Wine room design tools for professionals

Kessick 2020 Catalog takes our most popular line, Estate Series, and makes it available to kitchen design professionals to create your own wine cellar designs utilizing 2020 Design software.

Estate Series are a line of fully assembled wine cabinetry with a comprehensive selection of wine storage and wine display options. Frameless box construction combines metal and wood components for a range of design styles, from traditional to contemporary. Assembled cabinets are integrated with install rails, base platforms and optional backs to enable a simplified cabinet installation process.

Kessick quality, unmatched on the market, is available to give you the creative freedom to make your ideas come to life! 2020 Design users can access the wine cellar industries finest wine storage systems to expand your product lines and make your client’s dream a reality.

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Design Tips and Techniques

Every wine room is unique in both function and aesthetics. The biggest part of deciding what goes into your client’s wine room is asking what they want out of it.

A space designed strictly to house as much wine as it will fit, looks very different from a room that stylishly showcases and displays the wine bottles. Have a clear picture in your mind as to what purpose the room will serve then use these tips to accomplish your design vision.

Stacking Combinations

Kessick Estate Series was designed as a series of racks that can be used alone or stacked in multiple combinations to achieve varying heights. A typical cellar consists of base units and lower units with a ‘display row' in between.


Racking Styles

The different types of racking styles offered not only serve specific functions, but also change the look of your cellar. Use Diamond Bins mixed in with your individual bottle storage and an Arched Niche for a traditional look. Add more square openings like the Rectangle Bins and Square Niche for a contemporary look. If you’re looking for a modern touch use racks with metal components like Kessick Estate Series Parallel Display and Label View Rods.


Main Focal Point

Every good cellar has a main focal point, a place that draws the eye of the visitor. Most often this is in the center of the wall across from the door. If your door isn’t centered on the room you could choose to offset the focal point so it lines up with the door. This is especially effective if you have a glass door that allows you to see in from outside the cellar. A tasting table is an excellent focal point. Try using the Kessick Estate Series Arched or Square Niche here for the best effect.


Secondary Focal Point(s)

As a general guideline each wall should have its own focal point. Remember this if you’re racking more than one wall in your room. Secondary focal points should not be as prominent as your Main Focal Point. The Kessick Estate Series Parallel Display makes a great secondary focal point for side walls. Diamond Bins are a good alternative if you’re looking to store more bottles.


Mixed Storage

Cellars look best if they contain a mix of storage options. ie: individual bottle storage, bulk storage (such as diamond bins and rectangular bins), and case storage. Sprinkle in some of each for a well-rounded cellar.


Bottle Position

Be aware of the position your bottles are being stored. Most racks store bottles with the cork facing forward. This is the most economical storage position, meaning you can fit the most bottles this way. However, if you’re building a showcase cellar you’ll want to display the labels of your best bottles. Kessick Estate Series Display Row and Parallel Display racks hold the bottle at a slight angle so you can view the label. Or Kessick Essentials Label View racks hold the bottle horizontally to see the label. Mixing racks with different bottle orientation add interest to your room.


Location Matters

It is good practice to put your heavy items low to the ground for ease of access. Therefore, use case and bulk storage racks as your lower units and individual bottle racks as your upper units.


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Estate Series Component Descriptions

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I install Kessick Estate Series wine cabinetry?

    Estate Series are fully assembled box construction wine cabinetry with an integrated install rail. Estate Series are not stick-construction or 'kits'. No site assembly is required.

    This enables them to be installed in the same manner as any quality cabinet. The lower component sits on a 3” base platform (included) and the upper components stack on top of each other.

    Any carpenter or cabinet installer with basic skills, tools and common sense can install Estate Series. An installation guide PDF and videos are also available for your review.

  • Can I modify or customize a Kessick Estate Series 2020 component?

    Kessick cannot quote or sell an Estate Series 2020 component that has been modified from one of its standard sizes. The Estate Series 2020 price point and delivery time-frame are based on standard sizes, however, we do offer additional materials for on-site customization.

    If you don’t see what you are looking for within the Estate Series 2020 catalog, you may find what you’re looking for in our Semi-Custom Estate Series or our Reserve Series, a fully custom line of wine storage and display cabinetry.

    We also offer unique transitional and contemporary wine storage and display options. A Design Request Form and a design fee of $150 is required for a custom design. This design fee is credited to the purchase of the Kessick wine cabinetry.

  • Can I get additional materials to customize my wine room?

    Yes. Kessick offers …

    ‘The Construction Panel’ is an 11.75” x 96” double edge-banded 3/4" hardwood ply panel that allows you to build additional cabinet boxes to your specifications, as well as room architectural features like soffit, fascia, pilasters, large scribe filler and more. The wood, color and grain will match seamlessly and the width of 11.75” is the exact dimension of the wine cabinets.

    Solid Stock Filler measuring 3" x 3/4" x 96" can also be used for scribe, fascia, casing, etc. to customize your design.

    Additional Base and Crown Moldings can be used to finish out the trim in the room.

  • How do I get a design and quote if I don't design it myself in 2020?

    ES2020 was developed for professionals to create their own designs using 2020Design.

    If you can't or don't want to utilize 2020 and are a design professional, we ask that you fill out a Design Request Form. A Design Request Form and a design fee of $150 is required for a custom design. This design fee is credited to the purchase of the Kessick wine cabinetry.

    When Kessick creates the design, your product selections are not limited. Estate, Reserve, Elevate, Parallel and Wine-As-Art are all available to be utilized exclusively or integrated into your custom design. See our home page to learn more about each of these series.

    If you are a homeowner, fill out our contact form at the top of the page and we will connect you with a Kessick dealer in your area.

  • If Estate Series are fully assembled, how do they ship?

    Kessick ships LTL (less than truckload) on pallets approximately 48” x 48” x 72” and the molding (96”) will ship in a tube or rigid cardboard package, depending on the size. An average size pallet will hold around 10 components. The LTL shipment is typically ordered with lift gate service and will be delivered to a residential address in a pup (short) semi-truck. Commercial and ‘white glove’ delivery options are available. The wine cabinets are ready to install right out of the box.

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