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January 10, 2019

4 Reasons to Include a Wine Cellar in Plans for Your Bespoke Luxury Home

You have waited a very long time to find just the right piece of property for that home you’ve always dreamed of having built to your own specifications. Now, the time is here and you are about to sit down with your builder to go over those last minute plans. It feels like you are missing something but aren’t quite sure just what that could be. Perhaps it’s a wine cellar? After all, even though you don’t drink wine often, it is a luxury home you are designing. Let’s explore some reasons why you might want to add a wine cellar to those plans for your bespoke luxury home.

1. Increasing the Value of Your Home

If you were to compare other luxury homes throughout the UK, what are the common elements that set them apart from other homes? Usually, you will find such things as in-ground pools, high-grade building materials, size, and perhaps even landscaping features. However, how many luxury homes have you viewed that have their own wine cellar designed and built for them by experts like those at Wineandbarrels? You may not be a connoisseur or even looking to sell your home at any time in the future, but if you should ever list your property, that’s just one new market you could capture! What self-respecting bespoke luxury home would be complete without a custom-built wine cellar? Wineandbarrels have a free design tool on their website which allows you to create your own wine cellar for your room which may be worth trying out.

2. The Ability to Invest in Wine

Here again, you may not be a connoisseur of fine wines, but you just might want to invest in a particularly good vintage at some point in the future. Not only can you easily recover the cost of adding that wine cellar to your home if you find the right investment, but you can make a tidy profit as well. Who knows? You might even decide that you like investing in French or Italian wines, especially if you enjoy a good glass at the end of a crazy day!

3. Organization for Your Collection

Some wine connoisseurs like to keep a collection of fine wines at their residence but somehow finding the right bottle for the right occasion can become a bit problematic. Without an organised collection, it can be difficult to know exactly what you have on hand. How many times have you served a less-than-suitable red wine when hosting a dinner party because you couldn’t remember where you stocked that particularly fine Cabernet Sauvignon you picked up on the continent a few years ago?

4. Cheaper than Storing Wine Outside the Home

Then there is the cost of storing fine wines in commercial wine cellars. Not only does it cost a small fortune to store it there, but it might also be inaccessible when you really want to uncork a particularly fine wine when unexpected guests arrive. If you have an extensive collection, it really is less expensive to store it at home than in an area wine cellar.

Do you enjoy a glass of wine in the evening, especially after a gruelling day at the office? If so, you just might want to consider adding plans for that lovely wine cellar to your bespoke luxury home. What better way to add value to your home while keeping that lovely wine close at hand?

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