Another stunning residential custom wine cellar was completed by our wine cellar design and construction team. This is a wine cellar conversion project where we transformed a small space under the stairway into a stunning home wine storage room.
What’s unique about this wine cellar is the combination of various wine racking systems, wine cellar artwork, and wine barrel flooring. Learn more about this beautiful home wine cellar project to get inspiration for your dream wine cellar in Miami!
The Custom Wine Storage Space
The room that we converted into a wine cellar under the stairs. It was originally a closet with an L-shape structure. The ceiling slants into a height of 64 inches because the room is directly under the stairway.
The odd shape of the room is a bit of a challenge for the design team, so we utilized various custom wine racking systems to fit the room’s configuration and maximize every available space. The design team was able to create a total storage capacity of 404 wine bottles, which is outstanding considering the limited space!
The Custom Designed Wooden Wine Racks
The combination of different wine racking systems makes this Miami residential wine cellar unique. Upon entering, there is a horizontal display wine rack on the left side that stores wine in a label-forward orientation. This allows for easy bottle recognition and full visibility of wine labels. The top portion of this wine rack features a step stair design, which aligns with the slope of the ceiling.
At the back wall is a different wine rack design. There are diamond bins at the bottom for bulk wine storage and individual bottle storage racking with a high-reveal display row above. The single bottle storage racking fits most standard 750 mL wine bottles. The opening of each slot measures 3 3/4 by 3 3/4 inches, which is perfect for easy bottle access.
The high-reveal display row showcases the owner’s favorite vintages in a 15-degree angle. This distinctive design allows for a full view of the wine labels while making sure that the content is still in contact with the cork, which is necessary to prevent drying out of the cork thus maintaining a tight seal.
At the end wall are additional single bottle storage custom wine racks and open bins for more bulk wine storage.
The Wine Cellar Cooling System
A WhisperKOOL Platinum Mini Split Wine Cellar Cooling System is installed just above the wine rack at the end wall. The split type of cooling unit is perfect for this small-sized wine cellar because it comes with two components – the evaporator and condenser. The evaporator is placed inside the wine room, while the condenser is placed in a separate area. This maximizes the storage space and reduces heat and noise inside the cellar.
There are different types of wine cellar refrigeration on the market, so it is ideal to work with a wine cellar expert to help you choose the right one. WhisperKOOL is one of the most trusted brands of cooling units by wine cellar builders in Miami. They efficiently maintain the ideal wine storage environment for optimum wine aging.
The Remarkable Wine Barrel Flooring
The wine cellar flooring is another unique feature of this project. It is made of reclaimed cooperage components from old oak wine barrels.
The top portion of the wine barrel is called the cooperage which usually bears the stamps and markings of the winery. The markings produce a distinct and striking appearance to the flooring. In addition, using old oak wine barrels supports environmental sustainability.
The Beautiful Wine Cellar Door
The client chose a custom designed Seville-style glass wine cellar door. This type of wine cellar door is made to last as it is made of laminated veneer lumber (LVL), wrought iron and dual-paned glass. The operable wrought iron gate has a latch, so it can be opened and closed when cleaning is necessary.
It is installed with mortise and tenon and an automatic door bottom to ensure durability and functionality.
The Attractive Wine Cellar Art Painting
This stunning residential custom wine cellar under the stairsboasts a beautiful faux grapevine painting by Janina PFLdan, who is an impressionist artist from Poland.
Wine cellar accessories like wall paintings add more life and personality to the wine room. Other wine cellar art pieces that can be added are murals, figurines, sculptures, and more.
Getting Started with your Dream Miami Residential Wine Cellar Project
If you plan to build your own Miami residential custom wine cellar, work with us so we can help you achieve that dream! Our expert design team at Custom Wine Cellars Miami provides the best home wine cellar design that is customized to your own specifications and storage needs. As a member of the Wine Cellar Designers Group, we aim to build custom wine cellars with the highest quality standards possible.