In summer 2016, we designed and delivered an original project for a wine room with two glass walls. It is notable that from the very start of the works on the project and up to completion of the wine room only a month went by. The work was incredibly intense but really captivating, too. While getting you familiarised with this task, we will also present the basic principles underlying the wine rooms we create. We hope this information will be both enlightening and handy.
The customer filled the brief questionnaire put up on our website. Our client could have opted for one of the standard design projects, but that wasn’t the case. Based on the data we got, we prepared a presentation free of charge, a draft of the project. It is normally a number of slides accompanied with schematic views and comments. This information is enough to form a general idea of what the wine room will be like, which shelves and modules will be used, how they will be arranged, and how many bottles will be stored in the wine rack. That is what the draft design project of the corner wine room looked like:
Further on, in case the draft design is approved by the customer, we prepare interim drawings – a few ones to single out the most appropriate. In our case, the customer was provided with 4 drawings of wine rooms differing in size and capacity. The option with the largest enoteca housing 241 bottles was chosen in the end.
This drawing was immediately favoured by the customer and got approved without any changes. In other cases, some corrections can be made prior to approval of the final design.
We normally arrive at the site to look at the space and take all measurements. After that, we calculate the cost of modules and materials required for the wine room in question.
We compile a price quote where we spell out absolutely all modules, materials needed for the project implementation and other elements with their prices. Even though every wine room, in particular, requires that some of the shelves, modules or elements are picked individually, 90% of the elements are standard ones readily available in our warehouse.
This wine room, like many other ones, used a few closed modules with bas-reliefs on the doors. We normally come up with a few options of bas-reliefs and make 3D-models for them.
After the bas-relief is approved, we prepare rendered views of the finished wine room with all the elements inside. At this stage, some details or the colour of the wine rack can still be changed.
There are a few standard colour schemes for the wine room to choose from or we may as well colour it in any way the customer desires. In this case, the colour for the wine room was customised: we were given a sample of wood that served as a template.
In the meanwhile, the chosen modules and other elements are prepared at the production facility. They aren’t coloured yet.
For the corner wine room we applied the following:
The chosen modules, cornices and other wooden elements were coloured and upon their drying taken to the customer. The wine room was assembled on the site. Space had already been prepared and renovated with all the finishing materials selected in advance.
To maintain the temperature and humidity appropriate for wine storage, an air conditioning unit was mounted in the room. Some of the projects don’t require air conditioning, others, on the contrary, need not only all climate control equipment to be installed but also the necessary utilities to be procured for it. For more convenient bottle search and, of course, for the sake of beauty, the modular rack and the room itself were equipped with illumination.
The house was still under construction when the wine room was completely finished. The room turned out to be austere and elegant, but cosy. Not only does it help to keep the wine, but also adds to the grandeur of the house. The result surpassed all expectations. It made us and above all the customer really contented.