Here are some pictures of the construction process. Needless to say, this part we did not do ourselves!
|This is the dug up space for the wine room.|
|The pouring of the cement.|
|Once the room was built, Tony and I framed the wall with 2x4s. On the right side of the image you can see the door opening into our house. This used to be the window opening before the building of the cellar.|
|Another image of the insulation- it looks like the background of a high fashion photo shoot- lol!|
We purchased a Breezeaire cooling unit specifically made for wine rooms. Esthetically, it's actually dated looking and unattractive but one of the best we could get and luckily it's off in a corner of the room. The reason for a cooling unit specifically made for wine rooms as opposed to a simple air condition is that the cooling unit controls both the humidity and temperature of the room that is adequate for wine.
|We ordered it from Rosehill Wine Cellar online and the service was great.|
If you are interested in the many little necessary details in the creation of a wine room see the following information sites:
Bracksco Wine Nook
Wine Cellar Creations
Maitre de cave
Later in the week I'll post about the pretty part of the process- flooring, wine racks, paint color, etc. Check back soon.
Now let me get back to my glass of red wine:)