A look at the social scene in Palm Beach, Florida will yield hits on various wine stores and fine dining restaurants. In some cases, the classy side of you will want to invest in a serious wine collection. However, wine storage at home has a science to go with it, which is something that an expert general contractor can help you with.
Many wine connoisseurs recommend setting aside the basement (or at least part of it) as a wine cellar. For tropical locations like Florida, you must have the space locked in under a moisture barrier for the outside, plus batten things inside with closed-cell foam insulation. This will prevent excess humidity and as well as stabilize temperatures for the drinks.
Your project budget will decide whether you want the cellar as a small tasting place or a pure storage location. Assemble a floor plan with your contractor after inspecting the basement. If you are accounting for racks, they must not emit off-gases.
Basements are often seen as dark, dingy places, but a wine cellar doesn’t have to be that way. Your contractor can incorporate effective lighting solutions to illuminate the place, especially if you want to keep track of your collection.
A good collection of wines is enough to keep your friends coming over. A well-built wine cellar will help preserve your spirits as they age.