Fence Etiquette: Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

Colby Coward Construction Process, Lifestyle and Entertaining, Repair and Maintenance

When it comes to home improvement, the choices you make typically originate from your own personal tastes and preferences. Sometimes, however, the improvements affect more than just you. Such is the case for installing a new fence around your home. Having a fence can help protect both your property and privacy. But installing or repairing your fence affects not only …

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 …

6 Signs It’s Time To Replace Your Fence

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

patio arbor - Outdoor Space

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 …

fence stain - stained privacy board on board fence in backyard

Summertime Spray Tan (For Your Fence)

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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 …

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Cedar Decking vs. Composite Decking

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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 kitchen flooring - brushed stamped concrete floors in outdoor kitchen

Stained or Stamped – That’s the Question

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Stained and stamped concrete are both proof that this common building material has come a long way from gray garage floors and bare sidewalks. Today, concrete is more than just one of the most durable materials utilized in construction. It can also be an aesthetic feature of any outdoor living space, providing a pool surround, patio, or custom walkway. Stained …