Glen Abbey Contractors | Wine Cellars
We are a complete interior/exterior general contractor. We service Oakville, Mississauga, Burlington and Etobicoke. From service calls to full-scale remodelling.
Genereal Contractor, oakville renovation, burlington renovation, mississauga renovation, remodelling, interior design, home renovation, home remodel, interior contractor, exterior contractor
1923
page-template,page-template-full_width,page-template-full_width-php,page,page-id-1923,eltd-core-1.0.3,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,borderland-ver-1.14, vertical_menu_with_scroll,smooth_scroll,paspartu_enabled,paspartu_on_top_fixed,paspartu_on_bottom_fixed,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.4.5,vc_responsive

Wine Cellars

There are 2 important factors when you are thinking of a wine centre – Location and Design.

Location is a key factor when it comes to your personal wine cellar. Even if it is a small prefab shelving unit that is being installed in a corner of the house, the idea is to pick a space which will offer controlled conditions with relative ease.

 

Basements are perfect because there are locations where there is no direct sunlight. Select a nice little spot that can maintain constant temperature and humidity.

 

The design of your wine cellar should reflect your personal taste. Large or small, simple or complex we can work with you in the design to ensure it meets your expectations.

Let’s Talk about Light

Strong lighting that emits loads to much heat is simply unacceptable when it comes to wine cellars. While the traditionalists will argue that it is best to keep the cellar dark and cool, modern lighting installations can add a dazzling look to a wine storage area while still ensuring no damage is done to your expensive collection. LED lights, simple track lighting and back-lit shelving all help in this process. If you are opting for a wine storage area in your living room, kitchen or in one of the corners of your house, then lighting can make or break the look.

If you wish to illuminate your exclusive wine cellar in a gorgeous manner, then lighting systems that turn off as you leave the cellar and only switch on when someone is inside are the perfect solution. This is a seamless marriage between form and functionality which keeps everyone happy!

 

Whether you live in a sprawling country estate or a tiny city apartment, your home probably has a space that can be converted into a personal wine storehouse.

Maximize the Space

You do not need a very large space to display a wine collection. With most modern shelf designs and racking systems, one can accommodate a large number of bottles in a relatively small space. Adding a posh wine storage system to your cellar is something that is totally possible. In fact, it adds to the sophisticated look of your interiors. Wine has been always attached with culture, refinement and fine taste. A fabulous wine cellar with organized racking system brings along with it all these qualities and a whole lot more.

 

A wine cellar under the staircase or a compact unit right next to the kitchen also works very well. Whether you live in a small apartment in a big city or a lavish residence with spacious interiors, a cool wine cellar is something every true connoisseur can sport. All you need is the right inspiration and proper planning!

Location – Where to put the Cellar

Location is your most important consideration. You’re going to want to find a corner of your home that has no direct sunlight — basements are perfect.

 

Choosing a location for your wine collection involves understanding the fundamentals of building a wine cellar. If a wine cellar is built properly, it will do a few tasks consistently and efficiently.

 

Temperature

Your cellar should maintain a temperature of about 12 Celsius. As long as you stay within 1 to 2 degrees of that, your wine will be fine. Any warmer and your wine will age faster; any cooler and your wine will age slower.

 

Humidity

Your cellar must control humidity — the ideal level is 57 percent. Humidity levels above 70 percent can actually cause mold to grow in the cork, and your wine can be ruined. On the other hand, a humidity level below 50 percent can cause a cork to dry out, spoiling the wine.

 

Everything about building a wine cellar is about how efficiently it controls temperature and humidity. If it does that well, your maintenance costs will be far lower.

 

Space size versus the amount of wine

 You may be surprised that a wine cellar can take up less room than you thought. Collections with 200 to 250 bottles can be housed in as little as 30 square feet. But don’t forget that you’ll need to have an adjacent room (also known as the exhaust room) that’s larger than your cellar space. I’ll explain this later.