Fall Home Maintenance Checklist

Colby Coward Repair and Maintenance

Along with a welcomed break from the hot summer heat, the cooler fall months also give you the chance to take on those home maintenance chores that you’ve been putting off. Putting together an outdoor fall and winter home maintenance checklist is a great way to make sure you clean and maintain your outdoor living area, and the exterior of …

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Benefits of an Outdoor Fire Feature

Colby Coward Design and Ideas, Lifestyle and Entertaining

Outdoor fire features, such as fire pits or fireplaces, have become all the rage for homeowners and home buyers alike. It expands your entertainment opportunities and allows you to extend the use of your outdoor living space way beyond the warmer months. Here are some of the ways an outdoor fire feature can benefit you, your family and your home. …

Outdoor Living Features with the Most Impact

Colby Coward Construction Process, Lifestyle and Entertaining

Your backyard doesn’t have to be just for summer use. It can be an outdoor living space for relaxation and entertainment that can be used any time of the year and in any kind of weather. With these innovative design elements and tips, you can turn your backyard into a year-round retreat for you and your family and guests to …

Perk Up Your Patio for Fall with Hardscaping

Colby Coward Lifestyle and Entertaining

Fall is a great time to enjoy the outdoors in Texas! Cooler weather, falling leaves and time with family and friends. Many people associate fall with the ideal time to plant, but it also a good time to consider how you can use your outdoor living space for entertaining. With so many material options available for patio hardscaping these days, …

Great Outdoor improvements with a BIG ROI

Colby Coward Design and Ideas

When it comes to making your money back on home improvements, some of your best options involve the spaces outside your house. Whether you’re getting ready to sell or just thinking about the future, these outdoor updates will add plenty of value. Here are a few outdoor improvements with big ROI.  Patio Covers and Pergolas In the south, outdoor living …

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Tips for your Outdoor Kitchen Design

Colby Coward Design and Ideas

An outdoor kitchen is a wonderful home feature that expands your indoor living space for activities and entertainment. It allows you to get outside for backyard barbecues, family gatherings, and quiet dinners year-round – even on chilly fall and winter evenings. Today’s outdoor kitchens can be designed and equipped with state-of-the-art grills, refrigeration equipment, storage, and accessories that will rival even …

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Concrete Care and Maintenance

Colby Coward Repair and Maintenance

Concrete is an extremely durable building material. It is often used for constructing patios and other types of hardscaped areas for outdoor entertaining, including the areas around swimming pools. Proper concrete maintenance will ensure that these areas last for many years. Keep Concrete Clean You should thoroughly clean concrete at least once, if not twice, a year. Use a pressure washer to …

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Outdoor Spaces

Colby Coward Construction Process, Design and Ideas

A yard is no longer considered just a piece of property surrounding a house, the scene of an occasional barbecue, or a place to send the kids to play. Instead, Outdoor Spaces have become almost as important as the inside. Today, Outdoor Spaces are designed and executed just as carefully as any room in the house. If you don’t have a …

What is Composite Decking?

Colby Coward Construction Process

Composite decking is a mix of recycled plastic and wood fibers. The advantages of a composite deck is having a product that will last a long time. If you are looking for a deck that looks like wood, there are different decking options available to you: a gravel deck, flagstone, cedar, pressure treated and also composite decking. Another avenue that you …

Summertime Spray Tan (For Your Fence)

Colby Coward Construction Process

First impressions are important. When someone visits your home, you want them to see a beautiful, well-kept place. But before visitors step through the front door, your yard sets the stage! The landscaping and fencing you choose say a lot about you and the pride you take in your home. There is absolutely no reason, however, that the pride you take in …