Traditional Home Wine Cellars for Small Spaces in Los Angeles Homes
Homes with small spaces can be transformed into traditional home wine cellars with the help of experts in wine room design and installation. A client sought the help of Custom Wine Cellars Los Angeles in turning her small room into a traditional-designed wine storage room. Her primary purpose was to have a place to show off her favorite vintages to her guests.
With creativity and extensive experience in the construction industry, our CWC LA team created a gorgeous, refrigerated wine cellar for her few bottles. The homeowners fell in love with the wine racks!
A Malibu Home Turned into a Masterpiece of Traditional Home Wine Cellars
Space and budget constraints should not hinder a master builder from building a stylish wine cellar. At Custom Wine Cellars Los Angeles, we have turned many small spaces like closets into luxury home wine cellars.
In our recent project, the team helped a homeowner transform a small space in their home into a gorgeous wine display of their favorite vintages. The client’s home is located in Malibu. She informed us that she and her family are new wine drinkers and are starting to collect a few wines and liquors. According to her, she wanted to have a room where she could showcase to her guests. Her small collection included tequilas and scotches. She also had cigars. Our team had to utilize an 8-foot x 7-foot space to build a custom home wine cellar.
We met up with her, listened to her needs, and considered every detail. We incorporated all the features she requested and made the most of her small space. She is a musician, and she plays music in her wine cellar. There is a little chair and a guitar inside the wine room.
The lead time to complete the wine cellar was six weeks. The wood racking initially took six weeks to ship, and the installation was done within two days.
In the design we created for this home wine cellar in Los Angeles, we utilized the right and back walls for the custom wine racks. She wanted a traditional-style wine room, so we installed a wood racking. Wood wine racks have a timeless appeal and add a warm ambiance to the space.
Wine Rack Features That are Suitable for Showcasing Wines in Small Traditional Wine Rooms
The famous wood species used by master builders for manufacturing custom wine racks are Mahogany, Redwood, and Knotty Alder. In this traditional home wine cellar project, we used Knotty Alder, known for its attractive knots and swirl patterns.
However, these patterns are not evident because we stained the wood wine racks with rich Cherry color. The dark stain goes well with their home. Knotty alder wine racks are easy to work with, durable, and resistant to warping.
Incorporating Attractive and Functional Traditional Home Wine Cellas Racking Styles: Enhancing Beauty and Maximizing Wine Storage Capacity
At Custom Wine Cellars Los Angeles, we have been creating outstanding designs for home wine cellars for many years. Customization options will allow you to incorporate features you want to make your design stand out.
For this project, capacity was relatively easy for the homeowners. They were more after the look or wow factor.
Traditional Rolling Ladder and Flooring for the Wine Cellar
The ceilings were about 8 to 9 feet tall, so we incorporated railings and a ladder so homeowners could go up to the topmost section of the racking to grab a bottle.
There are two kinds of wine cellar ladders: straight and bent. In this refrigerated wine cellar we built for a small home, the other wall has double-deep wine racks at the bottom, so we utilized a bent ladder. We included railings, so moving the ladder from one wall to another would be easier.
The flooring is made of tiles and has a framed-out area in green. It was something that they already had, so we kept it.
The focal point of the wine room is on the right wall as you enter this small traditional home wine cellar. The wine racks are single-deep, and most have storage openings for the client’s wines, but we also included wine racks for her liquor bottles. The top section consists of a square arch with a tabletop at the center to provide a space for the owner’s wine accessories and accouterments. Moreover, the tabletop is also an excellent place for decanting, serving, and tasting the wines.
Around it, we incorporated the following bottle configurations:
- vertical display racks for the liquor bottles
- horizontal display areas for the wines
- lattice diamond bins
- individual wine racks
- double high-reveal display row
We installed double-deep wine racks at the bottom section. Below the tabletop is a drawer, a wine cooler, and single-column wine racks.
On the back wall, the top section of the racking consists of more lattice X-bins, individual wine racks, and horizontal display racks. Double high-reveal display racks in the middle display the bottles at an angle—and lighted with L.E.D ribbon lights. We added single-bottle storage at the bottom section.
The end racking on the left of the back wall is a lattice curved corner round wine rack, which the owner designed. It has five shelves, which provide a place for her accessories. She also placed a bottle of tequila on one of the shelves.
Wine Cellar Rolling Ladder and Flooring
The ceilings were tall, about 8 to 9 feet, so we incorporated railings and ladder so homeowners can go up to the topmost section of the racking to grab a bottle.
There are two kinds of wine cellar ladder, a straight and bent ladder. In this refrigerated wine cellar we built for a small home, the other wall has double deep wine racks at the bottom, so we utilized a bent ladder. We included railings, so it would be easier to move the ladder from one wall to another.
The flooring is made of tiles and has a framed out area in green. It was something that they already had, so we kept it.
Wine Cellar Cooling and Other Features of This Home Wine Cellar
The client did not want a wine cellar cooling system, so we did not remove the walls. Even though the house was air-conditioned, we still recommended that it is best to install a wine cellar refrigeration unit.
She decided not to install a wine cooling system because of the cost. They wanted to save money on this project and were starting to buy and drink wines. We just added a wine cooler, which we placed within the racking on the right wall.
It will be tricky if they decide to add a wine cellar cooling unit in the future. I will have to remove all the wine racks from the room and insulate the walls and ceiling properly.
Do You Want to Build a Gorgeous Traditional Home Wine Cellar in a Small Space? Let Our Specialists Help You!
Custom Wine Cellars Los Angeles proved the team’s passion, creativity, and extensive knowledge in designing traditional home wine cellars built in small spaces like this one. Despite space and budget constraints, we helped a homeowner create a unique wine display and storage area.
If you have a basement, garage, or walk-in closet to turn into a beautiful wine cellar, you can talk to one of our specialists at (323) 825-9846.