Whether you’re on the search for your dream home or are ready to upgrade your current home, there are several features for wine connoisseurs to consider. Wine amenities are in high demand in the luxury market, so the ideas I share here will be valuable additions for years to come. Plus, they’re just dreamy to have if you or someone you live with enjoys wine!
Professionally Designed Wine Cellar
Regardless of the size of your collection, a well-designed wine cellar is a must for keeping bottles organized and in top condition. If you are fortunate to design your own wine room, keep the details in mind. Although wine needs to be stored in the dark most of the time, wine aficionados agree that good lighting is a must. You’ll need to be able to locate your bottles easily, but be sure to invest in soft, UV-free lighting. Function is more important than size, so pay especially close attention to temperature control. As you already know if you’re really into wine, you should store bottles at 55-58 degrees Fahrenheit. Keeping the temperature and humidity stable is crucial, and is one of the most important aspects to plan when designing your wine cellar or shopping for a home with this feature.
Comfortably Furnished Tasting Room
If you have a wine cellar, a tasting room is a great addition to the home, as well. Because a wine storage room is typically cold, it’s not ideal for tasting. For the best experience, you’ll want a separate room to enjoy your collection. Unlike the wine cellar, the tasting room should be kept at a comfortable room temperature (about 72 degrees Fahrenheit). If you’d like to keep a few bottles on hand in your tasting room, a climate-controlled wine cabinet is a nice touch. Of course, you can’t forget the cozy furniture.
Under-Counter Wine Cooler
For those who enjoy a glass of wine but prefer not to dedicate an entire room (or rooms) to this interest, an under-counter wine cooler is a practical option. These are often part of a scullery, which is a fantastic use of space and always captures buyers’ attention.
If you’re seeking inspiration for upgrading your home or are in the exciting process of shopping, wine amenities may be on your list of must-haves. Within the luxury market in Boulder, the features highlighted above are highly desirable and make an excellent addition to a property. Whether you’re planning to list your home or are ready to begin your search for your next property, I can help. Please contact me to start the process.