About Me
Doug's Home and Garden Development Blog

Hello, my name is Doug and in this is my home and garden development blog. On this blog, I will be passing on everything I have learnt about designing, building and maintaining your dream home and garden. And believe me, I know a lot. I am not a professional contractor, but I have spent the last 2 years working with a range of different contractors to develop my home and garden. The guys have done a fantastic job and I am really pleased with the results they have generated. I hope you find this blog useful and enjoyable to read.


10 Fire Prevention Tips for Lovers of the Open Water

16 June 2016
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Boating is a fun and relaxing excursion for a lover of the sea and open water. Boats are constructed differently from buildings, so they pose different fire risks compared with the latter. With minimal safety standards applied, the risk of a boat fire can be significantly minimised. Nonetheless, because escape is much more difficult, adequate preparedness is the best weapon against potentially fatal fires. Read on for tips to prevent fire and mitigate damage in case there is one. Read More …

Common Lawn Pest Infestation and How to Deal with It

23 May 2016
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One of the most common turf maintenance hurdles is keeping lawn pests, or lawn grubs, at bay. There are two common lawn grubs which you should look out for on your lawn: Armyworms – These are dull grey or brown worms that look like caterpillars and are mostly active at night. They are especially deadly, and they can destroy your entire lawn within a few nights! Sod webworms – These are transparent worms (they may appear greenish because of the materials they ingest) that are smaller than armyworms. Read More …

Your Guide to Oiling Teak Furniture

11 May 2016
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Teak furniture is a wonderful investment, particularly when you want to convey a sense of luxury in your home. But with almost every luxury material, you have to maintain it in order for it to look its best. When it comes to teak furniture, you'll probably want to think about oiling it so that it keeps its rich, deep colour. Here's how to go about doing that. Make sure your furniture is clean. Read More …

3 Things That You Can Do To Give Your Kitchen A Fresh New Look

17 February 2015
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These days, homeowners are quite eager to renovate their homes and there are many ideas available in the modern interior design market. However, not many of them are well-informed about the range of renovation options that are available for kitchen areas. If you want to remodel your kitchen, here are some worthwhile things that you can do. Fit Kitchen Cabinets In many homes, the kitchen is one of the most frequently used areas since it is the place where all meals are prepared. Read More …

3 Tips To Ensure A Successful Shop Fitting Project

15 January 2015
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Are you in the process of getting your shop fitted, but don't know what essential factors cannot be sacrificed on? Shop fitting should be about cost-efficiency, but what a lot of shop owners tend to neglect is the shopper experience. By seeing things through the eyes of the everyday shopper, a fitting project can be more successful. Here are 3 tips on how to get it right: 1. Lighting One of the most expensive overheads for any store owner is the lighting, and this gets worse during the winter months when the length of daylight is at its lowest. Read More …