April 2015 NewsletterWine room and bar

Do you enjoy wine? Do you wish you had a wine cave in your home? This month’s featured remodel project includes adding a wine room and an amazing tasting bar.  

When the owners had finished their lower level, they did not have a bar installed. As they planned it out, they knew they wanted to incorporate a wine room but didn’t have a specific space planned for it. We took space from an adjacent closet to make room for this walk-in wine room.


Wine Room

After remodeling the adjacent closet and using a corner of the living room, we were able to create enough space to hold the wine room.

Before Any Work Began

Finished Wine Room 


This space is temperature and humidity controlled via a top of the line split system cooling unit. This means it is virtually silent, as the condenser is located in a separate mechanical room. Extra care was taken to make sure the room was insulated and sealed properly to keep the wine in optimal conditions. The door used is an exterior grade Tuscan style door made with real iron details in the glass which is made of solid Brazilian Mahogany.

Wine Room Door

Wine Room Shelving

Inside the wine room with the door Inside the new wine room

Durable and natural cork flooring was used inside the wine room. The shelving is made of mahogany as well, and will hold 360 bottles in addition to the middle display section that can hold larger bottles. A dimming rope light was used behind and above the shelving to help create a unique look and feel inside the new room.


Tasting Bar

Having a wine room like this is great, but it is also important to have a space to gather with guests to enjoy the wine and compare tasting notes. This is where the custom bar comes into play. The bar was designed as a gathering space with room to comfortably fit five people around the curved front.   

The cherry cabinets were stained a rich finish, and include all the bells and whistles. The drawers are full extension and soft closing, the base cabinets include rollout shelves, the refrigerators and dishwasher both have matching wood fronts, under counter lights, and there are even glass inserts to show off a few more bottles of wine. They are topped off with a thick crown molding and beautiful granite countertops.

Bar Area Before Work Began

The Finished Tasting Bar


The existing carpet was removed from this area and a contrasting Travertine Tile was used to complement the stone backsplash.

Dimmers were added to the lighting in this area to help create the perfect mood for any occasion.

Adding a wine room and tasting bar take this lower level from ordinary to extraordinary. It is definitely going to be the place to hang out with friends and enjoy glass of vino! If you are thinking about adding either a wine room or bar to your home, we would love to help you. Call or email Phil Simon at 608-849-5916 or Prs@SimonBuilds.com.