Month: November 2014

Contract Cleaning Services for Healthier, More Productive Staff

Contract Cleaning Services for Healthier, More Productive Staff

Contract Cleaning Services for Healthier, More Productive Staff
In recent years, there has been a lot in the news concerning workplace ergonomics and safety. More and more, both the skilled trades and service sectors are reporting productivity losses related to easily preventable problems ranging from spinal and low-back injuries to carpal tunnel syndrome following years of working in a poorly-designed office space. Injuries of this nature can be equally insidious and serious.

But did you know that your staff may be suffering just as much from poor indoor air quality and exposure to air and surface contaminants?

Most people do not realise that indoor air is often up to ten times more polluted than ambient air. The fact that you cannot see air pollutants does not mean they are not there! If you have ever been in an office space that seemed “stuffy,” and the stuffiness was fixed by turning on a fan or opening the windows on a nice day, then you can appreciate the effect that poorly-circulated indoor air can have on the well-being and morale of your staff.

A lot of that stuffiness comes from dust, odours trapped by wall-to-wall carpeting and invisible bacterial growth on commonly-used surfaces ranging from computer keyboards to virtually any surface in the office bathrooms. During cold season in particular, your staff are at a greater risk for catching colds and other viruses as a result of contact with surface contaminants. And those minor illnesses can add up quickly in terms of increased sick days and lost productivity.

On the bright side, having a happy, healthy staff may be as easy as scheduling regular cleaning by a contract cleaning service. From autumn to spring, office managers and other responsible parties should give special consideration to the type of cleaning service they use for the benefit of their staff and, ultimately, their bottom line. Your staff are likely to feel valued and actually perform better knowing that management has their best interests at heart.

Complete Cleaning Contracts provides bespoke office cleaning services in the Edinburgh area for all your office cleaning needs. Our professional staff, schedules to suit your needs and focus on health and safety ensure the best value for the service provided.

If you are in need of an office cleaning service in Edinburgh, make Complete Cleaning Contracts your go-to during this cold and flu season. Your staff and your productivity reports will be noticeably better off for it! For more information, call us today on 0131 549 8107 or visit complete cleaners of Edinburgh today

Christmas Gifts for the Kitchen & Home

Christmas Gifts for the Kitchen & Home

Christmas Gifts for the Kitchen & Home
There are many who simply love cooking and their kitchen represents their pride and joy. So with Christmas Gift shopping now rapidly approaching how would you ‘Christmas shop for a cook’. Options would include the giving of a single spectacular piece of equipment that will get used three or four times a year and sit in the cupboard alongside the electric knife the rest of the time.  Or, with everyone watching their budgets this year, save some money and look at one of several relatively inexpensive kitchen gifts available that will probably get used on a regular basis.

With this in mind, I wandered over to the online store, the Home and Gift Shop, to see what I could find. These might not include the larger kitchen (and more expensive) purchases, but for very little money, you can certainly help make most cooks happy this Christmas.  While browsing the store I discovered the following gifts for the kitchen, here are more than a dozen of my favourites, some costing no more than £10, and most guaranteed to brighten up a kitchen this Christmas.

Oxo Good Grip Peelers A Set of two peelers, sharp, stainless steel blades for peeling. Swivel peeler and Y peeler. Handles are easy to grip and comfortable to use.  An ideal gift for those who may be having some difficulty opening jars and the like.

China Mugs Select from Wayside Flowers, Red Poppies or mud dogs china mugs. All fine bone china and include four mugs. Also on offer, and an excellent gift for the gardener in your life, Gardeners Mugs. These mugs based on the shape of a plant pot, with a cover for the lid or to use as a coaster. Choose from either the Lawn Ranger or Rain Drops. Individually gift boxed and a great idea for Christmas.

Cake Stand A cake stand with a fashionable vintage rose’s floral design, 2 tier ceramic cake stand. Plates measure10 1/2″ and 8″ and the stand comes packed in a decorative box.

Luxurious Tablecloth Ideal for the Christmas feast or party, luxurious chenille tablecloths in pure cotton or Damask.

Shopping online for home furnishings and other Christmas gifts is also great way to get decorating ideas and the perfect way to find a huge selection of products. And, by shopping online, you will often also be able to find high quality items at bargain prices, something that every homemaker will appreciate!

So, be creative and have fun when choosing the home furnishings and giftware for your new kitchen or home. Kitchen gadgets are always a hit with the cook, excellent as a gift or stocking fillers, to complement another gift, or as a gift in their own right. Kitchen tools and gadgets also make great wedding or ‘new home’ gifts.  And remember, you can browse an ever growing range of gifts for the home and garden twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week at the Home and Gift Shop.

Benefits of Shopping Online this Christmas

Benefits of Shopping Online this Christmas

Benefits of Shopping Online this Christmas
Online shopping websites such as the Home and Gift shop offer almost everything for the home and garden, including items such as traditional bed linen through to gifts for the family or pet. Plus, the home wares and clothing available from these type of online store, are often designed to provide you with unique answers to your everyday needs assisting you to live an independent life.

Many people look to shop online nowadays as a convenient way to shop and will often find it offers them the opportunity to save money. By choosing to shop online you will be able to enjoy many benefits, some of which are self explanatory, others that are not quite so apparent. So what are just some of the benefits of shopping online:

Lower Prices
The Internet provides access to millions of retail outlets with details of the product you are searching for, often at lower prices than the high street, and – many online stores will often offer the money saving benefit of what are often referred to as the “Online ONLY” deals. These online deals will often offer extensive discounts and savings only to those who purchase specific items online.

Greater Choice of Product or Services
Access to a huge range of products or services, with all the information provided online enabling you to compare and make an informed decision. Plus, as more traditional homeware products such as cellular pure wool blankets or flannelette duvet bedding becomes ever more difficult to find, the Internet offers unrivalled access to items such as these.

The Internet has enabled online stores to be open for business around the clock which lets you shop entirely at your convenience, and for those who perhaps have mobility issues then, many will find online shopping a very convenient way to shop. Finding the right furniture and contents for a home can often prove a difficult and time consuming task. The choice in many large high street stores and out of town retail parks around the UK is often limited and replicated from store to store. This is where online shopping can offer true convenience for all shoppers. Lower prices, a wider selection of products or services, and the convenience of shopping at a time that suits you are just a few of the many reasons more and more people are turning to online shopping.

Shopping for home furnishings and gifts can also be more exciting and productive when done online. Select the product, click on an image and discover the product or gift that best suits the shopper’s requirements.  Maybe you have just bought a new house or are ready to make some changes to make your interior design more current or reflective of your current lifestyle. Whatever your goal, be it an entirely new home décor or a revamp of your present home, you can add passion, colour and style by indulging yourself in some of the many home furnishings, home essentials and garden furniture.

Stores such as the Home and Gift shop offers all kinds of gifts for the home and garden including kitchen gifts, bedroom furnishings and much more. If you have not joined the ever growing population of online shoppers, this is your opportunity. With online shopping, you save money, time, and effort all with the click of a mouse.

Tams Tyres – Supplying Tyres for the North East

Tams Tyres – Supplying Tyres for the North East

Tams Tyres – Supplying Tyres for the North East
Tyres are one of the most important safety features on your car or vehicle. After all, your tyres are the only thing that connects the car to the road surface, and other technologies such as antilock braking systems and electronic stability controls cannot do their job if the tyres don’t have a good grip on the road surface. Yet tyres are often considered to be one of the least understood components of our vehicles.

As everyone’s driving needs are different, it makes sense that no one single type of tyre is best. Like most things in life, what tyres are the best for you may not be appropriate for another driver.

When replacing your car tyres it pays to speak to a specialist, someone like Tams Tyres of Gateshead who have been supplying high quality, low cost tyres to drivers of all vehicles across Gateshead, Newcastle & the North East. Tams Tyres carry a wide range of leading brand names tyres and after discussing the type of driving you do will be able to offer the very best advice and recommendations as to which tyre to fit to your vehicle.  Remember, cheaper quality and poorly manufactured tyres will likely wear out much quicker than good quality tyres, plus can often lead to extended stopping distances and may result in less control during an emergency manoeuvre.

Tyres, like most things in life, can be something of a trade-off. Performance Tyres can often wear out quicker than ‘regular tyres’ – obviously depending on your driving technique and the road conditions, while general road tyres will provide a more comfortable ride but be less agile in the corners. Again, speak to your tyre dealer about any possible trade-offs for the type of tyres you are considering buying.

Most modern cars will come with general all-season tyres fitted. These are great for most people for most conditions, however if you live where it snows a lot, then you may wish to consider buying a set of snow Tyres (sometimes referred to as winter Tyres) and use them throughout the winter months. All-season tyres are designed to handle all weather conditions. Snow / Winter Tyres are designed with one thing in mind: to help you drive more safely and improve road traction when temperatures are low and the roads are covered in snow and ice.

Many drivers will fit a car tyre then forget it. Even allowing for modern tyre reliability and manufacturing methods, this can be a mistake as tyres are NOT maintenance free items! It is estimated that an average tyres will lose around 1 psi of pressure per month so it is a good idea to check your tyre inflation pressures and inspect their general tread condition on a weekly basis. Underinflated tyres can impact upon your cars fuel efficiency, reducing the miles per gallon you achieve – costing you money, and are more likely to suffer a puncture. Remember, you can’t tell the tyre pressure is low just by looking.

So, how can you increase the lifespan of your car tyres? Adopt the following and you could put off having to make a trip to your local tyre dealership for at least a couple of months. Regularly check your tyre pressure and tread condition. This probably won’t involve any more than a couple of minutes, but that time spent checking your tyres could alert you to any problems that might have arisen. Check the surface of the tyres for cracks and odd looking bulges. Try to avoid accelerating to quickly form traffic lights of junctions. Wheel skid may sound good but it’s a great way to quickly wear out your tyres. These alone could prolong the lifespan of your tyres significantly.

It is also important to recognise that there is a legal requirement to maintain your car or other vehicle tyres. Remember, this legal requirement exists to help keep you, other drivers and pedestrians remain safe, and to prevent accidents occurring on the roads.

If you would like a free tyre check and live in the Gateshead or Newcastle area of then call Tam Tyres now on 0191 4604809 or visit the Tam Tyres website today.

Heslop Electrical Appliances for the North East

Heslop Electrical Appliances for the North East

Heslop Electrical Appliances
Heslop Electrical Appliances are a specialist local supplier of high quality, guaranteed electrical appliances. In these difficult economic times, Heslop Appliances have not only survived, but flourished, we believe due to the very high regard placed by the company on providing the best product at the best price together with great customer service.

Established in 2008 by John Heslop who has over 20 years experience within the electrical industry working for brands such as Fagor, Candy, Baumatic and was Sales Director for Hoover built-in appliances, you can be certain we have the knowledge to advise you to the best appliance for your needs.

Located close to the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, we believe your purchase should be quick and simple, with 7 Day a Week Delivery on everything we have in stock, and the brands we supply include Bosch, Hotpoint, Indesit, Candy, Hoover, Zanussi, Aeg, Flavel, Beko, Ignis, Whirlpool, Daewoo, Fridgemaster, and Gorenje.

We also provide a full installation service with in 15 mile radius of Newcastle so you can be up and running with your new appliance in no time at all.

We stock a wide range of white goods, kitchen appliances and domestic appliances at discount prices. We boast an exceptional range of discount built in ovens and cookers, microwaves, electric hobs, extractor hoods, refrigerators, washing machines, washer dryer, dishwasher, and vacuum cleaners.

Reliability, product knowledge and excellent back up service ensure our customers keep coming back – some have been using us for many years, with much of our business being repeat business with many of our clients ordering new appliances time and time again.

Enquiries are welcome and free impartial advice is given. If you are looking for a good old fashioned service at a great price then call us now on 0191 2634296 or visit the Heslop Electrical Appliances website today.

Searching for the Perfect Christmas Gifts

Searching for the Perfect Christmas Gifts

Searching for the Perfect Christmas Gifts
Shopping for the Christmas holidays can present different challenges from one gift recipient to the next, as people can be “hard to shop for” in a number of ways.  While some people seem to buy everything they want for themselves and never have a “wish list” which a thoughtful gift might satisfy, the preferences of others can simply be very difficult to guess.

Other challenges when shopping for Christmas gifts include staying within a shopping budget and deciding what price range is appropriate for a given item or even for the recipient, as not everyone on your list will be comfortable receiving an expensive gift. When shopping for Christmas gifts, it is often helpful to seek out gifts for the home which are both attractive and practical. When doing so, you are likely to find the ideal gift for everyone on your list.

Christmas gifts which are both decorative and practical are perfect for many women with domestic interests or hobbies, and a shop specializing in gifts for the home will often have things that she will both need and want.

Many basic home decorations can serve practical purposes such as covering and protecting furniture, giving a bathroom a more posh feel or even brightening up an otherwise purely functional kitchen. Floral-patterned tea cosies, matching kitchen towels and a beautiful chenille or damask tablecloth are all simple gifts which will cheer up almost any kitchen or dining room space, and all are available from For anyone on your Christmas shopping list who entertains regularly, furniture covers make a very practical gift which will also liven up the guest space and give the giver and recipient something to enjoy in future visits.

Since everyone takes note of what one keeps in one’s bathroom when they come to visit, an attractive set of matching towels and bath mats will also give the recipient something that they can both use and display when company comes over.

While men are sometimes quick to dismiss the need for anything “practical,” such items often make the best men’s gifts since they tend to be exactly what they need but do not wish to buy until it is absolutely necessary. In all likelihood, clothing and other items used at home are at the top of this list for at least one of the men on your Christmas shopping list. For the gentleman who claims not to want or need anything, consider a gift such as a finely knit Argyll sweater with matching Argyll socks or an Edwin Jagger shaving gift box set. Likewise, a smart-looking tweed flat cap or a fleece dressing gown with matching slippers will be very appreciated in the dead of winter.

Another advantage of shopping for Christmas gifts from a shop specializing in gifts for the home is that men and women who enjoy the outdoors can both enjoy gifts related to their common interest. Since many married couples consider gardening a shared hobby, gifts for such couples will often be items that they needed anyway and which will be appreciated even more since it relates to an activity that they enjoy together.

Gifts such as natural-coloured cushions for wooden outdoor chairs will make the outdoor living space more enjoyable, and books on gardening can provide new information for home gardeners while making an attractive addition to their books on display. Even a new pair of gardening gloves will always have a place in the home of someone who enjoys gardening. If anyone on your Christmas shopping list has an interest in backyard birds, a set of suet cakes and suet block feeders will always come in handy, and a large, airtight tin for holding bird seed can solve a storage problem and make an attractive addition to the backyard, a conservatory space or even a kitchen countertop.

Reasonably-priced gifts for the home from The Home and Gift Shop will make ideal Christmas gifts for many, if not all, of the people you plan to shop for this holiday season. By shopping at the right place, you are bound to find the ideal gift for everyone on your list. With the Christmas season fast approaching, now is the time to make those purchases so that you can visit with friends and family and enjoy the holiday to its fullest without any worries about getting all the Christmas shopping done in time.

So were to find these great Christmas gift ideas? Online shopping websites such as the Home and Gift shop offer convenience and range, offering everything for the home and garden, including a diverse range of home & garden furniture, including a range of gift ideas for the kitchen and bedroom, many of which you probably never knew existed. And, by shopping online, you will often also be able to find high quality items at bargain prices, something that every homemaker will appreciate! So, be creative and have fun when choosing your Christmas gifts and remember, you can browse an ever growing range of gifts for the home and garden twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week at the Home and Gift Shop.

Alloy Wheel Repairs & Refurbishment in Glasgow

Alloy Wheel Repairs & Refurbishment in Glasgow

Alloy Wheel Repairs & Refurbishment Glasgow
With its base in Glasgow, diamond cut alloy wheel repairs offers top notch solutions in wheel refurbishment with a reliable and dependable refurbishment services on the entire diamond cut alloys. No matter what the problem is be it just a general torn out or some technical fault, we carefully manages all your alloy wheel repair refurbishment needs.

To rejuvenate the look of your car, you need the specialized services of Diamond cut alloy wheels. It’s important because the dented or scratched alloy will spoil the whole look of your car but with specialized team of trained technicians we employ you don’t need to worry about your wheel because they are in hands of experts. We assure you quality as well stress free and high quality solutions.

Due to the fact that diamond cut alloys experience corrosion faster than random painted alloys and that is why it is essential to keep it up to date with maintenance. Therefore, get your wheels to us as soon as you can because the sooner you come the sooner we will be able to treat the alloy wheels.

Our wide range of alloy wheel repairs & refurbishment services are avialable throughout the Glasgow and Lanarkshire region of Scotland and includes powder coating and diamond cut face turning. With our services, you can keep your alloys brand new with our expert wheel refurbishment services. To know more about our products and services, get in touch with us at 07824 565280. We will be glad to assist you.

Dealership Services
We offer our expert knowledge and experience to car dealerships that require frequent attention to regular alloys, diamond cut alloys and wheel repairs on a range of cars. We can fit alloys onto most automobiles and refurbish wheels and alloys back to mint condition.

As well as working in partnership with new car dealers, we can also team up with second hand car dealers to bring worn out wheels back to peak condition. Our wheel and alloy experts can check and repair wheels, tyres, regular alloys and even diamond cut a lloys. We guarantee quality assured wheels and great looking trims that will stand out on your forecourt to fetch an excellent price.

Contact us at today on 07824 565280 or visit the Diamond Cut Alloy Wheel Repairs website to see what we can do for you and your business.

Wedding Dress Cleaning in the UK

Wedding Dress Cleaning in the UK

Wedding Dress Cleaning Services in the UK
He’s finally asked the big question, and the day you’ve dreamed of since you were a girl is now just around the corner. So many things to organize: the venue for the ceremony and the reception, how far and wide to send the wedding invitations, dresses for the bridesmaids and, of course, your wedding dress.

Today’s weddings are more expensive than ever, regularly comparing in price to a new car. Not the least of the expenses is the wedding dress. For many married women, the wedding dress is far and away the most expensive article of clothing they will ever wear. While the occasion certainly warrants it – after all, it’s a rare event in one’s life – a wedding dress is typically expensive to acquire and, potentially when searching for professional wedding dress cleaning services, can prove expensive..

Although one never sees it in photos taken by a professional photographer several days before the wedding, the potential for your wedding dress to acquire stains is significant. Depending on weather conditions, inside temperature and the nervousness that is to be expected on your wedding day, you may have sweat stains form in the bodice area and elsewhere. Stains from food and wine at the wedding reception are another distinct possibility. Some of the most common ones, such as sugar stains from champagne and cake icing, are nearly invisible at the time they are created, and these stains can set and darken over time.

The good news is that, although your wedding dress will not likely survive the big day entirely stain-free, taking steps ahead of time to ensure that the dress is professionally cleaned and preserved within an appropriate timeframe will greatly improve the odds of your dress being restored to its original condition. Taking the dress for cleaning within one month of the wedding is sufficient for many wedding dresses (so no need to shorten the honeymoon to save your dress), assuming there are no stains that need immediate attention. Otherwise, arrange to have it cleaned within a few days or as soon after the wedding as possible.

All brides-to-be should understand the cleaning and preservation process for wedding dresses so that appropriate arrangements can be made prior to the day of the wedding. While considerably more complicated than that of most other special-care garments, a good bit of planning and forethought will ensure that your cherished wedding dress and future family heirloom will survive the decades as well as the new life you are about to begin.

First and foremost, understand that the care for such a garment will be considerably more specific and expensive than for most other dry-clean-only or other special-care garments. If the process seems a bit overwhelming and you feel as though you have been tasked with preserving a treasure, it’s because you have. With that in mind, you will want to begin by consulting with a specialty wedding dress cleaner. One way that you will know you are dealing with a reputable company is that they will not charge a flat fee for all wedding dresses. Different dresses have different cleaning and storage requirements, and the right wedding dress cleaner will recommend a telephone consultation or that you bring in your wedding dress to be inspected before they provide a quote for the cleaning and preservation.

Where preservation is concerned, you will want to make sure that your wedding dress cleaning company makes a point of preserving your wedding dress in acid-free tissue paper when storing it in an archival box. The museum preservation method is another option, but it usually costs more. Once you have had your wedding dress cleaned and preserved, be sure to store the dress in a cool, dark area free of moisture and sunlight. Avoid storing the dress in areas of the house such as the attic or basement, as they typically do not benefit from the climate controls in the main living space. If storing in a rented storage space, make sure that it is climate-controlled.

As with many other aspects of your wedding plans, it may seem as though the devil is in the details when it comes to having your wedding dress professionally cleaned and preserved. By knowing those details beforehand and making arrangements with a specialty cleaning and preservation company, you can rest assured that the dress in which you have made a substantial investment will be just as beautiful several decades from now as the day you walked down the aisle.

Imagine handing your precious wedding gown into the protection of the safest, most caring hands there are; gentle hands that will love it, respect it, nurture it and expertly clean and restore it, preserving the exquisite memories invested in every thread now and for the future.

At Dulais wedding dress cleaning, we are renowned for being at the very cutting edge and forefront of bridal wear care and we are committed to protecting our position as the best in the business. Which means you know that your cherished dress will be treasured now and for generations to come. We treat every dress as unique, whether it’s classic or contemporary, modern or vintage, hand-painted or handmade. Every cleaning process should be unique also, so here at Dulais, our highly trained technicians treat every dress as an individual, creating a bespoke cleaning process for your gown and your gown only.

Our techniques are painstaking, time-consuming, and highly successful, which is why our brides tell their friends about us, building our reputation through word of mouth alone. We are also used and recommended by some of the country’s most reputable wedding dress retailers and consultants within the bridal industry.

Whether your dream gown cost £400 or £40,000, whether it’s by Maggie Sottero, Iain Stuart, Vera Wang, or couture Dior – we understand best how to treat it and care for it so that you can always reach out and touch your special memories now and in the future.

To find out more about having your wedding dress cleaned and preserved why not contact Dulais specialist wedding dress dry cleaners now on 0800 028 3088 .

Internet Marketing to Promote Your Business during Christmas

Internet Marketing to Promote Your Business during Christmas

Internet Marketing to Promote Your Business during Christmas
It’s no secret that people in every age group are considerably more tech-savvy than they were a generation ago. Thanks to the Internet, there is virtually no product, service or answer to a question that cannot be tracked down through an online search. What this means for business, all through the year but particularly during Christmas, is that someone out there is looking for your product or service and you need to know how to position yourself favourably online in order to get their attention and, in turn, their business.

Why your business needs a website
Most businesses these days understand the power of the Internet for expanding the firm’s clientele. Businesses that ignore the benefits of having an official website do so at their peril; if you don’t develop the image you present to the world via cyberspace, then any number of online directories with independent reviewers will develop an incomplete one for you. While websites dedicated to rating and reviewing different companies’ products and services are an excellent resource for people who have a need for what your business provides, you don’t want these websites to be a potential client’s only way of knowing what you have to offer.

Developing and maintaining a website not only helps to promote your business; it can often mean the difference between a consumer knowing exactly – and in your words – what your business offers and having to rely entirely on reviews from past customers, some of whom might have given a low rating or negative review simply because your entirely worthy product or service was not the one that suited the negative reviewer’s needs at the time.

The power of SEO
While the majority of both public agencies and private firms understand the importance of a well-designed and regularly updated website as a tool for communicating with current and future clients, not so many have discovered the benefits of search engine optimisation, or SEO, for enhancing their online presence and promoting their products and services. Simply put, SEO entails developing meaningful online content, in the form of general articles, company blog posts and your own web copy, containing keywords and key phrases that potential clients are using to locate companies like yours through online searches.

The more specific your keywords and key phrases, the more prominently your business will appear in search results and the more new customers you will attract as a result.

This is especially important as Christmas is approaching, as online shoppers will soon be flooding cyberspace with direct orders for Christmas presents, cards and decorations and seeking information online about where these items may be purchased locally. It’s also a well-known fact that most people using online search don’t bother clicking beyond the first page of search results, so an effective SEO marketing campaign will include very specific key words and phrases such as “discount Christmas tree ornaments Salisbury” or “gluten-free Christmas desserts Primrose Hill,” just to give two examples that will not likely be lost in the morass of search results yielded by more general key words and phrases.

Direct Submit Internet Marketing Services has emerged as one of Britain’s leaders in Internet marketing and search engine optimisation services for organisations of all sizes. Direct Submit embraces the philosophy that the most effective SEO campaigns are ethically sound and provide a mutual benefit to both the business and the client seeking your services. For more information on how Direct Submit can help you to improve your bottom line, call us today on 0845 272 2350 or visit the Direct Submit Internet Marketing Services website today.

Plantation Shutters – Give Your Home a Facelift

Plantation Shutters – Give Your Home a Facelift

Give Your Home a Facelift This Autumn with New Plantation Shutters
Autumn has arrived, and now is a great time to take on simple home improvement projects. Unlike with kitchen and bathroom renovations, it’s easy and relatively inexpensive to give your living room and bedrooms a facelift with a fresh coat of paint and new window treatments. Among the window treatment options you might consider for your autumn home redecoration are plantation shutters, which are fast becoming a popular alternative to traditional blinds.

Plantation shutters are available in a variety of styles and colours which can be custom made to fit windows of any size as well as those with irregular shapes. Café-style shutters are popular because they only cover the bottom half of the window, leaving other treatment possibilities open for the upper half of the window and allowing natural light to enter the room without sacrificing privacy. Full-height plantation shutters may be preferable for people who prefer the neat and tidy appearance of window-height shutters that completely cover the window when the slats are closed. Those wanting to enjoy the best of both worlds should consider tier-on-tier shutters, which cover the top and bottom halves of the window and can be opened and closed separately.

Reputable vendors offer plantation shutters in bespoke colours to suit any décor, so feel free to let your imagination run wild and consider every possible colour combination. Dark wood stains or natural colours offer a pleasant contrast against an eggshell or other light colour for the wall and a white or off-white window frame. Likewise, brightly coloured plantation shutters can be the perfect accent for a room with a dark, matte paint colour. The ideal company to work with will be one which can not only provide the quality craftsmanship you expect, but also help guide you through the process of choosing the colours that best suit the space in which your plantation shutters will be installed.

The Beautiful Shutter Company has been in the window dressing industry for many years and places a great deal of importance on working directly with homeowners to achieve the desired result the first time, every time. Our extensive product knowledge and commitment to providing high-quality workmanship will ensure your complete satisfaction from the shutters you order from us. To learn more about our wide selection of shutters or to book an appointment, call us today on 01642 688049 or visit the Beautiful Shutter Company website.