Having the finer things in life without breaking the bank can be achieved. You are probably asking yourself, to what am I referring? Well, I’m discussing having a wine cellar and storage area in your home. Let’s face it, if you are considered middle class, there is only so much space in your house that you have to work with. However, have you given any thought to using your garage? That’s right. Have you ever thought of converting your garage into a wine cellar and storage area? Just think about it. It might be the biggest space inside your home, besides the master bedroom. If you love having a collection of the finest of wines, this may be right up your alley.
This is very easy to do and affordable. Since you are not using your garage to house your vehicles, this is the perfect spot to do this. All you need are good sturdy wine rack shelves and just regular storage shelves. Before you begin any work in the garage, test the temperature. You need to make sure that those bottles of wine will remain cool. In a lot the homes that are built, there is no centralized air conditioning in the garage. It can get really hot and may cause the wine to turn brown and lose its nice aroma. If you need to, try to put in a window unit. It is always good to keep the garage door opener handy if you need to air it out. As far as the storage part goes, most things will be ok. However, unless they are properly sealed, you don’t want to leave chemicals out in the heat that could easily bust open. Having the garage stay cool is vital.
Next, you need to decide which side of the garage is going to be the wine cellar area and what side to use for storage. This is where you can get very creative. Being that a garage is mainly a flat service and is mostly cement, you would need to make sure your shelving does not slide around. The last thing you want is broken bottles.
So let’s say you want to put your wine cellar on the right side of the garage. It’s furthest from the door, which is a good thing. So you would put up side by side wine racks as tall as you need them to be on the right side wall. Make sure to use sturdy would shelving that won’t move much. To hold those bottles. Once you put up the racks, check for sliding. You can put the other shelves up on the left side for the storage of your items. This will keep most things off the floor. You can place chemicals, such as pesticides and motor oil on the bottom level of the storage area. So now that you know how to do this type of project, it’s time to get it done. You will be pleased with the results once it’s finished.