Downunda Pools Outdoor Living and Lifestyle Magazine

Finding Your Outdoor Living Style

Last week, we talked about Al Fresco living and the basics of outdoor kitchen design. This week, we will cover some of the more popular styles of outdoor living from lavish to simple which will perhaps spark your imagination and help you find your outdoor living...

Planning Your Outdoor Kitchen

Al Fresco Style Al Fresco, which is Italian for “in fresh air” is typically associated with dining outdoors, in European Bistros, or sidewalk cafés. But for those of us who are lucky enough to live in the greater Houston, Texas area, living the al fresco lifestyle is...

Hammock Style

To anyone who has ever enjoyed an afternoon nap while ensconced in a hammock gently rocking between two trees, it will come as no surprise that this centuries-old snoozing sling can help people fall asleep faster and achieve deeper slumber than regular beds.  A study...

Trois Estate – A World Unto Its Own

Located less than a mile from the gates of the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, and 15 miles or so outside of Fredericksburg on Ranch Road 965, Trois Estate Bed & Breakfast is a step back in time and a rush to your senses. The estate is very reminiscent of San...

Turning Your Small Yard into a Personal Retreat

Longing to be Outdoors We humans have an innate longing to be outdoors at some point of the day.  Most noteworthy, a Stanford-led study finds quantifiable evidence that being in nature could lead to a lower risk of depression.  Additionally, studies have shown that...

Pool Houses and Cabanas

Just the name pool house or cabana causes one to think of old Hollywood glamour and synchronized swimming;  visions in black and white where beautifully coiffed ladies lounged by the pool, martinis in hand, surrounded by  cabana boys cooling them with oversized leaf...