Wine Cellar Ideas and Designs

There may come a time when the humble wine rack isn’t enough, and your wine and champagne collection merits a more sizeable part of your home. Don’t be misled by the term wine cellar – spaces that can be converted into custom-made wine storage areas can range from an entire room to a larder, basement or even a trapdoor in your kitchen floor. Consult a wine cellar specialist when putting together your wine cellar design for expert advice on the right conditions comprising proper insulation, lighting and temperature which are imperative for wine storage and preserving your fragile wines. Some designers will offer end-to-end product management, whereas others will simply offer advice and plans, requiring separate builders. Consider the professional help you’ll require based on the scale of your wine cellar design or conversion.

When should I upgrade from a wine rack to a wine cellar?


If you take wine seriously, a purpose-built cellar is a worthwhile investment. Your own wine cellar affords you the opportunity to age young vintage wines at home, as well as exponentially increasing capacity for wine storage. As well as storing and protecting it, a great wine cellar design will also showcase your wines and make your collection organised and easily accessible. Even a wine cooler is a serious upgrade from a regular fridge, built to cancel vibrations which are detrimental to wine.

How do I create the right environment to store red wine?


There are many factors involved in creating the optimum conditions for wine storage, so fine-tuning your wine cellar design is a delicate exercise best left to the pros. A custom-built wine cellar will have temperature and humidity controls to maintain a constantly perfect atmosphere, and be insulated with shock absorbing materials throughout. To mitigate the stuffy conditions of a cellar, it is also important to have a source of ventilation which circulates air to keep the room fresh. Your wine cellar design specialist or architect can help you create the ideal conditions for your home collection.

How should I decorate my wine cellar?


Although mediterranean wine cellars are common, changing up the decor is an easy way to create your wine cellar design. Ornate wood and stone are common traditional materials, while metal and glass finishes are more trendy. You can immerse yourself in Italian culture with mosaic tile murals, barrel ceilings and archways, or you can go modern with sleek lines and minimal decorative displays. Regardless of your style, be sure all your wine storage materials, furniture and decorative accessories support each other; a mismatched space can lead to decor confusion and an incoherent, incomplete wine cellar.

Take a look through the wine cellar photos and wine storage ideas on Houzz to give you inspiration for your own wine cellar design.
Photo of a contemporary wine cellar in London with light hardwood flooring, storage racks and brown floors.

Wine cellar installation as part of a Basement conversion project.
Photo of a contemporary wine cellar in London with light hardwood flooring, storage racks and brown floors.
Really cool what they did with the wall and wine here. Makes wall space smart - webuser_183519459

Photo of a medium sized modern wine cellar in Other with porcelain flooring, storage racks and beige floors.

Luxurious under stairs wine storage room in modern private home. A mixture of standard pine racking, cellar cubes and display spaces, this eye catching wine room fits effortlessly under the stairs. This compact wine cellar has the capacity to store just under 350 bottles.
Great solution to one of life's little problems, where to store all the vino... great project! - peter_cook94

This is an example of a contemporary wine cellar in London with white floors.

Urban Cape was commissioned by our client to assist with the build of a new basement in their existing home in Battersea. The brief was to create and design the joinery for a bespoke bar, media unit and wine unit, along with the lighting design and selection of the finishes for the basement and powder room. The client wanted the interior to exude an aesthetic of drama and sophistication. Being a quite large cavernous area, it was important to incorporate a design that would help to create a sense of warmth and balance the space. The room was planned with a multi-purpose function in mind. Being used for both a children’s play area and alluring entertaining area, the design needed to be versatile and hard wearing whilst still offering a bit of glamour. Leather was selected for durability, elegance, versatility and timeless aesthetic. Should the client wish to change the style or the furniture in the future, the joinery will continue to blend luxuriously into a contemporary environment or considerably enhance the classic appeal of a residence that is more traditional. A palate of warm walnut timbers, rich chocolate brown and warm grey shades were chosen. Exquisite dark chocolate leather doors were hand crafted in South Africa for the Bar and Media units. Teaming a large shiny croc print with soft plain leather, walnut veneer and a dark Emperador marble from Spain, the units offer the luxury of a natural product whilst bringing about an absolutely stunning and inimitable look to be enjoyed for years to come!
Is this the current idea for the basement to ground floor stair case with a glass barrier? - bernard_chow

Design ideas for a small contemporary wine cellar in London with light hardwood flooring.

Design ideas for a small contemporary wine cellar in London with light hardwood flooring.
Glass floor into cellar. Too extra? - webuser_44260293750

This is an example of a contemporary wine cellar in Other with light hardwood flooring, cube storage and beige floors.

Full view of the wine wall.
This is an example of a contemporary wine cellar in Other with light hardwood flooring, cube storage and beige floors.
snygg vin kyl - bagarn85

Design ideas for a contemporary wine cellar in Sussex.

Trap door and the entrance into the Large Hexagonal Cellar.
Design ideas for a contemporary wine cellar in Sussex.
Use utility cupboard for stairs - kashkennedy

This is an example of a medium sized traditional wine cellar in London with storage racks and beige floors.

Contemporary wine cellar in this newly refurbished Chelsea townhouse
This is an example of a medium sized traditional wine cellar in London with storage racks and beige floors.

This is an example of a small contemporary wine cellar in London with storage racks.

This is an example of a small contemporary wine cellar in London with storage racks.
I want the wine case to have room for lot of wine like this and not be too showy - pmurphy010

Contemporary wine cellar in London with concrete flooring.

Contemporary wine cellar in London with concrete flooring.
Live this wine cellar/fridge - bajking2

This is an example of a traditional wine cellar in London.

Peter Lander Photography
This is an example of a traditional wine cellar in London.
The laird of the castle needed to have somewhere to hide should the castle be attacked. It’s between floors, so you wouldn’t know it existed,’ James explains. ‘That’s typical of castles.’ - francetetreault

Inspiration for a contemporary wine cellar in London.

Inspiration for a contemporary wine cellar in London.
Door separator - living room and conservatory - sukhi_dhanhoa

Medium sized contemporary wine cellar in London with light hardwood flooring and storage racks.

Marco Joe Fazio
Medium sized contemporary wine cellar in London with light hardwood flooring and storage racks.
Quite like the spacious racks can see the wine. Could work on the two side panels - sarahbester1

Photo of a small country wine cellar in London with dark hardwood flooring, cube storage and brown floors.

Rory Gardiner
Photo of a small country wine cellar in London with dark hardwood flooring, cube storage and brown floors.
Per tenere vino: qualcosa di simile a cucina Francavilla - webuser_788152355

Contemporary wine cellar in London with medium hardwood flooring, storage racks and brown floors.

Contemporary wine cellar in London with medium hardwood flooring, storage racks and brown floors.
The flooring the glass wine cabinet - missnjp86

Contemporary wine cellar in New York with cube storage and brown floors.

Federica Carlet
Contemporary wine cellar in New York with cube storage and brown floors.

Design ideas for a large traditional wine cellar in Dallas with dark hardwood flooring and storage racks.

Design ideas for a large traditional wine cellar in Dallas with dark hardwood flooring and storage racks.

Photo of a wine cellar in Minneapolis.

Stonewood, LLC Artisan Home Tour 2016
Photo of a wine cellar in Minneapolis.
great wine storage for dining room - ann_barlow1206489

Design ideas for a small contemporary wine cellar in Dallas with dark hardwood flooring, storage racks and brown floors.

Design ideas for a small contemporary wine cellar in Dallas with dark hardwood flooring, storage racks and brown floors.
cellar, floor colour and window frames - tal19

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