Way back in December I wrote about volunteering some of my time/services for the Ladysmith Golf Course clubhouse renovation (here).
The project is now complete, and I’m able to share the before/after photos specific to one area in particular where I was able to assist.
Here’s a look at the staff area before it all began.
The staff area is at the back of the room facing the front counter where customers are served… and this was the first impression impact!
The golf course is run by volunteers, and the budget for the overall inside renos was tight. The whole inside was basically gutted and redone, so it was important to be careful how money was spent.
Here’s a look at the reno in progress. The fridge was rerouted (to the left), and a new coffee service station was installed (to the right). The cash register doesn’t live on this counter, so just ignore that it’s there.
The open space between the fridge and coffee station is all that’s available for the new staff table and chairs. And this is where I came in.
Do you remember my very rough sketch of the space slated for the table and chairs? Oh, and that the building is round. So not only is the space very small, but it’s quirky to fit furniture into as well.
Well, quirks aside, here’s a look at the table and chairs finally set into place.
The fridge was shuffled as far left as it could go, but because of a newly installed baseboard heater, which was also fit as snugly into place as possible, it couldn’t go any further left. The new coffee service station is fixed in place, so there’s no room for movement there.
So the only option was to take good measurements, and be able to trust them when I was sourcing the table set. And trust me, it literally came down to the inch. On top of the physical limitations of the space, options were further limited once budget was factored into the equation.
But it all worked out perfectly in the end.
Here’s one more look at the before and after…
There’s enough room to push the inside chair back, and get in and out with ease, which was one of the things to consider.
And isn’t closed storage a great way to go? So much tidier for that first impression impact on the new customers who’ll be coming out to golf this year!
Thanks for stopping by!
Photographs by Sheila Zeller. Please link and credit if you choose to use!