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Wine Cellar Inspirations: Wine Cellar Projects On A Budget

August 19th, 2020

Don’t be afraid to pursue your wine cellar dream just because you’re on a budget. There are lots of ways to create the wine storage you need and want. It’s all about careful planning, choosing the right products, and taking advantage of professional wine cellar services. Here are some helpful tips to keep in mind:

Stunning wine cellars on a budget

The initial consultation is key…

This is the very first step to realizing your wine cellar goals. Even if you are in a 50/50 situation as to whether you’d want to push through the project or not, the initial consultation is vital. Talking to a professional will help you iron out the essential details. Also, note that some companies offer free initial design consultation, like us here at WCI. We can provide you with a free 2D design of your future wine cellar. This gives you a much clearer vision of the things that need to be done to get the results you want. More importantly, it will help you anticipate the expenses and really work within your budget.

We can make it work when you’re on a budget!

Explore all your options beforehand…

These days, there are tons of racking products and other wine cellar accessories available in the market. Even with wine racks, you get so many options in terms of the type of wood, stains, and finishes. This is definitely good news if you are working with a less generous budget. Roll up your sleeves and dive into that sea of information. Check the materials and products being offered and compare them. For example, would metal wine racks cost less? Or should you do a combination of wood and metal units? What flooring is the least expensive yet durable? What wine cellar cooling system is the most cost-efficient? You have to exercise diligence and patience in exploring your options. When in doubt, never hesitate to ask for professional guidance. It will save you tons of money in the process!

Consider “second-hand” wine racks…

When we say “second-hand,” we don’t mean used wine racks or lesser quality ones. Here at WCI, we actually offer what we call “factory seconds.” What happens is that occasionally, a rack is manufactured with an extra knot in the wood or was stained the wrong color. It may also happen than the order was canceled halfway through production. Some products also get discontinued due to a lack of popularity. These wine racks are all very attractive and sturdy pieces of wood wine storage which are practically brand-new. They are very significantly marked down to move out at a quicker rate. Factory seconds can do wonders for your budget and even more for your wine cellar goals! ^_^