Wine room design tools for professionals

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.

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Design it Yourself

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.

Design Tips and Techniques

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.


Stacking Combinations

Kessick Essentials 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 upper 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 Essentials 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 Essentials 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 Essentials 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 Essentials 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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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I install Essentials wine cabinetry?

    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.

  • Can I modify or customize a Kessick Essentials SketchUp component?

    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.

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

    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

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

    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.

  • I’ve created the perfect design for my client but need a PDF presentation. What options do I have?

    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.

  • If Essentials are fully assembled, how do they ship?

    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.

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