Month: February 2016

A Designer Bathroom to Modernise Your Home

A Designer Bathroom to Modernise Your Home

Modernise Your Home with a Designer Bathroom
If it has been years since you moved into your current home and you are just now considering your options for a bathroom remodel, the current trend may seem a bit overwhelming – especially if your taste is very traditional. The good news, though, is that the décor of the newly remodelled bathroom need not match the rest of the house, so if you are planning a bathroom remodel, don’t feel compelled to also bring in an interior designer who can make the rest of your home look as modern as your new designer bathroom.

vitrabathroomsIt’s a well-known fact that kitchens and bathrooms are the most worthwhile investments for increasing your home’s value and the odds that it will actually sell if you ever decide to put it on the market.



Simple colours, optional contrast
While 2015 home remodels may have been all about bright colours, kitchens and bathrooms are both lighter and more austere in terms of colour scheme. Not sure you like the idea of a mostly white and grey bathroom? Then simply add a few bold black accents – perhaps even a whirlpool bath! Intermittent black floor tiles and black fixtures will also stand out boldly against a white or off-white wall, as will any bright chrome fixtures or trim. The current trend is modern chic, so play around with contrast if that’s your preference.

Modern technology
One feature of today’s designer bathroom that may take some more traditional-minded homeowners by surprise is the incorporation of modern technology, including Bluetooth for wireless sound systems, LED lighting and more. LED lighting is becoming commonplace in new buildings and homes due to the drop in price over the last several years as well as the consumer expectation that conventional builders make an effort to increase the sustainability of their products.

The wireless sound system is a sign that Generation Y has arrived and made the incorporation of technology into all aspects of daily life a given rather than an extravagance. Don’t shrug it off as a fad; with future generations taking the latest technology for granted, it’s well worth your while now to begin outfitting your bathroom and other parts of your home to meet the audio-visual standards of today’s twenty-something who, in another ten years or so, might come around with a realtor helping her to find her future home.

Upgrading the Shower
Often, simply updating the bathroom furniture or upgrading the shower will do the job. Consider installing Hansgrohe showers which are promoted as being a source of refreshment and relaxation. Gently dousing you in water, vigorously massaging your body and washing away all your negative energy. And yes, they also get you clean.

When planning your bathroom remodel, be sure to find a reputable UK-based retailer that can provide the parts and installation to make the designer bathroom of your dreams a reality. PT Ranson offers complete planning, delivery and installation services and will work with you from start to finish to provide you with the designer bathroom that meets your exact specifications at a reasonable price.

A bathroom remodel is a major investment in your home, after all, and we want you to be certain that the sum you invest today will result in a new look for your bathroom that you will love for years to come and that will leave you in a good position to sell if you ever decide to do so.

For more information or to request an initial consultation, call us today on 0191 4696999 or visit the PT Ranson Designer Bathrooms website.

Wedding Dress Cleaning Services for the UK

Wedding Dress Cleaning Services for the UK

Wedding Dress Cleaning Services
The big day you’ve dreamed of since you were a girl is now just around the corner and you have so many things to organise. For example, the wedding venue, the reception, who to invite and posting out the wedding invitations, dresses for the bridesmaids and, of course, what many would argue to be the most important thing – your wedding dress!

Today’s weddings can be more expensive than in the past, the cost of some weddings comparable to the cost of buying a new car. Not the least of the expenses can the cost of the wedding dress.

weddingdressFor many ladies, the wedding dress is often the most expensive article of clothing they will ever buy or wear. While the occasion certainly warrants it – after all, it’s hopefully a rare event in one’s life – a wedding dress is typically expensive to acquire and, potentially very 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.

Dulais Wedding Dress Cleaning
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 .

A New Shower for your Bathroom

A New Shower for your Bathroom

A New Shower for your Bathroom
Installing a new shower in your bathroom is an excellent way to add some real luxury, without having to spend a fortune or take a lot of time having work carried out.  At P T Ranson they have an excellent range of high quality showers and accessories available in a wide range of designs from high quality suppliers such as Fiora Showers, Matki Showers and Hansgrohe Showers so you are certain to find something that complements your bathroom perfectly.

If you are planning to create a shower cubicle or even a wet room you definitely want to take a look at the great range of stylish shower trays available from Fiora Showers, with some really stunning designs within the Silex range that are all made to the highest possible standards using revolutionary methods and high quality materials giving you one of the most modern and effective trays available no matter what style you choose.

At P T Ranson they have some excellent products from Matki Showers that includes everything you need to create the perfect shower for your bathroom whether you are planning on having a separate cubicle, wet room or one that simply sits over your bath.

With many original and high quality items on offer including high performance showers, screens, trays and many other items in a wide variety of stylish designs you are sure to find the ideal shower for any bathroom. Matki aim to create the most innovative designs that are efficient, attractive and great to use you can be sure that any shower you choose will be a welcome addition to your bathroom, and no matter whether you want to create a separate cubicle or install a shower over your bath at P T Ranson they also supply all the Matki fixtures and other accessories required to really complete the job.  With some really beautiful designs to choose from you will find yourself spoilt for choice so why not browse some of the excellent products they have on offer?

If you want a shower that is truly effective that you know you can rely on check out the great range of Hansgrohe Showers where they have a great range of efficient and stylish shower designs that will really give your bathroom a modern edge along with all the accessories required to make sure that you get the perfect finish, including wall outlets and concealed valves so you can get the job done exactly how you want it.

P T Ranson bathrooms So if you want to install a new shower in your bathroom why not get some inspiration from P T Ranson? Regardless of your tastes or the style you are hoping to achieve with such a wide range of top quality products you are sure to find the ideal shower for your bathroom.

So why not head over to P T Ranson bathrooms and start planning what you could do with your bathroom this year?  With so many unique and high performance products on offer from some top bathroom design companies you can be sure that you won’t be disappointed.

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning in Newcastle & South Shields

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning in Newcastle & South Shields

Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning in Newcastle & South Shields
Gunns Cleaning & Upholstery Services. Located in South Tyneside provide Carpet and upholstery cleaning in Newcastle, Sunderland, and South Shields. As an experienced Carpet & upholstery cleaner, they offer a professional service where all items of fabric can be cleaned with a variety of methods depending on the customer’s specific needs and fabric type. All of the solutions they use for cleaning are child and pet friendly.

The services available include:
• Carpet Cleaning
•Upholstery Cleaning
•Anti Stain Protection
•Spot and Stain Removal

They are members of the WOOLSAFE certified operators program. To qualify for membership requires being fully trained in all fabric cleaning techniques, having been in business continuously for at least 5 years, and being a member of a recognized professional or trade association related to the cleaning industry. Plus, members must attend a WOOLSAFE training course, pass the exit exam and meet other requirements relating to their business and professional associations.

Gunns Carpet & upholstery provide professional, safe, top quality services to enhance and prolong the life of your fabrics and soft furnishings. They always respect your home and exercise due diligence and consideration at all times and only accept payment once you are completely satisfied.

Please feel free to give them a call today on 0191 4542819 and let Gunns Cleaning bring new life to your carpets and upholstery.

Choosing Kitchen and Bathroom Wall and Floor Tiles

Choosing Kitchen and Bathroom Wall and Floor Tiles

Choosing Kitchen and Bathroom Wall and Floor Tiles
If you are looking for Kitchen or Bathroom Wall or Floor Tiles for your property and you live in the North East, then take a look at some of the excellent products on offer at Wall and Floor Tile LTD, who offer a wide range of tiles available you can be sure that no matter what your budget or the style that you are looking sure you will find something that suits your needs perfectly.  With two impressive showrooms in located in Newcastle or Washington they constantly update and expand their stock to ensure that they can offer their customers the widest choice of the latest styles and designs of floor and wall tiles possible.


Adding some stylish wall tiles is an excellent way to update any kitchen or bathroom and give it a fresh new look or to help a newly fitted room look truly finished, they are also durable and easy to keep clean making them an ideal way to protect your walls from damage from water and other liquids.  No matter whether you are looking for a more basic option that gets the job done or want to make a real feature within your room at Wall and Floor Tile LTD you can be certain than no matter what type of wall tiles you may have in mind they are sure to have the ideal choice in stock.

Having a tiled floor really helps to make any bathroom or kitchen look classy and high quality, tiles are also far more durable and long lasting than lino or other floor coverings making them a great investment.  Regardless of what type of tiles you are interested in, or the design within your room you can be sure to find plenty of choices available at Wall and Floor Tile LTD that will be absolutely perfect for any kitchen or bathroom.

Tiling your kitchen or bathroom with complementing wall and floor tiles is an excellent idea if you want to create a look that is stylish and well co-ordinated, and the Wall and Floor Tile company have some excellent collections of matching wall and floor tiles so you can create a beautiful design that looks really great and will so many designs to choose from you are likely to find the perfect tiles to match any style of kitchen units or complement any bathroom suite.

At Wall and Floor Tile Ltd you can be sure of a top quality service every time you visit, with a great team of friendly staff on hand to offer you all the help and advice you may need, a useful measuring service and delivery options available it’s easy to see why they have so many excellent past customer reviews.  So for high quality kitchen wall and floor tiles, bathroom wall and floor tiles and a great standard of service every time why not take a look at what they have to offer you at Wall and Floor Tile LTD. With over ten years experience in the tile industry, Wall and Floor Tile Limited know how to offer top quality customer service every time.  With a measuring service on offer, delivery options, helpful and friendly staff and large, well presented showrooms, you can be certain they will always do everything they can to ensure that you leave totally happy with the service and any decisions that you have made.

So if you are looking for some high quality kitchen or bathroom floor and wall tiles why not Call 0191 276 7888 (Newcastle showroom) or 0191 417 0222 (Washington showroom) or visit the Wall and Floor Tile website today, where you are sure to be pleasantly surprised with the wide range of choices available.

The Perfect Prom Dress or Gown in Newcastle

The Perfect Prom Dress or Gown in Newcastle

The Perfect Prom Dress or Gown in Newcastle
If it is the year of your high school prom or you are looking for a prom gown for a formal event it’s definitely worth paying a visit to Just The Way You Are, although they are predominantly a supplier of wedding dresses you are guaranteed to be impressed with their extensive range of prom dresses and other accessories.  Based in Newcastle this boutique gives you the opportunity to book an appointment at a time that is convenient to you and take advantage of an individual consultation so you can be certain you find something that you are totally happy with.


With a wide variety of designs in stock ranging from traditional full skirted gowns to sophisticated figure hugging formal dresses you can be certain that no matter what kind of image you are hoping to achieve at Just The Way You Are there will be a prom dress available that you are sure to love.  View Gallery.

Throughout the duration of your visit one of the friendly team will be happy to initially fully discuss all your ideas with you and then find you a selection of prom dresses to try on, then based on your feedback find you more choices to try until you have found the prom gown that is perfect for you.

At Just The Way You Are they aim to make sure that every woman or girl has a chance to look and feel amazing on their special day, and with that in mind they stock a wide range of sizes and different cuts of prom dress so you can be sure to find something that you look totally fabulous in regardless of your size or shape.  No matter what member of staff assists you during your visit you can be sure that they will help you find designs that flatter your figure and fit you like a glove and give you honest and helpful advice so you can be completely happy and comfortable in whatever prom dress you decide on in the end.

All prom gowns are supplied by carefully selected designers who only provide products that are produced to the best possible standards so you can be sure that no matter what gown you decide on in the end it will be top quality and well made.  With a wide range of accessories available to help you really complete your look at Just The Way You Are they have everything you need to make sure that you get noticed for all the right reasons.

So if you live in the North East and are hoping to find the perfect prom dress why not book an appointment with Just the Way You Are?  With excellent customer service every time, a stylish and relaxing store and the opportunity to have a personal consultation, along with a really impressive range of beautiful prom gowns you definitely won’t be disappointed, take a look at their excellent customer reviews and you will see why so many people would recommend them to someone they know.

For more information or to arrange a visit and consultation about finding the perfect prom dress or gown for you, visit the Just the Way You Are website today or call us on 0191 261 0778 to make an appointment. You won’t be disappointed.