New Jersey Custom Wine Cellar Built in a Limited Space

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Small Space in New Jersey Converted into a Custom Wine Cellar

In Short Hills, New Jersey, the Kapur family had a dream of having their own residential wine cellar. They chose Wine Cellars by Coastal to create an elegant wine cellar design despite their limited space and budget.

The Kapur’s space was just 152 inches deep and 53 inches wide. Coastal maximized the small storage space by placing the wine racks along the left side and keeping the design simple. Check out the 3D design for the Short Hills, New Jersey custom wine cellar by clicking here.



The Wine Racks & Wood Material 

When it comes to wine rack design, a universal opening was used on the top row to store standard size wine bottles. At the bottom of it is a single high-reveal display wine bottle storage. The advantage of this display is easy viewing of the wine labels because it pitches the bottles in a 15-degree angle.

Diamond bin storage at the bottom was made for odd-shaped and large format bottles. Since the Kapurs were on a tight budget, they opted for redwood which was not only affordable but also had the ability to maintain proper air circulation in and around the bottles.

The lattice design was created using 1 x 2 inch redwood slats. Another feature of this New Jersey custom wine cellar is the table top which allows a surface wherein the Kapur family can pour their favorite vintage.

Redwood is highly recommended by wine cellar builders as the ideal material for wine racks because it is naturally beautiful and economical. It is also known for its decay and shock resistance and non-aromatic quality. Know more about characteristics of redwood that make it a good choice for wine storage by visiting

The Wine Cooling System 

The wine cooling system used for this project was the Whisperkool XLT. This model is reliable, easy to install and a money-saver since no HVAC contractor is needed.  It was also an ideal choice for a small-spaced wine room.

Another custom wine cellar built by Coastal in New Jersey is the 2,247 Bottle Custom Wine Cellar?– Wine Room Upgrade, Residential job in New Jersey. Do you want to display and preserve your wine collection in an elegant and functional wine cellar? Feel free to contact Coastal Custom Wine Cellars at


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Juliette Johnson, the lead author on this website has been writing about wine and various means of storage and enjoying wine for many years. While she is independent she has made many friends and connections in the industry and assisted in the creation of unique wine room designs.
Juliette lives in Short Hills New Jersey with her husband, two children and a dog called Crichton.


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