wine rooms and wine storage areas

Wine Rooms & Storage in Homes

Adding a Wine Storage Area in Your House Is Likely Easier Than You Think

As we head into the holiday season, entertaining and wine come to mind. Wine has become a pleasure for so many and as such, storage needs arise. Wine storage and wine rooms need not be daunting, however.

“One of the great pleasures of learning about and enjoying wine is curating a wine collection that is personal to your tastes. But choosing and buying wines are only part of the process: they also must be stored. When preserved correctly, wine can last for decades, even centuries, growing in value and quality. But poor storage can spoil even the greatest wines in the world.”
– James Suckling

At Incredible Home, we have some clients who are looking for a fully dedicated wine room, while others are just looking to incorporate a specialized wine storage area into their homes. Many clients are choosing to include wine storage in their kitchens and entertaining spaces and we have many designs and solutions that can accommodate this special storage area. Sleek wine peg systems offer a modern touch, while more traditional racks for display and storage can be finished in a stain or paint colour to coordinate with the space and design.Wine storage for the home

While it may be considered a luxury to build a wine room into a new house design, finding space to store your wine in a renovation scenario is a luxury attainable to pretty much any homeowner.

Although it can require some serious creativity, wine storage areas and wine rooms can be carved out of the most unusual spaces. From the forgotten space under the stairs to an overly large utility room, underutilized pantries or spare bedrooms – a wine room can be born. If space allows, you may also wish to include a countertop, a tasting bar or table for two. Expert design here is key as you’ll want to maximize the storage space while taking care to blend aesthetics and comfort. And that’s where the team here at Incredible Home excels – we’re experts in designing creative storage areas… in some of the most unusual spaces!

There are many elements that can go into a custom wine room or storage area. Here are some things to think about when considering adding a wine area to your home.

  • How much wine do you wish to store? We have several styles of cabinetry to house case lots, individual bottles or display bottles.
  • Would you like to display special bottles?
  • Would you like to include labels to identify varieties? Consider brass or white metal labels to be affixed to shelves to separate your Pinot Noir from your Cabernet and so on.
  • Climate control is something to think about. Your room can be fitted with equipment to control the climate so that your Reds are shelf ready and your Whites and Rosés are chilled to just the right temperature.
  • Consider adding a refrigerator for the Whites, Rosés and Bubblies.
  • Lighting is an important element in the design. We do not want the wine to overheat under hot lights.
  • Will you use the space for storage only or will you incorporate seating or a countertop?
  • Do you require space for other beverages and bar items?

If you’ve never stored wine long-term before, you might want to familiarize yourself with how to properly store wine at home.

If you’ve ever thought that your house needed an area to store your wine, reach out to Incredible Home to see what’s possible and let us begin the process of designing a custom home wine room or wine storage area.

Kitchen Renovations in Victoria BC

Thinking about a Kitchen Renovation?

What you Need to Know Before Moving Forward with a Kitchen Reno

 

Now that you have decided to renovate your kitchen, what are your next steps? Home renovation projects need to be well planned and a kitchen renovation is no exception!Kitchen Renovations in Victoria BC - new oven

Before you meet with your kitchen designer it is ideal to create a rough layout of your existing kitchen, take photos of each wall, build a folder with a few inspiration images, and consider budget and timeline for completion.

Your new kitchen remodel needs to reflect your personal style, how you use the space and functional needs.

Some of the elements we consider when designing your kitchen include:

  • Which fixtures and/or appliances are you planning to keep and what if any limitations do we need to work around such as plumbing and range venting.
  • How do you use your kitchen? How many people use the space? Do you need additional pantry storage? Would you benefit from designated areas for baking and canning? Do you need space to entertain? Do you need space for casual dining?
  • Are you changing flooring material?
  • Can we reconfigure the layout to add a kitchen island or peninsula?
  • Are there spaces adjacent to the kitchen that can be incorporated as pantry or additional storage?
  • Electrical and plumbing changes including additional plug in locations and rough-in for appliances that require water lines.

Renovating Kitchen Cabinets

When it comes to your kitchen cabinets you have several options for materials which will allow you to work within your budget. The two main materials used for kitchen cabinetry are wood or a wood substrate with an applied finish. Each offers different options for colours, textures, and finishes. Your kitchen cabinet decisions are likely the most important ones you will make when remodelling your kitchen. Your cabinets will be the first thing people notice and their functionality and purpose will add significant value to your everyday enjoyment.

Kitchen Countertops, Accessories & Lighting

In keeping with this added value proposition, you will need to consider the countertops, accessories, lighting, and hardware that best fit with your needs. This is one area where a little more budget allocation can have a great payback. The kitchen is the heart of the home after all!

Choosing Kitchen Countertops

Kitchen Renovations in Victoria BC - island kitchen

There are many choices for countertop and backsplash materials from solid surfaces such as quartz and natural stone as well as porcelain, butcher block and laminate. We work with several local supplier/fabrication shops here in Victoria BC and recommend looking at Colonial Countertops as a starting point.

Choosing Kitchen Accessories

Accessories elevate and add function to a well-designed kitchen. There is an abundance of choice for accessories to customize the inside of your cabinets; corner solutions, garbage/recycling/composting, spice storage, drawer organization are just the beginning.  Check out a full range of kitchen accessories here.

Choosing Kitchen Hardware

Hardware is the jewelry of the kitchen and the right choice will bring the whole kitchen together. Things to consider when selecting hardware include shape, size, material, and finish. Positioning on the cabinetry is a detail not to be missed either.

Getting the Right Lights for your Kitchen

Finally, let there be light. Along with finding ways to bring in as much natural light as possible you will also want to ensure that you take full advantage of the variety of options for cabinet lighting including under cabinet, over cabinet, toe kick lighting and lights to the interior of cabinets.

 

That should give you a good idea of what you need to know before moving forward with that new kitchen renovation. In Victoria BC, come by our showroom to talk to our expert kitchen designers, cabinet makers and installers or give us a ring at 250-381-6511 and let’s get started on your new kitchen reno!

Back to Business

Incredible Home is excited to be back to our regular business hours.
Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm.

It has been a long, and at times, challenging few months for many of our team members, family, friends, clients and neighbours. We truly thank you for your incredible support and understanding during this time. Your continued support and flexibility has not gone unnoticed and we are very grateful to be in a position to welcome you back to our showroom.

We have a few guidelines in place, which will allow us to continue to give our clients the best possible service and attention to detail we love to offer. We ask for your patience and understanding while we all adjust together to this new normal.

Some of the health and safety guidelines that need to be followed:

  • No more than 8 people in our showroom at one time
  • Social distancing guidelines from other clients and staff are to be followed at all times
  •  Where we cannot maintain social distancing we have disposable face masks and face shields. We have disposable face masks for your convenience.
  • If you have been sick and/or if you have been out of Canada in the last 14 days, we ask that you book a later time to visit us.

This is the opportune time for us all to proceed with positivity and humanity. The choice to respect, help and support each other, our community, fellow citizens, and local businesses will produce greater dividends in our lifestyle, health, and happiness.

Best wishes from the Incredible Home team.
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100 % Victorian company for over 27 years

Contemporary Kitchen- After

Contemporary Kitchen- Before and After

Check out or latest kitchen transformation. We took this space from dated and traditional to revamped and contemporary. The entire renovation project included new flooring and wall colour and the kitchen now embodies a modern look with stainless steel appliances, on trend backsplash and sleek cabinetry. The essential under the cabinet lighting gives so much more light to the space and shows off the gleaming quartz countertops. Need help with your next kitchen project? Call us to find out how we can take your kitchen to the next level.

A Letter to Our Customers- Thank you

Our Canadian company is celebrating 38 years in business this month. We are so proud to have shared our vision as well as our services and products in our adopted city of Victoria for the  last 27 of those years. We love our city, it’s citizens, it’s culture and amenities.

During this challenging time of the COVID 19 pandemic, our love for this city and respect for our citizens has increased 100 fold. Solidarity, compassion, respectfulness, sharing and kindness are but a few of the qualities that we have seen exhibited by our fellow Victorians, British Columbians, and Canadians. It makes us proud to be a part of this collective of citizens in this part of paradise that we share.

Best wishes from the Incredible Home Team.

100% Victorian supplier and manufacturer of quality cabinetry, closets, doors and wall beds.