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Wine Cellar Inspirations: Explore Decorative Options For Wine Cellar Doors

March 28th, 2018

One of the things we’ve noticed over the decades of countless wine cellar projects is that some details are not as carefully thought out as the rest. An example of this would be with wine cellar doors and and entryways. But we’ve also noticed that in the recent years, this has gradually changed. We’re encountering more projects that have given more focus on this element in a wine cellar construction. And it’s high time focus was given to wine cellar doors and entryways. They play not just functional, but also an aesthetic role in your wine cellar. So when you’re choosing yours, explore these decorative options:

Etchings on wine cellar doors

Take elegance to another level with glass etchings

Custom glass etchings are one of the most attractive decorative applications for your wine cellar doors. You can have them customized to any design you want. We’re quite partial towards the etchings that border a door’s glass panels. But you can also choose to have full-on etchings on the entire glass. You can also choose the type of glass for your etchings, whether you’d want it transparent or opaque. For a fully customized door, we recommend using your own artwork or have the family crest etched on the glass.

Bring it up a notch with painted glass

If you want to integrate a pop of color into your wine cellar, this is one way to do it. Have your wine cellar door crafted with painted glass. Painted glass is unique and absolutely gorgeous. It is even more detailed than the glass etchings. This is different from stained glass because with this, you can have any design or artwork replicated on your entryways. You can even combine both painted and etched glass applications. Your wine cellar will certainly be a conversation piece with this decorative add-on.

Wooden carvings on wine cellar doors

Explore the beauty of wood carvings

Now if you want to go for an all-wood wine cellar door, you can also spice it up with wood carvings. Wooden carved doors are not only stunning, but they lend an air of luxury to any wine cellar project. If you want to match it with your wine racking units and other furniture, you also have the option to stain it. In fact, wood carvings can be appreciated more when accentuated with the right stains and finishes, including lacquer. We find that 3-dimensional carvings are the most attractive and you can match them to your moldings as well.

Just In: Eyebrow Arch Doors For Your Wine Cellar Entryway

March 12th, 2018

Merry Monday greetings, wine cellar fans! Just a few more weeks to go before it’s officially Spring. Now that’s something to really look forward to. For sure, wine cellar projects will be moving along faster given the more favorable weather in the days to come. And we actually have just the thing to help usher in the season! We’ve recently just launched a wonderful design option for our wine cellar doors – the Eyebrow Arch option.

Our Door Wizard just got more magical!

Now if you have purchased a wine cellar door from our website before, you might be familiar with our Door Wizard. But if not, then it’s time to get to now this awesome feature on our page. Our Door Wizard is an amazing tool to assist you in your wine cellar door shopping. It showcases all the available standard door offerings that can be purchased online. And that’s not all. You will be able to see visual samples of our plethora of door styles in several options. These are the Standard, Arched Glass, and the newest offering, the Eyebrow Arch.

Eyebrow Arch Doors

So what exactly is the Eyebrowh Arch wine cellar entryway? It’s actually aptly named because this refers to the “eyebrow arch” shape of the door. The curved upper portion forms an “eyebrow arch” that is very elegant and aesthetically pleasing. More and more individuals have actually come to love this particular configuration on their wine cellar entryway. That’s why we decided to also include it as an option in order to accommodate these style preferences.

If you check out the full page for our Door Wizard, you will notice that at the Eyebrow Arched Top Door section, all the available designs are being showcased. This includes the decorative applications, specifically, our etched glass selections. Also, do take note that like our wine racks, our wine cellar doors are fully customizable. Customers can select their wood choice, stain and finish options, as well as the net size of the door. But there’s more! Customization is also included for the door hinges, molding, and door swing. And as for the stains and finishes, this also includes our popular Lacquer option.

We highly recommend carefully browsing our product page so you can select the most appropriate entryway design for your wine cellar project. In case you get stumped, don’t forget that our professional consultants are just a chat or e-mail away. Get the gorgeous going right from the front door of your wine cellar with the help of our Door Wizard. ^_^

Some Helpful Tips In Picking Out Your Wine Cellar Door

July 10th, 2017

Wine cellar doors are taking on a new role nowadays, instead of just being another piece of the wine cellar project puzzle. They can actually be the focal point of your project and contribute greatly to your wine cellar’s aesthetic appeal. So in choosing your entryways, don’t just settle on “what’s available,” or “what’s affordable,” or “what’s convenient.” There are plenty of options that will certainly suit your budget and your personal style preferences as well. We’ve put together some helpful tips for you:

Choose a properly insulated wine cellar door

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The first and most essential element that you should consider when purchasing your wine cellar door would be proper insulation. Note that your wine cellar door is not just an accessory – it’s much more than that. It helps maintain ideal storage conditions for your bottles. A good quality door is one that can ensure that your wine cellar will stay sealed properly. This is something we can guarantee here at WCI. Our basic entry wine cellar doors possess standard R-5 insulation value as well as threshold, door sweep and insulation stripping.

Explore the many design options before purchasing

Various door designs

Don’t just buy the most attractive door you come across, or the most popular style being sold, or worse, the one with the biggest discounted price tag. Explore your options and compare the features of each one. Here at WCI, we actually make that task super convenient for you, thanks to our newly updated Wine Cellar Doors section of the website. We now have the Door Wizard View which allows customers to browse our current standard door offering. These models are available for sale online and with only a 4 week lead time! We also have “Stock Doors” that can easily be shipped in 2 weeks or less for those rush projects. Just keep in mind that with the stock doors, the sizes are fixed and cannot be customized.

Don’t forget the other “small” but significant details

And what would these be? One would be the door’s configurations. We highly recommend going for a “pre-hung door” for easy installation. A pre-hung door is one that is already hanging in its own frame. Going for this option means you will receive a full unit with the door prepped, hinged and assembled to your specifications. That means you get the complete package delivered to your doorstep and we can assure a precise fit, too! Another detail to watch out for is with glass entryways. Ascertain the quality and thickness of the glass prior to purchasing. For example, here at WCI, we utilize 1/2″ thick glass, designed to maximize refrigeration and humidification benefits. For decorative applications such as etched glass doors, we utilize double-paned glass units consisting of (2) 3/16″ thick tempered panes with a 3/16″ air gap for a 9/16″ total thickness.

 

Tips On Choosing Your Wine Cellar Door

June 20th, 2016

In a custom wine cellar project, it’s essential to consider all the elements that will complete it – even the smallest details. A wine cellar door is, for the most part, considered an “accent” and doesn’t bring in as much attention as that given to the wine racking units or wine refrigeration system. But don’t forget that a wine cellar door also serves an important role in helping maintain ideal storage conditions in the wine cellar. That’s why choosing your wine cellar door should also be done with care – with the help of these useful guidelines:

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1. Check that the door style you choose has proper insulation.

We cannot overemphasize on the importance of proper insulation in your wine cellar. Keep in mind that frequent or sudden changes in temperature and/or humidity levels will greatly affect the aging of your bottles. It’s a must to ensure that your wine cellar maintains the standard 55°-58° F temperature and 55-75% humidity. That’s why when you shop for your wine cellar door, also make sure that it possesses the right insulation value. For example, here at WCI, our basic entry wine cellar door has a standard R-5 insulation value as well as threshold, door sweep and insulation stripping.

2. If you’re going for glass doors, ascertain the quality and thickness.

Now if you want to go for glass doors or entryways for your wine cellar, you have to be quite meticulous about the quality and thickness of the material used. You wouldn’t want to waste precious money on a glass door that will easily crack or succumb to ordinary wear and tear. Here at WCI, the glass we use for glass-enclosed projects is 1/2″ thick glass, designed to maximize refrigeration and humidification benefits. For decorative applications such as etched glass doors, we utilize double-paned glass units consisting of (2) 3/16″ thick tempered panes with a 3/16″ air gap for a 9/16″ total thickness.

3. Go for the “pre-hung” door for easy installation and precise fit.

What is a “pre-hung” door? It’s actually a door that is already hanging in its own frame. By selecting the pre-hanging option, you will receive a full unit with the door prepped, hinged and assembled to your specifications. That means you get the complete package delivered to your doorstep and all that is needed is to install the unit. This not only makes your wine cellar project go more efficiently, but you’re also assured of a precise fit to your wine cellar entryway.