When I purchased my home, it was a 1970's time capsule in desperate need of some updating. The cellar itself is located in what use to be the wet bar which was located next to the main fireplace right after you enter the home. It had a door located in the hallway and a window with folding shutters in the living room. The walls were lined with hay wallpaper and above the tiny sink were some cabinets with dark green textured glass. It was clear that this space was no longer useful or relevant and had spent years closed off to the rest of the house. I never liked the placement of the wet bar, so after some thought, we decided to turn it into a wine cellar. We sealed up the main entrance in the hallway and turned the window into the main doorway.
The first step was to demo the space. Cabinets: gone, tiny sink: gone, weird barnyard scented hay wallpaper: gone, hallway door: gone, bi-fold shutters: gone, wall: gone, electrical: biding it's time.
The bi-fold shutters were turned into the main doorway to the space.
The tile floor was installed pretty quickly.
Next, closed-cell foam was sprayed on all of the walls, under the floor, and above the ceiling which completely insulated the space.
The iron door was installed
The space was painted and trim was added. Unfortunately 95% of this would eventually be covered as I hadn't figured what type of racking I would be using.
The iron door got a fresh coat of matte black paint now that the construction was nearly complete.