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Satisfying DIY Experience With Vintner Tasting Centers

February 11th, 2016 by

Hey, wine cellar fans! We have a little pop quiz for you. Check out this stunning wine cellar set-up and try to guess how long it took to assemble the wine racks. If we didn’t know any better, we’d probably say something that looks as professional as this would take around three days to complete, a week at the most, inclusive of delays due to tight schedules. If you guessed more or less around that time frame, we’re pretty happy to tell you you’re wrong – just like us IF we didn’t know any better ^_^.

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Now this gem of a wine cellar project was completed by our client Don in one full day. Yep, you read it right! It only took Don one day to put together these Vintner Tasting Centers. Admittedly, the client is not exactly a newbie to the wine racking assembly game. He managed to finish a previous project, but it was not as big (or as challenging!) compared to this. Being the smart cookie that he is, Don sent in for our Vintner Series wine rack kits, specifically, our Vintner Series Individual Tasting Center with Displays and Open Diamond Bin. The kit, of course, included an assembly manual which certainly helped to speed things up considerably. So in just one day, the client was able to put together a very professional-looking wine cellar, complete with storage for his stemware and tabletops for prepping and serving his best bottles in style.

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“I had a great experience with Wine Cellar Innovations.  This was my second project and bigger than the first.  I had an excellent representative that helped me match the finish with cabinets.  I had no problem assembling them.  The assembly kit was a must and fantastic.  Worked well and made assembly fast.  I was able to assemble both units on a Saturday and was loading wine on Sunday.”

~Don L.~

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Look up our Vintner Tasting Centers and see how you get space-efficient wine storage for your collection at a very affordable cost. Naturally, it’s also worth checking out the entire Vintner Series line and learn how DIY wine cellar projects can be wonderfully hassle-free. ^_^

 

Wine Cellar Inspirations: Decorative Applications For Glass Doors

February 10th, 2016 by

When you utilize glass elements in a wine cellar project, there’s hardly anything that can go wrong, design-wise. Glass equates elegance. That’s why our glass-paneled wine cellars enjoy the top spot in the popularity ladder. But did you know that there are ways to make those glass components even more stunning? Hey, we’re not called “Wine Cellar Innovations” for nothing! We believe that in aspects of wine cellar design and construction, things can always get better and as far as our glass-paneled projects are concerned, we got to that one better. Check out our decorative applications for glass doors!

Etched glass doors

Get your glass etched and painted!

So essentially, there are two fantastic ways you can customize your glass elements in your wine cellar, like your doors and windows, to double up on that “wow” factor. The first is with custom glass etchings. We have tons of designs for you guys to choose from, ranging from simple grapevine and border etchings to more complicated scenery. But you can also opt to have something recreated from other design sources such as your own artwork, family crests, initials, vineyard scenes, and more. “You name it, we etch it!” 

Note that the quality of our etched glass is top-notch. The etched double-paned glass units basically consist of two 3/16″ thick tempered panes with a 3/16″ air gap for a 9/16″ total thickness. And, as far as the actual etchings are concerned, these are all sandblasted. We offer four standard designs for you to choose from and each piece is a custom creation and may vary from the original. But as we mentioned earlier, you can always provide us with your own photos and concepts and we’ll do our best to bring them to life.

Customized glass etchings

Now the next decorative application for your doors and windows is our “painted” glass. When we talk about painted glass, this means that the inner glass pane will be painted per customer specifications. Again, you supply us with the artwork or image you want and we’ll do the rest. If a door or sidelight has painted areas, it will be triple-paned with the painted piece of glass having paint on both sides and insulated between 2 plain pieces of glass. Take a tour of our glass doors gallery today and browse our gorgeous selection of decorative glass applications. A touch of fancy will definitely do wonders for your wine cellar project!

Technical Tuesday Episode #269: Lacquered Platinum Wine Racks

February 9th, 2016 by

It’s only a couple more days to go till Valentine’s! Do you have that special day all planned out? And have you found the perfect gift to your most important person this year? One thing’s for sure – it’s still all about the “thought” that counts. And that means bringing your creativity to the table. You don’t need to spend a small fortune to make your special someone feel truly loved this month of hearts – but you do need to let your imagination soar. Take a leaf out of today’s Tech Tuesday spotlight:

Project # 268983
Wood: Platinum / All-Heart Redwood
Bottle Capacity: 2079
Where: Fulton, GA

Platinum Series wine racks

So this is yet another flawless wine racking assembly as far as the functionality factor is concerned. It’s a Platinum x All-Heart Redwood combo and that should speak for itself. There’s an amazing amount of bottle storage space in this cellar for both individual and bulk bottle storage. Plus, it’s designed to accommodate more than just a few magnums and other larger-format bottles as can be gleaned from the snaps below:

Lacquered wine racks

Glossy Individual Bottle Columns with Displays

Admittedly, this wine cellar sports a pretty much straightforward layout – but how come it looks so luxurious in these photos? The answer is quite simple – our design team added a creative touch to these racks by lacquering them. Note that these racks were already stained with a beautiful Dark Walnut stain option. But to turn up the aesthetic levels a few notches more, our design team coated the racks with three coats of our Elite lacquer finish. This amplified the Dark Walnut stain and accentuated the grain patterns of the All-Heart Redwood wine racks. The end result is eye-catching and we love how the quality craftsmanship of the racks became even more pronounced thanks to the sleek appearance created by the lacquer.

Sleek and vintage wine racks

And that’s not all! Did you know that putting lacquer on your wine racks and other wooden components in your wine cellar is actually quite cost-efficient? Keep in mind that lacquered wood is easier to maintain. This is because you don’t have to spend so much time cleaning or waste money on expensive cleaning materials to keep your wine racks dust and dirt-free. A regular washing down and polishing of the wood will do. Notice that a lacquered surface doesn’t attract dust and grime as much as an uncoated one. In addition, there’s no need to refurbish those wood wine racks for a longer period of time. *Cheers*

Open Diamond Cubes Bottle storage for magnums and large-format bottles

Learn More About Your Wine Cellar Design Package

February 8th, 2016 by

Several of you may have already known (and even took advantage of!) our free wine cellar design services. But do you know exactly what’s included in our wine cellar design package? This year, we’ve taken the initiative to make our online Design Request page a lot more convenient and informative. Depending on the client’s needs, we’ve put together ALL of the design services we offer – from our Residential Kits, to our Custom Racks, and Commercial Racks.

WCI's wine cellar design package

What you actually get!

So what do you actually get once you have submitted your initial wine cellar plans to our professional design consultants? Take note that in our new Design Request section, there’s also a short form that allows you to upload any files related to your project. Once that’s submitted, you’ll receive a complimentary 2-dimensional drawing of your wine cellar. And that’s not all! Your design will also feature a quoted price for the cellar, a plan view, key page, elevations of each wall, molding plan, and an optional ceiling plan if a raised panel ceiling is requested. Use the “Additional Comments” section if you’re utilizing the short form to indicate those options you want on your wine cellar project.

Now take note that this only covers the “design” aspect of the wine cellar. The package still offers more freebies which you should definitely be informed and take advantage of. These include:

  • Unlimited fax, phone, or email consultation
  • An initial design + 3 revisions (if required)
  • Quotation on all Custom Cellar Products
  • Quotation on Custom Installation
  • Wine Cellar construction guide
  • Wine Cellar Innovations Master Catalog (upon request)
  • Separate quote including cost for personalized selection of optional cellar amenities
  • All postage costs involved with the design of your custom wine cellar

But WCI’s helping hand doesn’t stop there. We’ve also put up some highly useful links on the request page to provide clients with quick details on the wine racking products they are contemplating on purchasing, as well as photo galleries and sample plans to draw inspiration from. These links will allow you to read our in-depth articles on wine racking comparison, watch the learning videos on wine rack assembly and installation, and check out past projects we’ve completed for happy and satisfied customers.

Last but certainly not the least, there’s always our online chat service if you need further assistance in filling up the forms. ^_^