Custom-Built Under Stairs Wine Cellars for Los Angeles Homes
For wine cellar enthusiasts, unique custom under stairs wine cellars can be created even in limited spaces. Recently, we provided a custom wine cellar building service for one of our clients in Los Angeles. They decided to design the cellar to be placed underneath the stairs. This particular cellar stands out because of its horizontal wine display racks, which are visible from outside through the wall.
Overview of the Contemporary Under Stairs Wine Cellars Project
Steve Pantalemon is a leading expert in wine cellar designs. He has constructed understairs wine cellars, like the one he built for his client. Steve and the Custom Wine Cellars Los Angeles crew accepted the client’s request to build a wine cellar in an unused space inside his home.
They used creative problem-solving to design and construct a modern glass wine cellar. It was situated under the stairs and exuded elegance despite limited space. Steve and Custom Wine Cellars Los Angeles have demonstrated remarkable capabilities. They have demonstrated this by designing and building custom wine cellars.
This wine cellar has an elegant look, featuring 3/4-inch tempered frameless glass doors and reclaimed wine barrel flooring. Inside the cellar are cork-forward style racking. This includes diamond shaped X bins, and reveal row racks and label forward racks in the windows. A WhisperKOOL wall-mount cooling unit was also installed to ensure the optimal temperature within the confined space.
Under Stairs Wine Cellars: Making the Most of Any Size Space
When deciding on wine storage ideas, it is crucial to consider the size and shape of the space. Under-stair wine cellars with built-in wall wine racks are a great fit for narrow spaces. For larger spaces, wall-to-wall wine storage spaces with industrial cooling systems are often popular. If you want something more modern and unique, then glass walls and display cases may be the way to go.
If you’re looking for a custom wine cellar design, experienced professionals can provide helpful tips and advice. Basement, attic, or under stairs spaces offer many creative possibilities for building wine cellars. Smaller closets and pantries can also be transformed into custom wine storage units.
Whichever style you choose, use quality materials and professional installation services to ensure your wine collection stays safe and secure. With careful planning, your new wine cellar could become a showpiece in your home.
Different Types of Wine Racking for the Glass Understairs Wine Cellar
The glass stairs wine storage displays a unique set of wine racking systems. Outside the wine closet, horizontal wine racking is embedded in the wall and protected by glass panels. Inside the wine cellar are different types of wine racking such as reveal row, cork-forward, and diamond bin racks. These distinct variations of wine cellar racks create an atmosphere evoking sophistication, luxury, and elegance.
The diamond bins at the bottom of this wine racking system are perfect for storing bottles that need to age. These Alder wood bins, stained and lacquered to a glossy shine, are like jewels adorning the home’s interiors. Holding 9 magnums, 12 champagnes, or 16 regular sized wines, they offer an ideal spot for aging favorite wine bottles.
Maximizing the Utility of LED Lighting in Small-Sized Wine Cellars
LED lighting is ideal for this modern wine cellar highlighting the collection without producing heat that could harm the bottles. Plus, its increased visibility makes it easy to showcase favorite selections and their labels. This helps to create an inviting atmosphere for visitors, making them feel welcomed into the space.
LED lighting in wine cellars has become increasingly popular for people who love wine due to its many benefits. From an energy efficiency standpoint, LEDs consume significantly less electricity than traditional incandescent or halogen bulbs. This results in a decrease in utility costs and a reduction in overall carbon emissions.
LEDs have a longer lifespan than other light sources. Some LEDs can last up to 25 years before needing to be replaced. Furthermore, they provide consistent and even lighting throughout the wine room.
The low operating temperatures of LEDs also make it easier to maintain the desired temperature inside the wine closet. Finally, their small size makes them easy to install in tight spaces, especially in tight-spaced wine-racking systems.
The Benefits of a Split-Type Cooling System for an Understairs Wine Room
The wine cellar is centrally located in the house. It is not exposed to direct sunlight. Using a ¾ inch tempered, frameless glass for its doors didn’t cause any problems for this wine cellar. Steve also added gaskets to the glass door that prevented any leaks entering the wine room.
For this wine cellar, the team installed a WhisperKOOL Platinum Split System 4000. It’s a split-type cooling unit, which means the evaporator and condensing unit are separated from each other. This setup has the advantage of being less noisy and cluttered (since there are fewer cooling system parts).
The WhisperKOOL cooling system installed for this understairs wine room is practical and efficient. The only visible part from inside the wine cellar is the evaporator coil. Meanwhile, the condensing unit is outside the wine cellar.
Have Your Own Custom Understairs Glass Wine Cellar with CWCLA’s Expert Wine Cellar Designers
Steve and his team of trusted designers are experts in designing under stairs wine cellars. This glass wine cellar was indeed an art form crafted to perfection for these beloved clients. The wine racking system can store a large number of bottles in a small space. Meanwhile, the wine refrigeration system keeps the temperature and humidity perfect for storing wine.
Custom Wine Cellars Los Angeles takes immense pride in every project they take on, no matter how big or small. If you’re looking to build your custom-built wine cellar, contact us today at (323) 825-9846 and get a free quote.