Why Your Outdoor Space Needs a Fire Feature

Colby Coward Design and Ideas, Lifestyle and Entertaining

Whether you’re enjoying a pool party on a warm summer day or a family cookout on a cool fall evening, Texas homeowners love to spend time outdoors with family and friends. But when the cold weather rolls in, many resort to moving their parties indoors. Thankfully, outdoor fire features can drastically enhance your outdoor living space and the activities you …

The Perks of Patio Covers and Pergolas

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Cooler temperatures are right around the corner in North Texas, so you want to make sure your outdoor space is prepared! 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 …

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 …

How to Prepare Your Outdoor Kitchen for Summer Entertainment

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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 …

Outdoor Living Re-Imagined: Features for Every Season

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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 …

Keep Pests Out of Your Yard With Fence Maintenance

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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 …

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Benefits of an Outdoor Fire Feature

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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

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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

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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, …