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Wine Wednesday: A View Into WineRacks.com’s Wine Cellar Design Process

As you might be aware, we offer free custom design consultations for our customers. Unlike many of our competitors, we provide this consultation free of charge no matter how small or large the space. Another thing that sets WineRacks.com apart is the fact that your Cellar Consultant IS your Cellar Designer as well.

As a result, you can be sure there is no miscommunication in the design process as you are speaking directly with the individual who will take you from consultation to finished design. Our designers will make sure that we completely understand what you want to achieve in your wine cellar and how to best achieve that. To do so, we will account for any challenges and limitations that your space may present.

All of this leads to a design that will meet your needs and that is quickly turned around to you. Typically, one of our designers will return a design to you within 24 – 72 hours.

As always, we offer these consultations free of charge, no matter how small or large the space you’re looking to rack is. We will also gladly custom design wine racks if the need arises.

We recently worked with a gentleman in Texas who was converting an old pantry in his house into a wine cellar. He submitted a questionnaire through our site that outlined his ideas so we had an idea of what he wanted. Based on his questionnaire, we knew he wanted modular racking and diamond bins. However, he needed racks at a smaller width than the standard ones we offer on our site due to his space limitations. He also wanted a wood that would match the preexisting cabinet he had in the space.

We worked with him to determine what would not only best fit in his space but what would give him the aesthetic that he was looking for. We decided on our premium modular racking in mahogany for the sides of the space, modified diamond bins in the center and a stemware rack beneath the bins to give it that finishing touch.

We also added a 3/4″ furniture grade veneer plywood back to the diamond bins to complete the look that he was hoping to achieve. The customer decided he would apply a finish to the racks on site so that their color would best match the cabinet these racks would rest upon.

After a short consultation and a quick revision, we provided the client with the SketchUp below.

The client loved the design and quickly signed off on our cellar agreement. From there, we started production on his racks right here in our facility in New York.

The end result is what you see below. The customer was kind enough to send us pictures of the finished racks in their new space as well as a glowing review of his experience with us at WineRacks.com. As you can see, our decay and moisture resistant mahogany wood took to the stain beautifully.

The installation went smoothly and I think the racks came out looking great.

Thanks for your help,

Clint

Thanks Clint! It is always fantastic to see our racks in their new space and to hear that a customer enjoyed their experience with us at WineRacks.com

Remember, if you like what you see but are unsure of what will work in your space then you can always request a custom design.

Also, if you’ve purchased a rack or installed a custom cellar from us and would like to be featured in our blog then don’t hesitate to e-mail me at Shannon@wineracks.com.

Cheers!

Wine Wednesday: From Inquiry to a Finished Wine Cellar

We pride ourselves on our customer service at WineRacks.com so it always means a lot to us when we hear back from a satisfied customer.

Dan from Stanford, CT came to us via our online cellar questionnaire. He needed guidance on how to rack his space and our designer Jamie Teator was quick to assist him from start to finish.

After we helped design and rack Dan’s cellar, he came back with a need for a custom stemware rack. Jamie quickly worked up a design for something custom that would also match the racks he previously purchased from us.

In the end, he was more than pleased with the entire experience and sent us a glowing testimonial.

“Wine Racks.com.. What a great find! I found many “Custom Wine Rack” builders on the internet and in Wine Enthusiast Magazine and I called or emailed several to get information on fabricating a custom cellar for me. Some never replied and others were less than professional.

I finally settled on the three that seemed to be the most professional. I provided my basic needs and the dimensions of the space that I had to work with to all three. I did in all fairness get responses from all three but that is where the similarities end. Two provided very basic cellar designs with prices and indicated that if I wanted anything further there would be a design fee. Then you have Jamie Teator from Wineracks.com…. What a star. She provided the initial consultation and then did several revisions to get to EXACTLY what I was looking for.

Once we had the design I wanted, Jamie provided a very attractive price. I felt very comfortable when it came time to sign on the dotted line and give Wineracks.com a deposit. They delivered the cellar in the time frame they promised and when I found that I needed a couple of extra pieces of trim and spacing material they sent it promptly at no charge.

A few weeks later I decided that I wanted to add a custom stemware rack. I again enlisted Jamie and she whipped up a custom design for me in minutes. I gave her the go ahead and bingo, two weeks later the stemware rack is hanging in my cellar!”

Thank you Dan for your kind words! We’re just glad we could be of assistance!

Looking to rack a space like Dan was but don’t know where to start? Our Wine Education Center is full of information that can help guide you in the right direction.

We also always offer free custom cellar design consultations, no matter how small or large the space you’re looking to rack is. Don’t hesitate to give us a call or fill out our online cellar questionnaire.

If you’ve purchased one of our rack or had one of our custom cellars installed in your space then we would love to feature you on our blog. You can e-mail me any images or information you may have at Shannon@wineracks.com.

Cheers!

Wine Wednesday: From Plain Room to Elegant Wine Cellar

It is always a joy to see a wine cellar come together. We received some fantastic pictures from a customer in Michigan of what his room looked like before our wine racks were installed and what it looks like afterward. Needless to say, these photos and his kind words certainly made our day!

I recently decided to expand my wine cellar because I ran out of room in my racking and boxes were accumulating on the floor.

I went back to WineRacks.com, as I was happy with their product when I built the cellar a few years ago. I had both timing and technical issues to get the project done quickly before the Thanksgiving holiday dinner we were hosting. WineRacks.com did not disappoint.

Their customer service, craftsmen and executive staff all got involved in problem solving and advice to help me get the project done on time. It came out great, and I am thankful for both the quality of their products and their concern for the customer who will use them. I will be a customer for life!

Jim – Northville, MI

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After:

 

You can find all of the racks you see above right in our online catalog! Jim went with our advantage mahogany series which shows that you don’t need to spend a lot to get back a beautiful cellar.

Of course, if you like what you see but are unsure of what will work in your space then you can always request a custom design. We offer an initial design free of charge to our clients.

If you’ve purchased a rack or installed a custom cellar from us and would like to be featured in our blog then don’t hesitate to e-mail me at Shannon@wineracks.com.

Cheers!

Tips & Tricks For Wine Cellars: We Live For Moments Like These at WineRacks.com

Nothing like a positive email from a former customer to start your day off right! We received these photos of a satisfied client’s wine cellar along with the kind words below.

The racks came out beautifully. Attached are some finished pictures. I was very impressed with your customer service. I have recommended your product to several others.

– Alan

Thanks Alan! We’re glad you enjoy your wine racks and we hope they serve you well for many years to come.

Alan went with our premium series in mahogany. This wood is naturally decay and moisture resistant which makes it one of our most popular wood choices. You can find mahogany wine racks and more in our online store.

If you like what you see but are unsure of what will work in your space then you can always request a custom design. We proudly offer these designs free of charge to our potential customers.

Also, if you’ve purchased a rack or installed a custom cellar from us and would like to be featured in our blog then don’t hesitate to e-mail me at Shannon@wineracks.com.

Cheers!

Wine Wednesday: Our Commercial Wine Racks Are Now in Hugo’s Marketplace

We’ve featured plenty of our residential wine racks over the past few months but this week the focus is one our commercial wine racks.

We recently did a commercial build for Hugo’s Family Marketplace, a family-owned chain of supermarket grocery stores located in the states of North Dakota and Minnesota. Two of the new stores they will be opening will be furnished with our Single Tier Island Merchandisers in hardwood mahogany.

We’re proud that our “Made in the US” racks are now in such a fantastic, family run store!

If you’ve purchased a rack or installed a custom cellar from us and would like to be featured in our blog then don’t hesitate to e-mail me at Shannon@wineracks.com.

Also, if you like what you see but are unsure of what will work in your space then you can always request a custom design. We offer these free of charge to our customers.

Cheers!