cedar decking - cedar deck with wrap around bench

Cedar Decking vs. Composite Decking

Colby Coward Construction Process

If you’re planning to replace an old outdoor deck or have a new deck installed, it’s important to decide what type of outdoor deck material to choose. Whether you choose wood or composite material, a deck can add an entirely new dimension of outdoor living to your home.  There are pros and cons to both types of outdoor deck material. Take …

Outdoor Spaces - outdoor fireplace, patio cover, outdoor kitchen

Tips for Enjoying your Outdoor Areas in Cold Weather

Colby Coward Design and Ideas

Cooler temps inevitably settle in during the winter, and many people look longingly at their outdoor spaces and wish for the warmer months. But before you resign yourself to a season indoors, there are ways of enjoying your outdoor areas in winter, especially on those sunny and crisp days. Your outdoor areas can provide a welcome escape on otherwise dreary days …

stamped concrete

Tips for Maintaining Concrete Surfaces

Colby Coward Repair and Maintenance

Knowing how to maintain concrete goes beyond simply cleaning oil spots on the garage floor. Today, concrete has become much more than a gray industrial building material. It is increasingly part of the creative design statement in homes and commercial buildings—whether in walkways, walls, or stained concrete patios. Its rugged durability provides obvious structural benefits, but today’s concrete is also …

board on board fence - board on board fence with pedestrian gate

Benefits of a Board on Board Fence

Colby Coward Design and Ideas

A board on board fence offers several benefits to the homeowner, including versatility, functionality and privacy. Board on board fencing is available in several different design options to suit every home style. Because the boards are made out of wood, they are able to be customized with stains and finished to complement the rest of your home. Double-Sided Visual Appeal …