DISPLAY & PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT
What image does a ‘wine cellar’ conjure up for you – a dark dungeon with dusty bottles? These days it’s more about cool rooms than cellars, and focusing on the best way to display your investment.
THE JEWEL BOX
Just like sparkly diamonds, some bottles of wine can go for a pretty penny. Wine rooms that are focal points in the home are trending because of their flexibility and unlimited customizations. “The jewel box trend is about less capacity and more visuals” says frequent Grainda partner Bruce Bennett, IWA Design Center. Things to think about is the room structure (are there stairways or doors nearby, any natural light), location (how regularly do you need to access the wine, or do you want it to be a focal point), efficiency (keep in mind that a cooling unit is required – and if not placed remotely may contribute to noise in the home.
DESIGN FOR YOU
Few things are more personal than a wine collection, so remember to design your storage in a way that makes sense for how and what you collect – and drink, whether you’re storing bottles for the week or next decade. Bruce says “When it comes to budget, don’t skimp on proper insulation and a vapor barrier in the walls.
Design around your collection to create the best storage scenario for your preferred wines.”
Metal, mahogany, even mirrors – we are seeing clients mix and match their wine storage solutions. Lighting is also coming in hot, with everything from LED backlights to color-controlled displays that turn the collection into an art exhibition and conversation piece.
Do the words bon appétit not feel right without a glass of wine in hand? Many clients are choosing to incorporate wine storage in their custom kitchen cabinetry - this is applicable for both connoisseurs and casual collectors. It’s a great approach if you’re looking for a larger-than-normal climate-controlled solution and are not necessarily wanting to generate a ‘wine wall’ or wine bar feel.
TAKE A LOOK
Peek Inside Our Custom Wine Storage Solutions
Grainda renovated this lakeside property, adding approximately 700 sq. ft. of deck, screened porch, a guest suite and an interior sitting area.
Let there be light is the mantra of architects, builders, and interior designers alike… but how do we get it? Makes sense to start outdoors, right?
Materials, fixtures, flow – all the details should balance and equal exactly what you want – a home that is safe, functional, and feels good.