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25
Aug 15

How to Clean the French Doors in Your Apartment

French doors make beautiful additions to the home, but can also be an additional imposition when it comes to cleaning time. However, cleaning your French doors doesn’t have to be complicated and time-consuming so long as you are prepared with the right tools and the right knowledge.

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Here is how to clean French doors:

  • You want to use different cleaning tools and solutions for each of the materials that make up your French doors, since they will have different tolerances for different chemicals.
  • For glass, use a squeegee with dish cleaning liquid before cleaning it off with cold water. Alternatively, try newsprint with white vinegar.
  • Wood should be cleaned using a sponge with liquid soap, though a scrub brush can also prove useful. Harsher cleaners can cause damage.
  • Use the right cleaner for the metal of the hardware.
  • Finally, you should clean your French doors on a regular basis to reduce the length of each cleaning session. Once a month should make the task as convenient as it can be.

If you are interested in learning more about the amenities that can be found in our apartments such as the brushed nickel hardware, please contact us at your earliest convenience.

20
Aug 15

5 Best Barbecue Restaurants in Nashville

Given Nashville’s location, it is no coincidence that it exists as a crossroads for barbecue. This is a wonderful boon to Nashville residents, who can expect barbecue served up in a wide range of styles for catering to a wide range of palates.

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Here are 5 of the best barbecue restaurants to be found in Nashville:

  • Jack’s Bar-B-Que has been serving Nashville residents since 1976. Unlike some of the other restaurants mentioned here, it specializes in no particular barbecue style, making it perfect for those who want to sample the widest possible variety.
  • Situated next to Centennial Park, Hog Heaven is famous for its “Kicking Chicken” white barbecue sauce as well as its hickory smoked barbecue.
  • Simple and straightforward, Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint believes in cooking its meat as fresh as possible using time-tested methods honed in West Tennessee.
  • Found close to Downtown, the Loveless Cafe is perfect for those who want biscuits to go with their barbecue.
  • Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q is a chain restaurant that has found success throughout the South with its southern barbecue.

That said, Nashville is also home to other outstanding restaurants such as Mi Tierra. To learn more, please take the time to contact us.

15
Aug 15

Our Walk-In Closets Have Plenty of Space for Your Wardrobe

At our Ridgemont Park apartment homes we are fortunate to have large walk-in closets. This provides plenty of space for clothing, accessories, shoes, and other items that you would like to store away. And lucky for us, this is just one of the many great amenities at our housing community.

Update your style for the spring at these local boutiques.

Update your style for the spring at these local boutiques.

Our business center is equipped with Apple computers and is the perfect space for those of you who work from home. It’s also great for a quiet place void of distractions if you simply want to surf the web or work on a project.

Our balconies and patios are large, providing a lot of space. Sit outdoors and sip on your coffee, read a book, or eat your meal on your balcony or patio.

Take a swim in our swimming pool or play a game of Marco Polo with your children. There’s also a sundeck, which is perfect for lounging with a good book or just relaxing in the sun.

Are you searching for a place to call home in Smyrna? If that’s the case, make sure to reach out to us for detailed information about our luxurious housing community or to see our apartments.

10
Aug 15

The Wood Plank Flooring Warms Up Each Apartment Home

One great feature of our Ridgemont Park apartment units in Smyrna is the wood plank flooring. This feature enhances both the appearance and the comfort of our apartment homes.

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The wood plank flooring in our apartments has a tendency to warm up the look and feel of our apartments so that they’re more welcoming and comfortable. It’s also easy to find floor coverings like rugs and carpets and other decor accessories that go well with our wood flooring. All year round, our wood plank flooring is the perfect touch, fitting in well with a wide variety of interior design styles and schemes. Have a look at our flooring the next time you’re in one of our apartment units and pay attention to its warming effect. This subtle touch is a major design advantage that residents of our Smyrna apartment units can enjoy every day.

What are some other benefits to living at Ridgemont Park? Learn more about the features of our apartment homes and community amenities by following our community blog.

Do you have questions about our apartment units? Feel free to send us a message and ask any questions you have. Contact us and we’ll be in touch soon.

5
Aug 15

5 Design Ideas You Should Use in Your Apartment

When it comes to decorating your luxury apartment in Smyrna, there are plenty of things to keep in mind. With a few small changes you can transform your space and make it feel like home in no time. Here are a few tips on decorating your apartment.

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First, it is important to decorate. Adding your own personal touch to a space is crucial for truly feeling like your space is your home.

Invest in pieces that are versatile. A coffee table with storage space, for example, is a great way to have a beautiful and functional piece of furniture.

Rugs are fantastic in most homes. Whether its a full rug to tie your room together, or some smaller runners for accent, there are many options out there to help you along your way.

Throw pillows can really spice up your home. Get some fun accent pillows to compliment your decor and see how the space changes.

Hang art. By filling the walls with images that inspire, you will enjoy being in your home and feel great when you walk through the door.

For more information on our luxury apartments for rent in Smyrna, please contact us at Ridgemont Park Apartments.

1
Aug 15

Get Your Tickets Now for the Music City Food & Wine Festival

If you don’t have plans yet for the weekend of September 19th, consider your weekend booked.  On the 19th and 20th of September, the Music City Food + Wine Festival will take over Nashville.  Taking place at the Riverfront Park and Walk of Fame Park, it’s just over a thirty minute drive from our Smyrna apartments.

Get Your Tickets Now for the Music City Food & Wine Festival

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Each day, both local and nationally known chefs will showcase their talents in the Grand Taste tents, where guests will be able to sample plenty of food and drinks.  Chefs participating include Andrew Zimmern, Jonathan Waxman, Giovanni Pinato, Tim Love, Linton Hopkins, and Rene De Leon.  In addition to the tastings, there will also be demos and seminars about their food and regional foods.  Participating chefs for the educational sessions include Chris Bianco, Carla Hall, Mike Lata, Zimmern, Leon Wallace, and more.

Tickets for the festivities start at $150 per day and feature cooking demonstrations, book signings, panel discussions, and alcohol tastings.

For more information about our Smyrna apartments, contact us today.

25
Jul 15

Check Out All the Fun Going On in Nashville This Summer

With summer here, it’s a great opportunity to get out there and experience a whole variety of different fun events, shows, and places around town. Once you’ve got your new summer outfit on, why not head out to one of the many great things in Nashville this summer?

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Nashville’s known as Music City, but that’s far from the only source of entertainment and culture. From the Belcourt Theatre’s showings of many kinds of independent, foreign, and arthouse films, to the stage shows at sites like the Tennessee Performing Arts Center or the great array of galleries and art studios for the visual arts, there is a tremendous variety of culture and art on offer in Nashville.

With so much on offer its not hard to see why Nashville is routinely cited as one of the most vibrant locations in the US for arts and culture. You can take in just about any kind of show or examine any kind of art you might wish to, all within easy distance of home.

If you’re looking for luxury apartments near Nashville’s culture, please contact us at your convenience for more information or to arrange a viewing.

20
Jul 15

Start a Beautiful Container Garden in Your Apartment

There are many ways to create peaceful and beautiful spaces in your apartment. With these tips, you can create your own oasis with a stunning container garden.

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Dwarf citrus fruits. You can grow lemons, oranges or limes in terra cotta pots. They are flowering fruit trees that need lots of sun to give off that Southern Cal vibe.

Patio pot roses. Grow gorgeous, fragrant roses when there is an area with 5-6 hours of sunlight daily. Get the mini or dwarf varieties to enjoy beautiful and colourful blooms throughout the summer.

Add strawberries. If they can grow in the wild, they can grow for you, too. All you need is a sunny window, a little bit of care, and you will grow strawberries to take on your picnics this summer.

Group pots together. Take some galvanized containers in a variety of sizes and plant your veggies in them. Marvel at nature and the ease of growing your own food.

Get everyone involved. Baby sunflower plants in colourful pots are fun for children to take care of. Kids can decorate the pots,  and spend the summer watering and caring for their plants.

For information about our apartment community, please contact us.

15
Jul 15

The Breakfast Bars in Our Kitchens Provide Great Cooking Space

Are you tired of not having enough preparation space when you cook? Apartment kitchens often have limited counter space, and may make it difficult to do the cooking you’d really like to do. Luckily Ridgemont Park Apartments offer well-laid out kitchens with breakfast bars for extra space.

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A breakfast bar is a versatile addition to a kitchen that can be used for almost anything. Use it for preparation space while you’re cooking, a place to put the ingredients you will need or someplace you can set aside food while you’re working. It’s also a great place to set up a buffet-style meal when you’re entertaining. For more casual get-togethers, your guests can sit at the bar awhile you cook, enabling everyone to socialize without leaving their host out of it. A breakfast bar also makes a great place to set up decorative centerpieces, or use it to sit down for a quick bite to eat by yourself.

Do you enjoy spending time in the kitchen, and feel limited by most small apartment kitchens? You’ll love having the extra space a breakfast bar provides, especially in the intuitive kitchen layouts at Ridgemont Park. Contact us today to see our floor plans.

10
Jul 15

Why Brushed Nickel Hardware is Great for Your Next Apartment

Smyrna apartments with brushed nickel hardware have an upscale and modern look.  But that is only one advantage, here are some of the many other advantages to brushed nickel hardware.

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Appearance. Brushed nickel’s brown-tone appearance gives off a warmth making the faucets and fixtures in your apartment’s bathroom and kitchen more appealing.

It is an actual finish. Unlike stainless steel, which is not a finish, your brushed nickel finishing on your kitchen and bathroom hardware are unique finishes that enhance your decor.

Design element. The color and the rustic feel also blends in well with many decor choices. From rooms designed in Tuscan or country French decor, or vintage and antique, your brushed nickel hardware will add depth to any design.

Down to earth. When compared to the brashness of blue-grey stainless steel with its shiny look, your brushed nickel features give off a warm, earthy and inviting feel to your kitchen.

Looks good against most colors. When you are thinking about your tiled backsplashes or your apartment’s faux apartment countertops, brushed nickel hardware sets up beautifully against that background.

Brushed nickel is an amenity at Ridgemont Park Apartment Homes. Please contact us for information about our apartment community.

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