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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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    [In the News] Improving the Spring Aesthetics

    Did you see Randy's article this week in Current in Carmel? He's talking easy tips for rejuvenating your outdoor living space just in time for spring. If you missed the article here it is: Outdoor living spaces and landscapes tend to look a little tired after winter. Lack of sun, ice melt, [...]

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    Meet Craig Donlan Landscape Architect

    Carmel’s Surroundings by Natureworks+ Adds Landscape Architect Craig Donlan Carmel-based Surroundings by Natureworks+, a premier Central Indiana landscape architecture and design/build firm with a focus on innovative interior and exterior living spaces, has expanded its core team with the hire of[...]

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    Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting

    Surroundings by Natureworks Grand Opening Drumroll.... We can't wait for you to see our newly designed and installed showcase space at the Indiana Design Center. From stunning interior remodeling to incredible outdoor living spaces, the new showroom offers stylish vignettes and a materials/photo [...]

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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 home [...]

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