Doug's Home and Garden Development Blog

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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.


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 …

World Plumbing Day: Celebrating the Best of the Best

3 February 2015
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

There are certain industry celebrations that are known all over the world, and yet there are a number of lower key awards that congratulate industries that might have a greater bearing on your day to day life. World Plumbing Day is celebrated in March of each year and the occasion is used to celebrate the best of the best in the world of commercial plumbing. A highlight of Australian World Plumbing Day is a competition between plumbing apprentices, allowing them to demonstrate their skill and speed in accomplishing a number of commercial plumbing tasks, perhaps meaning that they will go on to represent Australia at the WorldSkills competition, held every two years. Read More …

Buying Basics For New Motorhomes

23 January 2015
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

A motorhome is a significant financial investment so it is important for the buyer to be well-informed about the variable aspects. There are different vehicles in the market designed for the purpose of accommodation but like a residential building, not every model is suitable for the needs of the buyer. There is no definitive formula to apply during selection and even the first-rate products are not universally appropriate. When purchasing your new motorhome, consider these factors to ascertain that the ultimate choice made is the best for you and your family. 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 …

Should You Call a Repair Specialist for a Broken Washing Machine or Just Replace it?

9 January 2015
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Too many people simply order a new washing machine when the old one stops working, but that could be totally unnecessary. It's easy to assume that a breakdown means the washing machine is on its last legs, especially when it is over one or two years old, but calling a repair specialist instead is often the right thing to do. Here's why: Many Parts Come Cheap Here's the best reason not to replace your broken washing machine: most of its parts are quite cheap. Read More …