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Outdoor Features with a Big ROI

Colby Coward Design and Ideas

When it’s time to make some upgrades to your home, you’ll want to choose projects that add value and appeal to your property. Many homeowners often put most of their focus into the interior of their home. But the truth is, the exterior is the first thing your guests and potential buyers see. This means that what’s done on the …

What is Composite Decking?

Colby Coward Construction Process, Design and Ideas

Composite decking is taking the outdoor decking industry by storm. It is quickly becoming the largest alternative to timber on the market, and for good reasons. With longer lifespans and much lower maintenance than wood decking, it is deemed the most durable material on the market today. But what is composite decking, and why are so many homeowners so eager …

Choosing the Right Fence

Colby Coward Construction Process, Repair and Maintenance

Installing a fence on your property is a great way to add value, create privacy, and bring character to any outdoor space. Fences of all styles help contribute to the exterior aesthetic of your home, creating a stylish space for entertaining family and friends. Whatever your family’s needs, there are options for everyone! From wood to wrought iron and all …

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How to Choose an Outdoor Contractor

Colby Coward Construction Process

These days, outdoor living is used nearly just as much as our indoor living space. Whether you’re enjoying your patio, deck, outdoor kitchen, or fire feature, making the most of your outdoor living space helps you enjoy being outside all year long. When you have decided to make your outdoor space more livable, it is important to find the right …

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, …

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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 …