types of outdoor structures

Choosing the Right Outdoor Structure for Your Backyard

Colby Coward Lifestyle and Entertaining

Spending time outside boosts your vitamin D, improves your mental health, and contributes to relaxation and concentration. The best part is that you and your family don’t have to wander far to get these benefits. You can find them in your own backyard. The key is to make your backyard a cozy and welcoming space so that you want to spend more time …

How to Plan an Outdoor Living Space

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Outdoor living spaces are fun and relaxing places to entertain. Some ideas for your backyard could include an outdoor kitchen, covered patio, and fire pit. Bringing the outside in can be a beautiful addition to your life! Outdoor living space planning can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. In fact, it can actually be fun and exciting if …

Why Your Outdoor Space Needs a Fire Feature

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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 resorts to moving their parties indoors. Thankfully, outdoor fire features can drastically enhance your outdoor living space and the activities you …

Pergola vs. Patio Cover

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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. Many homeowners are often stuck in the decision of pergola vs patio cover when trying to plan out their outdoor living space. Either way, it is important to make sure you know the difference between …

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 …

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 …

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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 homebuyers 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. Increase …

Outdoor Living Concepts 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 outdoor living concepts and tips, you can turn your backyard into a year-round retreat for you and your family and guests …