Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or you simply want a unique addition to your home to increase its value or provide a distinctive selling point, a wine cellar is one of the best ways to achieve that.
At Baine Contracting, we have spent years perfecting our trade so we can provide you with the best additions available. We’re not only experienced in the construction of cellars, but also in the planning and design so you can get the best results.
If you’re considering including a wine cellar in your home, we can help – from the very first thought, right through to completion. We supply the best available materials for the job, and we offer knowledge gained from 30 years of building in the Monmouth and Ocean counties. We also help you to obtain required permits and follow all the relevant building codes when constructing your cellar.
The question we are asked the most about wine cellars is “Can a wine cellar be built anywhere I want?”
And simply, the answer is yes, almost every time. Wine cellars can be built to any size specifications you want, from a small under bench-top cellar to fit 20 wine bottles, to an entire underground space to fit 2000 bottles of wine.
Things You Need To Consider
The biggest factor when deciding on a location for your cellar is the level of maintenance required in the future, to control the temperature and humidity within. A wine cellar needs to be in the coolest and most humid location within your home, generally this is around the basement area. The closer you are to the optimum temperature and humidity levels, the lower your costs will be in the long run for your cooling/humidity unit usage.
Before we begin helping you with the plans, we have to think about the surrounding environment of the wine cellar. The environment around your home will greatly affect the heat and humidity inside the cellar, and your control units will need to be carefully considered. With our local knowledge and experience in building wine cellars in the region, our experts will have all the answers to your questions, and we are more than happy to help design your cellar with you, to your specifications.
When installing the floors into your wine cellar, Baine Contracting only use the best available materials. In a wine cellar, the materials need to be very specifically chosen to ensure they survive the high humidity environment. There are some materials that work better than others, and some you want to avoid all together, and this is where our expertise comes in. Sealed concrete, cork, porcelain tiles and hardwood flooring are the most common materials used in construction of wine cellars. If you have any questions, our team of experts will gladly answer them.
Ceiling, Walls & Door
Your ceiling should be well insulated and constructed from timer or materials that will not rot. We are more than happy to discuss the best available materials for your new cellar. If you want to give your room an extra aesthetic appeal, you can utilize raised panel ceilings or recessed lighting boxes. Ask us for some examples of this.
Finally, one of the key elements to your wine cellars longevity of your wines and functionality of your room is the door. Feel free to call us to discuss your cellar door and sealing options.
There are many ready designed options available for wine cellars and we are more than happy to work to your plans to ensure your result is a dream come true.
Contact us today to discuss your new wine cellar.