Above: Add a touch of luxury to your outdoor living area with a customised wooden structure. These eye-catching structural designs harmonise perfectly with the natural surroundings. The materials have been harvested and sourced in accordance with ecologically-friendly practices and guidelines. This particular structure (pictured) provides shade at the end of the swimming pool, offering a stylish area to lounge outside by the water’s edge.
The project was carried out by Cape Reed in CC Marbelah Pueblo (www.capereed.com).
Above: This stunning pergola installed right next to the pool, with up and down lighting, is a fabulous way to extend your living area to the outdoors. The wooden decking gives the area a warm and inviting feel, making this structure a perfect place for the family to come together in the evening for al fresco meals.
Above: This strong wooden pergola offers outdoor lounging and dining Balinese-style. Here a simple but elegant net curtain is wrapped around each post; it can be drawn across to add privacy or to give a break from the sun when it is low.
Both projects were carried out by Timber Design (www.timberdesign.es).
Above: This striking modern outdoor living area with its wooden thatched roof serves as a luxurious extension to the main house. Pictured here you can see how the timber can be painted in contemporary white to give a bright and fresh look, and provide this extra living area with an airy feel. The project was carried out by Cape Reed in Centro Comercial Marbelah Pueblo (www.capereed.com).
Above: The Biossun bioclimatic cover allows the sun’s rays and natural air circulation to be controlled by moving blades in the roof which swivel so you can direct the light and air throughout the day as the sun moves around. If it is raining, the blades can be moved into a flat position by using a remote control to protect you from the rain. Available at Outdoor Concepts in San Pedro de Alcántara (www.outdoorconcepts.es).
Above: Shade sails are an elegant and economical way to create shade for a terrace, garden or carport. They come in a variety of colours and are tailor-made to fit your exact space. As they are fixed onto a post or tree, they can be mounted and dismounted easily and, when not in use, they can be cleaned so that they always look sleek and attractive. Available from The Shade Sail Company in Calahonda (www.theshadesailcompany.com).