There was a time when talk of wine cellars brought to mind images of dark, dank underground spaces, with rows and rows of bottled wines lying cheek by jowl, next to each other. When wine cellars were structured in this manner, the priority was to have functional storage areas that also made optimum use of the space and form and aesthetics was never in the picture. However, that is all passé.
When we talk about residential wine cellar installations in current day luxury homes , we are talking about housing wines for those who have a passion for everything wine! While it’s still a hobby for some, others consider wine collecting an alternative form of investment. For all these folks, their wine cellars are nothing less than showpieces; these are custom-designed installations that are constructed using the finest materials and top-notch workmanship. They have the best furniture and wine storage spaces and stylish fittings too.
Spacious and Stylish Installations
Wine Cellars are now increasingly becoming an integral part of luxury home design. While some of these cellars are just spaces made for storage, most are spacious and structured to be wine rooms. There are a lot of millionaires in the country that are more than willing and able to spend literally millions of dollars on fine wines and they enjoy collecting and drinking their Chardonnays, Sauvignon Blanc, Rieslings and Champagnes. And that they will have a custom-designed wine cellar in their luxury home is almost an obvious fact. They hire wine cellar designers to create works of art that will match their styling requirements and befit their luxury lifestyle.
Wine Cellars are Storage and More…
As mentioned earlier, the wine cellars in luxury homes are almost like artwork in their own right and many of them are designed to create a complete social scene setting that is an inseparable part of fine wine collecting. Today, a number of Australian luxury homes have wine cellars that have extensive wine rack installations, a central table as well as luxurious seating. These are climate-controlled cellars that double as wine tasting rooms.
Transition in Design Concepts
You will find wine cellars of different styling – some are built on very simple designs while others are more opulent and elaborate and can give an art gallery a complex. You will find ornate door installations with custom-made grillwork, through which you can get a sneak peek at the impressive collection of wines. Materials such as stainless steel, brass, glass and acrylic are being used instead of, or in combination with traditional hardwoods such as red cedar etc.
Why are people getting Wine Cellars installed on Luxury properties?
No matter which way you look at it, wine cellars have literally become irreplaceable features in luxury homes, because:
- Individuals that come from money like the idea of having a wine cellar on their property, as it suits the décor of their home, and their rich tastes
- Millennials find it an excellent way to proclaim to the world that they have finally arrived
- These are considered to be luxury items and most luxury homes now sport a wine cellar
- The homeowners are able to relish their wines in the comfort of their beautiful and tastefully-designed homes
- They up the resale value of the property
If you are planning on building a custom-designed luxury home, with a wine cellar installation, look for a builder that will be in sync with your styling requirements. For any more information about the latest luxury home design trends and concepts, call us today at +61 0414 998 727 or use this contact form to keep in touch.
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