Wednesday, January 6, 2016

How Wine Crates Increase the Value of Your Home

Throughout history wine was considered "The Drink of the Gods". You'd be hard-pressed to find a person anywhere that isn't familiar with wine and wouldn't enjoy a glass as you spoke with them. The soldiers of the Roman Empire considered it food, and drank it instead of water because it was a safer way to hydrate.

It's widely known by real estate agents and experts that a wine cellar increases the value of your home. Wine isn't just a drink, but is often a way to connect with friends and loved ones making a wine cellar a perfect place to entertain. Hosting social events in your cellar gives an aesthetic value but not necessarily a monetary one. Collecting wine however can quickly become a way to invest, and that's a big reason why having a wine cellar often makes your home more valuable.

In order to invest in wine you'll need a place to store it. Hearty Bordeaux and Burgundy wines are the most commonly collectible wines. This is because the grapes used in Bordeaux take many years to peak. You can drink them young but won't get the best experience until they reach full maturity. That can take as long as 15-30 years. Keeping the wine in it's best possible storage condition is the only way to get maximum value. This is called provenance.

There are 3 key characteristics to achieve the best in provenance for fine wine:
  • Darkness
  • Temperature control
  • Keeping the bottles flat on their sides
Once you have a steady temperature-control room the rest of these needs are covered with original wooden wine crates and boxes. Wine crates are designed for bottle storage because they're built to keep bottles on their sides, while maintaining darkness and a slightly cooler temperature than if the bottles were held in traditional racks and exposed to light. They also make moving wine much easier because your moving 12 bottles at a time instead of one-by-one with your hands. When your ready to sell your prized wines at a profit you can simply give the full case to the wine appraiser for sale. Not only will the wine be valued for what it is, but the complete collection of wine in it's original crate will fetch more at auction. 

Wine investing and collecting can be fun but sometimes it's all about business. The aesthetic quality of a wine cellar is also important too.

Most wine cellars are in basements where the temperature is cooler. This is usually the most cost-effective option. Basements are often not selling points when buying a house. A wine cellar with a bar or entertainment area there takes an unused space and turn it into a huge benefit. The moment your buyer steps into the gorgeous wine room you've built it'll take their breath away...

Wine crates have a vintage appeal that adds a special charm to a wine room or cellar. They captivate the imagination while matching both modern and old world decor styles beautifully. A wine room is never quite complete unless it's adorned with them. The above picture is one of my favorites, and everytime I look at this space I get inspired. That's what a wine cellar or room should do for everyone.

If your looking for original wine boxes crates for your own wine room or cellar decoration visit Winepine 


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