Although southern Spain is blessed with temperate warm weather for much of the year, as summer approaches our thoughts turn to long-lazy weekends and wonderfully warm evenings. This is when your garden really comes into its own, becoming an extension of your home.
Dining alfresco, chilling out, barbequing in your own private space has always been appealing. As a result of the recent pandemic, during which our outdoor spaces allowed us to socialise safely, there is a now a greater appreciation for a creatively designed garden.
Planning your garden design
There are many ways to transform your garden, the final design will depend on what you want to use it for, for informal gatherings of family and friends with a play area for the children, an outdoor kitchen, with a fireplace or an outdoor dining area. gazebo. Depending on the atmosphere you want to create, different elements and materials such as lights, furniture or plants will be taken into account.
However, if you require additional shade or an extra room, then more structural solutions will be required. High quality wooden structures such as Cape Reed’s pavilions, thatched gazebos work as beautiful architectural features whilst providing additional living space and shade. Yet, the type and size of the structures will depend upon the amount of space you have available.
Here are some of the most popular options requested by Cape Reed clients throughout 2022.
Our most frequent enquires are about outdoor kitchens and the many different styles available. An outdoor kitchen comes in many permutations, from full-blown chef-standard appliances, to BBQ and grills. What all of our kitchens have in common is a super cool professionally produced wood structure.
Only the best quality wood and thatching (treated with special fire retardant) are used. See our blog Top tips for creating a super cool outdoor kitchen..
Wooden pergolas can be the perfect solution for the hot sunny months in Spain, giving you a nice dappled shade while protecting you from the elements such as the sun and wind. Wooden pergolas are available in different shapes, sizes and even colours. All of our pergolas are designed and installed using the highest quality treated wood.
One of the most glamorous requests we receive at Cape Reed is this stylish pool bar with a low gazebo. Imagine enjoying the scorching sun with a cold drink from the bar... all without leaving the refreshing pool water. This sunken gazebo is constructed from 100% organic materials, including durable natural timber with an African reed roof, to create a style of gazebo tropical roof that everyone loves.
Poolside entertainment areas
Speaking of swimming pools…another popular option is to make the most of a beautiful swimming pool by creating an adjoining outdoor space. A stylish and relaxing place to dine and socialise protected from the sizzling midday sunshine. Then when the sun goes down, a cozy venue to hang out and enjoy the evening. The structures can be made with white treated or natural coloured wood beams and beautiful, strong hardwearing thatch roofing. See Serenity in Sotogrande, Spain.
There's nothing quite like the simplicity of a luxurious gazebo wooden structure with a beautiful African reed roof. Although exotic and tropical in origin and appearance, this type of wooden structure fits perfectly into the lush Spanish gardens. High quality pinewood poles harvested in South Africa and treated for maximum durability are used. A professionally designed and constructed wooden arbour can create a delightful environment to enjoy both in summer and on cooler winter evenings, providing both shade and shelter.