Wine Cellars

Wine cellar
Photograph provided by Dreamhouse Dreamkitchens

It’s a beautiful thing when a home showcases a homeowner’s hobbies and interests, and for the wine enthusiast, there’s no better way to embrace the lifestyle than with your own wine cellar.

Here’s the best part, you don’t need to give up a lot of space to do it. In fact, two recent Dreamhouse Dreamkitchens projects both took up roughly the same space as a sheet of plywood.

Chris Schmidt of Dreamhouse Dreamkitchens readily admits that if you want a climate-controlled wine wall, you should go with someone who specializes in wine and wine cellars. But a much more affordable option is going with something he calls an improv, or natural, wine room, which utilizes the Wisconsin home’s basement.

“Basements tend to stay about the same temp,” says Chris. “In this area of the country, concrete is dug down further than the frostline, which means the dirt around the concrete maintains the temperature year-round—almost within three degrees.”

The way Dreamhouse Dreamkitchens does it, there’s still plenty of ventilation, and they can customize the room to fit the homeowner’s style—from unique wallpaper and brick veneer to a range of attractive light fixtures and custom shelving.

Chris also recommends the versatile racks from Vintage View, and if you’re looking to have the room done by a professional, Dreamhouse Dreamkitchens can include the racks as part of their package for cheaper than you’d buy them online.

The right wine cellar for every wine lover and connoisseur exists. It’s not just a luxury; it’s an expression—a wow factor you’ll be proud to share with family and friends of all vintages.