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  • Is Your Outdoor Living Space Ready for Summer?

      Living through a pandemic during the cold winter months is torture, right? We're all getting a little stir crazy, which is why NOW is the perfect time to start planning for your your home’s outdoor living space. As the circumstances of our world continue to change, there are a few [...]

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    Designer Jane Maxwell-Johnson Joins the Surroundings Team

    We would like to introduce you to Jane Maxwell-Johnson, the newest member of the Surroundings with Natureworks team. With a family background in home construction and a degree in Interior Design from Indiana State University, Jane is the perfect addition to our design team. Learn More about Jane [...]

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    Bringing the Comfort of Indoors, Outdoors

    The Indiana State Fair is here, kids are going back to school, and the Colts are at training camp – summer in Indiana is winding down. As we move toward fall, you’re probably thinking about spending time with family, gathering to watch the Colts game with friends, and enjoying the beauty of the [...]

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    Patio Project Cost | Carmel Indiana

    Did you know a general rule-of-thumb is to spend 10% of your home’s value on your landscaping budget? Well what about patio projects and creating that ultimate outdoor living oasis? What is the average patio project cost? As a trusted Carmel Indiana based outdoor living expert, we are often [...]

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    Bloom Cycles in Crazy Indiana

    An observation that the bloom cycle and all things spring flowering are running considerably behind schedule this year in Indiana.  Our April has been filled with frigid days and SNOW, more than sunny spring days. You’ve likely noticed since returning from your spring break vacations that the [...]

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    Carmel Outdoor Living Project Process

    We get this a lot... "How does this process work? Do you come out and discuss our thoughts and we go from there?” Ideally the launching spot comes from your hopes and ideas for your new outdoor living space. It’s wonderful to have a handful of Houzz or Pinterest pictures that you’ve tagged [...]

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    Nine Ways to Renovate Your Bathroom with WOW

    “Wow…I love my master bathroom!  I feel like I’m on vacation at a beautiful resort!” a client recently squealed!! We love beautifully designed and installed bathrooms too. So what are the components of a bathroom that prompt thrilled clients and homeowners to say this? Here are 9 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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