create your own design with Essentials
Kessick Essentials takes the best parts of our most popular Estate Series line and makes them available to trade professionals, builders, and interior designers to create your own wine cellar designs.
Kessick quality, unmatched on the market, is available to give you the creative freedom to make your ideas come to life! Essentials are the same, first quality, fully assembled wine cabinetry as our top line but simplified, with shorter lead times and lower cost.
How it works: Using SketchUp, you can download all the Essentials components you need to make your wine cellar designs from 3D Warehouse.
You will also find helpful tips and tutorials to assist you along the way.
After your design is complete fill out the Essentials Contact/ Quote request form below, attach the .skp file and we will respond promptly with a quote and ship date.
SketchUp is the world’s most popular 3D modeling and design application. SketchUp Make is an easy to use design software and is free!
3D Warehouse contains millions of models created in SketchUp including our comprehensive catalog of Kessick Essentials wine cabinetry.
Contact us if you would like the Essentials SketchUp component files library sent to you via Dropbox.
Every wine room is unique in both function and construction. The biggest part of deciding what goes into your cellar is deciding what you want out of your cellar. A room designed strictly to house as much wine as it will fit looks very different from a room that stylishly showcases your collection. Have a clear picture in your mind as to what purpose your room will serve then use these tips to accomplish it.
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Individual Columns are great for single bottle storage. They distribute weight well, maximize air circulation, and provide easy access to bottles. They hold all 750mL bottles, but are ideal for hard-to-stack bottles like Champagne, Burgundy, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and other bottles with a long, sloped neck.
Where to use – Individual Columns are our most versatile rack. They can be used as both upper and lower unit. They usually make up the bulk of your storage. Place your main components and specialty racks first. Then fill the rest of the space with Individual Columns.
Rectangle Bins are used for loose bulk and wood case storage. They also work well for storage and display of magnums, large format bottles, and wine-related paraphernalia such as decanters, stemware, wine books, etc. Because bottles can be stored in large groupings Rectangular Bins maximize storage capacity.
Where to use – Rectangle Bins can be used as both upper and lower units. However, they are usually best used as lower units. Particularly, when used as loose-bottle or case storage. Use them whenever max capacity is desired or to add variety to your cellar.
Diamond Bins are a staple of wine cellar design. They hold loose bulk storage of 750mL, magnum, and split bottles. Each full diamond holds 12 bottles. Straight-bodied Bordeaux bottles stack best in this format, such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
Where to use – Diamond Bins are used more for their distinctive look rather than their storage ability. Use them as a focal point on an otherwise boring wall. They make great lower units, but have a particular presence when stacked together as an upper unit and lower unit. They also look good below a niche as a lower-cost alternative to a cabinet.
Base Cabinets are good choices for storing things out of view and include a drawer for small items such as corkscrews and wine tags. The Kessick Essentials Base Cabinet has 2 door style options: either a smooth slab door or a 5-piece (shaker style) flat panel door.
Where to use – Base Cabinets are only offered as lower units and work best underneath a Kessick Essentials Niche. You can also put your own countertop on them for a more customized look.
A Niche often acts like the focal point of the wine cellar. It comes in either an arched version or a square version and the square version has an optional stemware rack. The included 1 ¼” wood Tasting Table adds a functional element as well as a decorative centerpiece. You also have the option to supply your own countertop for a customized look.
Where to use – Niches are only offered as upper units and work best over a Base Cabinet, but can be placed above any rack. This will be the first thing you see when you walk into the room so for the most effect put it across from your door.
Label View Racks are the latest trend in wine bottle storage. They hold bottles on their sides with the label facing forward. Displaying wine in this fashion adds a lot of color and interest to the cellar. They fit most bottle shapes and accommodate both 750mL and magnum sizes. They also provide some versatility, storing bottles 3-deep when the label is facing out or maximizing your storage capacity with the necks facing out. Label View Racks come in 2 versions: Label View Original which is a full wood version or Label View Rods which has wood box construction with metal bottle supports.
Where to use – Label View Racks can be used as both upper and lower units. They work particularly well as upper units where the label is at eye level. Use Label View Original for a traditional look or Label View Rods for a more contemporary to modern look.
Wine Shelves are another variation of bottle storage. They fit more bottles per row than Individual Columns and are a good way to store hard-to-stack bottles like Champagne, Burgundy, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and other bottles with a long, sloped neck. Since they are solid shelves they can also be used for wine accessories like bottle tags and corkscrews.
Where to use – Wine Shelves work well as either upper or lower units. They are very versatile. Use them whenever you want to break up too much monotony along a wall.
Quarter Round Shelves are a purely decorative element for a wine cellar. They only hold a handful of wine bottles standing upright, but they are great for decanters or stemware storage also. This is a great spot to show off a few impressive bottles.
Where to use – Quarter Rounds are meant to cleanly finish off a wall of racking when the racking does NOT end in a corner (such as when the racks stop next to a door or window). Do not be tempted to put a Quarter Round directly into a corner. Due to the curve of the shelves it loses much of its function next to a wall. If you MUST have a Quarter Round in a corner, back it away from the wall 8-10” for a better presentation.
Parallel Display Racks offer a unique presentation for your wine. All bottles are displayed at an angle so the label is visible. This rack is not meant for max capacity; instead it showcases your best bottles.
Where to use – Parallel Display Racks are best used as upper units where bottles can be displayed at eye level. They work well as a centerpiece instead of a niche or focal points for your side walls. These racks work wonderfully in a transitional or modern style cellar.
Display Row Racks come in a variety of styles depending on their function.
Where to use – Display Row Racks are designed to go in between a lower and an upper unit. They can be stacked in multiples or on top of an upper unit.
Essentials are fully assembled box construction wine cabinetry with an integrated install rail. Essentials 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 Essentials. An installation guide PDF and videos are also available for your review.
Kessick cannot quote or sell an Essentials component that has been modified from one of its standard sizes in SketchUp. Essential’s price point and delivery time-frame are based on standard sizes.
Essentials offers a construction panel that can be used to create additional cabinet boxes, filler etc to help fit the wine racking to your space.
If you don’t see what you are looking for within the Essentials catalog you may find what you’re looking for in Estate Series, a semi-custom line or Reserve Series, a fully custom line of wine storage and display cabinetry. A Design Request Form and a $95 design fee is required for Estate and Reserve Series. The design fee is credited to the purchase of the Kessick wine cabinetry.
Yes. Essentials offers ‘The Construction Panel’. This 11.75” x 96” double edge-banded 3/4" hardwood ply panel 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, 11.75”, is the exact dimension of the wine cabinets.
The 3" x .75" x 96" solid stock filler can also be used for scribe, fascia, casing, etc. to customize your design.
Additional Essentials base and crown molding can be used to finish out the trim in the room
Essentials was developed for professionals to create their own designs using SketchUp.
If you can't or don't want to utilize SketchUp and are a design professional, we ask that you fill out the Estate Series -Design Request Form. A Design Request Form and a $95 design fee is required for Estate and Reserve Series. The design fee is credited to the purchase of the Kessick wine cabinetry.
If Kessick is creating the design your product selections are not limited. Estate, Reserve, Elevate and Wine-As-Art are all available to be utilized exclusively or integrated into your custom design.
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.
SketchUp Pro has a companion software called Layout that makes an excellent presentation. If you don't have Pro (or know how to use Layout), Kessick can provide you with a presentation design of your work that will show color perspective views of the wine room along with 2D elevations and plan views for a flat fee of $35. They are a fantastic sales tool that will look great and help you communicate your vision to your client.
Essentials ship 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.