A quick guide to converting your cellar into the perfect wine cellar

Cellar conversion, General

If you’re a wine enthusiast then you’ve probably dreamt of having access to your very own wine cellar, the perfect place to stock up on all your favourite tipples with instant and easy access. They’re a great attribute to your home, and if you ever decide to sell your house then they can also add property value. Therefore, if you have the space then don’t let it go to waste. The time to create the perfect wine cellar is now, and here’s everything that you need to know.Wine Cellar

The first thing that you need to think about is your budget. There’s no point in letting your imagination run wild if you can’t afford to splash the cash. Wine cellars can be expensive projects, and it’s better to over estimate your budget so that you don’t feel disappointed with the end result. Remember that the best results are the ones that have been carefully planned.

The next step is to check that your cellar is water proofed. This is a sensible aspect of the project to acknowledge and will determine that you get off to a good start, especially if the space has previously been neglected. You don’t want damp or leaks to cause problems further along the way, so your best bet is to get in a specialist for extra peace of mind.

Another key factor to consider is the room temperature of the cellar. What’s the point in having a room especially for all your precious wine if it’s not going to be properly preserved? If you have the budget for it, then have a proper temperature control system installed. We promise it’ll be worth it! At a minimum, consider the insulation of the room. This will not only be beneficial to your wine cellar, it will also be an investment that positively affects the rest of your home in the long run.

It’s also important to think about the storage that you’ll be needing. What sort of size are you working with? This will be the deciding factor in how much storage you need and what type would work best for you. A top tip to remember is that smaller wine racks are much more flexible to work with- if you decide to change the layout in the future, it’ll be easier to deal with than wine racks that run wall to wall.

The final step to take into account is the lighting. As there are no windows in a cellar space, you want something that makes it easy to see but that isn’t too harsh and blinding. After all, you don’t want to be squinting at the labels of wine bottles in poor light!

Now all that’s left is the good part- filling up your wine cellar with your favourite wines. You’ll have earned a drink or two after all that hard work!

 

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