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Wine Storage Solutions with WineRacks.com

By Emily Black

 

Chief Architect has been working with WineRacks.com since 2012 to offer their wine storage product line. Their USA made wine storage solutions provide a unique design for any small or large project.

WineRacks.com is located in New York’s Hudson Valley and has been serving their customers since 1992.  Over the years, their product selections have expanded to include a wide range of small capacity wine racks, wine accessories, cooling units and lighting for wine cellars.

With the goal of providing the very best customer service and product quality, WineRacks.com is manufacturing their own wooden wine storage units within the US with environmentally responsible raw materials.

I had the chance to speak with Jeremy of WineRacks.com to dive deeper into what makes a great wine cellar.

 

What are the current wine storage trends?

“More homeowners are looking to add wine storage in their homes and home buyers are looking for homes with wine storage already in them. Here are some stats:

    • Over 120 million Americans are drinking wine weekly
    • Sales of wine bottles $50 and higher are on the rise
    • 78% of wine sold in the U.S. are in retail stores”

 

What should we consider when designing a wine cellar?

“From a consumer perspective, they need to inventory how much wine they have as well as their purchasing patterns. Having this understanding will translate into a solution that meets their current and long-term storage needs. They also need to understand that possibilities are limitless when it comes to both design and space so do your homework. Gather photos of designs you like using channels like social media but also talk to friends and family.

“For professionals, it’s important to support this ‘limitless’ theme for design by considering all types of racking when designing a solution. Some may prefer a traditional route, others more contemporary or maybe an integrated approach. It’s important to show your client photos and discuss options because there’s a lot there.  Understanding a client’s preference is key. Also, remember that a wine storage solution no longer has to be in the basement. There are a number of spaces throughout a home that can be used for wine storage, so consider a few options and discuss them with your client.

“With respect to design and spacing, professionals need to balance form and function for any solution. Use racking that not only shows off someone’s collection but makes it easy for them to access it as well as add to it when needed. Also, keep in mind, 95% of traditional racking has no stain, but if staining is part of your design, make sure to choose water-based stains to reduce gases and ensure your provider uses non-aromatic wood. This is critical because odors from non-water based stains can get caught in the air handling system or in the corks and kill the wine.

“For space selection, make sure you use spaces that are environmentally friendly to wine (55 degrees with humidity levels of 60-70%). If they do not already exist, a professional should consider incorporating a cooling/humidification system into the design. With that in mind, spaces that support access to an adjoining room or the outside should be used in a design so a system can be implemented.  Lastly, avoid direct sunlight (from a window) and vibrations (from a laundry room) as both will hurt the longevity of the wine.”

Find more resources through WineRacks.com on Choosing A Wine Rack & How To Build A Wine Cellar.

 

What do you value most about wine cellars?

“That if done correctly, they become an extension of a homeowner’s style and personality and as a result, not only compliment a home but also add value to it. I also love how realistic it is to have wine storage in a home or business due to the number of reasonable options that are now available. There are also options for those just starting to collect and as a result, you no longer have to be an avid collector to justify a storage solution.”  

Learn more about Creative Home Wine Storage.

 

WineRacks.com‘s catalog has been updated to include their wine cellar combos as well as their VintageView line! Download the WineRacks.com Catalog to use in your next wine cellar project. Also, connect with Jeremy to set up your next wine storage solution.

 

Jeremy Miller

WineRacks.com

jeremym@wineracks.com

(845) 658-7181

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Design Contest, Featured Customers, Professional, Remodel-Addition

Glenn M. Travis Places 2nd with His Georgian Colonial Remodel

Second story addition to a ranch rambler home design.

By Emily Black

 

Glenn placed 2nd in the Chief Architect Remodel/Addition Design Contest! His winning design is a beautiful transformation of the original home design.

Glenn M. Travis, the principal designer and owner of GMT Home Designs, focused on adding a second story and redesigning the first floor to give the clients a large kitchen and open family room. Glenn utilizes Chief Architect to bring his clients into the design with him and open communication for changes.

“Glenn and his team turned our idea into a reality using their incredible 3D design system. For the first time, we could actually see our dream home come to life. Visualizing the space in the 3D Viewer not only showed us what our home would look like but allowed us to make changes to something “we thought we liked” before ever breaking ground.” – GMT Home Design Client Continue reading…

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Design Contest

Design Contest – Remodel/Addition Design!

Accessible kitchen design.

Chief Architect Design Contests are a fun way to share your designs, build credibility and expose your brand.  Share one of your Remodeling or Addition Designs for a chance to win Chief Gear. Use any Chief Architect or Home Designer software product to create your original design.

Enter:

  1. Email a single image or a 360° image of your design to submissions@chiefarchitect.com
  2. Include your name, company information, and the software you used.
  3. Describe your design and planning process for your submission including any background information about the project.

 

Winners:
Entries will be posted in a photo album on Chief Architect’s Facebook page. Fans of Chief Architect will be asked to “Like” their favorite entry. The entry with the most “Likes” and other reactions will be declared the winner.

 

Prizes:

1st Place

 

2nd Place

 

3rd Place

 

Rules:

  • Use any Chief Architect or Home Designer software product to create your original design.
  • One submission/file per person (can be a single view, collage, or 360° image)
  • If you submit a 360° image, it must be exported as a JPG format. Also, please include a standard image for us to add to our ChiefBlog.
  • Chief Architect reserves the right to refuse any contest entry.
  • Purchasing “Likes” or “Shares” is not permitted.
  • A submitted design may not be entered more than once per year. Re-entry of winning designs are not permitted.
  • Entry Deadline is June 18, 2018

 

Send inquiries to submissions@chiefarchitect.com

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Design Contest, Featured Customers, Professional, Remodel-Addition

Joslyn Brungardt and Caci Pommerehn win 1st place with their 1960’s ranch remodel

With a centralized atrium, this ranch home offers nearly 4000 square feet of main floor living.

By Kendra Dorosh

Joslyn Brungardt and Caci Pommerehn win 1st place in the Chief Architect Remodel/Addition Design Contest. Their individual talents complement each other in creating unique spaces, such as this beautiful remodel.

“Chief Architect has given us the ability to give our clients confidence in their project before construction has even begun.”- Caci Pommerehn (Left) and Joslyn Brungardt (Right)

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Design Contest, Featured Customers, Interior Design, Kitchen Design, Professional, Remodel-Addition

Alexandra DuBois places 2nd with her mid-century remodel

This kitchen remodel combines the kitchen, dining room, and family room to create one giant space for relaxing and entertaining. The home was built in the mid-century style, and the clients wanted to incorporate this into their new design.

By Kendra Dorosh

Alexandra DuBois places 2nd in the Chief Architect Remodel/Addition Design Contest. Her experience with color, tile patterns, and materials is evident in her custom design.

“I am originally from Des Moines, Iowa and moved to San Diego to attend design school ten years ago. I have been around design and remodeling my whole life with my family, my dad always being one to complete all of his own remodeling projects and having my sister and I help all along the way. I graduated from the Art Institute of California – San Diego with a Bachelor’s of Science in Interior Design.  My first few jobs in the industry were a color specialist at a paint store, furniture sales, and tile design before I settled at Lars Remodeling and Design. Continue reading…

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