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Embracing Sustainable Landscaping For Your Garden Design

In Blog, Inspiration Extérieure by Karlin van der Vyver

A report by Global Green Growth Institute shows environmental degradation costs governments and landowners over $10.6 trillion a year, translating to 17% of the world’s GDP. The natural resources have been overlooked and under-protected, leading to considerable economic and social impacts. Environmental sustainability cannot be separated from commercial viability. Both elements must be embraced to create an eco-friendly world. If you’re dreaming …

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Light Your Deck Like a Pro: 6 Tips & Ideas

In Blog, Inspiration Extérieure by Karlin van der Vyver

When thinking about deck lighting, a lot of people consider it to be a finishing touch or an afterthought of deck design. The truth is, if you light up all the right spots on your deck, there’s very little left for you to do. Just throw in a decent-looking table and a few durable chairs, and you’ve made yourself an …

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Timber Decking: Why it’s a good idea to invest in one

In Inspiration Extérieure by Karlin van der Vyver

Timber decking has become a popular alternative to traditional hard terraces and patios. The stylish and warm look of timber decking can transform a simple backyard into an elegant, modern entertaining area with huge visual appeal and the charm of al fresco living. Here are five benefits of adding a timber deck to your landscape: They are environmentally friendly Wood …

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15 Customized Outdoor Kitchens to Spice Up Your Life

In Inspiration Extérieure by Karlin van der Vyver

Those among us who have tried it, will tell you that al fresco cooking is much more fun and adventurous than the conventional indoor version we are used to. Especially when the weather is pleasant and warm, dining outside is quite satisfying and surprisingly refreshing! An outdoor kitchen can range from an elaborate set-up with plenty seating, serving and cooking …

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El paraíso sin salir de casa

In Inspiration Extérieure by Louise van Niekerk

Si hay un lugar que debería ser el centro de la felicidad, es el espacio habitable en el exterior. Como el gran Anton Chekhov dijo una vez: “La gente no se da cuenta de si es invierno o verano cuando está feliz”. Y es cierto. Hay pocas cosas mejores que los interminables días de relax (con sus diversas formas y …

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The Benefits of a Thatched Roof

In Inspiration Extérieure by Louise van Niekerk

Once used as a popular roofing material because of the readily availability of reeds and straw, the many benefits of a thatched roof contribute to make this form of roofing not only one of the oldest in the world, but also one of the best! Radiating a touch of nature, ambience and undeniable beauty, there’s a distinct stylish charm that …

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5 Ways To Glam Up Your Garden

In Inspiration Extérieure by Karlin van der Vyver

It’s not hard at all to add a bit of glam to your garden. A little bit of creative thinking can go a long way and it doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive. 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 Inspiration Extérieure 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 Inspiration Extérieure by Karlin van der Vyver

Pergolas are often overlooked when it comes to adding function, detail or structure to your property. Pergolas 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 option …

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Add a thatched gazebo to your outdoor space!

In Inspiration Extérieure 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 …