By Kristi Davis
If you own just one bottle of wine, you would not have any problems storing it. But if you have more than that and you have no plan of consuming it shortly after you have purchased them, you might have considered having wine racks to hold the bottles.
Both online shops and brick and mortar stores are offering a wide array of wine rack designs that you can choose from. Or you can opt to have your wine holders custom-made to ensure that all your requirements and needs for a wine cellar or rack are met. Your choice of wine rack design will depend on many factors; some of which are the amount and type of your wine collection, your storage space, and your budget.
Type and Amount of Collection. Wine connoisseurs have different specific likes and preferences. Others are fond of collecting big bottles like Champagnes and Burgundy. While other enthusiasts like to have red wines only, white wines only, in different bottle sizes (half-bottled or spit, 750-mL, magnum). Big time collectors and commercial establishments do not just store wine bottles but wine cases.
The best wine rack for your collection is designed to have shelves that will fit and hold securely your precious collection. If most of your collection consists of big bottles, then the shelves must also be spacious enough to house the bottles. The quantity of your collection should also be considered during your selection of wine cellar design. Also, make allowances for future collection.
Available Storage Space. The space where you want to keep your wine bottles will determine the type of wine rack that will suit your homes. Good for you if you have more than enough space for your collection. You can freely play around with your wine rack designs. But do not worry about having limited space for there are minimalist designs that can be mounted on the wall or fixed on cellars, under the stairs, and the likes. Custom wine cellars are a better option for you to really maximize your available space.
Budget. Wine shelves construction expense could run from very affordable to extravagant depending on the design details and its size. Your budget may limit you on certain elements like grandeur and certain amount of durability. But, bear in mind that you can still have a superb wine cellar or rack even while under budget constraints.
These factors should help you decide which among the designs of wine cellars you have encountered is best for your wine collection.
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