Happy Hump-Day! Yesterday I shared with you my plans for a guest room makeover. Since there are several makeovers waiting in the wings, I though this week I’d share a few more! Come see how we plan to make a wine room out of a closet!
Our new house has lots of fun opportunities and possibilities. For instance, there is a large closet in the basement with concrete walls. (The closet is directly below the front porch.) We aren’t sure what the original intent was behind the room other than an extra closet, but it’s large, tall and naturally cool because of the concrete walls. I thought it would make a great craft room for me, but my husband, Brad, called dibs. He wants to make it into a wine room! And I’m okay with that.
Even though we haven’t officially started working on the wine room, it didn’t stop Brad from ordering some wine racks and starting his wine collection!
The walls have 2×4 studs already, so adding sheet rock or some other sort of finished walls will be fairly simple. Ideally, we would like to sheet rock then add brick veneer to the entire room. This would probably be extremely expensive. Also, we thought of putting some sort of cooling system in this room to regulate the temperature of the wine. But this too, would likely be very expensive. Also it might be tricky because it would need to be vented to the outside.
Plan B. Now we are thinking of buying a tall wine fridge similar to this one in Wine Enthusiast catalog. This way, we can keep the really nice wine at the proper temperature and store the less expensive wine on the racks.
With floor to ceiling racks on one wall and a fridge on the opposite wall, it would make it possible to just do a brick veneer on the back wall. A real cost savings! So, envision the back wall finished in distressed brick. I’m not sure if we will do white bricks or a more natural finish, but I do love painted brick!
Then, we’ll add floor to ceiling wine racks on the left side, and a large wine refrigerator on the right. And somehow we need to cover the blown insulation on the ceiling. I’m thinking maybe tongue and groove planks? Perhaps. A tin ceiling might be cool too. It probably depends on how expensive the brick wall is…
On the center of the back wall will be a table with drawers for opening wine, storing corks and wine openers. (Shown below.) This table is pretty tall, so we may shorten the legs a bit. It’s also missing a drawer pull in the middle, but that’s an easy fix. The table is narrow, making it perfect for the wine room.
This mirror, which formerly graced the walls of the powder room, will hang over the table.
And this chandelier will hang in the center of the room dripping with gold, purple and clear glass crystals. Doesn’t every wine room need a crystal chandelier? This is one of my favorites! She’s patiently hanging in the Treasure Room waiting to make her vino debut.
So, that’s the plan for the wine room! As my husband says, add it to the list. I’m not sure when we will actually start work on the wine room since there are several more pressing projects that need to come first. (Like the front porch on the lake house!) But at least we have a plan, right? We’ve been in the house for a little over 7 months and we’ve gotten quite a bit done already. Hopefully by summer we can check a few more things off of the list.
Thank you for stopping by! What are you working on? Do tell! Have a wonderful day! xo Dell