Living life in the fast lane is definitely the way to go when you live in Las Vegas. But there are also a few disadvantages when you indulge in such an exciting atmosphere. For one thing, it’s pretty much a crowded city, particularly during the peak season (which is just about every season) like the hot summer months. Indeed, the summer heat in Vegas can be just as feverish as the excitement that goes on when night time in the city rolls in. So here’s a tricky question: Is it possible for one to have a residential wine cellar when living right in the heart of the city?
The answer is a definite yes! Gone are the days when you have to settle for a passive wine cellar such as a basement wine cellar when the area you live in is literally cranking up the heat. Even under the Vegas sun, you can still build a custom wine cellar in your home to store your prized collection securely and comfortably. There are actually an extensive number of options! A spare room, closet, or creating a glass-enclosed cellar in your living space are just some of the more common ones.
You can also be more innovative and utilize seemingly useless nooks and crannies, like that empty space under the stairs. If space is really a bit of an issue, then a wine cabinet or compact wine tasting station are some space-efficient alternatives. You can have them in your dining area, kitchen, or even in the bedroom! The most important thing to keep in mind is that your cellar or cabinet should be kept under proper storage conditions which would be a temperature range of 55-58 degrees and 55-75% relative humidity. This is made possible by selecting the most appropriate wine cooling unit.
These days, you’ll find so many brands and models for these wine cooling units. But note that not all of them will serve your storage needs. You’ll have to make sure that the unit you purchase is best suited for your wine cellar, taking into account its location, size, and the maximum bottle capacity, among other factors. Since we’re looking into beating the Vegas heat, doing a heat load calculation to ensure your cellar meets the necessary specifications is indispensable. It’s especially the case if you’re looking into installing a ductless split system which is fairly common for enclosed residential spaces. That being said, it pays to seek professional assistance when selecting the right wine cellar cooling unit and installing the same.
So with that, you can keep your bottles safe, cool, and super comfy regardless of where your wine cellar will be in your Las Vegas home. Happy building! Cheers!
Author: Cynette Montoya is a blogger for Wine Cellar Innovations, a wine cellar and wine racks manufacturer out of Cincinnati, Ohio. They create DIY wine racks along with custom wine cellar solutions. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.