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Our Palapa has a Makeover

The palapa project is complete! It was my idea to raise the palapa, so we could have a better view of the pool house/cabana.  It also needed re-thatching.  Paul wanted to use fire-retardant thatching for safety measures.  Brett from Palapapros and his crew came out and tore off the old thatching.  They removed the top and re-enforced it. They used taller poles and new stringers and lath.

They then proceeded to make the top stronger by adding metal straps. It definitely opens the space more.






This is the fan I ordered the newly remodeled palapa. With the palapa being a lot taller, we felt we could use a larger fan also a longer downrod for good air flow.


BEFORE
BEFORE

-As you can tell in this photo  above, the pool house was cut off by the palapa.  After raising it, we can now see the pool house. Compare the two photos.
My husband even said I was right raising it and also having the guys move it a little to the left.




                                       
We are pretty happy with everything now.  The pool had a makeover, a new pool house complete with a mini kitchen and bathroom.


The outdoor shower was added and the outdoor kitchen also got a makeover.  A new planter was put in.  We are set!
I waited almost 20 years to get some lights in this pool.  Now we have cool LED lights that change colors.


A great place to dine alfresco.

This tropical planter was also a new addition.  unfortunately those pesky squirrels are eating the flowers.  I guess I will stick with cannas, garlic and Blue Boa.


Love the new outdoor shower.  Kudos to my hubby.

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20 comments:

  1. I am amazed with all you get done. Everything is looking great.

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  2. Oh Linda, how cool is that! I don't know where to begin -- it's all gorgeous and divinely tropical. Although I will say, those pool lights are really making my heart sing -- that's wonderful!

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  3. Wow what a difference. How beautiful Linda. Such a beautiful outdoor living space. Enjoy every minute you can spend out there. Like your own little resort. Have a good week. xoxo Kris

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  4. It all looks fabulous, Linda. I know you will enjoy this beautiful space all summer.

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  5. You have created such a gorgeous outdoor environment. The colors are all glorious. Our gardeners use a spray that keeps the squirrels and rabbits away from our flowers. I don’t know the brand name, but you might check with your nursery. It makes. A big difference. Have a glorious summer poolside!

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  6. You have a pretty area for relaxing and you were right to raise the palapa so you can see the pool house. Those lights in your pool are a nice addition too.

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  7. Raising the palapa has made such a big difference, Linda! What a perfect spot it is for dining and relaxing, especially with your kitchen right there. The lights are so beautiful! I would feel like I’m in a resort in Hawaii!

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  8. Truly a resort!!!I bet even more light gets in your home..

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  9. Wow! I love the way it all looks Linda. You have your very own resort to enjoy for the summer and many years to come. Enjoy!

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  10. What a beautiful yard, Linda! So warm & inviting!

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  11. I can't say enough good things about all of these improvements, Linda, but that new palapa really looks perfectly pitched to show off the pool house and give you an unobstructed view through it. Really nice design now!

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  12. Everything is just gorgeous, Linda! And now that it's safe to entertain guests again, you're all set! Have fun!

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  13. Your backyard is a dream. That's what happens when you live in California. Your outdoor space is a mini home. NJ we are lucky if our grills last 5 years and have to store everything from October until the end of May.

    Beautiful Linda, love it!

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  14. Just a beautiful piece of paradise! I don't know how you have time to blog and design blogs.You are SUPER woman!

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  15. Ahhhh, to sit by the pool with a pina colada and feel like being on a Caribbean island!! You are very fortunate! Enjoy this oasis.

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  16. Such a tropical paradise and dreamy place to relax and entertain! Who knew there was actually a Palapa company! You are all set for a magical summer!
    Jenna

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  17. Your backyard is like a 5 star resort, Linda. Everything is just perfect. You have a designer's eye for sure. Enjoy!!

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  18. It looks so inviting, just read 108 next week in gV, I'm betting auburn is hotter! I may be knocking on your door Thursday morning with furry friends for a quick doggie dip if Rosie can be decent!

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  19. Wow, what a beautiful place you have to entertain! It looks like an expensive resort! You did a wonderful job with everything and the pool area looks magical at night with all the lights!

    Hugs,
    Tee xo

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  20. Looks perfect..Your own Oasis..The outdoor shower is to die for but then, so is that pool !! Lovely...Missy

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