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  • THE 5 THINGS A PERGOLA WILL DO

    Did you know that we build more pergolas for reasons other than shade, than we do for shade? Yep. So…what else does a pergola do? Shade is an obvious reason to bring a pergola into your outdoor living space. Here are 4 more: 1. Sexy Privacy. That’s right, privacy. Imagine a neighboring home [...]

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    Surroundings by Natureworks+ at the Indiana Design Center

    WE’VE MOVED!! Perhaps you’ve heard by now. Our new office is located at the Indiana Design Center, 200 South Rangeline Road, suite 219 in Carmel. If you have never been here before, stop in. Treat yourself to a fun tour. You will be amazed at the facility. It’s elegant, beautiful, packed [...]

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    Low Maintenance Outoor Living, Minimal Upkeep Indoor Trends

    You may know some "high-maintenance" people, but when it comes to our homes, we want low maintenance outdoor spaces and minimal upkeep inside our homes. How to create that space? Let Surroundings by Natureworks show you how! LOW MAINTENANCE  Those certainly are the 2 most repeated words in our [...]

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    Flat Randy and Flat Eric Photo Contest

    In celebration of our valued clients and staying home and being moved, in 2015 we launched a fun on-going social campaign where customers can share pictures from their gorgeous and relaxing luxury outdoor living spaces featuring our super cool flat Randy and Eric characters. Monthly we pick a [...]

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    The Special Ingredient for Amazing Luxury Outdoor Living

    We are often asked what sets us apart from our competition. I like to think we are being asked because clients sense that there is something special about who we are and how we do business.  We certainly think so. It’s taken several years to pinpoinint exactly what that something special is, [...]

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    El Nino Weather Phenomenon in Indiana

    El Nino is a weather phenomenon that occurs irregularly every two to seven years. Trade winds that usually blow from east to west weaken and sea surface temperatures start rising, setting off a chain of atmospheric impacts and temporarily disrupting weather patterns around the world. The 2015/2016 [...]

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    Baby, It's Cold Outside

    Naturally our thoughts turn towards squeezing every ounce of outdoor living that we can into our busy worlds before winter 100% invades. For my family, that means LOTS of fall dinners on the patio often followed by a few minutes around the gas fire feature that serves to warm our bodies and our [...]

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    Winterization Tips for Homeowners

    As the last leaves fall, temperatures grow colder and daylight shorter, many homeowners start to think about winterizing and protecting their homes and yards for the coldest months of the year. We know life can be fast-paced this time of year. Busy schedules can leave little time for extra tasks [...]

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    Fall Outdoor Living Project Make Great Sense

    Did you know our happiest spring customers are often the ones that kick-off patio projects in the fall? Right now there is a perfect window of 5-6 weeks when patio, deck, pergola and outdoor living space projects can be easily tackled and have you sitting pretty and enjoying the first amazing [...]

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    Generating privacy is a frequent objective when creating an incredible backyard living space.  And while most of us love our neighbors, a little intimacy is appreciated when grilling, entertaining or squeezing in a little relaxation time. Strategies for creating privacy are fueled by tastes, space[...]

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