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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.


Non-Slip Stair Treads - Installation Guide For Stone Staircases

12 April 2016
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

A stone staircase certainly adds style to your home, but it can also present a slipping hazard for kids and elderly people.  You can address this problem simply by fitting your staircase with non-slip treads.  This is a simple, inexpensive project that requires a little basic DIY skill and a few hours of your time.  Here's how to do it. What you'll need non-slip stair treads underlayment compound vacuum cleaner clean cloths washing-up liquid tape measure epoxy caulk craft knife vinyl adhesive hand roller metal straightedge If you don't already have the tools for the job in your DIY kit, you'll find everything you need them, and everything else you need for this project, at a good DIY or hardware store. Read More …

Stained Quilt? 4 Steps To Remove Curry Stains From Your Wool Quilt

29 March 2016
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Your wool quilt is probably one of the most comfortable accompaniments to your sleep during the cold winter months. If you're the type of person that eats on their bed while watching television, then chances are you're going to deal with a food stain someday. This guide is designed to equip you with proper steps to remove stubborn curry stains from your wool quilt. Gather Your Cleaning Supplies For getting rid of stubborn curry stains on your wool quilt, you will need white vinegar, liquid detergent, cool water, isopropyl cleaning alcohol, sponges and lint-free cloths. Read More …

Keep Your Garage Roller Door in Working Order with the Following Tips

21 March 2016
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Roller doors on the garage in your home are very important. Once you have locked them in place, you are certain that your car is safe because a burglar will have a lot of work to do before they can successfully break in. The sad part is that most people often forget the importance of keeping their garage roller doors in good condition, forcing them to pay a lot of money for major repairs or replacement of worn out parts. Read More …

Leaking Shower Tray? 3 Steps To Waterproof The Grooves Between The Shower Tray And The Glass Screens

7 March 2016
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

If you have a separate shower stall in your bathroom, then you know that waterproofing is vital to ensure that water doesn't leak into drier areas. Waterproofing the grooves between the shower tray and the glass screens will help prevent water from spilling in your bathroom, so follow these steps for getting it done right. Get The Right Waterproofing Sealant For Wet Shower Areas For this waterproofing task, you will need silicone sealant for wet areas. Read More …

Factors to Consider when Selecting the Right Supplies for your Bathroom

19 February 2016
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Having a complete and well equipped bathroom can be a great achievement for many upcoming house owners.You might consider buying a full bathroom set or just adding a few bathroom supplies to the system you already have during renovations. In case you are planning on installing a modern bathroom system, these are the factors you need to think about: Your budget decides  This is very important. Depending on how much you have set aside for the bathroom installation, there are options for you to consider. Read More …