It's official; creating a wine cellar will make your home more desirable
It may not be your first priority but once all the other rooms have been completed, and especially if you are updating your kitchen, you might start to consider where you store your wine. Demand for bespoke wine storage has increased dramatically in recent years, as Lucy Hargreaves, Managing Director at Spiral Cellars notes, “We are seeing a growing interest in wine rooms which not only provide the best conditions for wine but are also a unique design feature in the home. We see this as a trend that is set
to continue as wine cellaring becomes a key feature of up-market priorities.”
The company’s recent commissions include wine rooms featuring stainless steel and glass, dramatic glass wall displays and requests for hi-tech options such as locks with finger-print technology and glass which turns opaque at the flick of a switch.
It even seems that adding a wine cellar can make your home more attractive to buyers. Sam Sproston, Partner and Office Head, at Knight Frank, Wandsworth, observes, “Wine cellars are becoming an increasingly important feature in homes at the higher end of the property market. Fine wine collections are seen as both a good investment but also a source of pride, meaning that cellars need to provide a space where i can be both stored and admired. As a result, we are currently seeing wine rooms of all shapes and sizes being designed for high end homes, particularly in recent refurbishments and new developments.”
A bespoke wine room, by Spiral Cellars – these can be highly personalised enabling wine collections to be artfully displayed and kept in the best possible conditions. The wine rooms are temperature and humidity controlled environments and maintain optimum cellar conditions for both bottle aging and ready to drink wines.
Spiral Cellars can be fitted into under any ground floor room to provide perfect cellaring conditions and a stunning design feature. They are capable of holding up to 1900 bottles and don’t require an existing cellar or basement to be built.
Wine wardrobes and wine walls are made-to-measure cellaring for smaller spaces or feature walls. They can be highly tailored to suits individual capacity needs and taste.