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Dining al fresco is only part of the fun.  The dinner party really starts to sizzle when you serve the entire cooking experience outside!  


An outdoor kitchen not only allows you to cook, eat and entertain without having to book a reservation but it also expands your living space. Not to mention, a well-designed outdoor kitchen will allow you to enjoy cooking and dining outside beyond the summer months.  


Incorporating traditional kitchen elements to your outdoor kitchen is a great way to add versatility, value, and fun to your space.


Here are a few of my must-haves for creating the perfect outdoor kitchen.






Start from the ground up


Designing the floor layout and material of your outdoor kitchen is essential to building the foundation of your amazing outdoor space.


When making your selections, be aware of the different weather in our area, as well as the overall weight of the appliances you are installing.


Flooring such as polished marble or granite will be slippery and slick when wet and may not hold up to oil or food stains. The right flooring will not only complete the overall look of your outdoor kitchen but will also add durability and value to the end product.


Milestone Tip: When designing a project of this scale, remember that safety comes first. Outdoor kitchens are typically located near wet surfaces like swimming pools and spa tubs.  


Be sure to choose materials that meet safety criteria, stay away from flooring that may be too slippery or rugged, and select a material that can handle food spills and grease. Ceramic tiles or porcelain outdoor tiles are the best option in this area.






Location, location, location


Where you decide to place your outdoor kitchen depends on several factors.  First off, you’ll want to make sure that smoke from the grill doesn’t drift back into the home.  


It’s wise to have a good idea of the general wind pattern in your yard so you can set the grill appropriately.  Secondly, if you like to entertain you want to engage with your guests and won’t want to walk a long distance from the indoor kitchen to the outside.  


Consider placing your grill and outdoor kitchen near the entrance to the inside kitchen.


Lastly, if you want to preserve the view you currently have from inside the house to the outside, you’ll want to design your outdoor kitchen to the side or at an angle.  


This way, you don’t obstruct your view from the inside of your home.  Just like an indoor kitchen, the outdoor kitchen is full of hazards so place your kitchen in the right area of your backyard.  


The right planning will help ensure that your outdoor kitchen is in the right location for your yard.


Milestone Tip: If you are considering completing a lot of landscaping changes to your yard, such as adding retaining walls, living walls or a swimming pool, be sure to include the outdoor kitchen as part of the overall design.






Choose your appliances wisely


Every kitchen needs a focal point and most outdoor kitchens center around the grill. Whether you choose gas or charcoal, your grill should serve as an accent to your space.  


When creating an amazing outdoor kitchen be sure to include a sink and a small refrigerator.  Some outdoor kitchens are fitted with other appliances to make the outdoor kitchen feel custom.  


You can even add specialty appliances like a beer tap, smokers, hibachi grills and warming drawers.  Be sure a licensed electrician installs your electrical connections so that your outdoor kitchen is up to code.


Pizza ovens and tandoors are becoming increasingly demanding.


When purchasing your appliances, be sure to order items that will make it through the seasons, both rain and shine.  Stainless steel or ceramic appliances are very durable, require little maintenance and work in all weather conditions.


Milestone Tip: Gas powered grills are a popular feature in the outdoor kitchen. If you want a plumbed gas line for your gas grill, you’ll need to hire a licensed professional and most likely file a permit with the city.  


Be sure you consult an expert for this aspect of the project.






Add a touch of ambiance


Your outdoor kitchen will provide a place to cook, eat and entertain family and friends. This area will become the center of your outdoor life and is an opportunity to enjoy the outdoor weather while having the comforts of your indoor space!  


Be sure you incorporate features that really make this space the center of your summer.  Chairs, tables, decorative objects, specialty lighting and custom water features can complete the look while injecting your personal tastes in your decor.


When it comes to furniture, choose sturdy pieces with comfortable outdoor cushions. Select the largest table you can for the space so you have, as you’ll be spending a majority of your time here.  


A water feature, such as a small fountain or pond can also lend a relaxing vibe to your outdoor kitchen.  Some outdoor kitchens are being fitted with television sets, truly making the outdoor kitchen both the place to cook, eat, relax and entertain.


Milestone Tip: If you have a small backyard try not to overdo it with an extravagant full outdoor kitchen. Sometimes less can be more.


An alternative option is to build a BBQ island, which has all of the essentials from a grill to countertops and is a better fit for a smaller space and budget.






The best outdoor kitchens are just as functional as your indoor kitchen, as welcoming as your living room, and as entertaining as your family room.  


An outdoor kitchen can be as simple as a grill, table, and chairs, or as elaborate as a fully outfitted kitchen complete with built-in appliances and seating.


Although a homeowner can set up a simple and straightforward outdoor kitchen, designing a grand and impressive outdoor kitchen is best left to a professional like the design pros at Milestone.  


With so many different types of outdoor kitchens, designing the best kitchen for your family takes the time to plan and may require permitting from the city.  


Regardless of whether you hire a pro or not, you can follow the above tips to get started on the right foot.  An amazing outdoor kitchen will provide all the comforts of home in the serenity of your backyard!  Bon’ Appetite!



Backyards have become a true expansion of the home.  When properly landscaped and designed, your backyard will provide additional outdoor living space where you can spend time entertaining family and friends.   


Pergolas are architectural garden hardscapes that became popular during the Italian Renaissance.  They can be a welcome reprieve from the midday summer sun while creating a lovely visual for your space.  


At its heart, the pergola is simple: crafted from sturdy boards and crossbeams, and accented with lattice and sometimes vines. With the right materials and guidance, they are a welcome addition to your garden retreat.






Play to Your Landscape’s Best Features


Where you place your pergola is almost as important as the pergola design itself!  Pergolas and similar hardscapes work great placed directly in the landscape or right next to your home.


When located within the landscape, a pergola is visible from indoors, creating a beautiful scene.  When deciding where to place your pergola, you should play to your landscape’s best features.


Think about where you will be spending most of your time.  What area of the landscape have the greatest views?  Are there any spots that need to be sheltered from the wind?  What time of day do you want to sit under your pergola?   


Which areas of the landscape are most pleasant at that time? How big a structure you want ? Minimum distance of 1-1.5 m is recommended from boundary lines to build a pergola.






Bring Shade to Your Backyard Retreat


One of the most charming benefits of adding a pergola to your backyard design is the shade they offer to your backyard retreat.  When building your pergola, you have the option to place smaller slats on top of the main beams, oriented in the opposite direction.


These shorter slats are placed only two inches apart, offering exceptional shade cover to your outdoor space. Remember that a pergola is not designed to give you shade all day, as the sun will be moving.  


So consider your lifestyle and schedule when planning where to place any outdoor structures to make sure you design the best setting/space for the time of day you’re likely to spend time there.


Curtains can be added to pergola for extra shade and sail shade fabric can bring shade too when combined with wood to create a cosy feeling.






Create Boundaries for Your Outdoor Space


You can easily create boundaries within your backyard by adding a pergola.  This covering can designate space dedicated to eating and entertaining, especially when built in combination with a patio and outdoor kitchen.  


Additionally, pergolas offer a covering for your outdoor furniture or outdoor dining area, amping up the functionality of your space. You can even add climbing plants, including flowering plants, ivy, and vines that will thrive with a pergola offering them support.  


You can even hang beautiful planters from the slats of your pergola to showcase additional plant life.






Spa Covers & Patio Partitions


A pergola is a perfect addition for those looking to enjoy a little shade with the bonus of a nice breeze.  A pergola is a great addition to for your hot tub or plunge pool.  


A meranti wood pergola or aluminum pergola featuring louver panels that open for air or close for more privacy.  If you don’t want to wait for the decorative vines to grow, you can add a thin shade cloth that will cut the UV by up to 65%.  


Not only are these pergolas decorative and functional, but they also create the feeling of a separate area for your backyard spa.  


As a home construction project, a pergola is far less intimidating than a covered patio. Whether your patio is directly outside your door or deep in your backyard, a pergola creates a separate space for entertaining and relaxing in the shade.  


Pergolas and patio covers let you spend time in your landscape even on the most sweltering of summer days. They are also great for defining spaces within the landscape and creating an inviting transition between indoors and out.






Waterproof pergolas


Milestone Builds waterproof pergolas with wood and gypsum combination, wood covered by polycarbonate sheet, aluminum louvered pergola. Concrete structure can be combined with wooden roof  to add character to the backyard.


Choose your theme to decide what kind of pergola will suit you the best.


If you are a homeowner working with Milestone to design a backyard retreat, you have countless options for customizing your space. Homeowners always have the choice to include a pergola in their backyard.  


These beautiful, wooden structures offer countless benefits, including dramatically improving the aesthetic appeal of your outdoor space.



Your office is more than just a place to work. Your office is a humming hive of engagement and activity!


Whether your organization runs in a traditional office setting or your company operates out of a home office, this space needs to be an inviting place that you and your employees like to be in.  


After all, aside from our homes, this is where we will spend a great deal of our time (and energy).  Here are a few tips to keep your office looking fantastic, inviting, and productive.






Hide the Wires


Between wires, laptops, and other electronic devices wires are everywhere!  Add in docking stations, paperwork, and personal items, and there are many things that can turn a room full of open desks into a very disorganized space.


Even an expensive conference table can look terrible if wires are not well concealed.  Luckily manufacturers are developing solutions that are clean and simple, making it easy and affordable to hide all of those pesky wires.  


When you remove the wires, you are creating a clean workspace.  Less clutter will correlate with increased productivity.






Bring the Outdoors In


This past year we have witnessed a serious shift toward nature in design.


Reclaimed wood panel installations, exposed concrete flooring, indoor plants and incorporating natural flora patterns in fabrics and artwork are all becoming more prominent in the home and office.


You can even add plant life in the form of living walls.  Vertical gardens are not only proven to increase well-being and decor with their lively aesthetics, but they also promote fresh air within the office.  


Incorporating nature into your office design scheme recreates the natural, cozy feeling that nature inspires. Ultimately when we are happier we are more productive!






Multipurpose Workspaces


Gone are the days of the stiff and sterile cubicle. Instead, modern offices have shifted towards non-assigned seating. Multipurpose spaces can be utilized for everything from morning announcements and multimedia presentations to casual breakout sessions.  


If you prefer to keep with the traditional desk setting, try adding an oval-shaped table or desk, which allows for a more comfortable place for small groups of employees to meet.






Designated Lounge Areas


This goes back to getting rid of those uninviting cubicles!  Now that everyone enjoys the pleasure and easy access of wireless technology, modern office spaces include a designated seating area to make work more enjoyable.  


Add couches, coffee tables, and benches so that employees can work while enjoying some comforts from home. You can get creative by adding bright, bold colors, accent pillows and throw rugs. It’s all about creating a vibe that promotes creativity and productivity.






Forget the Permanent Layouts


Versatility and flexibility is a growing trend in modern office design. Traditional office spaces, which were planned in advance with permanent layouts, are evolving to the needs of an ever-changing work landscape.


Try incorporating products designed to move the office layout, so they can change with your business. Modular components can be mixed, stacked and moved around, offering innumerable combinations for a dynamic and collaborative workplace.


A space with autonomy and flexibility – that’s a space that can transform a business.


When it comes time to design, decorate, or redecorate your office the ultimate goal is to create a space that people (including yourself) want to go to.  


Your office is more than just a place for your employees to work, it is a direct reflection or your biggest assets – your property and your people.  


If you’re interested in an office fit out, we’d love to discuss your options. Don’t be shy! Contact the Milestone design team today!



The advantages of having your own swimming pool are well known. Not only will a pool provide hours of fun creating a lifetime of memories, but the right pool will increase the value of your property.


Whether it’s in-ground or semi in ground skimmer or overflow , a stunning infinity pool, lap pool or a small plunge pool, a pool offers provides hours of amusement right in your backyard.


Here are a few tips that are sure to create a splash when designing your awe-inspiring swimming pool!






Types of Pools


The type of pool you build will be based on the size of the space and budget you are working with and what you plan on using your pool for.  Will you be swimming laps or are you just looking for a place to take a dip during those hot summer months?


From infinity pools that expand your horizon, to plunge pools that save space and traditional pools alike, as you design your pool be sure to keep in mind the aesthetic and style of your home.  


For those working with minimal space, a smaller plunge pool may be the ideal option. For those with more space, an endless infinity pool will not only enhance the look and feel of your yard but it also increases your property value.


You can even get creative and add a hot tub spa to your pool design! Ultimately, your pool should enhance the existing design of your space while giving you a place to relax and entertain in comforts of your yard.






The Shape


Today, most people avoid the traditional rectangular design for their swimming pools. While functional, they are common and can come across as boring.  When designing your pool, think outside of the box!  


When you select the right shape for your pool, you will enhance the aesthetics of your space.  Consider an oval, circular or even square shaped pool. Depending on the size of your pool area, you can even use a combination of shapes.


When it comes time to plan the shape of your pool ask yourself the following questions:


Who will be using the pool?  Does anyone plan on swimming laps in the pool? Are you planning on entertaining with the pool? How you answer these questions will help you determine the size and shape that best suits your pool needs.






Surround the Pool with Non-slippery Surface


Whether you are a seasoned swimmer or simply looking to provide a space for your family to enjoy during the warmer months, you must be aware of safety issues and recommendations when designing your indoor pool.  


We recommend paying close attention to the flooring that surrounds your pool and to choose something that is practical and comfortable for swimmers.


Slate flooring is not only water-resistant, but it’s also durable and is an ideal option for a room that leads directly to a pool area.  Composite wooden deck is non slippery and not hot to land your feet on.


Another alternative is outdoor ceramic non slip tiles. .  As long as the tiles and floors are not polished smooth, cement tiles provide a great look for your pool that’s functional and safe.  


If you are building an indoor pool, be sure to make the pool close to an exit.  In doing so, you will effortlessly connect your indoor pool to the external area, such as your outdoor kitchen or garden area.  


This can be as simple as adding a French window or a door to complement the pleasure of swimming and relaxing in your pool.






Spruce up the space!


Adding customized lighting fixtures, water fountains, and decorative ceiling art can go a long way in taking your indoor pool to the next level of awe-inspiring. Adding a waterfall with some mood lighting will truly create a space that you won’t want to leave.  


You can even take it one step further by painting a stunning mural on the ceiling. All of these added visuals will not only add value to your home, but they will create an indoor oasis that will get you through those cold and rainy days.


Perhaps the most important element to design your dream swimming pool space is to be brave and experiment! Think about all the fun events you will center around your pool.  


Think about how creative details such waterfalls and fountains will contribute to that joyful experience.  


Will you be adding other entertainment pieces to the area, such as a tennis table or television?  By the time you think of all the elements you want to add to your pool area you’ll be loving your pool long before it’s built!



Designing your outdoor space can be overwhelming, but working with a landscape architect doesn’t have to be. Here are a few helpful questions to ask your potential landscape designer to ensure that they are a good fit for your project.


  1. How long have you been specializing in landscape design?


It’s important to know the amount of experience any potential landscape designer has under their belt. Ask to see their landscape design portfolio and check out their website to review any client testimonials.


This will give you an idea of what your potential designer is capable of producing.


  1. What can I do with this space?


Before answering this question, any reputable landscape designer will need to physically visit your yard. During the first visit to a garden, a potential designer will note where the shade and sun fall in your yard, what the soil is like, or where property MEP are located.


They may also take notes on any existing features they might incorporate into the design (such as big trees or views). This will all play a vital part in your final landscape design plan and are specialists in gaining vital information called the “ Design Brief”.






  1. What’s your speciality?


Not all landscape designers are the same. Some designers specialize in Modern Landscape Design, while others may specialize in creating personal Zen gardens.


If you have a specific vision in mind you need to know that your designer is capable of producing the aesthetic you seek.


  1.  How do you work?


Landscape architects have different ways of approaching a project. During the first visit, some designers may snap photos of the space or perhaps sketch out a rough concept or two to give their client a visual.


A more detailed conceptual drawing follows, along with a general project description to discuss with the client. Landscape designers often interview the clients as much as they are being interviewed.


This is very common, as you will working together to bring your vision to life and you want to ensure it’s a great fit on both ends.






  1.  How long will my project take?


This may seem like a simple question, but it’s an important one. The duration of your project will depend on the size and scope of the landscape design. Don’t be surprised if your contractor provides an estimated time frame upfront, rather than a fixed date.


Keep in mind that weather, suppliers or the contractor’s work schedules could alter the timeline. If you have a specific timeframe in mind be sure to let your landscape contractor know.


  1.  How much will it cost?


Whether you are operating on a fixed budget or with unlimited funds, you need to be aware of the cost of your landscape design before starting the project. Most estimates are calculated taking into account square footage and what you want to include in your design.


Do you want to include a pool or an outdoor kitchen? Additionally, water features, custom lighting and decorative paved paths may add to the overall cost of your project. Be sure to clearly express your project budget before starting your landscape design project.


There may be some wiggle room to lower the costs of the project as well. For example, when it comes to materials widely spaced concrete pavers with plants between are more cost effective than ornate solid paving.






  1. How do you charge for your services?


Some landscape contractors charge for their services at an hourly rate, with a not-to-exceed amount, while others charge one lump sum based on the scope of work.


A less common method in the landscape profession is to charge as a percentage of construction costs. It’s important to know who you will be charged for the landscape designers services.


A design and build service is given by quoting for Design fees separately and giving the execution cost separately.


  1.  Any other third parties involved in the landscape design process?


Not all landscaping companies are full-service providers. They may contract out portions of the project to third parties. For example if you want a custom designed Pergola or Gazebo for your backyard your contractor may need to outsource that portion of your design project.


However, a full-service provider such as Milestone has an on-site carpentry warehouse to handle all custom wood design.


Knowing this beforehand will give you a better idea of who will be operating on your project and whether or not it’s your responsibility to find other necessary professionals.






  1.  What’s the process once you are hired?


Once the plan, project timeline, budgets are approved, any changes made, and the contractor is hired, work will begin on your new landscape design. Will you be in direct contact with the designer, or will your project be managed by another staff member?


Great communication is essential throughout the entire design project. It’s important that you know exactly what the process is for the scope of your project.


  1. Do you provide landscape maintenance services?


Designing your dream landscape is only the beginning. Be sure to ask the landscape contractor if they provide lawn care and upkeep services to ensure that your newly planned oasis will stay lush for a very long time!






People turn to talented landscape designers to create their outdoor living spaces and to discover creative solutions to their landscape challenges.


However, you can’t just show up to an initial meeting with only a few books about plants and decor. Asking the right questions is the first step along the path pebbled path to your dream landscape design!



Many people ask me what it takes to create a great landscape design. First, you need to consider what you want to do with your space. How much time will you spend in your yard? What do you want to use your landscape for?


Are you simply creating a stunning visual or do you want to create a living space? Setting these variables aside, there are a few basic tips you can follow to turn your backyard into a relaxing retreat.


  1. Invest in a great landscape plan for a low maintenance garden.


Having a proper landscape design from the start is essential to creating a landscape that works for you.


While you can opt to research personally to design your space, many individuals prefer to consult a professional, to help design a sustainable garden that will work for their life, such as the experts at Milestone.


Regardless of your design theme, be sure to include plants that last in all seasons and are perennial. The goal is to have flowering,fruiting,palm family trees and shrubs that last through the year minimizing frequent replacements.


Be sure to incorporate drought tolerant plants, automatic and water efficient irrigation systems, lawn alternatives, rock gardens for low maintenance, and mulch/stone to reduce weed growth in your design.


Ultimately, a well-designed landscape will dramatically cut your energy costs.


  1. Create layering in your planting beds.


Plan your planting beds to have at least three rows of plants. Plant the tallest plants in the back row, medium height plants in the middle row, and reserve the front row for ground cover or shorter plants.


Be sure to incorporate some unique shrubs or bushes to add additional visual appeal of your garden beds. Remember to use the principles of repetition, both in the planting bed and elsewhere in your yard.


This will lend a bit of structure to the freedom of your overall design. Trees may be planted in between at every 4 meter distance and at least a meter away from the Villa boundary walls to avoid the growth of roots damaging the boundary footings.






  1. Incorporate hardscape into your landscape design.


Whether you are creating pathways, patios, retaining walls or outdoor living spaces, your hardscape material should always be constructed from the same type of matching materials.


The right hardscape will tie all your landscape items together, creating a space that flows throughout the landscape design. For added interest, try incorporating walkways with stepping stones set within pebbles or with decorative ground covers.


  1.  Outdoor kitchens and living spaces.


If you plan on spending a significant amount of time in your backyard you may want to consider designing an outdoor kitchen and living space. A custom designed outdoor kitchen will instantly become the new entertainment hub for your outdoor lifestyle.


From intimate family dinners to neighborhood parties , your outdoor living space will become a household favorite. For extra appeal you can add a fire pit, fireline, pool house, Pergola, BBq and much more!


With just a few additions you can design a backyard that’s perfect for entertaining family and friends.






  1. Invest in good soil and effective mulch.


Exceptional soil preparation and incorporating healthy organic soil and compost is perhaps one of the most critical aspects of creating and maintaining a healthy, lush looking landscape design.


Additionally, add a 2-4” thick layer of mulch over layers of weed fabric to provide a barrier to keep pesky weeds at bay. Use perlite to reduce water in soil.


  1. Plant annuals and seasonal bulbs to supplement perennial color.


Though Perennial flowers add a beautiful pop of color to your planting beds, they only bloom o for a particular amount of time. By incorporating annual and seasonal bulbs into your landscaping plan, you will be able to enjoy a splash of color all year round!


They look fantastic and and brighten up those dreary winter months.






  1. Add statuary, pots, birdbaths, and water features to create focal points.


Exceptional landscape designs are anchored by focal points. Using beautiful statues and potted plants in between beds not only creates architectural and visual interest but it also allows you to add personal taste to your design.


Birdbaths will attract wildlife to your ward which only enhances your outdoor space. Water features and waterfalls are visually appealing and provide soothing sounds that will help mask unwanted noises in your neighborhood.


  1. Add a theme garden to your landscape design.


This may sound redundant but adding a themed garden to your landscape will create a space within your space.


Whether you want to create a relaxing Zen garden to find your center after a stressful day at work or a Mediterranean-inspired garden to excite your senses, this added element will lend the illusion of more space in your landscape design.






  1. Add drama with foliage.


We all love flowers. However, you can use alternative foliage to spruce up your landscape design with a diverse variety of textures and colors.


Evergreen plants, such as ficus, may lack flowers but they have foliage that offers a myriad of different textures and colors. Not to mention, not all evergreens are green!


So replace plants that don’t flower with eye-catching alternatives, like pandanus, Cyerus, Pennissettum Rubrum, Haemaenocalis, Boganvillea, Ixora, Murraya Jasmine, Carissa, Raphis palm etc.


  1. You can’t go wrong with a living wall!


Turn your exterior wall into a lush vertical garden! Aside from blending into your landscape design these gorgeous living walls reduce stress, enhance air quality, improve mental health, and promote sustainability.


Using different types of plants will create an artistic infusion that will certainly add to your landscape design.






When it comes time to create your landscape design be sure to add elements that speak to your personal tastes and life. A well-maintained landscape can add as much as 10 percent to your home’s value.


Use these tips to increase your home’s appeal and to create a relaxing landscape design that you will enjoy for years to come.



Just like you, every once and awhile I need to change things up. From subtle accents to innovative additions, here are a few of my favorite trends to enhance your décor while improving your demeanor!


Bring the Outdoors Inside


There’s something about being outside. Nature creates a relaxing atmosphere that helps us to forget the stress and frustrations of the day. It’s possible to decorate and arrange your home so that you bring a bit of the outdoors inside.


Start by focusing on an area where the inside meets outdoors. Whether it’s a sunroom, porch or just a room with a great view, move towards transitional spaces.


Add some billowy curtains, to filter the natural light, or natural accents throughout the space, such as wood or bamboo. When placed in the right place, window boxes draw your attention outside.


You can even get creative and plant fresh herbs for those upcoming barbeques and parties. Try adding a few flowers and plants inside your home. Bright colorful flowers will do wonders to lift your spirits and brighten your interior space.






Water Features


Enhance your indoor décor with the exquisite sight and sound of water. Whether you decide to go small or large, there are hundreds of styles that range from wall fountains and waterfalls to tiny little desktop or tabletop versions.


Some incorporate special lights, natural elements (such as stones or plants), and even custom art. In addition to looking amazing, water features are an artistic expression that allows you to relax and reflect. This small detail can truly enhance your space.






Specialty Lighting Fixtures


When it comes to light, you should always choose quality over quantity. Lighting design, regardless of the space, can alter people’s moods, inspiration, productivity, and everything in between.


What better way to change your perspective than to change your lighting? Contemporary pendant lights give a room a unique sense of structure and substance, showing funky and sometimes fascinatingly strange shapes.


Not to mention that pendant lights can highlight an otherwise unusable focal point of your room. The right light can help bring life to a room by adding color and texture. Consider using them to bring in a fun accent to a mostly monochromatic room.


Lightening and fixtures are a simple addition that will showcase your personal style.


Incorporating candles in strategic ways also enhances your interior space, transforming it into a soothing, inviting, and relaxing environment.


Candles provide a great alternative that also plays with your interior ambiance, slowing down the energy and helping you feel rested. They also come in a vast variety of sizes, shapes, colors and scents.








When most people think about home accents they think about vases, throw pillows and knick-knacks. They don’t necessarily think of incorporating art into their decor. It doesn’t have to be a painting or piece that you hang on the wall.


You can get creative!  The classic elegance of stone, fibreglass, statues, abstract sculptures, and other modern artworks are making a comeback in very large fashion.


However, this trend doesn’t necessarily have to be about the large and expensive items but is also about small luxury accents.


Think outside of the traditional “art box,” adding hand-crafted vessels, sculptures, and furnishings for that inspirational culminating finish evokes sophistication, luxury, and opulence.






Inject a Little Life


Humans possess an instinctive bond with other living things, including plants and animals. Plants help to create a feeling of peace, harmony and tranquility. So you don’t have a green thumb? What about an air thumb?


Often the things that don’t usually come together become an extraordinary combination. The levitating plant fuses an artistic spirit with technology, resulting in creative design.


Using innovative forces of magnetic energy, the levitating plant not only adds a little living appeal to your space, but it serves as a great conversation starter!  


Research indicates that living with an abundance of oxygen producing plants may result in significant health benefits, to include a longer life span.


Cancers and many other pathogenic diseases are suppressed by oxygen, which is why hyperbaric oxygen chambers are used as powerful life-saving tools. Some plants emit oxygen at night, creating a soothing effect for asthmatic patients.  


Sprouts (such as sweet peas, buckwheat, and sunflower) create an abundance of oxygen and they taste great too. The Snake Plant and Areca Palm are also lovely aesthetic accents that possess the added benefit of producing oxygen.


Looking for something a little larger? Consider designing a living interior wall. Living green walls are panels of plants, grown vertically using hydroponics, on structures that can be either free-standing or attached to walls.


Also referred to as vertical gardens, green walls, living walls or ecowalls, this lush addition to your home can incorporate flowers and even water features. The possibility are endless!


Making a few simple changes can transform your space and do wonders for your spirit. When creating your interior be sure to surround yourself with items that lift your spirits and help you relax. After all, this is your home!



I absolutely love incorporating modern and minimalist themes to enhance landscaping.  Personally, it truly is my favorite choice for landscape design.  


I am attracted to the simplicity of lines, linear structure, neutral color pallet, innovative materials and focus on sculptural details.  All of these aspects combine with simple shapes creating an elegant and charming design that is very appealing.


Typically, the combination of grey, white, beige, brown, and black form the color pallet that serves as the foundation for modern gardens.  These colors come together exceptionally, allowing other accents of colors and accessories to stand out against the background.  


Grass, plants, and pebbles also provide additional colors, enhancing your minimalist design.  These little accents look beautiful against the neutral base found in your landscape design flooring and exterior walls. The result is awe-inspiring!  


I’ve put together a few tips to help you take your modern and minimalist landscape to the next level!






Create Clearly Defined Areas


A key trait of modern landscaping lies in creating clearly defined spaces. The geometry of modern garden is sleek, unique, and pristine. We’re not talking about a boring, and stuffy space, though. Keeping things interesting is essential!  


You can create a defined space using gravel or pebble to create rectangles to break up the lawn, creating a stunning stepping stone effect.  


Or you can create many distinct areas, using a pool, water features, or an abundance of simple flower beds to create fun and different areas in your backyard.  


When placed properly, the right combination of gravel, tile, water and lush plants will combine to form your perfectly planned modern landscape.






Match Exterior Design with Your Architecture


Usually, a modern garden places more focus on the architecture and materials than on the plants and greenery. Landscape should always be designed keeping in mind the architecture style of your villa.  


When designing your landscape, be sure to use the style and theme of your home and then incorporate those ideas into your landscape.  Remember that you will often be looking from the inside of your home to the outside.  


So it’s important to connect the color theme and styles so that your home effortlessly extends into your exterior landscape, creating a peaceful transition from one space to the other.






Use Linear Form and Geometric Shapes


A modern garden is typically characterized by a sleek, streamlined and sophisticated style.  Modern garden designs also draw on the simplicity of minimalist Asian design practices.  


Usually, a modern garden places more focus on the architecture and materials than on the plants and greenery.  Geometric shapes and repeating patterns are commonly incorporated in modern outdoor spaces.


The main idea is to design a garden that has a managed and organized presentation.


Use Innovative Shade Structures


Modern designs use shade structures that are simple and functional.  Whether they are concrete, white in color or shades of brown, they are always simple. Steer away from gazebos designed with thatched roofs and Mediterranean roof tiles.  


These ornate structures don’t mix well with a modern theme.  Instead, keep your shade structures simple and sleek.






Focus on Accessories and Outdoor Furniture


Modern gardens often rely on structural accessories to achieve their minimalist look, with plants used as accents rather than focal points to provide contrast and color.  


Enhance your minimalist design with modern outdoor furniture crafted from natural elements such as wood, metal, wicker, concrete, and marble.  Use weatherproof geometrically inspired cushions and pillows to further enhance your outdoor furniture.


When creating a modern design, it’s important that your accessories incorporate innovative shapes for planters, modern sculptures, vertical gardens, and sleek benches. For an added touch, be sure to include modern and easy to maintain water features.  


Its contemporary linear form combined with the soothing sound of water can insert the culminating finish to your design.  You can even get creative and make things on your own, adding a distinct personal touch to your modern landscape design.






Remember Less is More!


One of the most important aspects of creating a modern garden is creating a space that is clean and clutter free.  Stick to the minimal use of furniture and accessories, allowing enough space to move around.  


Also, be sure to remember that plants are meant to be used sparingly.  When you do incorporate plants, remember that repetition and groups of plants are crucial elements to modern style.  


Use plants that are simple and make a statement, like an Olive tree.  Steer clear of unruly and wild plants; they simply don’t belong in this clean and sleek design.


Modern minimalism is exactly that: minimalist!  This is a style that focuses more on form, color, and abstract ideas.  Remember that when it comes to modern themed gardens, less is always more.  


Their refined forms, pure materials and the achievement of balance distinguish the quintessential aspects of modern garden designs from all others landscape designs.  I just know that you will love this style as much as I do!




Do you ever wish that you could enter the Mediterranean coast but by stepping outside your door?  Perhaps you have visited the Mediterranean on holiday.  Or maybe you admire the Mediterranean from a far, combing through pictures on the internet.  


Either way, your outdoor living spaces can embody the rustic, natural design of Mediterranean romance and extravagance.
The Mediterranean region is full of distinct countries, each with its own culture, beauty, lifestyle and natural charm.  


However, a few characteristics seem to illustrate the region as a whole.  The Mediterranean aesthetic is known for its unique textures, calming colors and laid-back vibe.


You can easily incorporate these elements into your design, transforming your outdoor space. I’ve put together a few design ideas that will help you feel as though you are relaxing along Italy’s coast without ever having to pack your bags!






Mediterranean Old World Charm


When I first think of the Mediterranean I am transformed to lovely little pebbles, intricately cut pavings, and textured roof tiles. I can’t help but think of the turquoise waters of Greece, the terracotta homes in Spain, or the Travertine marble clad Roman monuments.  


By design, the Mediterranean is unique.  It’s not linear, simple lines, but almost seems to come to life through a more natural, flowing topography. Don’t be afraid to draw upon the ancient. A key characteristic of the Mediterranean region is its rich ancient history.  


You can draw inspiration from the medieval history that this area is known for. Column end tables or other vintage-looking pieces are a great place to start.  Perhaps a stone coffee table to bring in an “ancient ruin” feel.


Terra-cotta pavers or Spanish tiles are an excellent addition to enhance your Mediterranean outdoor living space. These simple elements will immediately transport you and your guests to the charming Mediterranean countryside.  


Consider including areas of gravel where you can add accents with potted plants and mosaic tiles along a wall that offers privacy from neighbors.  


You can also add thick columns around the pool or garden area to incorporate a bit of Rome’s most famous architecture into your design.  






Landscaping for a Laid-Back Mediterranean Look


To embody the Mediterranean vibe, you’ll want to incorporate wild plants and brightly hued flowers into your outdoor living space. Along the various Mediterranean coastlines, vibrantly colored tropical plants are abundant and they remain wild and untamed.  


While of course you’ll want to keep the greenery in your backyard orderly, adding large planters and vines will lend your space the same untamed look without the high maintenance.  


Consider wild Zoysia grass or Scaveola plants that will help you create an awe-inspiring oasis in your backyard.  


Plants are often secondary to the hard landscaping in a Mediterranean garden, but you do not have to ship in stone from abroad. There are plenty to choose from in Dubai to help you achieve that laid-back Mediterranean feel.  


For example, Travertine Marble natural finish for walls and floors, Terracota tiles for patios, stone cladding and brick claddings for dry-stone walling and riven stone slabs for paving, retaining walls and terraces.  


The result is spectacular!  Pennisetum Rubrum grass and Cyperus grass make a great backbone for your Mediterranean-style border, not simply for their structure, but also for the sound and movement they achieve when the breeze blows through.  






Use True Blue Accents with Neutral Highlights


Create a vibrant color palette of turquoises or blues to instantly lend your space a Mediterranean vibe. Warm tones can be applied throughout your entire outdoor living space or garden, or you can use them sparingly, for example, creating a walkway.


Mix various shades of blue, but be sure to keep them within the same tone.  If you desire something a little softer, use your favorite light shade of blue as the neutral instead. Turquoise looks marvelous with other neutral tones and adds tons of personality.  


You can even get creative by incorporating soft, purple lavenders, or rich mauve and lilac hues to add to your Mediterranean vibe.






Incorporate Soothing Water Features


Water features are a must for any Mediterranean inspired garden. They are soothing while creating a touch of cool to the heat of the summer.  


The gleam of water adds a wonderful new dimension of your garden, while the trickle of shallow water reminds you of the calming sea.  


Whether in ornamental ponds or pools, or custom fountains and features, the sight and sounds of water always provide a wonderful relief that draws upon the laid-back Mediterranean lifestyle.

By adding a few details and accents to your garden you can create a Mediterranean oasis right outside your door.  


You can easily incorporate various textures, calming colors, water features, and pathways to transform your space into the laid-back vibe area that embodies the Mediterranean. So for now, you can set your passport aside and enjoy the comforts of your backyard!  



Wouldn’t it be wonderful to create a space in the comforts of your backyard to relax and feel at peace?  That’s precisely what happens when you create your own Japanese garden.


Japanese landscapes are created to be spaces of meditation and reflection. What started as a space made for Japan’s ruling aristocracy to find calm within the storm of their country’s conflict and war, has transformed over time into a way of life and deep-rooted culture.


Therefore, it’s not difficult to understand why the idea of a Japanese garden would be an appealing addition to your own landscape.


In a world that moves swiftly and creates days that are filled to the brim with stress, having a place to unwind, and even find inspiration is more important than ever.  


With a little research and the right materials, you too can create a landscape that will offer a slice of peaceful Zen into your life!






Learn the Basics of a Japanese Garden


On their most basic levels, there are two distinct styles associated with Japanese gardens.  The first type of Japanese garden, often referred to as Zen garden, is a rock garden that includes the soothing element of sand.  


This type of Japanese landscape contains no water element and is intended to depict a scene of the inspirational mountains and rivers of Japan. Wait!  Didn’t you just say there are no water elements in this design? That’s right, no water.  


However, the sand and gravel are raked into a particular pattern that’s meant to symbolize the river, while rocks placed on the sand signify the mountains.  The result is a peaceful homage to the inspirational mountains and rivers of Japan.


The next style of Zen garden you can design is referred to as a moss garden. Lovely, soft moss flourishes in Japan’s naturally humid and rainy climate. Zoysia grass replaces moss easily and is much easier to grow in this climate.


Adding zoysia grass to your garden will establish a soft and balanced feeling that is known to comfort a burdened mind, body and soul. It will create natural varying heights to your Zen garden making it look so authentic.


While each of these gardens is a representation of Japanese culture, your Japanese Zen garden can be a combination of the calm that speaks to you.


Whether you decide on a rock, zoysia grass or even a peaceful pond in your garden, the purpose of your Japanese garden is to create a space that achieves your personal Zen.






Stay True to the Culture of the Japanese Garden


If your goal is to create an authentic Japanese garden, it may require a little education and research to remain loyal to the culture of its creation. We often feel tempted to adhere to the traditional ideas of what the garden should look like, with bright, colorful flowers.  


However, many of these preconceived notions tend to come from Chinese culture.  Additions such as red hanging flowers and bridges covering small streams are all descended from ancient Chinese traditions but are often mistaken for Japanese.


Sure, many of these features have influenced Japanese gardens over time, but a true replica of a Zen garden will not contain flashy or bright colors.  


Instead, a traditional Japanese garden incorporates monochromatic green, which is used to create the primary landscape palette.


When it comes to incorporating flowers into a traditional Japanese Zen garden, they are not completely out of the question.  It’s just important to understand their role in the garden and your journey towards achieving Zen.  


Flowers can be colorful, but they should not be so bright that they become distracting. Above all, the Japanese traditions incorporate flowers that work towards highlighting the green that serves as the balancing color of your peaceful Zen garden.


Additionally, the arrangement of your garden serves as a key aspect to achieving an authentic Japanese garden. The thought process behind a Zen garden comes from understanding that every little detail is a symbol.  


The total sum of the landscape is intended to work towards creating Zen, which means that every detail serves a purpose.






Keep it Small and Simple


Creating a Japanese garden is not an exercise in creating the biggest and the best! So once you decide to create a Japanese garden, you must first set aside any notions of glitz and glamor.  


Zen gardens are a testimonial to simplicity and purpose. More often than not, keeping your design simple and small works best towards achieving a successful final space.


Start by using materials that include simplicity. For example, a bamboo fence that serves as your garden’s perimeter is a natural and simple way to enhance your garden’s design.


This renewable resource (bamboo) will effortlessly add a natural element to your garden. Another peaceful aspect to enhance your garden is found in using small stone pathways that wind past stone statues or icons that speak to your goal of Zen.  


These winding stone paths adhere to the Japanese belief of anticipating what’s waiting in the future while simultaneously respecting and honoring your past. Isn’t that a wonderful way to view life?






Creating Your Own Zen Garden


Understanding the ancient foundations of a Japanese garden is the best way to start with your personal Zen landscape. While this traditional garden does take some time to get just right, the benefits of a Japanese garden are well worth it in the end.  


Not only will you have a space that produces peace of mind, but you’ll create a garden with a purpose that is based on a deep-rooted cultural history.  It’s time to experience your Zen!



What good is a back yard if you can’t enjoy it with our family and friends?  There are few things in life that can compare to creating lasting memories.  


Whether you are looking to throw a rocking party for the neighborhood, host an intimate dinner party for a few close friends, or simply want to create a space that will be enjoyed by your family for generations to come, your backyard can serve as a pivotal space for all of your outdoor entertaining.  


Here are a few tips to ensure that your backyard is certain to become the envy of the neighborhood!






Gorgeous Landscape


First and foremost your backyard should feel like an oasis away from the frustrations and stresses of life.  Create a landscape that is soothing and relaxing. Keep in mind that your backyard is more than just the lush plants and flowers you choose to incorporate.  


You can get creative! Vertical gardens offer a stunning visual effect that will also serve as a great conversational piece. Custom water features and fountains not only add the soothing sight and sound water, but they also work to enhance your space.  


Be sure to add some of your favorite artifacts and unique benches to place the finishing touch on your little slice of paradise.


From Japanese Zen inspired gardens to modern minimalist gardens, you can create a space that speaks to your personal tastes and vibrant personality.






Customized Fire Pit or Fire Wall


Everyone loves gathering around a fire pit! A custom-built fire pit can serve as a focal point, creating a distinct area in your backyard while simultaneously lending a little warmth.  


For example, a patio provides a nice place for friends and family to gather outside and spend time together. Unfortunately, a patio can also be aesthetically boring. Even when it’s textured, a flat surface is still a flat surface.  


Adding a fire pit to your patio is like adding a centerpiece on your dining room table.  A fire pit breaks up the monotonous flat, injects depth, and makes the surface area much more interesting, especially when you’ve got a fire burning!


You can take this love of fire pits to the next level by incorporating a fire wall to your outdoor living space.  A custom built fire wall takes that traditional fire pit to the next level!  


The firewall is a self-contained unit that can provide more heat than a traditional fire pit. It can be designed in any shape or form.  They are truly unique and will help to keep your party going long into the night!  Check out a few of my favorites below.






Take a Plunge in Your Pool!


What better way to keep the party going on a hot day than by taking a dip in your pool?  Regardless of the size of your backyard there is a pool design out there waiting for you!  


Take it up a notch with an awe inspiring infinity pool, that effortlessly extends into a limitless horizon.  Limited on space, a plunge pool provides a space saving alternative that also keep you cool and refreshed.  


Take a look at some of our favorite designs below.  Each was designed to fit into the lifestyle and space for the client.  A backyard pool is a sure fire way to create a rocking party!






Outdoor Kitchens and Barbecues


In the Mediterranean, it’s very normal to see families cooking outdoors. Today, this style of outdoor cooking has become a popular trend in Dubai.  


Homeowners are experiencing the delights of using their outdoor kitchens and barbecues in their own backyards.  One benefit of having an outdoor kitchen is that they’re perfect spaces for entertaining!  


When food is cooked out on the patio, guests can gather around the grill and socialize as dinner is being prepared (and later served).  It might get crowded in an indoor kitchen when everyone hangs out with the chef, but outside there’s so much more space!  


Additionally, you can increase the comfort for your party guests by adding outdoor furnishings, custom mood lighting, and great music.  After all, a great meal is a key element to creating a rocking party for your guests!






Comfortable Sitting Areas


Perhaps one of the most important features for outdoor entertaining is to provide a comfortable space for your guests to relax and enjoy the comforts of your spectacular outdoor living space.  


Shaded areas with comfortable and unique furniture provide the perfect retreat from the heat and inclement weather so that the party never has to end! Gazebos and pergolas can be accented with lights, plants, and your favorite accent pieces to add to their ambiance.  


Be sure to use elements that you love, incorporating special pieces that mean something to you. Items that you pick up along your travels always work well to create a personal space that reminds you of your past adventures.


These unique items will have you loving your space even more!  Shop your own home or head out to your favorite local shop for items that not only speak to you and look cool, but serve a purpose as well.


As you create your outdoor entertaining oasis, remember that this is your space! This is the area that you and your family will enjoy, creating lasting memories for years to come. So let’s get the rocking party started!  If you ever need any tips, leave a comment below!  


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Would you like to turn your home into a holiday destination?


Traveling creates lasting memories, where even the smallest memento can take us back in time to the sights, sounds, smells and emotions we experienced during our adventures.  


For all those other busy times of the year when we are unable to travel, experiencing those memories can bring great joy and happiness into our day.  


Every summer, we travel as a family to different destinations around the world. Over the years I have experienced over 50 international destinations and 160 Indian cities, each destination offering a unique experience.  


Along the way I have collected so many interesting artifacts, art works and other souvenirs. Each destination left a lasting memory and an imprint in my mind and heart.  


Each new location offered its own unique geography, landscape, vegetation, architecture, monuments and infrastructure. My travels offered me such amazing learning opportunities.  


I’ve used these experiences to enhance my design ideas, creating homes that feel like not only feel like a resort, but also homes that serve as a reminder of your favorite travel destinations.


Surround Yourself with the Great Outdoors


My visits to Switzerland, Rome, Rhodes, Sorrento and Mykonos in June and July 2014 were extremely memorable.  Here, I discovered the neutral beauty of nature.  


These soft colors in nature almost spring to life against area vegetation and plants, creating an artistically inspired array that dazzles the eye.  There are so many beautiful shades of green, each shade adding to the interesting depth of landscape.






Regardless of where you travel, weather it’s snowy mountains, or a rushing river, nature creates of a rainbow of neutral colors! Within the neutral colors of beige, brown, black, white and grey, the various shades of greenery stand out.


Nature is playful, meandering and harmonious.  Adding these natural elements into our surroundings creates the feeling of total relaxation and bliss.






I love natural landscape and try to incorporate nature into my design. This featured garden we designed is so natural, serene and peaceful.  Notice the calming water feature, where the lovely Lilly pads add a pop of green against the various beige rocks.


The structured pathway seems to disappear, melting into its surrounding natural topography of greenery, pebbles and rocks.  Add to that the soothing sound of the water and you really have created your own slice of heaven!


Theme Gardens Inspired by Your Favorite Destination  


One of my favorite holidays was to Rhodes, Greece where we stayed immersed in the heart of the old town. The architecture was stunning, with very interesting places to eat and shop. It was a very old historical place surrounded by castles.


Drawing upon the inspirations of Old World charm, the roads were crafted of pebbles, inserted throughout the cement in intricately designed patterns that came to life with each and every step. It was extraordinary!






Crazy cut pavings also highlighted the streets, creating intriguing patterns. You simply couldn’t look away! Pink Bougainvillea looked absolutely stunning set against the neutral grey and white road.  

I have incorporated all of those delightful ideas in my design.  Here are a few of my favorite patterns that were inspired from my visit to Greece






Natural Memories: Adorning Your Garden with Travel Artifacts






When I traveled to St Moritz, Switzerland I fell in love with the local sights and sounds, and with a particular log of wood planter.  It was so unique, I simply had to have it but it proved impossible to carry.  


When I arrived home I was determined to find a replica.  I searched high and low and managed to find one here in Dubai! Placing it in the midst of the pebbles in my garden design added the culminating touch to the very minimal Zen design.  


Bets of all, it will always serves as a reminder of Switzerland and my quest to find the memorable piece that left such a lasting impression.


In this particular design, I incorporated many pots and garden artifacts. The client loves to collect art pieces, sculptures, and candles.  


Adding these elements into their garden space is not only aesthetically appealing but it also serves as a constant reminder of their world travels.  Each artifact provides the snippet of a memory from its associated destination.


Incorporate Design Trends Into Your Home


All hotels incorporate the latest materials, accessories, artworks and designs in their indoor and outdoor spaces. Vertical gardens, firepots, outdoor murals, and investment in custom LED lighting fixtures are among the latest trends.  


Though expensive, they create more than just a space.  These accents create an elegant and glamorous environment.


While traveling in France I came across this stunning vertical wall (pictured below). Vertical gardens create a vertical green wall that has a far more dramatic impact than tradition trees and bushes.  


It’s an enormous mass of lush plants, resulting in an awe-inspiring detail that leaves a lasting impression.  As you can see in the featured design below, I use vertical gardens in my designs, adding the culminating finish to an extraordinary space.


When it comes to incorporating your travels into your design, the possibilities are endless!  As you embark on your next holiday, I encourage you to take pictures.  Create a travel log to capture ideas that you love along your adventure.  


Collect art pieces and artifacts that will evoke memories for years to come. When you return home from your travels, we will help you design an extraordinary space that incorporates those memoires into your home.  


You may not always have the time to travel, but at least now you can have a space that serves as a constant reminder of your great adventures and the adventures yet to come!



Landscape Designer Dubai | 5 Secrets To Inexpensive Upgrades


Landscape designer Dubai: Design your exteriors with perfect planning that enhances your lifestyle


Go back to a place you love, everyday. Make it so comfortable that you feel relaxed! One important aspect of the perfect home that greatly embodies who you are is your outdoor space.


The entrance to your villa begins from your garden! Your personality and lifestyle reflects from your garden and entrance.


Feng Shui says that “You create the environment and the environment will create you”! Create a harmonious landscape so that it makes you feel peaceful, relaxed and cheers you up.


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Landscape designer Dubai: 5 secrets to consider for a perfect exterior designs


1. Landscape designer Dubai: Outdoor lighting

Lighting needs to be effective in enhancing features, creating moods by its different beams, subdued at certain places, focused at some places and indirect lighting in some area.


It is the outdoor lighting that emphasizes the theme and accentuates the features of the landscape. A garden without proper lighting will fail to produce the ambiance you need.A landscape that is well lit creates beauty, and a feeling of safety.

It is also important to note that varying the lighting techniques used will give the landscape a fresh and complete look.


2. Landscape designer Dubai: Lines of the Landscape
Another significant element is the lines of the landscape.

You may not notice these lines but these subtle cues speak volumes to the subconscious mind.


Horizontal and vertical lines serve different uses.


  • Vertical lines, for example, make your space seem longer and slimmer than it really is. Tall trees and the like can be used to create these vertical lines.


  • Horizontal lines on the other hand, make the space feel bigger than it actually is by pulling one’s vision along the ground. Walkways, fences and hedges create horizontal lines.


  • Straight lines give a feeling of being formal and curved lines, a touch of informality. Curved lines are considered very aesthetic when presented correctly but they need more expertise, are more expensive and take up more space. There needs to be a sense of balance between the different kinds of lines and curves.

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3. Landscape designer Dubai: Outdoor structures
Outdoor structures like swimming pools, pergolas, decks, gazebos, grills, outhouses and gardens should be planned according to your lifestyle and theme. These structures should be maximized to create harmony with the outdoor space.
4. Landscape designer Dubai: Materials
In deciding the sort of materials to be used for the landscape’s flooring, you should consider the aesthetics and your lifestyle.
Below are the best suited for an active lifestyle

  • Anti-slip flooring
  • Easy to clean floors
  • Low maintenance stones like slates
  • Porcelain
  • Flamed granite
  • Antique finish Travertine

Inactive lifestyles more or less go with everything and you only need to choose the right materials that coincide and accentuate the design.

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5. Landscape designer Dubai: Planting
Color theme, height, fragrance, suitability to the environment and temperature, seasonal or growing throughout the year may be some criteria to consider before planting.
Color theme
The plants’ colors play a significant role in the overall color of the landscape.

One should choose the types of colors that will make the landscape more soothing and those that will help unify the color theme of the design.
White, for example, attracts the eye and should be used as little as possible, though it would make for an extremely effective focal point.
Plant heights affect the lines and vertical boundaries of the landscape. One should consider the current height and overall height that these plants will have. Well-clipped hedges and topiaries create a formal look.

Trees, on the other hand, create a natural scene and give the landscape an informal look.
Sound element

Most of the time, the sound element is overlooked and neglected. But it is a very powerful element in landscape design. A garden should have a natural and soothing sound. The type that calms the nerves and relaxes the senses.
Water element
Waterfalls and other water elements should be placed with great care to create the desired effect. Strategically placed rocks and plants are good ways to control the sound from water elements.
The landscape designer should keep these in mind at the time of conception of the design.

A theme that works best with one’s lifestyle and personality should be chosen.
With these tips in mind, when going over the design with an architect, you will have the advantage of knowing what works and what won’t. This will give you better control over the final design.
And you will be able to create the kind of backyard that you have always wanted.

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1. Pool design Dubai: Create an outdoor resort at home


A well-designed swimming pool isn’t just a tank of water. It can turn your garden into an elegant outdoor oasis. With waterfalls, vanishing edges and other unique amenities, a pool can serve as a relaxing and inviting centerpiece right in your own backyard.


2. Pool design Dubai: Unwind and relax


When you get home from a long day at work or need to escape the busyness of life, take a quick dip in your pool to unwind. Spending time in the water helps your body relax and get rid of stress. You’ll also sleep better than you ever have before.


3. Pool design Dubai: Stay healthy and lose weight


Instead of driving to the gym, you can spend time exercising in your own pool. Research shows that swimming provides a better total body workout with a low risk of injury. It also helps you to lose weight faster.






4. Pool design Dubai: Increase the value of your home


Recent studies show that owning a pool increases the value of your home by as much as 15%. It also makes your property more attractive to prospective home buyers.


If it comes time to move, owning a pool may be the difference between selling your home quickly or keeping it on the market.


5. Pool design Dubai: Encourage family time


When you build a pool, you’re actually creating a fun and relaxing space for your children and family to spend time together without ever leaving the backyard!


You’ll make lasting memories as you teach your kids to swim, play with them in the pool, and barbecue by the water. Fill in your name & email ID in the box on the right to have Sejal call you for pool design Dubai


6. Pool design Dubai: Throw a party


When warm afternoons and cool summer evenings roll around, a pool is a great way to entertain. Invite your friends and neighbors over for a poolside barbecue or a dip in the water.






7. Pool design Dubai: Stay cool


Instead of hiding out indoors by the air-conditioning, you can beat the summer heat by lounging in the cool waters of your own pool.


8. Pool design Dubai: Keep an eye on your kids


With a swimming pool in your backyard, you can give your kids and their friends a place to play that is both convenient and safe. You can also rest easy knowing that your children are close by.


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9. Pool design Dubai: Long lasting fun


Building a pool is a great investment that will reap rewards for a lifetime. A vacation, a movie, or a visit to a theme park will all come to an end, but a pool will be enjoyed by your friends and family for years to come.


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Wall Decor | 8 Ways To Revitalize & Balance Your Space


Wall decor:


1. Bring harmony and vitality. Use colors, accessories, design features, lighting, paintings, cladding, vertical gardens and wall paper


2. Walls, ceiling and flooring form the basis of design for any space in your house. Your house will come alive if there is harmony and balance between them.


1. Wall Decor: Colors


White or neutral shades for your ceilings are best and will allow them to be unimposing. Larger tiles in white or beige will make your space look bigger.


The choice of wooden, marble or ceramic materials for your floor should harmonize with your walls. Lighter floors and white or light walls make your space look bigger.


Darker floors and light walls give warmth. Lighter floors and darker walls make your space look smaller and imposing. Fill in your name & email ID in the box on the right to have Sejal call you for wall decor.





2. Wall Decor: Accessories


Having neutral colors on walls allows you to use any painting and accessories.


Using darker shades on walls requires matching wall accessories, curtains, sofa upholstery, carpet or rug, throw cushions so that the colored wall combines with the overall color theme.


3. Wall Decor: Design Features


You can use any of the following materials to design feature walls:


• Wood paneling
• Leather panels
• Wall laminates
• Colored wood
• Wall paper
• Stone claddings
• Fabric panels
• Paint finish
• Metal
• Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) panels
• Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF) panels
• Glass
• Acrylic
• Computer Numerical Control (CNC) cut MDF


Every wall having an enhancement is too much. Just a touch of design is enough to make your wall come alive. Fill in your name & email ID in the box on the right to have Sejal call you for wall decor.



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4. Wall Decor: Lighting


Using essential and mood lighting on your wall in an interesting way will bring warmth to your evening.


To design the atmosphere you want you can use:


• Warm white
• Colored Light Emitting Diode (LED) strip lights
• Wall up and down lights
• Only down lights
• Spot lights to highlight paintings
• Ground lights to highlight walls upwards


5. Wall Decor: Paintings


Choosing the right size of painting for your wall is important. Paintings that match the style, color and texture of walls can enhance the walls or bring disastrous results depending on the choice you make.


Having large walls and using small paintings, that too not at eye level, can give you atrocious results. A large painting at eye level enhances the wall, focusing attention on the painting.


Eye level is considered to be around 150 cms from the floor. So individual paintings and photographs or clusters of them at this level work exceedingly well. Fill in your name & email ID in the box on the right to have Sejal call you for wall decor.


6. Wall Decor: Cladding


Stone cladding comes in a number of colors and makes the texture of your wall interesting.


Use marble, travertine and textured marble to make your wall fascinating. These materials give depth and can be maintenance free for years.





7. Wall Decor: Vertical Gardens


Vertical gardens are used frequently to augment walls in restaurants, homes, offices and malls. They bring natural greenery inside the area while occupying little space. Irrigation can be installed easily.


It is also possible to use artificial vertical gardens instead of natural plants.


8. Wall Decor: Wall Paper


Wall paper is a good option. It is available in many designs, textures and styles. However for a long life it requires consistent temperatures in the Dubai climate. Your air-conditioning may need to be on whether you are using the space or not.


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Ponds Dubai: A well designed pond completes your villa and inspires the onlooker. 24 ideas that your Dubai villa can also have.

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Garden Dubai: Soil preparation, adding Perlite, removing weeds, fertilizer tips, organic fertilizer, mowing, woodwork varnishing


Garden: It is easier to maintain your garden if you take the following steps.


1. Garden: Soil preparation


Healthy soil preparation will allow the garden to grow well. Mixing 40 % perlite, 40 % sweet soil and 20 percent peat moss or potting soil will allow the soil to be very healthy.


With the harsh ambient temperatures and salty sand, most garden maintenance companies will remove about 10 – 30 cms of soil. Sweet soil is added to get a better PH level. Shrubs need about 40 cms of sweet soil and trees require 1 m x 1 m of good soil.


2. Garden: Adding Perlite


Perlite when added to the soil


• Helps plant roots to penetrate through heavy clay

• It prevents compaction and water from collecting in places improving aeration and drainage

• Prevents your plants’ root damage

• Does not decompose and lasts for years

• Stimulates root initiation and vigorous growth

• Insulates and minimizes temperature fluctuations

• Has an almost a neutral PH level

• Holds moisture and does not become soggy

• Is free from diseases, weeds and insects compared to normal soil






3. Garden: 6 Tips to remove weeds


Weeds don’t just mar the beauty of your garden beds but they also force desirable plants to compete with the weeds for water, sunlight and nutrients.


• Adding mulch to your garden beds kills weeds and keeps new ones from popping up. Mulch prevents weed seeds from germinating.


• You don’t need poisonous chemicals to ward off weeds. Household staples, such as salt and vinegar, work just as well. In order to use salt as a weed killer, combine 1 cup of table salt with 2 cups of water, stir the mixture well and then pour it directly on weeds. Some weeds can’t tolerate the acidity of vinegar.


• Pour some white vinegar or apple-cider vinegar into a spray bottle, and then spray weed stems and leaves with the vinegar. If a weed has flowers, spray the blossoms before they go to seed. Pour more vinegar into the soil around the weeds to kill their roots. If it rains before the weeds die, then reapply the vinegar.


• Surprisingly vodka helps controls weeds by destroying the waxy coating on their leaves. The plants then dehydrate and die. Combine 1 ounce of vodka, 2 cups of water and several drops of liquid dish-washing soap in a spray bottle. In the afternoon of a sunny day, use the mixture to spray weed leaves until the solution drips off them.


• When weeds pop up in your sidewalk or driveway cracks, sprinkle them with one handful of baking soda, and sweep the baking soda into the cracks. The baking soda will destroy the roots that you can’t reach by hand or with a tool.


Borax also kills weeds and keeps them from re-growing. Apply it in the same way as baking soda.


4. Garden: Tips to fertilize it


In Dubai, most companies use only NPK (Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Potash or Potassium) fertilizer.


Understanding the effects of Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Potash or Potassium on your lawn and plants is important. This will help you to decide which type, if any, fertilizer is appropriate for your garden and landscape.


In most cases, aerating and composting are much better for your garden than using chemical fertilizers. Also note that higher NPK levels don’t necessarily mean healthier plants.


Nitrogen helps plant foliage to grow strong. Phosphorous helps roots and flowers grow and develop. Potassium (Potash) is important for overall plant health.


Be aware that high nitrogen fertilizers will make for quick growth but weaker plants that are more susceptible to attacks by diseases and pests. Fast, showy growth is not necessarily the best thing for your plants.


5. Garden: Organic fertilizing


Bokashi is a uniquely simple way of turning your kitchen waste into an organic compost soil conditioner.


Developed in Japan, the Bokashi Compost Kit converts your organic waste into a high-grade soil conditioner. It uses microbes or Bokashi – a Japanese word meaning “fermented organic matter” to do this.


You can discard fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, dairy and even bones right in your kitchen without the requirements of turning it like you do outdoor compost, and without creating unpleasant odors.


The kit supplied is all you need. This consist of a uniquely designed bucket, the special bran and easy to use instructions.


In Dubai you can buy these bins at:


Domestic bins, commercial bins and bran can be bought at The Change Initiative

Contact: 800 824

Location: Al Barsha 1, Sheikh Zayed Road (service road near Ibis Hotel).

Domestic bins and our 1 Kg bags of bran can be bought at The Ripe Farm Shop

Contact: 04 379 0441

Location: Street 8a, Umm Suqiem 2 (just off Al Manara).


6. Garden: How often should you mow a growing lawn?


It’s a matter of length.


It doesn’t matter, how often you mow, as much as how long the grass is. If your lawn looks yellow and dried out after you’ve mowed it, you probably have the blade on your mower set too low.


Some people like a super-short lawn like a putting green, but doing this requires both a specific variety of grass and lots of extra care spent on fertilizing and other upkeep.


Since you’re probably not one of those people, your grass will be healthiest if you let it grow a little longer. When the lawn is looking a little yellow in patches, let it grow a little longer, then move the blade back up.


When grass is a little longer, it is also more comfortable to walk on barefoot.


Is it beneficial to mow the lawn more often?


For a lawn to be green it must be growing. Grass pales and turns yellow over time unless it’s growing.


Second, the key factor to keeping a growing lawn healthy is mowing it according to its growth. Therefore, if it grows quickly because of fertilizer or rain then you simply need to mow it more often. The faster your grass grows the more mowing is needed.






Most advice for a healthy lawn says to follow the “one-third rule”


If your grass is growing, you’ll be mowing. Each grass type looks best and stays healthiest at a certain height.


Use your mower to maintain that height as closely as possible to the height you want. Cutting your lawn too short can be just as damaging as letting it grow too tall.


The basic rule of mowing is to never cut more than one-third of the leaf blade. Generally, this means mowing about once a week to 10 days in the summer and probably every 15 days.


Mowing can be unhealthy for the lawn, especially if the lawn was cut too short within too short of a time period.


You want to be consistent about mowing. If the grass is too long, you should only cut off 1/3 the next mowing and then gradually reduce the height.


If you decide to mow less frequently because of the yellowing you see, you’re actually perpetuating the problem.


Grass is greenest at the top of the blade, and when you let that grow longer than it should, you cut off the healthiest part. It’s not the act of mowing that hurts it, it’s cutting too much of the blade.


Mowing the next day shouldn’t hurt at all—as long as the blade is sharp.


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7. Garden: Regular polishing of woodworks


Does your outdoor have a gazebo, pergola or other exterior wood structures? How often have you polished them? With Dubai’s harsh weather, the wood needs regular upkeep.


Protecting external woodwork is a constant challenge in hot tropical regions, especially when they are in coastal areas. Heat, ultra-violet rays and dust, all cause damage to the coating over external wood-work.


Cracks appear in brittle coating materials because of  the expansion and contraction of wood during the day and night. Coating materials such as conventional spirit polish or lacquer disappear in a few months.


So regular polishing helps in maintaining your woodwork.


8. Garden: Why do we need polish, varnish or coating of woodwork?


Polish or varnish is required to


• To protect the wood against moisture. Moisture promotes the growth of micro-organisms causing bio-degradation. But that is not all; moisture even causes wood panels to loose shape resulting in difficulty in opening and closing of window panels and doors.


• For aesthetic purposes. Perfectly polished exterior wood work usually gives an impression that the wood is well maintained. However protection is the more important benefit.


• Polyurethane or Alkyd based varnishes are waterproof and able to absorb the expansion factor of wood. What is required is a coating that has elasticity equal to or greater than the expansion factor of wood. Polyurethane and Alkyd based coatings contain this property.


Polyurethane or Alkyd based varnishes have been around for many years now and the results are excellent.


Some brands also offer Ultra Violet (UV) Protection by adding a specialized chemical called the UV absorber. This absorbs the UV rays emitted by the sun preventing damage.






9. Garden: How to increase the life of varnish on external woodwork


• In order to extend the life of varnish, the woodwork must be cleaned periodically with a damp cloth to remove dust.


• The varnish heats up and melts due to intense sunlight in hot tropical regions and is absorbed by the dust present over the surface of wood work. So, dust should be removed from the external woodwork at least once a week with a wet cloth.


• Application of a fresh-up coat every year: If a fresh-up coat is applied every year, the varnish can last for years and years. No ground preparation like; scraping, staining and multiple coats are required. A fresh-up coat can be applied by only a bit of sanding on the surface to make it rough so, that the new coat gets a good grip.





Interior design: Understanding your needs, effective space, use of materials, lighting, accessorizing, flooring


Is it  time for you to have new interiors? Or are you moving to a new villa?


Perhaps you are very creative, house proud, interested in living in beautiful spaces? Maybe you are passionate about design, have a clear vision and know what you want?


So you are probably looking for some suggestions, new ideas and a way in which your ideas can be executed effectively and efficiently.


What you will need to implement your ideas is skilled workers in mechanical, electrical and plumbing areas (MEP), gypsum and masonry works.


You will also need the services of a carpentry factory that can build wardrobes, beds, and customized furniture like desks, chairs, wall panels, ceilings and partitions.


1. Interior design: Understanding your needs


An ability to understand your brief and your needs is of primary importance. Suggesting how to meet those requirements within your budget will align both of you.


Your designer should also be able to help you clarify your vision, challenging some ideas which are not feasible and offering new ones.


It would also help if he or she is doing designs daily, visiting trade shows, knows different materials available and new technologies being used.



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2. Interior design: Effective space planning


Your designer’s experience will allow him or her to plan spaces in a way in which every inch is well utilized, practical and functional. The result will look spacious and easy to use.


Accurate measurements, working on Auto-cad and other tools allows your designer to do precise planning thereby eliminating mistakes.


3. Interior design: Appropriate use of materials


A good interior designer will be in constant touch with suppliers bringing knowledge of new materials and technology. This allows him or her to use materials appropriately and effectively to bring out the right mood.


One material can be used in several different ways. Too many materials in the same space make it over-bearing. Also knowing the longevity of different materials will dictate usage. Making the space safe and edges rounded will minimize accidents.


Your designer’s use of colors and materials will bring harmony in your space. Colors play a significant role in the styling of a house. Each theme is different and using colors accordingly will make your space look authentic.






4. Interior design: Effective mood lighting


What you need to know about lighting:


  • Lighting plays a major role to set the mood during parties and celebrations
  • Red light is very relaxing whereas blue light is jarring
  • Warm daylight is comforting and soft
  • Light also creates shapes on walls
  • Using up-lights or down-lights create different effects
  • Light needs to be soft and not hurt the eye
  • Too much light also makes it less romantic and agitating
  • Using light effectively will accentuate the mood and save money
  • Balance in lighting all areas and not leaving some very dark is also essential. More down lights is used in areas where reading or studying take place
  • Living rooms and dining areas can use focus lights or up-lights
  • Mood concealed lighting is used to highlight ceilings, walls and floors






5. Interior design: Accessorizing


You can use accessories to adorn walls, ceilings and flooring to produce lovely patterns. Accessories either highlight and glamorize your interiors or just ruin it.


Using small paintings on large walls or using paintings that do not match the theme can be a disaster. Large statues, abstract pieces of art at eye level will work the best.


Highlighting the ceiling will allow great lighting. Wall panels, wall décor and creating different depths will allow walls to come alive as if they were 3-D and not flat.


To highlight your walls in creative ways you can use:


  • Candles
  • Panels
  • Wood
  • Leather or fabric wall paper
  • Carpets
  • Glass
  • Veneer
  • Metal panels
  • Parquet
  • Vertical plant walls


6. Interior design: Flooring


The floor pattern you use and the flooring material will define your house. Too many patterns will make your space look cramped. And furniture will disrupt the pattern.


So avoiding busy floor patterns may be a good idea. Ceramic tiles, large pieces of marble, granite, porcelain tiles or wood all have their own pros and cons.


You also need to choose the materials that fit into your budget while augmenting your theme.


Hiring a designer instead of doing it yourself means accessing vast experience in concept and execution of concepts with a great eye for detail. More the detail, better the execution.



Swimming pool: Standard features, quotations should include, cleaning & hygiene, optimum size & high water table issues


Have you just moved to a new villa? Or are you buying an old property and wish to build a pool to entertain? Or is it mainly to exercise regularly?


Or do you want to build a pool to increase the value of your property when you sell it?


Clear objectives will help you get better value for your investment.


1. Swimming pool: Standard features


  • A Skimmer pool does not have an overflow channel and a balance tank
  • Overflow and Infinity pools have this to balance the inflow of extra water into the channel and then into the tank
  • A pool pump room is common to both and needs to be built
  • Overground pool pump rooms are easier to maintain. They have easy access and do not need an automatic submersible pump to throw out the water in case it collects for any reason
  • The pool pump room may be included in the pool price or may be quoted as a separate line item






2. Swimming pool: Quotations


  • All pools are quoted with their mechanicals including filters, dual pumps, chlorinator, control panels and all MEP requirements
  • General pool tiles are a part of the quote unless something that is nonstandard is selected. The price of tiles may be given as per approval
  • Heat and chill pump, chlorine free unit, maintenance kit, pool shower are all options, which one can select
  • A pool ladder is compulsory as required by the Dubai Municipality and is quoted separately
  • A safety fence is required as per the Environmental Health and Safety Rules and can be quoted separately based on the selection of materials and your budget. This fence can be made of glass, wood, metal or can be just a temporary removable fence
  • Pool steps into the shallow area are always a part of the pool
  • Standard pools are generally 90 cms to 1.6 meters in height. But depending upon the style of pool you choose, you could select heights from 90 cms  to 2 mtrs


3. Swimming pool: How to keep it clean and healthy


  • Correct dosage of chlorine keeps the pool clean
  • Bi-weekly pool maintenance, cleaning, collecting of leaves that may clog the filter
  • Cleaning of filter when required
  • Balance tank ball valve and level may be checked
  • Measure the water temperature with a thermometer when heat and chill pump is in use
  • Filter timing needs to be set and maintained






4. Swimming pool: Determining the optimum pool size for your backyard


Installing a swimming pool is a great way to create your own relaxing “summer vacation” spot right in your own backyard.


However, choosing the right size pool for your needs is the most important task before the contractor starts digging. Installing a pool is a big investment, so take time to determine exactly how much space is available and how you want to use your pool before you start shopping.


  • A lap pool is normally 3 x 15 meters or 3 x 20 meters if the space permits and you have the length
  • A small splash pool is ideal for small villas like Garden villas in Palm Jumeirah, Springs and Meadows in Dubai. A size of 3 x 7 meters or 4 x 9 meters will work. This size allows enough room for casual swimming, games and simply cooling off on a hot day
  • Kidney-shaped, figure eight and octagon are typical design styles for this size of residential pool






5. Swimming pool: What happens if the water table level is high in the vicinity?


  • With high water table levels digging is more expensive. De-watering may be required even at depths of 1 meter till you get dry sand so that concrete may be applied
  • In such cases you may want to consider building an infinity raised pool. This will allow easy construction


Ceiling design: Rentals, existing ceilings, MDF sheets, Mashrabiya, rooms, wooden paneling, green, kitchen & bathrooms


Ceiling design is as important as flooring and walls. All 3 are important aspects of any interior design.


In what way can ceilings enhance your overall room?


Most ceilings in the UAE come with pre-constructed villas. They have a concrete ceiling with a center or 2 light power points. Or they come with a Gypsum ceiling with a bulkhead and concealed air-conditioning ducts.


These are used for AC grills, spot lights and cornices.


Whilst building a villa, many owners enhance their ceilings with double bulkheads. These can be used to conceal LED strip lights, or tube lights depending on the mood you wish to create.


You may also add attractive cornices, lighting and dimmable spot lights. The AC grills could be different from the standard sizes.


12 ideas to enhance your ceilings:


1. Ceiling design: Rented property


If you are renting a property, leave the existing ceiling as it probably is a concrete slab. You can add a suspended wooden ceiling to enhance the look.


Colored lighting or spotlights can be added as mood lighting. You may want to hang pendants in the dining space. Adding a little wood will enhance your ceiling very nicely.


2. Ceiling design: Existing ceiling


You may already have a ceiling but it may now look mundane to you. As earlier you can add a suspended wooden ceiling without touching the existing ceiling.


Combining the floor and the ceiling will add much life to the otherwise white or off white walls. Furniture placement will also look better.



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3. Ceiling design: Designed MDF sheets


Designed MDF sheets will add another medium to the design. Wooden framing, dropped ceilings and mood lighting add charm. Colorful collection of carpets laid on the floor help define the seating area.


Ceilings definitely define the area where to place furniture and so they must be installed very strategically with a proper ceiling and furniture plan. Colored lighting only adds to the mood and gives you options to enjoy a themed party.


4. Ceiling design: Mashrabiya


Adding acrylic and Mashrabiya to have concealed mood lighting is another way to enhance dining rooms for a classic look.


This is an innovative way to define the dining space and add top lights without any glare on the dining table. Your flat ceiling will have a 3D effect.


5. Ceiling design: Master bedrooms


Master bedroom ceilings could be enhanced too. It is nice to see something over the bed when you lie down. It needs to be soothing and not overpowering.


Use of a nice wallpaper could do the trick too. Framing and subtle lighting make a difference.



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6. Ceiling design: Wooden paneling


A high roof and wooden paneling on the ceiling adds a warm feeling just like a wooden floor. It feels natural.


The look of a log cabin, high gazebo kind of ceiling, wooden rafters on ceiling , wooden strips all add to the rustic and modern look.


7. Ceiling design: Minimalist 


Modern minimalist tray ceilings are just simple and minimal and work with simple lines, concealed lighting and give you a clean look.



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8. Ceiling design: Go green


Vertical gardens and plants in the ceilings are becoming a rage. It is nice to bring in natural elements in a austere style. Funky shaped furniture and concrete on walls to get a rough stone look with wooden flooring could be a great idea.


9. Ceiling design: Blocks


Gypsum blocks can be made in the ceiling and matched with modular block furniture. Its an intriguing way to bring in Cubism.


10. Ceiling design: Children’s room


Children love colors, shapes, depths and formations.  So use them.


You can add figures, flowers, natural elements and softness. Lighting plays a big role in children’s room ceilings.


11. Ceiling design: Kitchen


Kitchens normally have 60 x 60 cms ready made access panels as AC ducting passes through them and you need access. It is possible to combine wood, gypsum and other elements. Wood and white painted Gypsum makes a good combination.


12. Ceiling design: Bathrooms


Ceilings in bathrooms are the most neglected and you may not want to spend any money here.


However a little upgrade would make the bathroom very cozy. Wooden or Gypsum highlights, some paint and clever lighting, could add a lot of warmth.



Indoor plants: Selection & placing, Ficus, how to care, common problems, self watering planters


Are you fond of plants and believe that your house or office will come alive when there are plants in the space?


Your plants will give a soft, lively, natural way to touch your environment.


Sturdy plants are suggested and you should locate them in areas where they can thrive.


Deciding which plant to use, which pot to use, what will blend with the interiors, where to place them, how many pots are all questions you can ask your plant expert.


A bit of greenery makes a huge difference to a solid furniture and tiled space. All the curtains, walls, tiling, seating, storages, are big and solid and plants add a soft feminine touch, balancing the stiffness and bring in life and color.






Indoor plants: Selection and placing


In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), all homes are air-conditioned due to the excessive heat. Plants need 25-35 degrees Celsius to survive. High temperatures inside do not work well for indoor plants.


It would be best to place the plants near a window or where it can get a bit of sunlight and natural light. If not, you need to add artificial yellow light for it to survive.


• Areca Palm – Dypsis Lutescens, Kentia Palm, Phoenix Roebelenii, Zamioculcas are some palms that do well indoor.


• Schindapsus or Money Plant, Dracaena Massangeana, Dracaena Marginata, Pachira, Spathiphyllum, Monstera, Philodendron, Yucca Elephantitis, Croton, Coedium Petra, Daiffenbachia, Chlorophytum, Schefflera , are some commonly used plants.


Indoor plants: Ficus


Many varieties of Ficus like Starlight Ficus, Ficus Benjamina, Ficus Elastica, Ficus Microcarpa are grown here.


Most ficus trees enjoy bright indirect or filtered light with variegated varieties happily able to take medium light. Bright, direct light may result in scalding of the leaves and leaf loss.


Ficus trees also cannot tolerate low temperatures or drafts. They need to be kept in temperatures above 15 degrees Celsius. and actually prefer temperatures above 21 degrees Celsius.


Cold drafts from windows or doors will harm them, so make sure to place them somewhere where drafts will not be an issue.




Indoor plants: How to care

When growing ficus or other plants indoors, it is important to maintain a relatively high humidity around the plant. Regular misting or setting the plant on a pebble tray filled with water is a great way to increase their humidity.


But keep in mind that while they like high humidity, they do not like overly wet roots.


Therefore, when watering, always check the top of the soil first. If the top of the soil is wet, do not water as this means they have enough moisture. If the top of the soil feels dry to the touch, this indicates that they need water. Some plants need much less water.


Indoor plants: Common problems


Almost everyone who has owned a Ficus plant or other leafed plants has asked themselves at some point “Why is my tree dropping its leaves?”


A Ficus or any tree losing its leaves is the most common problem that plants have. Leaf drop is a standard reaction to stress and can be from any of the following:


• Under watering or over watering
• Low humidity
• Too little light
• Relocation or re-potting
• Drafts
• Change in temperature (too hot or cold)
• Pests


Ficus are also prone to pests, mealy bugs, scale and spider Mites. A healthy Ficus tree will not see these problems, but a stressed Ficus tree (likely losing leaves) will surely develop a pest problem quickly.


“Sap” dripping from a Ficus houseplant, which is actually honeydew from an invading pest, is a sure sign of an infestation. Treating the plant with Neem Oil is a good way to handle any of these pest issues.






Indoor plants: Self watering planter reduces maintenance


Recently, self watering planters are becoming common as they reduce maintenance and over or under watering. Many shapes, sizes and colors are available in planters.


Self watering planters help you to avoid daily watering and the problems of over or under-watering.The large water reservoir in the bottom of the container is simply filled using the integrated water supply shaft.


The plant then takes care of itself for up to 12 weeks with exactly the right amount of water and nutrients that it needs for optimum growth.


Apart from the fact that plants need to be watered much less frequently, self watering planters ensure that your houseplants develop beautifully and this all-round care rewards you with better growth than with conventional culture systems.


And the best thing: this system also works for potted plants outdoors – on the terrace, on the balcony or in the garden.


Indoor plants: Choosing a planter


You need to choose a planter that suits your Interiors or exterior theme, color and expanse of the area besides looking at the height of the ceiling.


Choosing very small planters for large areas makes them look dwarfed and out of proportion.


Plants need to be planted on a height that one can see it at eye level just like paintings. Having plants at different heights in a cluster may also be a good idea for a corner. Neutral pots are great for any interior.


Glossy planters, Matt finish Glass Reinforced Plastic (GRP) planters, Terracotta or Ceramic planters, Mosaic clad or mirrored planters are some planters that are available here in Dubai.




Landscaping Styles


Deciding which theme you want to choose for your garden


All New Gated Communities are made in Different styles of Architecture in Dubai. Each one chooses a villa that best suits their preference for style, space, layout, convenience and functionality.


A garden design would look wonderful when the Villa Architecture and style is considered in designing the landscape. It would bring everything together.


Spanish Style :


The Villa , a luxurious living community in Dubai land , Meadows at the Lakes , Signature Villas in Palm Jumeira, Palmera in Arabian Ranches, Al Furjan Properties offers distinct Spanish-style villas.


The Spanish Landscape uses a lot of contrast. Boldly colored glazed tiles, concrete pavers, Resin concrete or stamped concrete, rough travertine, sun baked Terra Cotta , crazy cut tiles and rough stones and pebbles match the Spanish architecture.


Vivid planting using succulents, seasonal flowers or perennial flowers like bougainvillea mingle with weathered stone and iron embellishments. Wrought iron, metal, black metal lights or copper and nickel metals bring an old world charm to the garden.


There is no ceiling reflecting the paint and one can use bold terractoa orange and brownish red colors to highlight the walls. Rough stone cladding, natural pond or meandering, curved water features would make it very authentic.


Arabian Style


The Arabian Ranches and Hattan at the Lakes, has Vintage Arabian Styles of Villas.


Arabian style uses a lot of sand beige, peach, yellow and rustic colors. Use of a lot of pebbles, varieties of palms, cactus , Rocks, minimal vegetation and pebbles and stones represents the geographical character of the space.


Paving done with natural slates, sandtones, limestone, crazy cut tiles , beige claddings , use of natural wooden pillars would complement the design.


Pergolas , sail shades, tented materials, and using local fabric uplolstery in red and white blends would make it amazing.


Mediterranean style


The Villa, Hattan at the Lakes, Jumeira Island, Jumeira village circle and Jumeira Village triangle are constructed in Mediterranean style.


Beautiful and pragmatic, the is style is developed out of great diversity of Mediterranean history , culture and religion.


While the style developed in the Mediterranean basin, it is adaptable to many other areas — particularly those with a similar climate, known for winter rains and long, dry summers.


1. Enclosure


Originating in ancient Persia, high-walled gardens offer protection and relief from the elements. With their inward focus and protection from drying winds, walled gardens still provide sanctuary in Spain, Italy and Greece.


2. Shade


Shelter from the intense summer sun is central to Mediterranean gardens. Structures such as pergolas, loggias, arbors and arcades have been passed down to modern gardeners from the Romans.


Without shade, it would be very sunny and it will not be possible to use the garden for long. Shades for seating and dining areas provide usability to the garden.


3. Incorporating Water features


Because of water’s scarcity in the Mediterranean, many water elements, such as narrow dripping taps or dribbling fountains, offer only a trickle of water — just enough to prompt a feeling of relief from the heat.


Simple Italian water features or old heritage water feature from old Roman and times would be great. Italy is full of travertine figurative water features. So using those would be great too.


4. Plantation


Using oleander, herbs, Olive trees, bougainvillea, creepers, cactus and succulents like aloe vera, yucca, jacaranda, hibiscus, Ipomeas creeper, lagerstroemia, Parkinsonia tree, Quisqualis Indica, also know as Rangoon creeper, a jasmine family plant, Lantana are some of the plants that one can use.


5. Paving


Bradstone, sandstone, beige and silver travertine brushed finish, concrete pavers , flamed granites, pebbles, natural finish ceramic tiles, quartzites, slates in beige and natural finishes would go well with this style.


Tuscan Style


Tuscan style of villas are built in Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Golf estates and Polo Homes. Polo homes, also offers Italian style of villa architecture.


Mediterranean and Tuscan decorating styles share many similarities, because Italy’s Tuscany region lies along the coast of the Mediterranean.


The main difference is that Tuscan style is focused solely on influences from Italy, while Mediterranean decorating incorporates elements from other cultures, including Spanish, French, Moroccan, Turkish and Grecian influences.


A closer look at each style can help you decide if either one makes a good fit for your personal decor scheme.


Textured walls in shades of cream, pale yellow or darker earthy tones of rust, burnt orange and terra-cotta mimic the aged plaster walls of Tuscan farmhouses.


Vibrant Gold , earthy greens and accents of blue, yellow and bright hint of red reflect the natural colors of the Tuscan countryside.


Terra-cotta tile, reclaimed wood add a Tuscan feel to flooring. Tuscan furniture is rustic, with natural wood finishes.


Light-colored upholstery and simple window treatments with organic fabrics in neutral colors create a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere.


Wall art in the form of framed prints, stencils, hand-painted tiles and custom murals features the scenic Tuscan countryside along with wine-inspired motifs.


Wrought-iron candle holders, large earthenware vases, urns and colorful Italian pottery provide a finishing touch.


Contemporary Style


Emirates Hills villas are customized and have many modern villas in contemporary styles.


Modern style uses clean straight lines and is simple, elegant and minimal . It uses neutral colors and adds heritage design in a new way,



Are you really fond of cooking? Do you really love to cook outdoors, entertain friends, eat healthy grilled food, bake pizzas and enjoy the outdoor life?


Building a concrete permanent barbeque station allows one to set up tabletop Barbeque that is inbuilt.


Having a single outdoor burner, outdoor fridge, cocktail counter, sink, pizza oven for wood fired Pizza, stainless steel drawers and doors, all make having an outdoor kitchen so much fun! The cooking experience is enhanced and it makes it very convenient.



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Dining area with shade structure over it, complete with outdoor lights works so well besides the barbeque area.


Build your outdoor kitchen closer to your indoor kitchen to avail easy access to getting things from inside.


Use non- slippery outdoor tiles like slates, ceramic, porcelain, to avoid having a slippery floor. Make cleaning easier by having granite tops and glass mosaic for easy cleaning on the up-stand. Stone cladding adds a great charm to the barbeque.


Having storage below made with shelves, solid wooden Miranti door, drawers will allow for keeping all things you need for barbequing in the storage.


It is possible to put a barbeque trolley also within the built up space. Have enough work space as preparation area so you can cook, prepare, serve and enjoy. It would be great to separate the barbeque and bar area.


Also one can have combined dining or separate dining. Combined dining would need high stools and separate dining allows for comfortable seats.


The smallest size of Barbeque stations is 3 m x 90 cms height x 70 cms width. L shaped, U shaped, long linear lengths, L shaped and a separate linear counter, all are possible.


Having an open Barbeque and shaded dining area is preferable.


One could use gas operated Barbeques or charcoal barbeque. You do get Barbeque grill that works with gas but have a charcoal tray to get the flavor.


Convection baking, having rotisserie, Grill tray and many accessories make the outdoor cooking a lot of fun.Enjoy !



Dear Sejal,

The 2 words in the subject of this mail are small in comparison to my

feelings for you and Milestone as a company. ‎Even though we have some

balance work, I cannot resist sharing my thoughts with you.

It has been a true pleasure to work with you and your company. In simple

words you have not given us a reason to complain. Undoubtedly a lot of the

credit goes to you as you have structured the company in a professional

manner. Right from inception, I had sensed that you are detail oriented and

organized which I can relate to. It is rare to find like-minded people to work

with and very difficult to keep up to the expectations of the client.

Milestone is the only company, I never had to supervise as I knew everyone

knows their job. It is the only company that I will miss after the project is

completed:) On Saturday, I could see the "PURE Joy" in your eyes when you

saw the family enjoying the site. You are truly passionate about your work.

Very nice of Mr. Rajesh to stop by and cherish your accomplishments.

I am so glad to find you as a friend on a personal level. Hope and pray we

can maintain our respect for each other.



Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone.



When my husband and I purchased a property in Jumeirah Park we had to

make a decision about who we would contract to landscape the 8,000 sqft

plot. We obtained a number of quotes however were particularly

impressed with Sejal from Milestone for a number of reasons.  Firstly, she

spent the time at our house to look inside and see how our style could be

reflected in the garden. She was comfortable taking some initial

ideas/requirements we had with regard to garden layout. As sportspeople,

we were also impressed with her background as a competitive table-tennis

player as we can imagine the kind of dedication and discipline it would take

to succeed to that level. And finally she was obviously very passionate

about design and had some fantastic ideas and enhancements to suggest.

Sejal warned us that the approvals process would not be fast in Nakheel

Properties and she was correct, however we understood that she and her

team put a lot of time and effort into following up the process and ensuring

that paperwork kept moving.

Once the workers arrived on site we were very happy with the courtesy and

attitude. Definitely they faced some challenges, as there were some

elements to our design that they had not worked with before, however

they always did whatever it took to ensure the result was what we

expected. We were particularly impressed that they never left piles of sand,

building materials, or rubbish on the driveway; if something was delivered

to the house it was moved into the property that same day. We have seen

many houses around our area that have had their driveways blocked for

days or weeks with building materials. Our pergolas are a little different to

many that we have seen and are definitely a highlight in the garden. We

also had some old railway sleepers that Sejal was able to create seats and

features out of, as well as building a stunning dining table based on some

very broad requirements that we had.   We were very happy with the

lighting and glad that we had decided to go with as much as possible.  We

have plenty of irrigation and have had no problem keeping the grass green

and growing from the day it was laid. The deep gardens and planter boxes

are well planted and we are looking forward to seeing them flourish over

the coming months and years.

We would definitely recommend Milestone to anyone who is looking for a

unique and personal design with a high quality finish.



The most expensive landscaping element per square meter, swimming pools have become works of art, with technologically advanced features such as improved pumps, fountains, jets, LED lighting, filtration systems, covers and automatic cleaning systems with Chlorine free units and heat and chill pumps.






Pool Dominates the Landscape as it is the biggest feature. There are many types of pools :


  1. Skimmer pool : Water level is 15 cms below ground level and it is the cheapest type of pool . It can be made beautifully and can look very simple and nice with water skimming below the edge.
  2. Overflow Pool : Water level is the same level as ground level. It makes a beautiful look in the landscape and is medium range price.
  3. Infinity Pool : The most exotic pool and expensive pool, mainly used to show water disappearing into a lake or water. It can make a beautiful water feature when showing the water falling from the higher edges and is visible from the house.
  4. Lap pools : Mainly used by swimming Enthusiasts to exercise regularly and swim laps. Fixing a Wave machine to build resistance is also possible.
  5. Splash pools and Jacuzzi : It is a Fun pool and is small and just meant for fun and not swimming as the size is small. It is just a relaxing place and could include a water feature.






Pools no longer stand separated from the rest of the landscape and can bind and become the focus of it.


We are now able to ensure that the pool is as flexible as the landscape by incorporating more than one element whether it be to provide an ability to lap, enjoy a jacuzzi, fountains, jets, kids play, shade, pool bar, wet lounge, planting, or architectural walls.


Many pools now use all three types of edge treatments utilizing them in the best way to achieve the maximum functionality as we explore how to incorporate more levels and different layouts.



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Ceiling, flooring and walls define a space. Each one of them are of prime importance whilst designing your Interiors as ceiling is a big mass that is seen.


Ceiling height is very important before you think of what to do. Most Homes come with about 3 meter high ceiling and have a concrete slab or premade Gypsum ceiling to hide the AC ducting and lighting wires.


Some Villas have a tall double floor ceiling height whilst others, have the top floor and lobby space that has a tall Roof. Green Community Villas have a huge slanted roof so the top floor rooms get a slanted tall ceiling.


Here are some tips on what one could do to enhance the ceiling and what materials could one use:


  1. Enhancing slanted ceiling with wood looks great. It will give a warm, natural look and give a cozy gazebo kind of effect. It fits in with both modern and classic interiors.

  2. Painting the ceiling in a different color and giving some wooden edging.

  3. Applying wallpaper in the ceiling.

  4. Leaving the ceiling as it is and adding wooden overhangs in different textures.

  5. Using Mashrabiya or wooden cutouts with acrylic and making an additional overhang over the existing ceiling.

  6. Making different cubical depths with gypsum, combined with wood.

  7. Adding overhanging shaped cut outs combined with lights.

  8. Adding shapes colors and textures in the Children room ceiling if you desire to make themed rooms.

  9. Enhancing Kitchen ceiling with 60×60 readymade gypsum tiles for easy access and then having Gypsum ceilings or wooden enhancements.



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White ceilings are great and make the house look large. When enhancing the ceiling, be careful that if the ceiling is wooden and darker, it may make your space look smaller so keep the walls and floor lighter as a contrast.


It is possible to enhance rental homes too with nice ceilings, cost effectively, which could be removed easily.



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Winter is fast approaching and it will get progressively cooler from now onwards. It’s already party time in Dubai and the UAE.


Let’s look at some of the ways we can spruce up our garden to build useful, functional spaces where one can entertain people in beautiful surroundings.


If you are renting a property for the purpose or if you have a limited budget, consider some of these ideas to make the space look good.


Tips for A Party Ready Backyard:


● A well ­mowed lawn and professionally pruned plants create favorable first impressions.


● Use decorative lights to light up plants, trees and shrubs and to create a nice and warm ambience.


● Wooden accessories like gazebo, pergola, fences, gates, and decking can be used to give the venue a professional look.


● You can also add potted plants, accessories, and sculptures to further enhance the look of the place. Make sure the selected plants do not trigger an allergic attack in any of your guests. Some of the common culprits are dandelion, velvet grass, and acacia.



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● Make sure none of the accessories have protruding and sharp edges which can potentially be dangerous to your guests, especially kids. On the other hand, if you own the space and need to upgrade your garden to get it ready for the party season, we recommend the following measures.


● Tidy up your lawn, prune and shape plants. Adding some interesting and exotic new plants is a good idea. This can also serve as a great conversational topic at the party.


● Make sure the lawn is mowed and plants look healthy. Wild­looking lawn, wilting flowers and yellowed leaves do not really make for a great ambience at your party.


● Don’t forget to polish all the woodwork.


● Bar, barbeque and buffet tables are the most visited areas at parties. Make sure they are well stocked and professionally managed.


● Light up the venue adequately for decorative and safety purposes.


● Make sure drinking water is in plentiful supply.


● Ensure all safety precautions are in place.


● And finally indulge in some personal grooming and get ready to enjoy the party season!



Before we begin with the trending ideas for Gardens, it is important to look at the economic scenario we are faced with today. The reason is simple.


The times that we live in, greatly influence the choices that we make. And those choices define us and the homes and gardens that we live in.


The whole of Middle East region is in an economic turmoil. Oil prices are nose-diving and inflation is at an all time high. Liquidity has becoming tight. Some economists call this a silent recession.


Within this toughening scenario and forecasted reality, lifestyle still does not come to an end.


We are all going to be working hard to produce results and want to come back to a comfortable, convenient, harmonious home that nurtures and relaxes us to start the journey the next day.


We wish to spend quiet time with our family and entertain friends. Celebrations will not stop as we all love to celebrate victories and special occasions.


The writing on the wall is – Spend wisely and focus on “The total cost of ownership”.


In case of a landscaping and a gardening project, this includes estimating a five-year maintenance and upkeep cost break-up, the cost of initial installation, hidden costs, etc.


It is better to take an overall view, as opposed to the ‘penny wise, pound foolish’ approach which is a knee-jerk reaction to such an economic turbulence.


In 2016, we will see the following Landscaping & Gardening Trends:



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Trend #1 – Creating Sustainable Gardens


The discerning buyer will want to know substantiated answers to ‘What will allow us to maintain the garden over a long period of time?’ They will choose drought resistant plants like Date Palm, Cycas palms, Zamia and Succulents will be used often.


Perennial bushes like Bougainvillea, Thivetia, Oleander will replace seasonal plants.


For large plots, large quantity of grass will be avoided. Designers will improvise to incorporate more hardscape, pebbles and mulch. Grass is hard to maintain and needs a lot of care.


Side pathways are narrow and have a lot of shadow generally due to both villas standing besides each other in close proximity. Grass is not a good option in such narrow shaded areas.


Paving with some pebbles and plants that can grow in shaded areas may be a great option.



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Trend #2 – Low Budget Gardens:


With oil pricing going down and a silent recession setting in, liquidity will likely be low. People will think about  creative ideas to lower their budgets. Use of less water saves on utility bills.


Tiling and paving will be extensively used. Using artificial grass instead of real turf, use of paving, decks and pebbles, will lead to lower costs of water.


The initial cost of such gardens may seem high but over a period of time, there will be significant savings on utility bills. Zen and minimal gardens with clean lines will keep things simple, elegant and lower budgets.



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Trend #3 – Outdoor Ceramic or Porcelain tiles V/S Natural Stone:


Natural stone like Travertine, Sandstone, Limestone are porous materials and absorb salts from the ground and leave a white discharge of salty effervescence on the surface, making the stone look very weathered within a short period of time.


Sealants are needed to protect all natural stones. Very natural looking outdoor ceramic tiles are available and they will not need sealants. Each material has its pros and cons and it is important to understand that before making a decision.


Trend #4 – Modern and Minimal Gardens:


Many will move toward modern and minimal design. Symmetry, groups of plants, clean-cut hedges and simplicity in color will be the preference. Neutral colors; grey, beige, white, black, brown, will be the trend du jour.


Simplicity in design with use of a lot of wood and natural materials will make the garden harmonious. Planting large trees in critical places to highlight the garden may be a great idea.


Trend #5 – Accessorizing your garden:


Use of steel, glass, metal, abstract pots and sculptures to make a statement would be considered a great investment. A garden comes alive with such features when they are large enough to match the expanse of the architecture and the style.



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Trend #6 – Investment in Lighting:


Lighting is what makes a garden come alive. Wall features, water falls, trees, plants, pathways, steps, seating, shade structures all need to be highlighted.


The overall ambiance is created by lighting. Dim, ambient, concealed but effective mood lighting will be the way forward. It will no longer be considered a cost but an investment as LED lighting largely reduces the energy consumption.


Trend #7 – Low cost of ownership:


Cost of ownership can be lowered when you can maintain the garden easily. Design will be critical to making low maintenance garden and many will invest in such design. Choosing the correct material will be the key to this.



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I hope you found this article useful. Please browse through the website for more landscaping ideas.



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Water fountains Dubai: Create amazing focal points for the backyard. Build a tranquil water feature and create a relaxing retreat in your own yard.


Water fountains appeal to a number of our senses – sight, sound, touch and movement.


Water fountains Dubai: Please watch this 100 second video below for examples of water features you too can have. Or jump directly to the text below.





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Water fountains Dubai: Rejuvenate your garden


A wonderful way to revitalize your garden is to install a water feature such as a fountain or garden pond. These additions are both soothing and aesthetically pleasing. Installing a water fountain will contribute significantly to the ambiance of your garden.


Water fountains Dubai: Tranquility


Water fountains are most often incorporated for the visual and audible tranquility they provide. It is amazing how just being near an active water fountain improves a mood and delivers a healthy positive energy.


There is nothing more soothing than relaxing on a bench in the backyard and taking in the tranquil sound of a garden fountain while reading the newspaper or just shut your eyes and “chilling out”.


Just being in a garden with an energetic water feature provides a meditative sensation, even if you’re not specifically trying to do so.


Water fountains Dubai:


Design After deciding to add a garden fountain, be sure to put some thought into choosing a style and design that will fit in well with the entire garden.


If you will be using any other ornamental items e.g. benches, chairs, bird baths, gazing balls etc. make sure that the fountain coordinates well with your entire garden style.


Does the water feature you are considering seem to be a natural component of the area or does it look completely out of place in the garden?


If you have trouble deciding if the fountain will be a good fit, you might want to get the recommendation of someone who has a better feel for style and design elements to make an informed decision.


Having a fountain in your garden is not only soothing, it also adds character to what otherwise would be a rather plain landscape.


If a quiet and relaxing getaway located merely steps from your back door seems like something you would enjoy, why not seriously consider adding a water fountain to your garden? You’ll be delighted that you did.


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