Landscaping for Pool and Outdoor Living Spaces: Balancing Beauty and Functionality

In the sprawling metropolis of Houston, landscaping isn’t just about aesthetics; it’s about creating an oasis that thrives despite the challenges of our unique soil and climate. With mild winters and scorching summers, our outdoor spaces require thoughtful planning and strategic choices to achieve the perfect balance of beauty and functionality. 1. Raised Beds for…

Designing Your Outdoor Living Dreams: Low Maintenance and High Value Return

When my wife and I were selling our home several years ago, we were taken aback when the first realtor we consulted suggested that we could only expect to recoup 50% of what we had invested in our backyard. We had poured $130K into creating the perfect outdoor oasis – a free-form pool with cool…

Preparing Your Pool for the Spring Onslaught

As spring approaches, the Houston Area braces for a colorful explosion of blooms and foliage. While this season brings renewed beauty to our surroundings, it also presents challenges for pool owners. At Custom Outdoors, we understand the importance of preparing your pool for the impending onslaught of leaves, pollen, and debris. Here are some essential…

Things to Consider Before Remodeling Your Pool

Remodeling a pool is no small feat. Regardless of your pool’s age, it’s a major undertaking that requires careful consideration and planning to ensure success. Before diving into a pool renovation project, it’s essential to weigh the risks and understand the key factors involved. Here are some crucial points to consider: Age of Your Pool:…

Maintenance and Care: Prolonging the Life and Beauty of Your Outdoor Living Space

An outdoor living space is more than just an extension of your home; it’s an investment in relaxation, entertainment, and enjoyment. Whether it’s a pool, porch, decking, or outdoor kitchen, proper maintenance is essential to preserve its beauty and functionality while preventing costly repairs. Here are some tips to ensure your outdoor oasis remains ready…

Choosing the Right Contractor for the Job: Avoiding Problems

In the world of contracting, the famous adage “Beware an old man in a job where most die young” holds a profound truth. At Custom Outdoors, we’ve seen it all and weathered many storms. Unfortunately, part of our business involves picking up the pieces left behind by contractors who couldn’t deliver as promised or, worse,…

Hosting a Super Superbowl Party in Your Houston Outdoor Living Space

Get ready to score a touchdown with the ultimate Super Bowl party in the comfort of your Houston area outdoor living space! Whether you’re a football fanatic or just enjoy the camaraderie, transforming your backyard into the perfect Super Bowl haven is a guaranteed win. In this blog, we’ll share creative decorating ideas, mouthwatering food…

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Crafting Your Perfect Outdoor Oasis: Tailoring Designs for Houston Living

In the Houston area, where outdoor living is a way of life, creating the perfect outdoor oasis is an art that combines aesthetics, functionality, and the unique demands of the Texan lifestyle. From pool design and landscaping to water features, porches, and outdoor kitchens, every element plays a crucial role in transforming your outdoor space…

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The Lifespan Saga: Five Components That Wear Out on Your Pool

Maintaining a sparkling, inviting pool involves more than just regular cleanings. Understanding the lifecycle of key components can help you plan for preventive maintenance, ensuring your aquatic oasis remains a source of joy for years to come. Here are five elements that experience wear and tear and how preventive measures can extend their lifespan. Over…

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Winter Pool Care Guide: Preventive Maintenance for a Hassle-Free Season

As the temperatures drop, pool owners in the Houston area may breathe a sigh of relief knowing that our winters are relatively mild. However, nothing can induce panic faster than the prospect of freezing temperatures wreaking havoc on your pool. Fear not! With a proactive approach to preventive maintenance, you can ensure a stress-free winter…