Let us present you our work on the space of non-standard configuration: a wine wall unit under the stairs in a detached house. Our customer challenged us to come up with a solution for an original order: design a wine room where it would be possible to keep jamón, sausage and other home-preserved food.
Designing a wine room that would serve both as an enoteca and a cellar was a really offbeat and exciting task! We took up the job with great zeal and the result hit the mark.
The two-storey detached house with an area of 450 sq m was supposed to have the wine room in the wardrobe on the ground floor. The room was divided into two sections, a bigger and a smaller one reaching as far as under the stairs that lead up to the first floor. After giving the place a closer look and taking all measurements, we came up with the following solution: the first section was to be fitted with a large wine wall unit; the space just above the entrance to the second one was good for the jamón holder. The second section was to house a storage system for jamón and sausages, a rack for home-preserved food and a narrow wine cabinet. Various options for wine cabinets had been presented to the customer in advance on the Wine Storing website.
The two entrances are marked on the plan: one is right under the stairs, and another is the main one. It is located on the side of the wardrobe room and is in effect a window construction with three door leaves.
We made a design project with all layouts and plans, including those of the floor and the ceiling. The drawings show that the walls have been thickened: insulated with moisture-resistant expanded polystyrene to keep away the cold; the outside of the polystyrene was lined with molded board of Siberian larch. It is beautiful, eco-friendly and favourable for the microclimate of the room, and therefore for the storage quality of drinks and products. The project prescribed an air conditioning system without any humidification; it was not required, as the wines in the enoteca were not intended for long-term storage.
All details had been discussed with the customer, and we got down to work on the wine room itself. We provided heat insulation, performed the finishing works, installed the air conditioning system, the doors, illumination, and furniture. A ladder is a quick help when you need to reach out for a bottle at the very top of the rack. Originally the design project envisaged a wooden ladder, but later it was decided to replace it with a brass one. The temperature of the air-conditioned room is about +13 degrees, which ideally suits the requirements for storage of wine, sausages and preserved food. Two wine racks were mounted: one for 86 and another for 24 bottles; a rack for supplies and preserved products, and a storage system for jamón and sausages. Under the large wine rack, there is a space for storage of bottles in boxes.
A question may arise: doesn’t the smell of meat delicacies spoil the fragrance of wine? The answer is no. First of all, the wine room is big enough and the smell of meat doesn’t reach the wine. Secondly, there isn’t enough time for the alien smell to soak into the wine cork, as wines are not kept for too long; the customer regularly tastes them with family and friends.
The wine room with two entrances is both capacious and practical. The wine racks are made of wooden battens, and each bottle has its own compartment with diagonally placed walls. The racks look exquisitely elegant, but they are firm and capable of securely holding the bottles in place. The combination of dark and light shades in the decoration renders the space lightweight, comfortable and posh. The shelves in the rack for the preserved food are adjustable, which allows for reasonable use of space. The hooks and rails for meat delicacies don’t clutter up space and make the storage of products really convenient.
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