Storing your valuable wine in the right conditions is an investment well worth making if you’re serious about wine. Storage comes down to a few key variables - and this is where wine cellar professionals can help you out.
Wine cellar designers specialise in designing, building and maintaining cellars to house your collection of bottles at the proper temperature and in the correct conditions. But their skills go well beyond designing and building a wine cellar fit for your dreams. These wine storage experts can also advise you on smaller scale home bar setups, wine racks or wine cabinets to fit your budget and even beer fridges. For trickier installations, they may need to call on other specialty contractors.
What Does a Wine Cellar Professional Do?
A wine cellar professional can help you determine the best cellar location, size and configuration, based on the number and types of bottles you plan to store and on your home’s layout. In addition to functionality, he or she will ensure that the cellar design and materials complement those used throughout the rest of your house. He or she may work independently or in tandem with a general contractor or remodeler. Here are some related professionals and vendors to complement the work of wine cellars: Design & Construction Firms, Home Builders, Tile, Stone & Benchtops, Blacksmiths & Welders, Specialty Contractors.
Your wine cellar professional also will oversee the preparation of the target space (moisture barriers, ventilation and so forth) as well as the construction process. Wine cellar builders select and install the necessary equipment and surfaces, from racks and cabinetry to flooring and lighting, and often handle special security systems to protect a homeowner’s collection.
Questions to ask a prospective wine cellar professional:
How long have you been in the business?
How many projects like mine have you completed?
Who will be working on the project?
Are the workers employees or subcontractors?
Can you provide me with references?
May I see a current or past jobsite?
Are you and your employees licensed and insured?
What license(s) do you have?
What wine-related training do you have?
How do you charge, and what does that include?
Can you give me a written estimate?
What do your services include?
How will I be charged for parts and materials?
When can your job get done?
What is your policy for change orders?
What happens when the cost exceeds the budget? What about changes to materials or labor pricing?
What will I need to provide?
Are there any important considerations or concerns you foresee with this project?
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