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Outdoor Living Re-Imagined: Features for Every Season

Colby Coward Lifestyle and Entertaining

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

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 …

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 …

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 your …

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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. …

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 …

Fireworks + Friends + Fun

Colby Coward Lifestyle and Entertaining

The Fourth of July is celebrated in many ways throughout the country. People gather with family and friends and go to festivals, contests, and parades. They go swimming, play games, have picnics, and watch fireworks. And while these are all great ways to commemorate the birth of our nation, let’s be honest: any excuse to have a good time is …

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Outdoor Living Gifts for 2016

Colby Coward Lifestyle and Entertaining

With the holiday shopping season in full swing, you’re probably looking for the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Why not pick out something fun they can enjoy while spending time in their backyard? Check out our list of the best outdoor living gift ideas for the 2016 holiday season. Solar Power Phone Chargers No one enjoys being tethered to …