When it comes to luxury home features, a spacious wine cellar remains as popular as ever with today’s buyers. For a variety of reasons, however, it’s rare to find one in a city home. As a result, wine refrigerators are quite common, but if your collection boasts hundreds (or maybe even thousands) of bottles, that won’t suffice.
Fortunately, it’s easier than ever to design a modern wine room in your city home. Following are a few things to know about this state-of-the-art feature.
No Basement Necessary
Traditionally, wine has been stored in cellars because the climate is ideally suited for the task: they’re dark, cool and provide the right amount of humidity. Of course, the most common obstacle city dwellers face is that they simply don’t have a basement. Even if you’re fortunate enough to have one, you might have other ideas for using this space, like a home theater or fitness room.
Yet with today’s climate-controlled technology, it’s possible to create the perfect environment for your collection anywhere in the house. A quiet cooling system can be installed in a small, self-contained area the size of a walk-in closet and integrated into your HVAC system for the ultimate ease of use.
Save Space With Glass
A classic wine cellar is often designed with thick stone walls and wooden shelves. If you want a modern aesthetic, though, glass walls are an excellent option that’s possible thanks to a UV protective coating that prevents any damage from sunlight. Furthermore, high-performance glass is a practical choice because the walls will take up far less space than other materials and can still provide ample insulation.
It’s also important to carefully consider where your wine room will be located. When you use glass walls, it becomes a dramatic centerpiece that can be appreciated from the outside. Whether it’s in your kitchen, dining room or living room, you can transform any space in the house by putting your collection on full display with sleek racks and LED lighting.