We Make It Happen With Custom Wine Cellar Lighting!

April 23rd, 2014 by

Enhancing your wine cellar in all the right places is a must. How else will you able to properly showcase your collection if you didn’t? And this is where creating an appealing ambiance to your wine cellar really matters, regardless of the size. It doesn’t take much to do this at all because all you need are the right elements to make it happen. So today, we’ll show you guys how to illuminate your prized collection by making things happen with custom wine cellar lighting.

Turn on the spotlight!

Just because you literally turned on the lights in your wine cellar project doesn’t mean that the job is done. The objective is to highlight your collection and not just throw in some either weak or harsh lighting in the process. Lighting should be strategically done in places where both your bottles and racks can be enhanced beautifully. This is why knowing about custom options is such a huge advantage. Let’s browse through these selections WCI can offer:

1) LED Downlights

We Make It Happen With Custom Wine Cellar Lighting!Recessed LED Downlights are perfect for illuminating the dark, shadowy corners of your wine cellar and highlighting accents such as a piece of wine cellar art or your decorative ceilings and moldings. The WCI LED Downlights package consists of quality power LED source, durable aluminum housing, and perfect thermal management. The light produced appears to give as much as 40 watts of light due to tight range of the beam, plus, no UV rays are generated.

2. LED Display Lighting

We Make It Happen With Custom Wine Cellar Lighting!

LED Display Lights are certainly true to their namesake. When placed in strategic locations in your wine cellar, they can bring out the best elements therein such as the color of your wood wine racks, the gleam of the metal ones, the elegance of glass accessories, and so much more. They are typically used as backlighting in crown molding, for archways and in high reveal display racking. Moreover, LED Display Lights are very environment-friendly, with over seven times the life expectancy of incandescent bulbs. Note that WCI LED Display Lights  are certified with the RoHs directive and Pb (lead) free.

3.  Fluorescent Slimlites

We Make It Happen With Custom Wine Cellar Lighting!

When it comes to enhancing accent pieces in your wine cellar, Fluorescent Slimlites are one of the best choices. They are usually utilized to backlight stained glass such as those mounted in archways or to illuminate light boxes such in our popular Etched Light Box ceilings. Standout features of the Slimlites are their easy installation and maintenance and extremely long bulb life, rated 10,000 hour.

Make your collection bask in that dramatic glow today and make it happen only with WCI custom wine cellar lighting packages! ^_^

Technical Tuesday Episode #181: Once More With The Unbeatable Platinum x All-Heart Redwood Combo

April 22nd, 2014 by

Belated Easter greetings, wine cellar fans! How did the long Easter weekend go? We can definitely tell you that we had a blast, so we hope you guys did as well. But even if the festivities are officially over, that also doesn’t stop us from giving wine cellar fans the inspiration they need for upcoming wine cellar projects. That’s precisely why we’re touring you today inside this very unique transformation:

What: Residential Wine Cellar
Project #: 240944
Wood: Platinum/All-Heart Redwood
Bottle Capacity: 1062
Where: Mount Kisco, NY

Technical Tuesday Episode #181: Once More With The Unbeatable Platinum x All Heart Redwood ComboCheck out this extremely spacious wine room with tons of bottle storage in a variety of storage options. At a glance, one can tell that this cellar can easily hold a medium to larger-sized collection. But even better, you can also tell that there is still room for future expansion given the smart use of all that available floor space.

This is once again our famous Platinum x All-Heart Redwood combination which has become one of the standard combos for bigger wine cellar projects. It’s all owing to the immense flexibility of racking options of the Platinum Series which can be gleaned from the wonderful shots the client has sent us. Notice how almost all of the racking styles were utilized to create a very unique layout. We especially love the ingenious use of the Curved Corner Racks to fill in this irregular cubby (bottom right image) and turn it into a functional and stylish storage space.Technical Tuesday Episode #181: Once More With The Unbeatable Platinum x All Heart Redwood ComboSince the wood choice for this project is none other than the very versatile All-Heart Redwood, we’d also like to focus a little more on how the wood works so well with almost any kind of material. Here you can see that the wood wine racks were set against cut stone and tiled flooring. All-Heart Redwood’s natural color is beautifully accentuated in the process, making the racking arrangement really stand out. Note that All-Heart Redwood is gorgeous in its unstained state, but it also lends itself to custom stains and finishes, particularly darker ones, very well. You can acquaint yourself more with the wood’s impressive characteristics by browsing this section of the blog.

 Next week, we’re down to our final Tech Tuesday for the month of April! Time is really whizzing so better not miss any of the episodes. Bookmark our blog today and subscribe to our mailing list for all the latest product updates, sales, and other fun stuff. *Cheers*

New “Traditional Series” Keep It Simple And More Spacious

April 21st, 2014 by

Form and function in a wine racking arrangement will always be prime considerations. It’s only natural that you’d want your racks to have as much storage space for your collection as possible. Moreover, you’d also want them to be aesthetically pleasing as well. The latter doesn’t always translate to having a super stylish or rigidly designed set-up, especially if it’s a DIY project. There are times when we’d want to keep it simple, practical, but at the same time, classy.

Now if these are the goals you have in mind for your wine cellar, then you’d do well to check out our newly re-launched Traditional Series Wine Rack kits. Before, the series was classified into the Traditional Redwood and Traditional Rustic Pine selections. But the team, in keeping with our goal of providing you guys only the best quality wine cellar storage solutions, went on to merge both series to form the new Traditional Series collection. With that, customers are afforded a more convenient shopping experience when they search for the racks they need, just like our satisfied client Josh who sent in this great snap:

New Traditional Series Keep It Simple And More SpaciousSo Josh had a fine collection going for him and growing at a fairly steady pace. A nice, tucked-away corner in his home served as the perfect spot for a wine cellar project. Needless to say, he grabbed the opportunity and sent in for some racking products from our Traditional Series line. Specifically, he purchased some 3 and 5-Column Individual Bottle racks, a Half-Height Individual, and a CellarPro 1800XTS to keep his bottles cool and comfy. All the racks were crafted from Premium Redwood, unstained, and as the client would phrase it, arrived at his doorstep “in excellent shape” along with the wine cooling unit.

Notice from the image that cellar space is initially a tad constricted. This is where the Traditional Series racks can really provide a most space-efficient solution since they are manufactured with square cut front rails and shallow depth to accommodate tight spaces. The racks are also equipped with eased/rounded edges instead of the more custom beveled rails like in our Vintner and Designer kits. So basically, you get the same protection from tearing off your bottle labels when you remove or replace them at a more appealing cost. Racking and stacking the Traditional Series racks are a totally fuss-free process owing to the easy configurations and thanks to our Layout Guide which you can download here. We’ve also put up helpful videos on how to use the guides on all our wine rack kit sections on the website.

Learn more about the new Traditional Series wine racks kit and how you can have space-efficient, simple and clean wine bottle storage! ^_^



Getting More For Your Money With The Vintner Series

April 17th, 2014 by

If you’re wondering how far your $1,000 will go as far as a wine cellar project is concerned, then wonder no more. Today’s Testimonial Thursday episode will show you guys just what you can get for $1,000 and believe us, it’s definitely a pocket-pleaser. But first, let’s cast our peepers into these snapshots of Brent’s DIY creation:

Getting More For Your Money With The Vintner SeriesSo Brent recently purchased some racking products from our Vintner Series with the intention of setting up a small but highly functional arrangement. Needless to say, he got the results he was hoping for, thanks to the versatility in bottle storage options afforded by the Vintner line. These great shots of Brent’s newly constructed wine cellar easily show how the individual and bulk bottle storage racks had come together to provide ample space for his small yet steadily growing collection. It’s a pretty practical assembly utilizing Individual Bottle Columns, Diamond Bins and displays, with a few unique accents to complete the look. We’re particularly appreciative of the hanging glass rack (see first picture above) as well as this wall-mount charmer (see picture below).Getting More For Your Money With The Vintner SeriesNow here comes the best feature from this project:

“I ordered about $1,000 in wine racks for my small cellar. The racks were easy to assemble and have held up well. WCI provided easy to follow plans and assistance as needed. I am very happy with their product.”

~Brent P.~

 Yep, yep, wine cellar fans! This entire, vintage beauty of a compact wine cellar cost our client only around $1,000! Sounds too good to be true? Then it’s time you try it out for yourself. This is the huge advantage of utilizing the WCI wine rack kits for a residential (or even commercial) wine cellar project, especially when you’re dealing with space issues. Wine rack kits like Vintner can give you a custom look for your racking arrangement without having to deal with custom prices.

Vintner, in particular, is our most versatile line with a bevy of bottle racking selections to work with. The pieces are an easy mix-and-match and you can actually just add more as your collection grows. Plus, these racks sport custom amenities such as beveled rails and eased front posts, giving your assembly a more polished finish. It also means you can remove or replace your bottles without having to worry about tearing off those labels! Keep in mind, too, that Vintner can be combined with other kit series as well as our custom lines (Platinum, Gold, and Silver).

Check out more inspiring DIY as well as professional projects and transformations using Vintner in our gallery today. Have a fab Easter weekend ahead, wine chaps!