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10 Thatched Gazebo Ideas for Your Backyard

In Blog, Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

A thatched gazebo is a great addition to any garden or landscape. Depending entirely on the purpose you want it to fulfill, the possibilities are virtually endless when it comes to your own private thatched addition. Whether you simply require a shaded shelter from the elements, a beautiful focal point in your garden or a space in which to relax …

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Creative Garden Design Ideas For Environmentalists

In Blog, Outdoor Inspiration by Karlin van der Vyver

If you are lucky enough to have a garden, then it should be seen as your opportunity to reduce your carbon footprint through creative, eco-friendly  design ideas. For instance, up to 29% of carbon emissions are directly linked to the food industry. By designing a garden based on feeding your family, you are significantly reducing your environmental impact while creating …

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Embracing Sustainable Landscaping For Your Garden Design

In Blog, Outdoor Inspiration 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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Outdoor living in Meadows Community, Dubai

In Projects, Residential by Karlin van der Vyver

With a great view of the lake bordering this property in Meadows Community (Dubai) one home owner had the envisioned a cool and comfortable area in which to sit back and enjoy the absolute tranquility and beauty of the area surrounding his property. As experts in the creation of customized outdoor living spaces, the local Cape Reed team accepted the challenge …

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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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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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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 …