Let us present you a report on how a wine room was made right under the roof, in the attic of a detached house. It took us about 2 weeks to complete the project, and it wasn’t easy, but the result turned out to be excellent!
The customer wanted a wine room with high capacity to store bottles of wine and casks of Xeres. It was important to procure a system that would maintain the appropriate air temperature and permanent humidity level in the room. It required a split system to be used with water supply. The stumbling block was that the wine room had no utilities, but the solution to this problem was eventually found.
To give a general idea of what the outdoor unit of the split system would look like on the facade of the house, we made an assembled model of the facade with the outdoor unit on it. In the assembled model, the unit is red, whereas, in reality, it was the color of the building. The indoor and outdoor units of the split system are connected to one another through pipes for coolant and an electric wire.
From the boiler room where there are necessary water, electricity and canalization facilities we stretched the lines all the way to the wine room. They carry the water pipes for water supply and condensed water drain, as well as the electric wire. Since most of the lines went through the open top exhaust ventilation shaft, it was suggested to provide the lines with heat insulation, enveloping the pipes and wrapping it all in metalized tape. Besides, a heating conductor was wound round the water supply and canalization pipes. Whenever the temperature drops to +2°С, the conductor starts heating the pipes to prevent the water inside from freezing. To guarantee infallible operation of the water supply system, the water has to be clean; for this reason, we also included a system of reverse osmosis.
The hardest part of the job, that of connection to the utilities, was successfully done. Further, we made drawings and developed views with the layout of the furniture, lights, indoor unit of the climate system and other elements, as well as a 3D visualization. Since the wine room is located right under the roof, it has a sloping ceiling. To use such space wisely, it is advisable to mount racks of various height attaching them to the wall. The casks were intended to be stored in compartments with diagonal shelves. It makes the rack a bit less capacious but looks very impressive. The bottles of 0.75l to 3l are placed on the shelves with bottleneck holders, as well as on the shelves with guide frames.
Three racks mounted along the wall with the round window are intended for 10l casks and 3l bottles. From the side of the entrance, perpendicular to this rack, there is another one really low. Its guide frames hold up to eighteen 0.75l bottles, alongside three 1.5l bottles on its shelves. Beneath the racks, there is a broad tabletop that can be used for putting things.
Along the opposite wall, there is a rack for 15l casks and 2 tall racks: for 10l casks and 1.5l and 0.75l bottles. Thanks to the removable shelves, these racks can hold even more bottles if needed. Beneath the very pitch of the roof, there is a built-in rack for 10l casks.
We got a capacious wine room which guarantees that the drinks are stored in perfect conditions and proves to be really convenient: containers of different sizes and shapes can be easily put in for storage and taken out when they are needed. The walls and the floor were thickened with a 5cm layer of expanded polystyrene to provide heat insulation. The walls and the ceiling were lined with moulded board covered in water-resistant oil. The racks were made of light wood, the floor was tiled in shades of beige and brown. The walls, decorative dividers, and the ceiling all have a darker shade of timber.
The combination of colors, textures, and shapes turned out really gorgeous and well-balanced. The LED illumination was installed both on the inner walls of the racks and the ceiling beams, which lights up the room brightly and makes it easier to find the needed bottle or cask.
The customer was as satisfied with the wine room as all our team was. The project has been used as a basis for a number of other works of ours, considering how successful it turned out.
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