CUSTOM-CRAFTED TRANSITIONAL WINE CELLARS
A transitional wine cellar is a combination of both traditional and modern elements and is perhaps the most popular style today. There are an unlimited number of ways a transitional cellar can be designed but we recommend that the design consist of a dominant element of either traditional or modern as the two styles are polar opposites.
The judicious use of wood, metal, glass and hard surface materials can result in a spectacular transitional wine cellar if designed properly. Luxury Elements are experts when it comes to the blending of the two styles into unique wine storage and display area in your Chicagoland home or business.
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7-STEP PROCESS TO A BEAUTIFUL WINE CELLAR
At Luxury Elements, we give every client our full attention in order to guarantee their ideas for their custom wine storage area are completely fulfilled to their satisfaction. We follow the same 7-step procedure for every project to ensure the final result will be exactly what the customer expected and that the customer’s overall experience is a positive one.
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Site visit: One of our design consultants will visit the client’s home or office to discuss their ideas and go over design options, show material samples and walk-through videos of other wine cellar projects. Then the designated location will be carefully measured.
Wine Cellar Design: Following the site visit, our designers, using state-of-the-art CAD programs, will design the wine cellar based on our discussions and space availability.
Design Changes: Luxury Elements will soon present a carefully detailed design. At this time, any changes, alterations or modifications will be discussed and then incorporated into a final design.
Final Design Presentation and Agreement: A final design will be presented to the customer and if agreed upon, an estimate will be presented and a contractual agreement will be signed and the build process will begin.
Final Preparation - Ordering Components: Specialized components to fit the client’s custom cellar design such as the cooling unit, doors, luminaire, wall, ceiling and flooring materials, etc. will be ordered and readied for installation.
Build and Installation Process: Our experienced professional installers will arrive to begin the installation process. Depending on the particular location, the work may include concrete floor sealing and vapor barrier installation, framing and insulation, cooling unit installation and finishing of the walls and ceiling as well as flooring and door installation. And finally, the racks themselves are installed as well as lighting fixtures, and other features. Soon, the beautiful Luxury Elements custom-built wine cellar will be complete and ready for the client to enjoy.
OUR THREE PART WINE CELLAR DESIGN PROCESS
The design process in any construction project is the collaboration between the client and the designer. Throughout the planning stage, it is crucial to maintain an open line of communication so the client’s vision for their wine cellar/wine room can become a reality exactly as imagined.
During the entire design process, we offer many opportunities for the client to make changes, additions or corrections to the design and we welcome and encourage client feedback. To ensure Luxury Elements and the client have a complete understanding of the project, we have broken down the design process into three distinct chronological segments.
STEP ONE - Two Dimensional (2D) Modeling
The first architectural document the client will receive will be a 2D or two dimensional model or line drawing. 2D drawings are created using Luxury Elements’ state-of-the-art computer (CAD) program and is the first draft, a starting point, using the information and measurements gleaned from the initial site visit and discussions with the client. A two dimensional (2D) model involves the creation of a blueprint or drawing showing an overhead view of a project. This document will describe the basic layout of the site and where objects are placed, but will not include the dimension of depth.
This drawing is the initial depiction of the project that the client will see and will show a preliminary view of the floor plan giving the client an understanding of the space and how it will be used. It will also show the placement and position of the wine racks, doors and other interior objects. This is also the first opportunity for the client to make any changes or corrections to the design.
STEP TWO - Three Dimensional (3D) Modeling
Three Dimensional (3D) modeling is an expansion of the 2D drawing and adds a third dimension (depth) where there is more visual information that is included in the resulting model. A 3D geometric model allows both the client and the builder the ability to clearly understand the complexities of the project and visualize it in more realistic terms. This is crucial during the design phase and is yet again another opportunity when design alterations can be made.
STEP THREE- Three Dimensional (3D) Rendering
A three-dimensional (3D) rendering is a computer-designed realistic snapshot of the wine cellar or wine room that has not yet been physically built. Viewed as the final step in the computer-aided design process, a 3D rendering gives clients an opportunity to again review the design and see how it would look in the real world. To accomplish this, texturing, wood tones, flooring, lighting and shadows have been added to the 3D model for a better, almost photographic visualization.
The three-step design process has gone from the client's idea for a wine cellar or room to a 2D model or line drawing to a 3D model and finally to a full-color 3D rendering. And of course, during the entire process, the client has been encouraged to work closely with Luxury Elements’ design team to ensure the design satisfies the client's expectations. At this point, with the client’s approval of the final design, Luxury Elements will then proceed with the estimation process.