at the factory before the installation of the Ultra Peg System on site.

Wine Cellar Refrigeration System

A stable environment in a wine cellar can be achieved if an efficient wine cooling system is installed in it. Your refrigeration unit plays an important role in preventing temperature fluctuations and variable humidity levels. Without it, wine will deteriorate easily, resulting in a waste of investment.

If you are not sure what type, brand, and size of wine cooling system to use, it is best to seek the help of an expert. At Wine Cellar Specialists, they help you choose a refrigeration unit that suits your functional and financial requirements.

Installation of Cooling Equipment for a Modern Home Wine Cellar in Dallas

Split Wine Cooling System WM8600 Wall Mount

Efficient Split Wine Cooling System WM8600 Wall Mount

Wine Cellar Specialists installed a cooling system that fits between the studs on the left wall. They needed to build out the wall a bit for them to add 3”of foam behind the cooling unit. The compressor was placed opposite the wine cellar in the courtyard.

They had to run the lines down the inside of the adjoining elevator shaft. They created a soffit on the lower level to run the lines across and out to the courtyard because the client didn’t want their ceiling to be cut or patched up.

Another challenge encountered by Wine Cellar Specialists in the installation of the cooling system was the irregular height of the drain line. What they did was to install a condensate pump that was placed within the refrigeration unit.

Refrigeration System from a Trusted Manufacturer

The cooling unit was installed at the end of the left wall. The perfect choice to stabilize the wine cellar environment in this Dallas condo was the WM6600 unit from US Cellar Systems. The largest size single wall mount unit was needed because there was a large amount of glass in the cellar.

The unit, which was made of galvanized silver metal, was mounted vertically between the wall studs. Wall mounted cooling units are ideal for tiny wine rooms and are easy to install. It is equipped with a temperature sensor and digital thermostat.

Wine Cellar Specialists coated it in a powder color to complement the wall paint and the steel beams of the staircase.

A Modern Residential Wine Room can be Yours

If you are in the Dallas area and are planning to start your wine cellar conversion project, Wine Cellar Specialists can help you. Contact them today at +1 972-454-0480.

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How a Tiny Space Under the Stairs was Transformed into an Elegant Texas Home Wine Cellar

If you are a homeowner who is serious about wine collecting, you must find a place where you can store and display your prized wines safely and beautifully. What if you don’t have a big room for your wine cellar project? See how a master builder converted a tiny room under the stairs into an impressive custom wine cellar in Texas

An Odd-Shaped Room Under the Stairs was Transformed into a Beautiful Wine Cellar

Texas Racking Design Curved Racks with Led Lighted Wine Cellar Display

Texas Racking Design Curved Racks with Led Lighted Wine Cellar Display

Some wine collectors are having a dilemma finding a suitable place for their prized collection. Nowadays, master builders can transform a room of any size and shape into a magnificent wine storage space.

Wine Cellar Specialists, one of our partners in wine room construction, has been providing innovative storage solutions in Texas and Chicago. They are known for their creativity, quality products, and excellent service.

Recently, they created a perfect wine room design for a homeowner in Dallas.

Impressive Wine Cellar Design for a Tiny and Odd-Shaped Room

Challenges are a common part of building a wine storage area. With extensive experience as a wine cellar building company, Wine Cellar Specialists often converts irregular spaces into elegant wine displays.

With this project, Wine Cellar Specialists had to convert a space under the staircase into a stunning home wine cellar. The room was small and had a curved shape. This did not hinder them from building a functional and attractive custom wine room.

They incorporated eye-catching styles of racking into the design using high quality and gorgeous wood materials. They installed an efficient wine cellar cooling system to ensure that the perfect environment is achieved for proper wine aging.

Custom Wine Rack Features

Your racking design plays a major role in creating an attention-grabbing wine display. The type of wine rack material is also important as it affects the quality and appeal of your cellar.

At Wine Cellar Specialists, they take a careful assessment before creating 3-dimensional drawings of their client’s wine room. This helps them determine the features that will be incorporated into the wine cellar design according to the shape and size of the room, budget, and the client’s personal preference.

Texas Residential Custom Wine Cellar Rack Front Elevation

Texas Residential Custom Wine Cellar Rack Front Elevation

Texas Custom Wine Cellar Drawing Isometric Front View

Texas Custom Wine Cellar Drawing Isometric Front View

Left Wall (Elevation A)

Grill Cover Hides the Split Cooling System Texas Wine Cellar

Wooden Grill Cover Hides the Split Cooling System Texas Wine Cellar

When you enter the wine room, the wall to your left consists of a short racking. It is 3.7 feet in height, with a solid X bin at the bottom and individual bottle storage rack above it.

A tabletop was added to provide space for decanting and serving wine. It is a Cooperage style tabletop, which was made from planks taken from the outer portion of wine barrel’s head. Since no two barrels have the same markings on the head, each plank is unique. The markings indicate the original content of each barrel.

The space above the left wall wine rack was intended for the cooling unit, which was concealed in a wooden grill to make it look a part of the racking.

Back Wall (Elevation B)

Knotty Alder Racking Right End Wall Texas Home Wine Cellar

Knotty Alder Racking Right End Wall Texas Home Wine Cellar

The back wall is the long and curved area of the Texas home wine cellar. Wine Cellar Specialists installed true radius wine racks with storage slots for 750 ml bottles.

There is a high reveal display row that runs along the middle section. It allows the owner to showcase some of his favorite wines at a 15-degree angle.

This bottle orientation will ensure that the cork remains in contact with the wine to prevent it from becoming brittle. The drying out of the cork can cause wine oxidation, resulting in unpleasant flavors in the wine.

The display row is illuminated by LED ribbon lighting. LED lights are known to be safe for your wines because they have low heat emission. Too much heat exposure can alter wine’s chemical properties, resulting in spoilage.

The LED lighting system also consumes less energy compared to regular bulbs, so you can expect lower electric bills.

Right Wall (Elevation C)

The shortest wine rack was installed on the right end wall of this Texas home wine cellar under the stairs. It has a height of 3.25 feet. The top section consists of a horizontal display rack for one magnum bottle or two standard bottles. The bottom section has three wood case solid bins for bulk storage.

Gorgeous and Durable Wood Material for Wine Racks

Wine racks manufactured from wood add a classic appeal to your wine cellar. The type of wood chosen can easily match any existing décor in your home, making it a favorite choice of wine collectors. With various wood options available, it is best to seek the help of a wine storage expert, like Wine Cellar Specialists.

Reclaimed wine barrel cellar tabletop Texas master builders

Reclaimed Wine Barrel Cellar Tabletop Texas Master Builders

On this project, they used Knotty Alder to add a rustic touch to the wine cellar. This type of wood exhibits small knots and attractive burl clusters that add character to the storage racks.

Additionally, Knotty Alder is durable, versatile, and highly resistant to rot.

The client requested the wooden wine racks to be applied with lacquer for a lustrous finish.

Ideal Wine Cellar Cooling System for a Tiny Space in a Texas Home

WM Cooling Unit Texas Home Wine Cellar Project

WM Cooling Unit Texas Home Wine Cellar Project

You can’t just use a home air conditioner to cool your wine room. It is not designed to create the optimum conditions needed by wine to preserve its complex taste and aroma.

To prevent wine deterioration, it needs to be stored in a room where the temperature is between 55-65 degrees Fahrenheit and a humidity level between 60-70 percent. This can be achieved only if an efficient wine refrigeration system is installed in your wine cellar.

A ductless split wine cooling unit from US Cellar Systems was used for this project. With this type of cooling equipment, the condenser is placed outdoors and must be covered with a housing to protect it from weather conditions.

This manufacturer has been providing reliable cooling solutions both for residential and commercial applications.

See more types and brands of refrigeration systems offered by Wine Cellar Specialists.

A Small Room Can Provide a Space for Your Dream Wine Room

With expertise and creativity, Wine Cellar Specialists Texas can build a stunning wine display area for your collection, even in a small space. What are you waiting for? Contact them today at +1 (972) 454-0480.

 

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.

 

Space Constraints Did Not Stop an Expert from Building a Stylish Home Wine Cellar in Texas

It’s not impossible to build a beautiful and functional display of your favorite wines in a limited space. In many parts of the world, converting tiny spaces is a trend among homeowners. Learn how one of the trusted wine room builders in Texas converted a small room into a stunning home wine cellar

A Sophisticated and Functional Texas Home Wine Cellar Installed in a Tiny Space in Texas

Doorway of Wine Room Showing Wine Barrel Flooring and Wood Racking

Grapevine Home Wine Cellar in Texas

Space constraints should not hinder you from investing in a functional and stylish storage space for your wine collection. Since there are special requirements in wine cellar construction, hiring a master builder can help you achieve all your aesthetic and functional desires for your wine room.

A client in Texas was looking for a reliable wine cellar designer and installer who could provide the best storage solution according to the space available.

They sought the help of Wine Cellar Specialists, one of our trusted partners in building custom wine cellars in Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.

Their creative and experienced team members always do their best to create stellar wine displays for their client’s collection. They also ensure that every wine cellar they build is equipped with the most suitable components to keep wine safe at all times.

A Stylish Wine Cellar Design with Great Features

In this project, high quality racking, wine cooling system, door, and flooring were used. The overall design of the wine room enhanced the beauty of the client’s home.

The Wine Rack System Designed with Creativity and Manufactured from Quality Wood

One of the most important factors that play an important role in the overall appeal of your wine cellar is the design of the wine racks. Before the construction of your wine room begins, Wine Cellar Specialists make an assessment that will allow them to create the perfect racking design for your wine storage facility.

In this project, they used premium redwood for the wine racks. Known for its attractive streaks and swirls, this type of wood can add character to any Texas home wine cellar.

Texas home wine cellar wine racksAs you enter the room, you will see a window to the owner’s kitchen area. They added two quarter-round units on each side of the window. Quarter round wine racks allow for horizontal bottle storage. These units can also be used to display other wine cellar accessories, such as decanters and wine glasses.

Below the window is a reclaimed wine barrel tabletop, an eco-friendly feature of the wine cellar.  It is where the quarter-round storage units sit. Other racking components in the left wall include the individual bottle racks at the top and bottom sections, and a double display row in the middle.

The right wall also has individual storage slots at the top and bottom of the racking, and a double display row at the middle section. There are two bin storage cases on each side of the room.

Wine Cellar Specialists incorporated special features at the back wall. The bottom section is double deep solid bin wine racking with two drawers on top of it. The drawers come with automatic closure hardware and grapevine handle pulls. On top of these drawers is another tabletop made from reclaimed wine barrels.

The focal point of the wine room is the arch that sits on the tabletop at the back wall. Just like the drawers, the arch also has a hand carved grapevine design. A glass rack and an individual magnum bottle column were added on each side of the arch.

Wine Cellar Specialists also added the tumbled marble tile behind the arch, an eye-catching feature of this Texas home wine cellar.

The Elegant Door Designed to Match the Racking

4. Custom Grapevine Carved Door in Colleyville, Texas Wine Room

Wine Cellar Door

The wine cellar door was constructed from solid wood with a window on the top half. Outside the glass window is an operable wrought iron with a grapevine design that matches the racking.

The entryway is equipped with an automatic door bottom to prevent the cool air from escaping the cellar, and the warm air from getting in the wine room.

It seals the gap under the door when the door is closed. With quality material and proper sealing components, your wine cellar entryway can help your wine cooling system achieve the stable environment needed for the proper aging of wine.

Reclaimed Wine Barrel Flooring – a Green Feature of the Texas Home Wine Cellar

Another green feature of this small wine room is the flooring created from used wine barrels. Wine Cellar Specialists have used this material in many of their residential wine cellar installation projects in Texas.

The top and bottom section of the reclaimed barrels were broken into planks and were engineered to create impressive flooring for the client’s cellar.

Texas Wine Barrel Flooring by Wine Cellar Specialists

Cooperage Wine Cellar Flooring

This is called Cooperage flooring, which adds a historic touch to the room because of the unique markings. The markings on the planks came from the vineyards where the barrels were used.

Just like the door, walls, and ceiling, Wine Cellar Specialists installed proper insulation to the flooring. This will help create an airtight seal in the wine room, protecting their client’s collection from being ruined by unstable temperatures and humidity levels.

Going for reclaimed wine barrel flooring in your next project will not only benefit you, but our environment as well.

The Climate-Control System That Suits the Client’s Needs

The most important factor that contributes to proper wine storage is the wine cooling system. Your chosen builder must be able to determine the type and capacity of the refrigeration unit that best suits your wine cellar requirements.Wine Guardian Cooling Unit in Attic

Wine Cellar Specialists selected a self-contained cooling system manufactured by Wine Guardian. To minimize the noise produced by the cooling equipment, they installed it in an air-conditioned attic above the wine room. In addition, the cooling unit did not take up racking space, allowing for maximum storage capacity.

View other wine cooling solutions offered by Wine Cellar Specialists.

Convert Your Small Space into an Attractive Wine Room

Space constraints should not stop you from building your own Texas home wine cellar. If you need help, please email Wine Cellar Specialists at info@winecellarspec.com or talk to a specialist at +1 (866) 646-7089.