Luxury external shading manufacturer, Caribbean Blinds, recently completed its most ‘creative’ installation of one of its most popular products, the Outdoor Living Pod™, in collaboration with an exceptional landscaping firm.
During the early design stages of a complete garden renovation project in Hemel Hempstead in November 2019, Limebok Landscaping contacted the external shading experts for their assistance.
The garden transformation began in February this year, with Caribbean Blinds undertaking a detailed survey in mid-March. The Outdoor Living Pod™ was installed in late May, taking just two days to complete.
Stuart Dantzic, managing director of Caribbean Blinds, explained: “In May this year, we installed the Deluxe model of our award-winning Outdoor Living Pod™ for a client who required a low-maintenance pergola to seamlessly link their newly built outdoor bar and kitchen area and provide an all-weather socialising spot for the adults, whilst allowing a full and unobstructed view of the children’s play area.
As a Caribbean Blinds ‘first’, we incorporated a water feature into a unique ‘living’ wall on the boundary side of the pergola. Screening was also added to the adjacent side of the outdoor kitchen and play area to provide protection from the weather but with a view through so as not to enclose the space. Finally, lighting and heating options were integrated into the structure for year-round use.”
The end result was a dedicated ‘zone’ that the client can use to simply relax in or entertain friends and family with no disruption from the elements due to the all-weather pergola that cleverly adapts to the changing ambient conditions.
Stuart added: “Our committed team was on hand throughout the entire process to discuss every detail with both the landscaper and client, with a shared vision of the end result. When confirming details such as screen materials, hardware colours and finishes, and lighting and heating options, every ‘zone’ on site was taken into consideration to ensure that all elements of the garden would flow.”
The client explained: “It’s no secret that the UK weather is extremely unreliable, so this was at the forefront of our minds when designing our garden. We wanted a space for the whole family to enjoy during the summer months, but still be able to utilise throughout the colder, wetter and windier months too. After a lot of research, we decided to purchase the Caribbean Blinds Outdoor Living Pod™.
When the team came to carry out their survey, we decided to add a central leg to split the blind up and create a doorway. They were so accommodating and made us feel at ease throughout the entire process. The Pod is, without a doubt, the feature of our garden and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Whether someone is cooking on the outdoor BBQ or mixing up cocktails behind the bar, the spaces link together effortlessly, providing a feeling of inclusion for everyone to enjoy. Furthermore, the adults can enjoy their time together in their grown-up space without worrying about the children in the play area.”
Limebok Landscaping commented: “We introduced our client to Caribbean Blinds whilst working on a large-scale garden landscaping project. Our client was very impressed with the no-nonsense, professional service they received and the quality of the Outdoor Living Pod™. On site, we found the installation team to be fantastic – they were courteous, hardworking, knowledgeable and extremely efficient. The pergola was a brilliant addition to the garden we designed and featured heavily in our finished photos, which were incredibly popular across our social media channels. We look forward to the next install of Caribbean Blinds on one of our projects.”
Ingeniously designed for those who want to live life outdoors, the Caribbean Blinds Outdoor Living Pod™ provides the ultimate luxury, all-weather, outdoor living space that gives the customer complete control of the elements, 365 days a year.
For more information, visit: www.cbsolarshading.co.uk/outdoor-living-pod/
Caribbean Blinds has been exclusively designing, manufacturing and supplying the very finest external shading systems that transform the use, functionality, and enjoyment of all types of spaces since it was founded in 1987.
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