Texas Wine Cellar Builders
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Dallas Texas Custom Wine Cellars & Design the Feature Pages
Dallas Texas Design Under Stairs Custom Wine Cellars Builder – Burke
Lyles Custom Wine Cellar – McKinney Nr Dallas, Texas
Residential Custom Wine Cellars Dallas Fort Worth – Westlake
Contemporary Residential Custom Wine Cellars Dallas Texas – Griffith
Mahogany Wine Cellar John’s Dallas Closet Cellar Conversion
Wine Cellars Dallas Texas, Wine Closet Conversion – Howell
Residential Custom Wine Cellars Dallas Texas Lucas – Nelson
See what’s happening in and around Dallas. Wine room designs include design drawings, cooling system details and styling features. Great for ideas. Take advantage of our Free 3D Cellar design drawing package.
Wine Cellar Specialists, Dallas based wine cellar builders are proud to announce that we were winners of a 2012 Dallas Builders Association Award. The award was given for our innovative Custom Wine Cellars Project described below. This award is given to Dallas based Associates, Remodelers and Custom Builders for both custom building and renovation work.
This wine room renovation project was a former kitchen pantry. After removing the shelving, walls and ceiling, we installed the lines for a split purpose built wine cellar cooling system with the evaporator coil inside the cellar (hidden by a grill cover and box that matches the racks) and a compressor in the garage.
At Wine Cellar Specialists we always ensure that our wine cellars are built to last, efficient and trouble free. To that end we added a vapor barrier and insulation as well as green board interior walls. The wine room’s walls were also painted with a latex paint of the homeowner’s choice of color.
We supplied a special wine cellar door with operable wrought iron in red oak. We custom matched the stain color to the existing kitchen cabinets to create a seamless and great look.
The custom wine racking design was custom manufactured in mahogany and finished with a clear satin lacquer. We used a waterfall rack on the left side of the wine storage area. A solid double deep ‘X’ bin with tabletop, finished off with a horizontal display rack. 750 ml individual bottle racks with a high reveal display row. We included a tall single deep solid horizontal display rack on the right wall, under the grill cover and box which hides the cooling system.
The Dallas Builders Association, originally chartered in 1944, is a local trade association representing all segments of the residential building industry in the Metropolitan Dallas area. Their mission, to enhance their members’ ability to provide safe, affordable, quality housing to citizens in local communities is one we are proud to add value to. The Association is chartered by the State of Texas as a non-profit trade organization.
The Dallas Builders Association Primary Activities Include:
- Promoting positive public policy through active participation in the legislative and regulatory processes
- Providing industry information and education to the members and the public
- Enhancing the positive image of the industry and the members through training and encouraging ethical behavior and professional standards
- Making membership in the Association an essential element of a successful residential building industry company.
Only this week I was confronted by a builder in Texas who was showing me the room that he was turning into a custom wine cellar for his customer.
He mentioned he knew about adding the correct vapor barrier and insulation. Then, in the next breath, he said “and I am leaving ½” open below the door so that the room gets good air circulation!”
Air circulation coming from the next room in your home into your wine cellar is exactly what you do NOT want.
Your wine cellar must be sealed like a package. See How to Build Your Wine Cellar. The reason for the vapor barrier is to insure that the temperature and humidity inside the room, controlled by your wine cellar cooling units, is kept at a lower temperature and a higher humidity than in the rest of your home.
To age and preserve wine properly you need to maintain the very stable temperature of 55 to 60 degrees and 50 to 70 percent humidity inside you wine cellar. Leaving a gap under the door allows the cold air to escape and warm air to enter the room, creating difficulty maintaining the correct temperature and humidity. All air going into our coming out of the room should be going through the wine cellar climate control system you have chosen.
Yes, it is possible to maintain the room’s temperature and humidity with this gap. However, you will need a larger wine cellar cooling unit and your unit will run longer, causing an increase in expense to the homeowner’s electric bill.
The gap under the door is the most often cause of cooling loss in a wine cellar!
An easy remedy is to install an exterior door with the same weather stripping you would use if the door were to the outside. Another remedy is to install a door with an automatic door bottom. The doors offered by Wine Cellar Specialists have the option of the wood threshold or the automatic door bottom at no additional charge. This is highly recommended.
Wine Cellar Design Basics – Remember:
1. Seal any gaps.
2. A vapor barrier is absolutely necessary.
3. The more insulation, the better.
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Wine storage is much more than the wine you choose to store inside. In fact, the wine, contrary to what you might think, is less a factor in an effective wine cellar than the cellar itself.
For custom wine cellars of course, ultimately, the wine inside your wine room is what will matter, but in the beginning, and, to some degree, going forward, the cellar itself is what will make or break your collection. Without the right temperature and humidity, and in less than ideal conditions, the wine you hope to one day enjoy or sell (wine as investment is not as rare as you may think) will not be there. Instead, with some careful planning, forward thinking, and the right cellar, how you want your wine to be when you one day drink it is achievable and very possible.
Some people choose to build their custom wine cellars in their basements, and while this may be the best space in your home in which to create a cellar, (assuming you actually have a basement) keep in mind that the conditions in your basement are not necessarily ideal for wine storage or more importantly the proper aging of your wine collection.
Also you should think create an environmentally controlled space for your wine collection. A wine cooling cooling system makes sure that regardless of the conditions outside, or even in your home, you are protecting your wine and your investment. Such a system also means that your cellar does not have to be in a basement. Effective wine cellar cooling units correctly controlling your wine rooms climate means the sky is the limit when it comes to cellar location, or is at least only limited by the size of your home.
Of course, where you place your wine cellar is based on how a cooling system can be installed. If installing a self contained unit, you need to be able to vent directly through the wall outside (only units specifically designed for extreme conditions) or to another room that is heat and air conditioned and is at least twice the size of your cellar.(the most cost effective method.) If using a split system, you can place your condenser up to 50 feet from the evaporator and either copper lines or ducting might be used. There are many ways and types of cooling systems.
Consult a wine cellar specialist to determine what can be used in your situation
You must choose the correct cooling unit for your wine cellar so that it cools efficiently for your particular conditions. Not only the size of the room, but the insulation, the door, where the cellar is located inside the home are all factors when determining the correct size of unit. A wine cellar specialist can do a heat load calculation to determine the size of unit that you will need.
The correct unit can be counted on to keep your wine collection safe. You will find that temperature and humidity will become common words around your home, as these are the two aspects in your cellar that are key to your wine storage. Most units have digital controls. This type of control allows you to monitor the temperature in your cellar, and tell you instantly if there are any changes. The cooling units automatically run in cycles to maintain the correct temperature. Digital controls are part of most units, but if offered as an option, consider going with it, even if it adds to the price of your unit.