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 …

Outdoor Structures that Suit your Style

Colby Coward Construction Process

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, the outside has become almost as important as the inside. Today, outdoor living spaces are designed and decorated just as carefully as any room in the house. If you don’t …

flagstone patio and cedar arbor

How to Take Care of Flagstone Surfaces

Colby Coward Repair and Maintenance

Knowing how to take care of flagstone will help you maintain its stylish natural appearance and extend its life. Flagstone is a flat stone that can be square, rectangle, or in irregular shapes. The name refers to how it is cut rather than the material. The actual material itself can be shale, limestone, or sandstone. Typically utilized in patios and …

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 …

Tips for Maintaining your Concrete Patio

Colby Coward Repair and Maintenance

Concrete is a highly durable and impact-resistant material, making it an ideal choice for an outdoor patio space. By keeping your concrete properly maintained, you’ll keep your patio safe and attractive so that you can enjoy it all summer long. If you have a concrete patio, get it ready for spring and summer with these tips for maintaining concrete.

Stained or Stamped – That’s the Question

Colby Coward Construction Process

Stained and stamped concrete are both proof that this common building material has come a long way from gray garage floors and bare sidewalks. Today, concrete is more than just one of the most durable materials utilized in construction. It can also be an aesthetic feature of any outdoor living space, providing a pool surround, patio, or custom walkway. Stained …

patio cover - pergola next to pool

Outdoor Living Privacy Solutions

Colby Coward Design and Ideas

Privacy is an important part of outdoor living, whether enjoying time with family and friends, or individual peace and quiet. Whether you’re splashing in the pool or relaxing in a hammock you should be able to enjoy a certain amount of privacy from prying eyes. By adding protective elements to your yard, you can enhance the entire look and feel of your surroundings. …

Outdoor Living Features for Every Season

Colby Coward Construction Process

Many homeowners focus on maximizing their outdoor living area for summer without thinking about how they’ll use it the rest of the year. While it’s great to enjoy every beautiful summer evening in the comfort of your own backyard, adding a few simple outdoor living features will greatly expand its capacity for the rest of the year.