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A Smooth Finish

2016 Gold Design Award Winner: Residential specialty

September 02, 2016

Photos: courtesy Versatil Imaging

Hatfield Builders & Remodelers, Plano, Texas

In a nutshell: The wine-enthusiast homeowners wanted to create an inviting space for their growing collection. The remodel included transforming an existing laundry room and garage into a state-of-the-art wine cellar and preparation area. A new master closet and laundry area were also added. 

Solutions: To hold the collection of more than 1,000 bottles, the cellar walls are lined with InVinity floating wine racks. There is mahogany shelving below, and a matching rolling ladder provides easy access to the higher racks. Lighting includes recessed mini-LEDs and strip lights in the ceiling trim. The cellar has its own climate control system to maintain a constant temperature of 55O F, and a Dacor WineStation with an argon gas preservation system keeps several opened bottles fresh for up to 60 days. 

The wine storage area has R-30 insulation on the walls and ceiling, fully insulated joists, a vapor barrier, rigid foam, plywood backing, and greenboard.

The prep area is filled with subtle touches that show Hatfield’s impeccable attention to detail. Outlet covers were hand-painted to seamlessly blend with the stone backsplash, and an air switch soap dispenser keeps the counter clutter-free, providing ample room for the homeowners to open their laptops and check inventory. Because the cellar is visible from the home’s main living area, Hatfield added a waterfall edge to create a more polished look. 

See the full list of winning entries here.

About the Author

About the Author

Erika Mosse is the director of content for Professional Remodeler. Contact her at emosse@sgcmail.com or 972.803.4014.

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