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How To Build a Wine Cellar


Learn What Is Involved When Building A Wine Cellar.

There are many considerations that need to be addressed to insure successful wine storage. Let us help you understand what's involved when you build a wine cellar.

How to build a wine cellar - Getting Started

The first question you need to ask yourself is why are you looking to build a wine cellar? While there is rarely a single answer to that question, the answers will, and should be, the primary factors driving the design, functional layout and construction methods for the project.

Consider these 6 project elements:

Wine Cellar Size

The experts at Vigilant have worked with all sizes of wine cellars, both large and small. Whether your interest is in a small wine closet, under the stairs wine storage, or a grande showcase of wine for entertaining or expanding your collection, trust Vigilant to design and build you the perfect wine cellar.


Wine Cellar Location

The most important elements to consider when adding a wine room to your home is its location. Are you converting a room in your basement or will you place your wine cellar above ground? Both of these locations bring distinct differences in how you must build-out and cool the space.


Desired Wine Bottle Capacity

When it comes to guessing your desired wine storage capacity there are a few important details to consider. Use Vigilant's series of helpful wine cellar charts to help in answering some of the questions you may have about wine storage and bottle capacity.


Types of Wine Storage and Display

In today's society, wine can be stored in bottles presenting many different styles and looks. However, there are some important bottle size considerations that need to be made when choosing the proper wine room design and wine racks.

Learn more about different types of bottle storage


Architectural Design and Millwork Elements

An advantage of working with a wine cellar manufacturer like Vigilant is that we are not your typical company. Vigilant also manufactures furniture finish cabinetry and architectural millwork. What this means for you is that your wine cellar project has virtually no limitations in its design, look and overall presentation potential. We can incorporate any design element you may want to match existing styles within your home or to truly make your wine cellar unique from all others.


Project Budget

Perhaps the most important thing to consider when deciding to engage in a wine cellar project is the budget you may have. You may not even know what your budget is at this time, but with the help of Vigilant's sales consultants, the correct questions can be asked that will allow you to establish the budget that's right for your project.

Use this helpful chart on cellar size and capacity


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Construction Steps

How to build a wine cellar - first step Getting Started How to build a wine cellar - second step Designs How to build a wine cellar - third step Details
How to build a wine cellar - fourth step Conditioning How to build a wine cellar - fifth step Humidity How to build a wine cellar - sixth step Decorating
How to build a wine cellar - seventh step Wine Racking & Storage