The only Local choice for Glass Wine Cellars and Custom Racking
If you enjoy browsing the pages of Houzz, you have likely seen the newest Wine Cellar Design – the all Glass Frame-less Glass Wine Cellar or Closet. Builders Glass is an Industry Leader in Wine Storage Design. How could we not be passionate about these stunning features? A Wine Cellar should be a focal point in a home. Adding an all Glass Wine Room Enclosure or Door is something you definitely want to consider when planning for your wine cellar. Why hide your wine collection behind closed doors? With a Glass wine cellar, you can let your wine collection be the focal point of your home and the envy of your neighbors! We are the Glass Wine Cellar Experts! We have spent years researching, testing, and installing Glass Wine Rooms. We have invested the time, engineering an all glass system that will keep your wine collection protected in a temperature controlled environment. We are also a Vintage View Retailer and experienced in designing and configuring the perfect wine racking. Our extensive experience in wine racking will ensure that you not only get the amount of bottle storage you are looking for, but also the most aesthetically appealing design. From wall mounted racks and vino pegs, to floor to ceiling mounted frames, we have installed them all!
We have plenty more information to share with you below. You can find even more helpful Wine Cellar information and inspiration on our blog post titled ‘Creating an All Glass Wine Cellar or Room.’
We have spent extensive time to research the optimal installation for an all Glass Wine Door or Cellar. With a Glass Enclosed wine room or cellar you can showcase your wine while also protecting your collection. We have developed an installation model where the Glass appears to be completely frame-less, while also efficiently keeping your temperature and humidity at optimal levels for your wine. This installation requires the proper planning, alongside the other trades, to ensure the best install.
Large Hinges on the Glass doors and minimal ladder pull style handles, add to the dramatic appeal. Top and bottom pivot hinges are desired, and for a more contemporary look, we recommend the square corners. Pivot hinges are the strongest hinge to hold a heavy door. We also prefer the look. With the hinges at the top and bottom, they don’t disrupt the frameless, all glass look. We recommend keeping the height to 9′, but we have gone as tall as 12′ with a transom.
Most wine cellars we do are temperature controlled. To protect your wine collection, we only use heavy 1/2″ glass. The 1/2″ glass provides sufficient insulation to keep your bottles at the desired 55 degrees. We have invested a great amount of time in research into comparing 1/2″ glass to double pane or insulated glass. Previously, it was believed that insulated glass was required to control the temperature. This simply isn’t true. Insulated glass requires a wide visible framing that obscures the beauty of your wine cellar. We also find it makes a residential wine cellar look commercial in nature. The metal framing required around an insulated glass door and panels is not necessary! Concerned about condensation? We will answer all your condensation questions and leave you with the peace of mind you are looking for. Mastering Glass Wine Cellar Installations in the Florida Humidity is something we are very proud of and look forward to sharing our knowledge with you.
It’s all in the Details
Large and Solid Pulls- Notice the heavy duty ladder pull in the photo above. This thick diameter, and extra tall height make a statement. The large 24″ pull is one of those details that you will be thankful you have!
Glass choices for 1/2″– We highly recommend considering upgrading to ultra clear glass for your wine cellar. The ultra clear glass will not have the green hue that standard clear glass has. Expect this upgrade to add around 25% to the glass cost. It adds a crisp, rich look that will be noticed by all. The ultra clear stands out from the rest. The optimal clarity provided by the ultra clear is much like buying a diamond. Increased clarity and optimal clear color will be a choice you won’t regret.
Locking hardware– inquire about our options for locking hardware. Your wine cellar will likely house a collection that should be secured.
More about the 1/2″ glass versus Insulated or double pane–
This truly frameless look can not be obtained using insulated glass. The dramatic increased aesthetic gained from using 1/2″ frameless glass, outweighs the minimal difference in insulating properties of the 3/4″ insulated glass. Disappearing seals can be added to the frameless doors if further insulation is desired.
Tight on space? The Wine enclosure below features sliding doors in lieu of swing out doors. Space was an issue with the dining room table. This wine storage is not climate controlled, which is important to note. Sliding doors do not accommodate climate control. The space between the doors is too large to allow refrigeration. A great option for those looking for a wine storage feature who do not need refridgeration!