Outdoor Kitchen

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 …

Composite Decking - composite deck with palm tree

Nine Ways to Care for Composite Decking

Colby Coward Repair and Maintenance

Composite decks, made from plastic and wood fibers, are the most popular alternative to wood decks. If you have a composite deck, you know how it has enhanced your outdoor living space. Composite decking is long lasting, beautiful, and easy to maintain. Tips to Care For Composite Decking Care for composite decking is much less labor intensive than care for wood decking. …

Cedar Decking vs. Composite Decking

Colby Coward Construction Process

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 …

Wood Decks

Get the Best Return On Investment for your Outdoor Living Spaces

Colby Coward Construction Process

When you purchase a house, you have decided to make an investment in your future. Over time, you want to be able to keep the value of your initial investment or increase it even more. When most people consider home improvement options they concentrate on the cosmetic improvements. The growing trend, however, is to switch the focus to outdoor living spaces that are …

Tiered Decks and Patios for Hillside Landscaping

Colby Coward Construction Process

If your home sits on a steep slope or rolling hillside, landscaping can be a challenge. In addition to drainage and erosion problems, a sloping landscape makes it difficult to enjoy outdoor activities and entertaining. By designing a terraced yard or tiered patios and decks, you can create a stunning landscape and provide an inviting area to enjoy the outdoors.

Proper Maintenance for Stained Concrete Patios

Colby Coward Repair and Maintenance

A stained concrete patio can be one of the most maintenance free additions to your home. The concrete itself resists abuse that other patio materials, like wood or brick, might get damaged from. The stain is virtually permanent, so except under extreme circumstances there will never be a need to stain it again. However, there are some maintenance tasks that should be done to …

Cedar Beam

Outdoor Living Preparation Tips for Summer

Colby Coward Repair and Maintenance

As the days lengthen and warm, chances are you’re ready to be out on your patio or deck for some quality outdoor living time. But before you invite your friends over to grill out or enjoy some iced tea in the warm sun, you’ll need to prepare your outdoor living space for the warmer months. Your outdoor furniture along with your …

High Impact Outdoor Living Features

Colby Coward Design and Ideas

As spring approaches, it’s time to prepare for outdoor living. Some things you will want to consider when deciding on which elements to include are design, material, climate, and usage. Having your own private sanctuary is easy as long as you do your research and plan accordingly. Knowing what you want, what materials are available, and how to maintain them will …

Pool Decks for In or Above Ground Pools

Colby Coward Construction Process

Most pool decks in the past were made of poured concrete, but today there is an increasingly diverse array of options available. In particular, the push for more permeable surfaces and use of unit paving, which resists cracking, have brought new materials into the decking world. This has made it ever more possible to improve your home’s outdoor living space. …