Is it possible to build a wine storage room that can hold over 1300 bottles with limited floor space? Oh yes it is! When know what wine racking products to use, it’s a pretty simple task to achieve. What’s more, you can get not just space but a gorgeous custom look to your wine cellar at a price your purse will surely love. This Tech Tuesday feature will show us how killing two birds with one stone works when you do things the WCI way!
What: Residential Wine Cellar
Project #: 240459
Wood: Gold/ Vintner Series/Premium Redwood
Bottle Capacity: 1356
Where: Baltimore, MD
Let’s feast our eyes on this ultra-spacious wine room built with the Gold and Vintner Series wine racking combination. It can store approximately 1356 individual bottles, including champagne, magnums, and other larger format bottles. Notice how constricted the actual floor area is from the first image. Nonetheless, the WCI design team was able to utilize the available space cleverly with the help of Curved Corner Racks from the Vintner Series, trimmed with custom curved moldings for a more seamless fit.
Because they had to work with this limited space, Vintner was the perfect choice for this project. Let’s keep in mind that this is the wine rack kit with a collection of highly flexible stackable racks, offering 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 column widths. So basically, it’s just a matter of mixing and matching these racks to create the arrangement you both need and want for your collection. Also note that all Vintner racks are configured in such a way that you can stack them one on top of the other to accommodate virtually any ceiling height. That’s why even with the tight floor plan, the WCI team was still able to come up with this extensive assembly.
Now here’s a closer view of the racks. We love how the warm, golden tones complement the color of the wine cellar flooring. These racks were crafted from Premium Redwood and dressed up in Light Stain to help bring out the wood’s beautiful natural hues. And of course, since this is the Redwood specie we’re talking about, the client can rest assured that the racks are stamped with the seal of top-grade durability and resiliency. Moreover, all Redwood products here at WCI are SFI-certified which means they were harvested in the most environmentally safe manner possible. Check out more Redwood facts here and learn why THIS is a two thumbs-up for any wine cellar project.
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It’s exactly just 15 more days to go before Christmas! Are you as excited as we are? Hang on tight though, because this week will be filled with lots of gorgeous custom wine cellar projects. But what’s even better is the fact that most of them are DIY transformations. Yep, yep! More and more of our clients have been putting together their own racks using just the most basic of tools: a nail gun. That’s how simple it is to create your very own personal wine storage space with WCI”s racking products.Let’s take a tour of this DIY home tasting bar which the client put together utilizing Individual 4 and 5 Column Individual Bottle racks from the Designer Series wine racks kit. The wood of choice is Prime Mahogany dressed in Classic Mahogany Stain, thereby creating a totally luxurious look for the assembly. Since the clients opted for a home tasting center instead of a formal cellar, they had a bit more wiggle room budget-wise. They wisely chose this beautiful wood specie with its natural dark reddish brown color and prominent grain patterns. But note that while Prime Mahogany may be a bit on the higher end of the scale, it is still considered an affordable purchase for one classified as clear hardwood. That’s because there is an abundant supply of it throughout Southeast Asia.
So the clients were able to secure the racking elements they needed for their project via the extensive online resources at the WCI website. Their orders were timely shipped and the it was just all a matter of following the assembly guide that came with the kit. Needless to say, they successfully brought to life the racking assembly that they wanted and much to our delight, they were 100% satisfied with the outcome:
“We used a nail gun to put this together. The racks were easy to put together and look fantastic.”
Thanks to the quality material and craftsmanship of the racks, the clients were able to put together an elegant tasting center with a custom look and feel. This was achieved with just the use of WCI’s “kits” that afford custom amenities minus the custom cost.
So are you also ready to take on your own DIY wine cellar transformation? Like they say, it’s “no sweat” when you have us working with you. Get in touch with the WCI design team today! ^_^
More and more homes are starting to recognize the huge appeal of having their very own custom wine cellars. It’s refreshing to see so many projects popping up, particularly this close to the holidays where most of us have the luxury of time to actually do the project. It’s also awesome to see how more and more homeowners have learned to utilize areas in their home for the purpose to creating custom wine storage spaces. Again, it’s not just the basement or garage that can host your collection, just like what our client discovered:
“We recently decided to remodel a small area in our house that was used as a storage area. In addition to making a laundry room I wanted to make a wine cellar! The room is solid block, very insulated and the perfect place for wine. I went through a number of options and did some research and decided to purchase from Wine Cellar Innovations. I love that all of the specifications are on line and I downloaded different options to see what would work best. After four different drawings I settled on one. Ordering couldn’t have been easier and setup with a nail gun puts it up quickly. I ordered from the Vintner series to get the width and height I wanted. I highly recommend buying from them.”
While the client may have not have a particularly extensive collection, it IS a growing one. She had to maximize the available space in her home so as to provide extra storage for future acquisitions. The Vintner Series wine racks kit offered the perfect solution since the versatile racking options allowed the client to match the width and height configurations of the designated space. Note that while the Vintner Series is not part of WCI’s custom line, it still carries custom amenities making it the “next best thing to custom.”
As with the client’s racking assembly here, the bottles are cradled on eased/rounded edges to prevent the bottle labels from tearing when you remove or replace them. This is actually a custom option which you can usually get from our Platinum or Gold custom racking lines. Also, in addition to full-depth racking, Vintner has expanded its flexibility with the recently launched 3 and 4-feet stackable wine racks. Thanks to these, it has become even more convenient to mix and match racking components and create seamless assemblies for just about any space.
And once again, another satisfied client walks away with the custom wine cellar of their dreams! Isn’t it about time you realized yours, too? Chat with our design team today and make THAT dream come true! Have a great weekend, wine buddies. ^_^
Just a few weeks ago, we had a chat inquiry from some of our site guests on the best methods for cleaning dust on wood wine racks. Specifically, they wanted help on dust removal on WOODEN wine racks. So without further ado, we’re putting up a special How To episode to help them out! Here are some quick and fuss-free tips on how to keep those wood wine racks
1. Use dry cloth which can trap dust and other particles.
Dry cloth is a safe and popular choice because it will do the job without harming the wood. Whether your racks are stained or unstained, just wiping with dry cloth will definitely work. It’s also recommended to use cloth that’s a bit coarse because it will easily sweep all that dust and grime. Just make sure that it’s not too coarse, otherwise, you’ll scratch your fine wood! Cotton linen blend from old clothes or towels come highly recommended because they will be definitely easy on the wood. Also, don’t forget that your cloth is clean. Washing it before using on your racks is a good practice.
2. Use sandpaper for UNSTAINED wood wine racks.
For unstained wood wine racks, a 220 grit or finer sandpaper will definitely do the trick. In fact, we featured on a previous Testimonial Thursday an entire wine cellar which was flooded in by the killer hurricane Katrina. The owners had Redwood wine racks in an almost new cellar and everything was submerged in water. Nonetheless, just sanding down the unstained racks brought them back to life!
3. Use wax paper on the tops of your display shelves and wine cabinets.
It may come as a complete surprise but wax paper has more uses than just in the kitchen. A roll of wax paper can go along way, especially in your wine cellars. They are perfect for trapping dust particularly in hard-to-reach nooks and crannies like the tops of your display shelves and cabinets. Simply line these with wax paper like you do a baking pan. Let that stay for a few days. When you remove the wax paper, you will see not just dust but grime and other foreign elements actually sticking to it. It’s also great for removing hardwater spots on stainless steel appliances as well!
Need more wine racks and wine cellar cleaning tips? Shoot us an e-mail today and we’d be glad to find the best solutions for you guys! ^_^