As we saw last week on The Block: Triple Threat, building a wine cellar can be a fun feature that adds value to your home. If you were inspired to do a bit of DIY, here are a few ways you can construct your own wine cellar at home.
Half a room
Unless you are already planning to tack on another bedroom or living room, chances are you're not going to alter your roof line to add a cellar. In older homes that have large formal dining and lounge areas, you can often get away by re-planning your interior floor space.
Often one of the first renos you'll want to do in a home like this is convert it to an open-plan layout. While you're cutting through walls with a demolition saw and ripping up old carpet, have a think about adding one wall in. Creating a small room by walling in the back of a formal dining room is a novel way to give yourself a new cellar. You could do the same for a home office or extra storage space. If you don't want to make your home seem smaller, use glass walls and a glass door to keep the impression of space while gaining the utility of another room.
Building a wine cellar under your home may be possible if you already have access to an under house storage area or workspace. Simply converting this space to wine cellar may be a lot easier than creating a purpose-built room.
However, one of the key aspects of storing wine and having it age well is maintaining a near-constant temperature. Whether you choose to go under the house or inside it, you'll have to put some thought into how you'll keep your wine from spoiling in the fluctuating Aussie weather.
There are many climate control system options, but you will need to consider the cost in relation to how much wine you intend to store. Also bear in mind that you will likely move house at some point - so you will have to make the investment really worthwhile!
In fact, you may be better of building yourself a bar with a built in wine-cooler - now you're onto a winning idea! Luckily, Kennards Hire has all the tools and equipment you need to create any entertainment space your heart desires.