Wine Cellar Inspired Renovation
This lower level family room wasn’t living up to its potential and was lacking in personality. There was plenty of space with tall ceilings, a small kitchen and a fireplace. But the built-in rack for pool cues did not meet the family’s needs, and the functionality of the space was unclear. Design inspiration was drawn from the idea of an Old World wine cellar and the homeowner’s European country style. The built-in cue rack was transformed into a locked liquor cabinet with glass shelves, lighting and custom designed metal doors. On each side a stone arch was added with built-in wine storage made from reclaimed wood, and featured stacked wine barrels. The new custom finished cabinetry was added centered in front to create the bar with a built-in kegerator and wine fridge. The bar received leathered granite and custom metal corbels. The stonework was carried across to the other side of the room onto the fireplace. Wood beams were added to the ceiling and used for the new mantel. Reclaimed wood was also used to create shutters for the windows, as was more custom designed metal for the hinges. Bead board was installed in the book shelves and niche to match the new bar cabinetry and give them an updated feel. New lighting, furniture and decor finished off the space.