How to Prepare Your Outdoor Kitchen for Summer Entertainment

Colby Coward Design and Ideas, Lifestyle and Entertaining

Outdoor kitchens are redefining backyard living for households across the country. They provide the perfect opportunity for entertaining family and friends in the comfort of your own backyard. An outdoor kitchen creates an inviting area for relaxing candlelit dinners, exciting pool parties, and fun backyard barbeques year round. It increases the value of your home, expands your useable space and …

The Perks of Patio Covers and Pergolas

Colby Coward Design and Ideas, Lifestyle and Entertaining

With warm weather fast approaching, you want your outdoor space to be ready and well-prepared for summer fun. Whether you’re starting from scratch or adding to an already existing outdoor living space, a patio cover or pergola can provide a lot of value. Before you get started, make sure you know the difference between the two and how each can …

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 …

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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. …

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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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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 …

How High is Too High

Colby Coward Design and Ideas

A fence around your yard is aesthetically pleasing and gives you security and privacy. It can also increase the value of your property. If you’ve decided to fence your yard, make sure that you know the fence height rules for your area. Fence Height Rules and Other General Rules  If you live in a subdivision or a development, check the covenants before …

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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 …

Advantages of Wrought Iron Fences and Gates

Colby Coward Design and Ideas

Are you trying to decide what kind of fencing to install around your home? There are many advantages of wrought iron that make it one of the top choices for security fencing and gates, not to mention a popular classic look. Here are a few good reasons to opt for wrought iron. Durable and Long-Lasting Wrought iron fencing is made …