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Outdoor Kitchen Design Tips

Colby Coward Design and Ideas

An outdoor kitchen is a wonderful home feature that expands your 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 the …

6 Signs It’s Time To Replace Your Fence

Colby Coward Construction Process

Wood fences are a beautiful addition to any home but can be an eyesore if not properly maintained. Fences are fairly long-lasting, but factors including the type of wood it’s made out of, how often it’s treated, and whether or not it’s painted or stained can all affect how well it ages. Over time, wood can become damaged or start …

Outdoor Living Re-Imagined: Features for Every Season

Colby Coward Lifestyle and Entertaining

Many homeowners maximize their outdoor living space for summer without giving it much thought in the colder months. While it’s great to enjoy the beautiful summer evenings in the comfort of your own backyard, adding a few simple outdoor living features can greatly expand its capacity for the rest of the year, too. Good Lighting Lighting makes any outdoor living …

How to Choose an Outdoor Contractor

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These days, outdoor living is used nearly just as much as 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 outdoor …

Keep Pests Out of Your Yard With Fence Maintenance

Colby Coward Lifestyle and Entertaining, Repair and Maintenance

With summertime comes warm weather, relaxed schedules and late nights, the perfect combo for outdoor entertainment. Unfortunately, many of the pool parties and special family gatherings can be spoiled by annoying pests and critters. For safe outdoor activities and long-term fence maintenance, it’s important to keep particular bugs away from your home and outdoor living areas. Outdoor Pest Prevention Tips …

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 …

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, …