Here’s the classic question when it comes to wine cellar construction: “Can I put a wine cellar anywhere in the home?” And the answer is: you sure can! However, keep in mind that location will have an impact on the cost of maintaining your cellar’s temperature and humidity. An ideal location for a wine cellar should be in the coolest and most humid place in your home. That’s because the closer you are to the 55°-58° F temperature and 55-75% humidity that your wine will need, the smaller size cooling unit you will need. This will result in lowering the overall cost of maintaining your wine cellar.

 

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So one of the first things you’ll need to do during the initial planning stage is have a heat loss calculation for your suggested wine cellar space. This takes into consideration the surrounding environment and determines the BTU’s required. If the surrounding environment has an average yearly temperature of 85°, compared to an average temperature of 65° then you will have to purchase a larger cooling unit in order to maintain proper conditions. In addition, a dry environment will also require a more frequent introduction of humidity.

Once the plans are laid out and the initial construction stages have started, you will now need to seal the concrete foundation walls prior to installing studs. You will then have to build your vapor barrier. Keep in mind that insulation and vapor barrier are indispensable to your wine room.  If your plans include a soffit to cover ducting, piping, or other obstructions, it is important to note the lighting location. Lights installed in the soffit should be placed far enough away so they do not interfere with the finished racking and/or ducting depth. This also includes the depth of the crown molding. You will want to ask for the final depth of your racking including the crown molding at this location and then make sure to allow for the size of the ring on the light fixture as well.

Let’s move on to the actual insulation of your wine cellar. The two common methods are insulation and vapor barriers. Spray foam or 6 mil vapor barrier and fiberglass batts. Spray foam is normally more expensive, but it will prevent the possibility of a puncture mark in your vapor barrier (as a 6 mil vapor barrier is not necessary when using spray foam) caused by insertion of screws, running wire, plumbing, etc. into or through the wall from outside the wine cellar. With non-shrinking closed cell spray foam the screw will not compromise the enclosure and the foam will expand to fill all the crevices to ensure a tight seal. We not have recommendations of brands but this link will show you one brand that will work for this application.

For new construction (where spray foam will not be used,) it is recommended that you install a 6 mil vapor barrier on the back side of your wall studs before lifting them into position. The ceiling joists will also need to be wrapped (as shown). Some cities local codes specify all vapor barriers must be installed on the warm side of the cellar. In those areas we highly recommend you switch to the spray foam insulation.

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February greetings, wine besties! It’s the month of love, so there’s certainly a lot of it that should go around. We’ll certainly do our part starting today by sharing this awesome post with you guys. Now if you haven’t heard about our Urban Living Wine Racking system, it’s about time you did. This racking system is your answer to wine storage issues in compact living spaces. And by that, we’re talking about residential dwellings such as condos or apartments where a formal wine room is not always possible. So what can the Urban Living Wine Racking system do for you? Read on and find out!

 Our Urban Living Series - Cozy Corner Package is designed for smaller spaces Our Urban Living Series - The Elegant Glass Rack Station is designed for smaller spaces Our Urban Living Series - Arched Tasting Center is designed for smaller spaces

Modular, space-efficient packages

This collection was specifically designed to accommodate condo and apartment living. That means that we have carefully considered the wine storage problems that come with these compact dwellings. We have developed this line of modular, space-efficient packages that can provide adequate wine storage to just about any condo, apartment, or similar residential space. These racking assemblies were designed to accommodate smaller collections but can also be customized for more extensive bottle storage.

Speaking of “custom,” clients will also be quite pleased to learn that the Urban Living series comes with a lot of customization options. First off, you can choose from three different height configurations: 6, 7, or 8-feet racking height. You can also have your pick of the wood, stain and finish options. The racks are available in All-Heart Redwood, Premium Redwood, Rustic Pine, and Prime Mahogany. You can further choose to dress them up further with our Lacquer option or just with the selection of stains and finishes.

Last but certainly not the least, you also have the option to have the entire package that you have chosen shipped to your doorstep fully assembled. For a reasonable upcharge, we will deliver your Urban Living Wine Racking system to your home, all ready to just store your bottles. No more wasting time and energy on putting the racks together or hiring someone to do so! With all these customization options, you can work within your desired budget. That means you don’t have to feel pressured financially as well. You will be able to provide proper storage for your bottles at a price you can afford.

Check out our complete Urban Living gallery on this section of the website and grab yours today!

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Starting The Year Right With The Designer Series

January 16, 2018

Happy New Year, wine lovers! We hope you had a blast last year because we sure did. Now we’re all pumped up to start the year right and bring you guys all the goodies for your wine storage needs. First on the list will definitely be the wine racks. To set 2018 in the right […]

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Our Ideas For The “Perfect Christmas Gift” This Season

December 5, 2017

Christmas wish lists will definitely vary with very individual. Some may want big, expensive items such as a new car, a holiday cruise, a designer bag, and so on. Others may want something money can’t buy like extended holiday time with family or being reunited with family or friends who live far away. Still, there […]

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Treat Yourself To WRS Wine Decor And Wine Furniture

November 28, 2017

You’ve been good this year so it’s time to treat yourself as well! Sure, you’re doing all this Christmas shopping for your friends and loved ones and that’s showing a generous spirit. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be generous to yourself, too. You definitely deserve it and we have the goods to reward you. […]

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Contemporary Wine Racks For Your Holiday Gifts

November 14, 2017

For your wine-loving family member or friend this Christmas season, give them something really unique and right up their alley. Since they enjoy wine as much as the next wine lover, we’re pretty sure our collection of contemporary racking pieces will bring an extra “ho” in the “ho, ho, ho” this Christmas. Here are some […]

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Wineglass Brands For Your Holiday Parties

October 31, 2017

The holidays are sneaking up on us super fast! 2018 is actually just a couple of months away. It’s pretty surreal how time really does fly by. But for sure, all the amazing memories this year, especially of wine, good food, and good company will always be remembered. Let’s not write off 2017 so soon […]

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Learning The Properties Of Wood For Your Wine Cellar (Part 1)

August 15, 2017

Your wood choice for your wine cellar project is certainly one of the things that will make or break it. You have to go for quality wood that is worth every dollar you spend for. There are so many varieties out there so you need to choose wisely. Random decisions are definitely highly discouraged, especially […]

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Custom Options For Commercial Wine Displays

August 1, 2017

Displaying your bottles in your commercial wine establishment should be done in such a way to grab customers’ attention and actually attract them enough to buy. That’s why here at WRS, we have custom options that can help you achieve that purpose. These wine displays are designed  to store your wine bottles safely while showcasing […]

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Choosing Your Champagne Glassware

July 18, 2017

Just because you’re a certified wino doesn’t mean you can’t play hooky every now and then. A glass of good champagne will always be a welcome change, especially when you’re craving the bubbly. So it’s also recommended to stock up on some proper champagne glassware. Using your wineglasses won’t cut it because a champagne flute […]

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