A finished basement is a dependable enough investment by itself — but adding a luxury wine cellar is an increasingly popular remodeling project that also adds value and is even becoming a baseline expectation in some markets. Spend your money wisely to get the best return: “The most important feature of a wine cellar is temperature control,” says Mike Tenhulzen, owner of Tenhulzen Residential, who installed the cellar shown here. “A reliable chiller with humidity control is well worth the initial investment, and LED lighting is ideal because it doesn’t give off any heat.” Also, make sure you go the extra mile to treat the perimeter of the room properly with vapor barriers, weatherstripping and insulation in order to protect your precious cargo.
Enjoy a quiet wine tasting for two or host a small dinner party in this wine cellar with brick walls and stone floors. The cozy, small space makes it perfect for intimate gatherings or romantic evenings.
Floor to ceiling built in wine racks, with middle illuminated bottle display, cover a large section of this spacious wine cellar. An elegant light fixture casts a decorative light and shadow pattern over the ceiling. Centered below the light, a wine barrel acts as a fitting and beautiful tasting table.
Cherry-stained cocoa cabinets create a gorgeous traditional style in this laundry room space and provide lots of storage from floor to ceiling. A stacked washing machine and dryer maximize available floor space in the small room.
Tile flooring in shades of brown, gray and taupe is perfect for a utility room because it hides dirt well and is easy to clean. Ample cabinet space ensures there's plenty of room to store laundry essentials.
An arched hall leads to this luxurious walk-in closet outfitted with classic brown and beige tones. A shrine to clothes and accessories of all styles, the walk-in closet boasts wall-to-wall built-ins for ample storage space.
Luxe textures create the feel of a boutique in the master closet at this Connecticut countryside estate. Pieces of cowhide are stitched together for an updated take on an animal-print rug, while a shiny brass chandelier shade offers a little sparkle. Specialty shelving and drawers handle the functionality side of things with elegance.
This spacious walk-in closet provides ample room to keep clothes organized and readily available. A large skylight keeps the room bright highlighting the neutral marble floor, double layer hanging space and floor to ceiling shelf unit.