Does a Wine Cellar Have to Be in a Basement?

This is one of the most common questions we are asked. For many years custom wine cellars were more for an elite group of people and were located in the basement of their homes. In older homes, basements tend to be dark, damp, and cool, making them perfect for aging wine. But with newer homes, basements are being utilized as living and entertaining spaces, which are not ideal for these conditions.

Other Creative Spaces for Your Wine Cellar

As the popularity of wine and wineries has grown, so has the interest of people requesting wine cellars in their homes. And since not everyone has a basement, and those that do are finishing them out for additional living space, it forces people to creatively look for other areas of their home where they can build one.

This growing trend has moved the cellar out of the basement and into the main living areas of the home. We see newer homes automatically incorporate them as a showpiece or focal point in dining rooms, living rooms, game rooms, foyers, kitchens, and hallways.

Get A Free Consultation to Design the Wine Cellar That’s Right For You

However, prominent wine collectors, or people wanting more extensive cellars, will often use the basement because the main floor of the home doesn’t provide a large enough space to hold the amount of wine they have. Frankly, some people still prefer the ambiance or romance of a cave or the old-world style and feel of a wine cellar. If you have dreamed of having your own wine cellar or have been considering your next steps, contact us to get started with a free consultation. We can assist you with the consultation and design of the wine cellar that is right for you and your home.

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