Most people build wine cellars in an unused or unfinished area in their basement. A basement room is actually an ideal place to store wine. This is because basements tend to naturally be more stable in temperature and humidity conditions over time.
A stable temperature and humidity are critical factors in the successful storage, or more specifically the proper aging of, wines. It’s no accident that historically wine was stored in caves underground. This is because caves naturally have just the right climate for aging wine. Remember, what you can get away with over a few weeks is quite different to what is needed if you plan to store and age a wine over many months or even several years. Even today larger vineyards in Europe still prefer to keep their wine underground.
In Los Angeles you can convert even the most unlikely unused room in your basement into a stunning custom wine cellar which is probably naturally the cooler part of your home compared to other rooms situated at ground level.
Custom wine cellars, designed and installed in a basement (or just about anywhere in your home for that matter) can be created in just about any size or shape area that is currently wasted floor space. We have created beautiful custom wine rooms in Los Angeles out of rooms as small as 3′ by 3′ or as large as 27′ by 15′. Each has added a distinctive and unique feature to the home and allowed the owner to better enjoy their passion for wine with their friends and family.
While planning your Los Angeles custom wine cellars design, also remember that it might benefit from some concealed lighting to really make it special. Also, depending upon your home layout, wine cellar refrigeration units may be a good idea. Proper construction and insulation of the walls, floor and ceiling with the right type of vapor barriers is a critical part of the wine cellar design process. Lastly do not skimp on the door into the room. Ensuring that it completely seals the room can make a big difference to the stability of the wine cellars climate. We recommend installing a specially designed custom wine cellar door that is purpose built for a wine cellar in order to be sure your wine room is trouble free.
If you are in Los Angeles California and would like to explore the possibility of converting a basement room into a custom wine cellar of your own, you can take advantage of our free custom wine cellar design and quote process. Simply complete the form and we will contact you, learn your wine storage and entertaining desires, and without obligation create a design to meet your budget.