by Vogue Building Services

You Can Boost Your Home’s Value By Installing A Wine Cellar

Wine cellars are a very hot commodity these days. As recently as 10 years ago they were still considered to be a luxury that only the rich could afford.  Now approximately 10-15% of all new homes are being built with a wine cellar.

Of course you can enjoy the benefits of owning a wine cellar while living in your home but its positive effect on your home’s resale value should also be considered.

Certainly the classic location for most residential wine cellars is in the basement, after all the idea is to create a cave-like environment for the wine.  However, cellars are becoming more of a focal point in some homes becoming a part of the living space such as near the kitchen or dining room.In other cases a lot of empty nesters who don’t want to move take a spare bedroom and turn it into a wine cellar.

This can present some challenges when it comes to installation of a wine cooling unit. The WhisperKOOL Extreme series of wine cellar cooling units offers tremendous flexibility of installation.  It is ideal for hotter climates where outside temperatures can be over 110°F, cold climates where winter prevents many units from operating effectively and in limited spaces where ventilation is a problem.

There are no overly complicated methods when it comes to building a wine cellar.  A few things are necessary though; a good vapor barrier, insulation, moisture-resistant drywall and an exterior grade door.

Of course the main purpose of any wine cellar is to ensure that temperature and humidity levels properly maintained. To accomplish this a condenser unit to maintain humidity some sort of temperature control is a must.  For wine cellars of up to 1,000 cubic feet the WhisperKOOL Extreme 4000 will perform this task under virtually any working environment.  Larger cellars of up to 2,000 cubic feet will require the more powerful state of the art WhisperKOOL Extreme 8000.


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