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5 Ways To Glam Up Your Garden

In Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

A little bit of creative thinking can go a long way and it doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive. It’s not hard at all to add a bit of glam to your garden. Here are five ways to use timber to glam up your garden this summer. A rustic timber lath screen is a great way to separate areas in …

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Happiness is a great outdoor living space!

In Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

If there’s one place that should be the centre of your happiness, it’s your outdoor living space. As the great Anton Chekhov once said “People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy”. And it’s true. Few things are better than endless days of relaxation (in its many ways and forms) in your own private paradise. Taking full …

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10 Pergola Ideas For Home

In Blog, Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

The pergola is often overlooked when it comes to adding function, detail or structure to your property. They are extremely versatile, these structures are rarely limited by creative designs or tricky construction areas which make them the perfect asset for any outdoor space! A fantastic way to add functionality to a space that is rarely used. 2.  An excellent shading …

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Poolside Recreational Development in Jumeirah

In Projects, Residential by Karlin van der Vyver

A brand new poolside recreational area and outdoor kitchen was created to utilize this Jumeirah property in Dubai to its full potential. We were approached by a client with the request to fill in the blank space next to his swimming pool at his villa in Jumeirah, Dubai. The Cape Reed team got to work and constructed this beautiful outdoor …

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Benahavis Hills, Andalusia, Spain

In Commercial, Projects by Karlin van der Vyver

Located in a privileged position with spectacular views across the Mediterranean coastline, Benahavis Hills is only a stones throw away from the historic Andalucian village of Benahavis, so renowned for its gastronomic restaurants that it is often called the dining room of the Costa del Sol! Designed to impress, the Country Club is striking inside and out and offers a …

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Luxurious outdoor living in Sotogrande, Spain

In Projects, Residential by Karlin van der Vyver

This beautiful outdoor living area in Sotogrande was constructed at a private residence in Spain. A thatched roof of 210m² was built onto concrete columns and custom made laminated beams to complete the contemporary look the owners had in mind. The project is designed with a  fully customized living area combines the use of concrete columns and square beams to …

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Luxurious Outdoor Living at Home

In Projects, Residential by Karlin van der Vyver

The overwhelming need to entertain and relax in the comfort of home in such a paradise planted the seed for a tailor-made outdoor living space for a property in The Villa Community, Dubai. Mainly motivated by the idea of having a suitable area at home that would reduce the need to go somewhere else to have fun, local company Cape …

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Add a thatched gazebo to your outdoor space!

In Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

The addition of a thatched roof gazebo to your property is a great way to extend your outdoor living space and an excellent way to add value to your property whilst improving your quality of life. Besides being aesthetically pleasing and creating a focal point in the garden, a thatched gazebo creates a shaded place in your garden that can …

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6 Must Visit Destinations In The UAE

In Travel Destinations by Karlin van der Vyver

The UAE is a modern and dynamic country immersed in culture and history, a fascinating place where traditionalism meets modernism and technology is integrated with traditional values. If you are planning (or dreaming of!) a visit here, be sure to check out these great destinations! 1. Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort and Spa, Palm Jumeirah, allow clients to escape the stress …

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Why a thatched roof is not only for summer

In Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

If asked to list the benefits of building a shading structure, like a pergola or thatched roof gazebo, in your garden, most people would probably come up with the same answer. A cool place to sit under on a sunny day and also an attractive focal point in the garden. Whilst this is definitely a fact, many don’t realize that …