Cabanas – Real Garden Buildings

Garden buildings have many different purposes for their construction.  There are varieties of garden building like sheds, gazeboes, cabanas and garden offices.  The purpose of sheds is to store materials, gazeboes to provide shelter, cabanas to provide space for recreational activities and garden offices to provide space to store official records. Other garden structures can be built to house outdoor kitchens. The uses are almost limitless.

Cabanas more or less appear like indigenous huts in the sense that they can aptly provide space to house your art studio if you are an artist, music school if you are a music instructor and dance school if you are a dance tutor.  An indigenous hut is a small hut characterized by thatched roofing.  Cabanas can serve as recreational structures too in the sense that they are characterized by adjustable curtains and embellished walls on all sides.  You would find more of these in resort hotels, luxury hotels in islands and in some private gardens too.  Beverly Hills Hotel and Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles are the best examples of places that are adorned with cabanas.

Our Cabana

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It is interesting to note that several materials are used in the construction of cabanas.  They include aluminum, steel, treated wood and grade plastics.  The roofs of the cabanas are made of lumber and grade fabrics.  A type of plastic called translucent glasslucite is used in the construction of cabanas.  The specialty of cabanas is that it can include home accessories such as ceiling fans, lighting and outdoor space heaters.   A canopy would also look beautiful on a cabana.  It is a good substitution for a thatched roof.  Roofing depends on the choice of the person that constructs a cabana.  If he can afford to spend more on roofing, then he can go for the canopy type of roofing.  The thatched type of roofing is of course cost effective.  Of course cabanas are just one of many garden building options.