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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 Outdoor Inspiration 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 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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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 …

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Luxurious Customized Living At Home

In Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

The unmistakeable beauty, versatility and functionality of a thatched structure becomes apparent when you first enter this ultimate customized living space. Ultra-modern and stylishly customized, this is a stunning outdoor extension of the indoors and the perfect place to relax or entertain, whichever you prefer to do. The comfortable seating area creates a brilliantly inviting ambiance – the view of …

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Summer is coming… are you ready?

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Summer is around the corner and NOW would be the perfect time to get that outdoor living space you’ve always dreamed of! And it doesn’t have to be a schlep or mean months of construction, noise and dirt – we have mastered the art of transforming mundane properties into havens of relaxation and style, as we recently did with this …

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Creating your own personal resort at home

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An enchanting garden should invite one to linger, lounge and ultimately relax – exactly which was achieved when an ordinary garden in The Lakes, Dubai, was completely transformed into a fabulous, award-winning landscape garden and personal resort. Upon entering the property, one immediately gets an appealing sense of warmth and tranquility, before finally revealing the spectacular back garden.  A meandering …

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XPark Junior, Kite Beach – Boldly Banishing Boredom!

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Amidst the hustle and bustle, busy schedules and man-made marvels of what is commonly known as Dubai, one man had a dream to create a natural world of fantasy second to none. This would be a place where children of all ages could explore, learn and most importantly play, in a natural environment, enabling them to connect with nature, whilst …

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Why the Cape Reed lifestyle is the ultimate lifestyle

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Whether you’d like to build something from scratch or perhaps want to revamp an existing structure in your garden, Cape Reed is  confident that we’ll be able to assist you and your lifestyle! The versatility of our designs and material, allows us to create unique structures that’s custom-made for each and every client, perfectly matching the surrounding garden landscape and …

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Beat The Heat

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If asked to list the benefits of building a shading structure, like a pergola or gazebo, in your garden, most people would probably come up with the same answers. A cool place to sit under on a sunny day and also an attractive focal point in the garden to beat the heat. What almost no one would guess is that …

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Sustainable Shading

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT SHADING STRUCTURE FOR YOUR GARDEN CAN BENEFIT BOTH YOU AND THE ENVIRONMENT There will be questions on shape and design, on size and colour, but there is one question that often goes overlooked, despite it being one of the most important of all: what effect will your choice have on the environment? Lets talk sustainable shading. Barely …