We think it’s safe to say that everyone understands that sometimes your home needs a little sprucing up. Whether it’s an old table you want to refurbish, wallpaper you want to replace or appliances that just don’t work the way they used to, a little TLC can do wonders to your favorite spaces. At Ardenwoods we feel like our Clubhouse is like our home—it represents who we are as a community. Our Grille specifically, we’ll admit it, needed a little tender love and care. The Grille is our hub for casual socializing and we didn’t feel that it accurately spread the inviting message of coming to hangout and meet your neighbors.
At the beginning of April we embarked on a complete Grille remodel. For those who haven’t visited our Grille, it serves as the lunchtime dining room here at Ardenwoods. It is also used regularly every Friday night for our weekly Wine & Cheese cocktail hour before dinner. Our residents can also use the Grille for special events, private parties and the occasional breakfast meeting. So as you can see, our Grille gets a lot of traffic.
The improvements that we made were fairly simple, but made a huge impact on the ambience of the space. We changed the countertops and bar layout, as well as updated the cabinetry and painted the walls and cabinets. It brightens the space considerably and cleans up the look of our dining rooms, when viewing in tandem. In total, the project too just over a week from start to completion. The Ardenwoods maintenance team along with carpenters, painters and granite fabricators worked in conjunction throughout the week to ensure the project’s success. Carpenters updated the façade on our bar top space. They also added molding to the cabinet doors to remove the shaker look. Painters went in and painted all of the cabinets a solid, light brown.
The pièce de résistance of our remodel was the countertops. Coupled with the new façade of the front bar, it brings all of the work together by adding a contrast to the new cabinet colors and the walls. The light colors bring a clean feel to the space. Finally, we added a few new decorative pieces to the space, including three bar chairs and a large clock. This helps tie the whole room together and turns the bar into a space to meet with your neighbors!