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Why You Should Consider Adding a Wine Cellar to Your Home

Whether you’re a casual wine drinker or an unabashed oenophile, you can add value to your home by adding a wine cellar. A wine cellar is classy and gives you more storage, instantly increasing your home’s value. If you’re already using a wine cooler to store your wine collection, it may be time to consider a more permanent upgrade–on that can increase the overall value of your home.

There are several reasons why you should consider adding a wine cellar to your home. While it may seem like a daunting addition, nowadays a wine cellar is a fairly common upgrade. Read on to learn why you should consider adding a wine cellar to your home.

It’s Easily Customizable

There’s no one right way to build a wine cellar in your home. You may be thinking that a wine cellar needs to be a cavernous, musty space filled with cobwebs and candles. Of course, that’s simply not the case. When you set out to build a cellar, you’ll need to decide how to customize it to suit the style of your home.

How big is your cellar going to be? What materials are you going to use? How many bottles are you planning to store at any given time? These are just a few questions that you’ll need to answer.

If you’re a casual wine drinker, you can build a smaller wine cellar due to you only having a couple dozen of bottles at a time. If you’re a true collector, you can build a giant wine cellar that can fit all of your bottles and still leave room left over for your growing collection.

Then, you can choose materials that best fit your style preferences. If you like a more classical look, you can use wood or stone materials. Nowadays, some people are incorporating metal materials into their wine cellars, creating an industrial and modern look.

If you plan on storing expensive vintages, you’ll likely want to add a temperature and humidity control system, as well as a backup power generator in the event of a power outage.

Many Contractors Build Wine Cellars

Many custom home contractors offer services that include building wine cellars. It’s easy to find a contractor in your area that fits your needs and your budget. Having so many options when it comes to contractors means that it’s easy to find a reputable company that will build to code and use safety standards while construction.

When you go to sell your house in a couple of years, you can tell potential homebuyers that your added-on wine cellar is completely stable and built to code, ensuring that it’s safe and will last for years to come.

A Wine Cellar Is A Huge Selling Point

If you choose to sell your home after building your wine cellar, your wine cellar will certainly add value to your home. Not only does a wine cellar become an intriguing selling point once your home is listed, but it can attract a higher-echelon of home buyers who are looking for unique, luxury features.

A wine cellar can add what real estate agents call “an emotional appeal” to certain buyers; often home buyers are looking for a way to establish an emotional connection to a home, and for a certain type of buyer, a wine cellar can accomplish that. The potential buyers will see themselves as the type of people who have a custom wine cellar in their home, i.e. people who appreciate the finer things in life, and will become enamored with your home.

Consider Adding a Wine Cellar Today

No matter what kind of wine drinker you are, you and your family can benefit from adding a wine cellar to your house. The cellar adds additional storage space, creates a unique focal point in your home, and increases the overall value–especially if it’s done well. Even if you never sell your house, you still get to enjoy the benefits of having a wine cellar. And you can certainly toast to that.

Joanne Smith

Joanne Smith is a Southern California freelance writer who has been blogging about DIY home improvement for nearly 10 years. When she’s not updating her Pinterest boards, she’s usually hiking in the hills around her San Diego home.
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