November 20, 2019 2 min read

Follow These Steps and Get the Most Out of Your Wine Cellar Consultation

You’ve finally decided to move forward with your wine cellar project. We’re guessing a lot of planning and research went into this decision. It’s our goal to fully understand your vision so we can help you bring it to life. Your first consultation is an opportunity to convey your design ideas, lay out your realities, and gain a deeper understanding of what is involved in the process.

However, many clients don’t prepare for this next phase of developing their wine storage solution as they might think. But with a little bit of preparation, every client can get the most out of their initial consult and get a head start on the design and build of their project.

What to Bring For Your First Consult With A Custom Wine Cellar Designer

We want to be sure you get the most out of your first wine cellar consultation. So follow these tips and start your project off on the right foot. We hope to see you soon at our North Texas design center!

Inspiration Photos: We know you’ve been mining Instagram, Pinterest and Houzz for the latest and greatest in wine cellar design trends. Be sure to bring your favorite pics to your consultation so we can incorporate your style and favorite storage options into your wine cellar.

Photos of Your Home or Business: Having pictures of your home or business on hand really helps the discussion along. Particularly if there are multiple locations being considered for your wine cellar. Pictures also help when considering refrigeration options and provide visual cues from adjacent areas. If your first consultation is at the project site, send us some photos in advance.

A Copy of Your Floor Plans: When available, floor plans are one of the top resources you can provide and will be used as a reference throughout the process. Be sure to bring a full set so we can see the location of the wine cellar relative to other entertaining spaces, plan how to route the components of your refrigeration system and consider sight lines from adjacent rooms. If your project is a renovation and we’re meeting onsite, send us the plans ahead of time. We’ll do some pre-work to make sure our time together is well spent.

A Rundown of Your Collection: Take a look in your wine fridge, garage, hall closet or off-site storage space and reacquaint yourself with your collection. How many bottles do you want to store now and into the future? How many are 750s, magnums or large formats? How would you like to organize the collection in your cellar? Knowing these details will help us to provide you with personalized options for your wine cellar.

Come to your first meeting with these items in mind and we’ll have you stocking your new cellar in no time!

Haven’t set up a consultation for a wine cellar yet? Contact Vineyard Wine Cellars today by clicking here or calling 866-973-1100.

 



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