Custom Wine Cellars Chicago Wins Best of Houzz 2015 Awards

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Custom Wine Cellars Chicago is one of the most trusted brands in the state providing custom and commercial wine cellars. Our professional standards of quality have been thankfully rewarded by our loyal clients references throughout the years. And now, they were able to do so yet again by voting us into this year’s Best of Houzz 2015 awards.

The annual Best of Houzz list is based on reviews submitted by Houzz’s?supportive community of over 11 million users. The professionals who have received the top reviews are included on Houzz’s ‘Best of’ ideabook, which allows users both new and old a glimpse into the projects that the Houzz community admire the most.

As for Custom Wine Cellars Chicago, we were able to win two categories from the awards presented: Best in Design and Best in Customer Service.  Winning a single award is an achievement in itself, but getting two is an indication that we are indeed providing our own brand of service that our clients find charmingly unique.

The Best in What We Do

Out of the many jobs that we have posted on our Houzz profile page, one of those which caught the eye of many in the Houzz community is the Cape Cod wine cellar project in Boston. This three month-long project shows us fashioning a wine room that serves dual purposes: it stores close to 1800 wine and champagne bottles and it also allots enough space for people to use the premises for tasting wine. We are rightfully proud of this project, and it seems like Houzz users also agree with us too by voting us as Best in Design this year.

Remodeling and Home Design

The Best in Customer Service award, on the other hand, is a category that is directly influenced by the Houzz users’ experience from dealing with the home design and remodeling professionals. So, this is an award that is directly influenced by the consumers more than the services that are located in the website. Thankfully for us, many Houzz users decided to add said project on their personal Houzz ideabooks, which also counted as a “vote” for us in this category.

Houzz?is one of the leading authorities in?home design and trends, so it should only follow that their endorsement of any service carries a lot of weight for the industry they are representing.? We are very lucky in this regard, in that we have such an influential authority giving high praise to our work, and we could not be more grateful.

The Significance of the Wine Cellar to a Modern Home

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Cape Cod Boston Custom Wine Cellar

Contrary to popular belief, a wine cellar is not just tailored only for the “rich”. If anything, the modern methods of building has proven that installing a wine cellar in any home is now made more affordable to middle-income clients and small home owners, too.

This is why Houzz?has become such a relevant platform for many homeowners these days. More than serving as a directory where the works of top building professionals are showcased, Houzz is also a website where homeowners are encouraged to interact and share their ideas with each other.. Users are able to do so with the help of Houzz’s functional 360-degree imaging, which allows people to properly evaluate the look and uses of a certain project and determine whether it is enough to meet their personal standards or not.

With this year’s release of the Best of?Houzz?2015 list, the website stays true to its aim of redefining the benchmark for cutting-edge residential renovation and decoration.? This is, in fact, why ideabooks have become such a useful presence for Houzz: with pictures of beautiful projects being pinned on any one user’s profile, it allows a homeowner to get “inspired” to come up with his or her own spin on a renovation project seen on the Houzz site.

Remodeling and Home Design

In fact, many of our recent clients cite our Chicago home wine cellar project as direct inspirations to why they decided to contract us for their own wine cellar projects. This is us channeling the Houzz spirit of creativity, and it is one we are very proud to channel for our brand.

Custom Wine Cellars Chicago also designs custom wine racks, standalone wine cellar refrigeration, and custom doors and floorings for your wine cellar. We are also available for consultation.

If you would like to see the rest of the Houzz ‘Best of’ awardees, please click here.

You can also visit our Houzz design idea pages.

Finally, you can contact us at +1 (949) 355-4376 to get a custom 3D wine room design for free!

Chicago Wine Cellars Benefit Well From Quality Wine Cellar Cooling Units

Wine cellar refrigeration systems in Chicago are an essential aspect of wine storage. Wine cellar cooling units help make sure that the temperature and humidity in your residential wine cellar in Chicago are kept at the ideal ranges. Wines cannot mature well if they aren’t kept in the ideal temperature and humidity ranges.

Residential Wine Cellar Project in Long Grove, Chicago, Illinois

A beautifully designed wine cellar in Chicago by Baroque Designs LCC is an example of a wine storage room that can provide the ideal conditions for wines. This residential wine cellar is built in a home in Long Grove, Chicago, and can accommodate more than 1000 wine bottles.

Wines can be stored in many different ways, but when it comes to huge wine collections, custom wine cellars are the best place to keep them. The huge home wine cellar was built in a renovated billiard table room that is 15 x 17 feet.

Custom Wine Cellar Chicago – Unique Design

The residential wine cellar in Chicago was uniquely designed and built by Baroque Designs LCC. The wine cellar had a classic feel with a medieval design. Stone work was done in the wine storage room up to the 10’ ceiling. The wine racks were handmade from reclaimed barn wood, which was obtained from their local supplier. Four niches that were 2’ high and 6” deep in the corners of the wine racks were included, to showcase magnums. The wine racking was made to accommodate individual storage and a diamond bin was included for bulk storage.

Wine cellar doors are also an important part of custom wine cellars, because how they are built may affect the temperature and humidity conditions inside the wine storage rooms. A purpose built wine cellar door imported from Europe was installed in this beautiful home wine cellar in Chicago, Illinois.

A classic design wine tasting room is another beautiful feature of this Chicago residential wine cellar. The tasting room has a table and a few chairs. A reclaimed wine barrel head from Sonoma Valley in California was used as décor in this tasting room. The barrel head had the client’s name customized on it.

Wine Cellar Refrigeration System Chicago – Effectively Installed

Every home wine cellar in Chicago needs a wine cellar refrigeration unit to help make sure that the temperature and humidity are kept in the ideal levels. Wines will get damage if there are constant fluctuations in these levels.

For this wine cellar project in Long Grove, Chicago, Illinois, US Cellar Systems provided an effective wine cellar refrigeration unit and had a licensed HVAC technician install the unit. The unit was a 300 cubic feet capacity Ductless Split Type Cooling unit.

Metal Wine Racks – Widely-Used in Chicago Wine Cellars

wine rack is a device that stores and organizes wine bottles and can be built out of a number of different materials. You have wood (being a very common material as it is easily obtainable and workable), metal (which tends to be more unique and is widely used), stainless steel (which we normally see in the kitchen), or wrought iron (which has become famous as a material for ornamental pieces, comes in fluid shapes, and creates real pieces of art).

Now the question is, “Which among of these materials are highly used and appreciated by wine enthusiasts and businessmen alike?” Nowadays, many buyers use metal wine racks as pieces of ornaments at home or in commercial establishments and not only as wine storage.

Let’s focus on the fact why metal wine racks are widely used in Chicago custom wine cellar construction and why they are better than any other type of wine rack material.

Why Choose Metal Wine Racks

Metal Wine Racks Give Off a Modern Day Feel

Both wooden and metal wine racks are excellent choices for wine storage and interior décor. However, metal wine racks have a definite advantage above wooden ones because they are designed and built to fit in almost any corner or nook of the house without much effort. Thus, it is an ideal wine storage solution for collectors with limited space. Also, with metal wine rack’s designs, you can access and read the label of the wine easily.

Prices of metal wine cellar racks may be considerably higher than wooden wine storage racks, but they tend to have durability that maintains quality and appearance for longer period of time. Metal wine racks are also resistant to corrosion and staining. Moreover, there are more metal wine rack styles to choose from compared to ones made from wood.

When you buy something out of metal, you know that it is going to be around for a while. Wine connoisseurs can choose various designs and shapes to match with the general appearance of any room. Hence, metal wine racks are a better option for your wine cellar racking.

With customization options, you can opt for an exquisite finish and color to match the palette of your wine storage space. It creates a very classic look while maintaining the elegance. Metal wine racks are also easier to clean and give off a distinctly cutting edge, modern day feel.

There are various types of metal wine racks, and finding the right one will only cost you a trip to the store or a few minutes browsing online. Take a visit to the Wine Cellar Specialists homepage and learn about a wide selection of metal wine racks they offer. They offer high density metal wine rack designs convenient for any residential or business projects where space and budget are factors to consider.

Wine Cella Specialists – a Trusted Name in the Wine Cellar Industry

Whether you have a small project in mind or a more adventurous one, Wine Cellar Specialists is always willing to lend a hand. They design and install custom wine cellars to all of North America and Canada. You can reach them at 866-646-7089 or visit their website at http://winecellarspec.com/. Click here to request a free 3D wine cellar design.

Custom Wine Cellars Seattle Washington – Reynolds Wine Cellar Design

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Custom Wine Cellars Seattle Washington – Reynolds Wine Cellar Design
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Overhead View - Wine Cellar Design

Overhead View – Wine Cellar Design

I’d like to walk you through the Reynolds’ wine cellar design and final photos.  What you’re looking at is the overhead plan view of the Reynolds Wine Cellars Seattle Washington and they have a sitting area out here and the wine cellar doors that enter into the wine cellar itself.

Each elevation is designated by a letter – elevation A being the back wall, elevation B the corners and elevation C the two sidewalls.  You’ll notice there’s a total of 1,367 bottles in the Reynolds Wine Cellars Seattle Washington.

Elevation A is the back wall and this is the main while you look at when you come through the wine cellar doors. The Reynolds chose to do their wine cellar in kind of a French theme.  It is very elaborate with a lot of hand-carved detailing.

Wine Cabinets - Reynolds Wine Cellar Design

Wine Cabinets – Reynolds Wine Cellar Design

You have your solid wine cabinets with adjustable shelves at the bottom.  We have drawers above; these all have hand-carved grapevine designs.  We have drawers here under the cabinet doors.  These are glass cabinet doors with cathedral detailing.

You have a solid arch with a pop light opening.  We have shelves going up each side, individual bottle storage on the left and right and above on the top.

You will also notice the columns, they are hand-carved columns, and they have detailing with leaf design at the top and large detailed crown molding as well as a large detailed base molding.  The cabinet itself is 27 inches deep at the bottom which means it is a double-deep depth, and the top is 16 inches deep.

We move on to elevation B which are the corners.  These are the upper side of the corners and these are individual bottle racks.

X Bins and X Cubes - Wine Cellars Seattle Washington

X Bins and X Cubes – Wine Cellars Seattle Washington

Elevations C at the left and right side; these have a horizontal display racks going across the center.  We have solid X bins and X cubes on the left and the right side.

Again we have the columns, the hand-carved columns, the large crown and the large base.  We have LED lighting along the display row.  We have a 13 1/2 inch bottle depth here.  You have raised panels on the end of the left wall where it can be seen from the outside.

Here you have some detail on our carved crown molding and base molding.  Here you details on the cathedral and on the crown molding detail on the end of the panel.  This looks chair rail but it’s actually the columns and it’s showing the LED ribbon lighting is along the horizontal displays and the panel base molding detail.

Overhead View 3D Wine Cellar Design

Overhead View 3D Wine Cellar Design

Here’s the overhead 3D wine cellar design view and you can see the countertop and the way this is all situated with the double deep on the end, single deep on the sides, your left and back view, your right and back view and a little more 3D drawings here.

Now I want to get into the finished product.  It is a beautiful wine room.  Here is a few pictures showing the cathedral windows and detailed hand-carved grapevine design, the solid arch and here is the cathedral window wine cabinets open.

Again the carved detail on the drawers and here is actually at the plant when they were doing the hand carving on the drawers.  Here’s your horizontal display rows, a little bit of some picture here with the detailed crown and your X bins.

Reynolds' Wine Cellars Seatlle Washington

Reynolds’ Wine Cellars Seatlle Washington

Hope you enjoyed viewing the Reynolds Wine Cellar Design and photographs designed and provided by Wine Cellar Specialists.

New Custom Wine Cellars Chicago Illinois – Palos Heights – Dave

New Custom Wine Cellars Chicago Illinois – Palos Heights – Dave (A Processed Video Transcription) 

Custom Wine Cellars Chicago Illinois

 

Dave's Custom Wine Cellars Chicago Illinois

Dave’s Custom Wine Cellars Chicago Illinois

You’re looking at a photograph of Dave’s Custom Wine Cellars Chicago Illinois in a darkened room with the lighting turned on.  As you can see in the wine cellar design, there is a wine barrel table top on a peninsula table.  We have a high reveal display row with LED ribbon lighting above and a solid arch with a pop light.  I’d like to take you on a tour of the wine cellar design drawings.

What you’re looking at here is the overhead or plan view of Dave’s Custom Wine Cellars Chicago Illinois.  As you can see each elevation is designated by a letter: elevation A, the front wall, elevation B are the three corner walls, elevation C the left, D the back wall and E the right wall.

There are a total of 1,064 bottles in this wine cellar.  Dave had a little bit of different design to his cellar; he has the bottom racks coming out further than the top custom wine racks with a 3-inch leap.

We will go to first of all elevation A, below the window.  Here we have champagne size of individual bottles on each side of case storage.  We have individual case storage, a solid case storage in between.  There is 1 1/2 inch toe-kick and base molding on the bottom.  The table top is a cooperage wine table top.

Elevation B are the corners.  Again you can see the wider bottom and the narrower top with the three-inch ledge.

Elevation C, this area in the center is where they built columns in between these racks.  We have solid X-cubes on the bottom with an individual row on each side.  The high reveal display row with the light valance to hide this LED ribbon lighting and the individual bottles above.

Custom Wine Racks Chicago Illinois - Dave's Wine Cellar

Custom Wine Racks Chicago Illinois – Dave’s Wine Cellar

Again you can see they’ve one 10-inch racks on the top and 13-inch custom wine racks on the bottom.  All of these custom wine racks Palos Heights Illinois are 92 1/2 inches high with a 2 1/4 inch crown molding going up an inch above the racks.

Elevation D is the back wall.  Here we have case storage on each side.  We have solid X-cubes above, individual bottle storage, glass racks, high reveal display row with light valance for the LED ribbon lighting and behind, which is hard-to-see on this drawing.

What we used is a wine barrel that Dave had himself, a French wine barrel; we’ve incorporated that into the design and behind the wine barrel there is enough room here.  We were able to put case storage back behind as well.

Moving on to elevation E, we have more case storage going from floor to ceiling and a quarter round in the end.  These are solid case storage and solid quarter round.

3D Wine Cellar Design

We’re going to the 3D wine cellar design Chicago Illinois drawing now.  This is the overhead view.  You can see where we did the three-inch leap, where his peninsula table top comes out and the table top right below the window.

This is a view from the front looking back, a view from the back to the window and the four walls and the window and the right wall from the back straight back and here is from the doorway looking in to the left.  Here you can see the case storage behind the wine barrel.

Hope you’ve enjoyed the walkthrough and the tour of Dave’s Wine Cellar Design created by Custom Wine Cellars Chicago Illinois SPecialists.

Wine Storage – Some Basic Do’s and Don’ts of Storing Your Wine Collection

Proper storage is crucial to maintaining and preserving the quality of wines.  Wines have the ability to improve their taste and flavor when stored under excellent conditions.  However, they can deteriorate just as easily if exposed to unfavorable environmental factors, such as excessive light, temperature, humidity, odor and vibration.

Wine Storage - The Do's and Don'ts

                      Wine Storage – The Do’s and Don’ts

Regardless of whether your wines are stored in a cellar, placed in a wine rack in a corner, or stacked neatly in a closet, following a few basic wine storage rules will help ensure that the taste and flavor of your collection will remain something for you to enjoy for a long period of time.

Wines need to be stored in dark places.  They should be kept away from harmful light sources, such as fluorescent light and ultraviolet rays.  Exposure to incandescent light can adversely affect the chemical compounds in wines and lead to their premature development.

Wine Cellar Design, Proper Lighting, Climate Control & Insulation

 Wine Cellar Design, Proper Lighting, Climate Control & Insulation

In choosing a lighting system for your storage space, LED light bulbs are a good option.  LED based lighting is energy efficient and emits less heat.  Installing light timers and dimmer switches can help reduce the amount of light that your wines are exposed to on a daily basis as well.

Regulating temperature and humidity levels is essential to maintaining wine quality.  The ideal storage temperature is between 50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit.  Fluctuating temperatures can accelerate the aging process and irreversibly damage wine.  As to humidity level, keeping it within 60% to 75% should be enough to prevent the cork from drying out and restrict potential mold growth.

If the storage space is designed to be a climate controlled environment, the size and configuration of the cooling system should be considered during the wine cellar design phase of the project.  A proper wine cellar cooling system will efficiently provide a stable wine storage environment.

Wine Cellar Construction

                             Wine Cellar Construction

During wine cellar construction, it is important to outfit your storage space with proper insulation and vapor barriers.  Insulation will help maintain the desired temperature, while vapor barriers will help contain condensation build up.  These features provide better moisture control for your wine room and ensure that the cooling system will function to its full potential.

Although wine bottles can be stored either vertically or horizontally, it is recommended to store them on their sides to keep the cork in constant contact with the wine.  This prevents it from drying out, which can cause oxidation and spoil the wine. Wine racks are built to hold wine bottles the right way.  They are designed with a tilt that allows wine bottles to be stored at an angle.

Keep your wine bottles away from food or household items that give off pungent odors.  Unsavory smells can seep in through the cork and taint the wine.  Wherever you choose to keep your wine bottles, make sure that the storage space has proper ventilation, which helps improve the air quality in your wine room.

Vibration can also have a negative influence on the chemistry of wine.  It has been said that vibration can be a contributing factor in the premature aging of wines.  Avoid storing wines near machineries that produce vibratory motion.  For wines to mature nicely, they require not only a stable environment, but also a quiet atmosphere.

Therefore, it is important that you choose a wine cellar construction company that can help you come up with a wine cellar design that will safeguard your precious wines. You can visit these web pages to get started: