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 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 …

Outdoor Structures that Suit your Style

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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 …

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Pergolas of all Shapes and Sizes

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One of the most appealing ways to maximize and beautify your outdoor space is by installing a pergola in your yard. A pergola is an outdoor structure without walls that can be either free-standing or attached to a home, and is characterized by vertical support posts with cross beams positioned over them. Here are some of the benefits that pergolas can provide. 

Choosing Plants for Arbors and Pergolas

Colby Coward Design and Ideas

In order to extend the living space of your home, you can transform your exterior areas into useable outdoor living space. One way to do this is to create decorative, covered areas. Two of the more popular options, be it at the front or back of a home, are arbors and pergolas. Each has their own design features and uses, and …

Ways To Accessorize your Pergola

Colby Coward Design and Ideas

Your garden is an extension of your home. It is a unique space that should reflect your personality, and also be an oasis designed as a respite from the everyday stresses of life. A wonderful way to add beauty to your garden, without unnecessary bulk, is with a pergola. A pergola, sometimes called an arbor, is a wooden structure or archway that usually …

Creating the Perfect Pergola

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While the pergola is related to the trellis and arbor, this architectural feature can be traced all the way back to ancient Egypt. Pergolas became more commonplace in Italian Renaissance gardens, where they were used to ground grape arbors and provide covered walkways. They remain a charming landscape structure that provides focal points in outdoor living spaces. Whether attaching a …