THE HOW-TO GUIDE TO PINTEREST

If you’ve read our what and why Pinterest blog, we hope we’ve inspired you to get pinning! To make things super simple, we’ve put together a little how-to guide to help get you started.

Step 1

First things first, you’ll need to go to pinterest.com, click the signup option and follow the instructions. You can either enter your details manually or sign up using Facebook or Google.

Step 2

At this point, your profile will now have been created and you’ll be asked to answer a few simple questions. This is so Pinterest can get an idea about you and your interests!

Step 3

Pins will now be automatically populated by Pinterest based on the interests you selected. Now you’ll be able to pin away! If you see something you like, select the photo and save it. Don’t worry you aren’t limited to the categories you selected. If you are looking for something in particular you can use the search bar. Pinterest will then populate more pins daily based on your recent activity and searches.

Exploring Pinterest

Now you’ve got the basics down, we can go into a little more detail about what you can really do with Pinterest. On your profile, you’ll be able to create boards, you can name them whatever you fancy, there are no rules! When saving your pins, you’ll be able to select which board to send them too and you’ll then start to build up a fantastic mood board!

If you like to be super organised you can even add sub-sections, in the same way, you created the mainboard. Want to share your inspiration with friends or family? Click the + button at the top and Pinterest will allow you to collaborate with others.

If you really love someone’s Pinterest page, New City Heating for example 😉 you’ll be able to follow them and keep up to date with their latest posts. Likewise, if anyone in the pinning realm loves your page, they’ll be able to follow you. 

Did you know you can even chat with your friends? Enter their name or email address and then add your message, it doesn’t have to be pin related – you can have a gossip whilst scrolling, it’s great!

We know how easy it is to stumble across an idea that might not work for you, but would work perfectly for a friend, that’s why the option to share a pin is brilliant. If they haven’t got Pinterest, that’s okay; you can send the pin via WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, you could even email them…

Pinterest is a growing platform and it’s clear to see why! At New City Heating, we’re excited about building our page and inspiring our customers when it comes to bathroom design. 

We hope this blog’s been helpful!

PINTEREST-IT’S NOT JUST FOR WOMEN

Okay, so ladies may dominate the Pinterest world right now but with billions of pins to spark individual interests, it’s a social platform that everyone should know about.

…..but what is Pinterest and why should I use it?

Pinterest is a visual discovery search engine that will provide you with endless amounts of inspiration from all over the world. When you sign up, you’ll be asked to select a few different categories that interest you, such as; Bathrooms, Design, Interior. Pins will then be populated to your home feed and you can scroll away. The content will be constantly refreshed and updated as billions of pins are added daily. 

Looking for something in particular? Chances are, millions of others are looking for the same thing as you. You can look for your inspiration by using keywords in the search bar. Your recent activity will then automatically populate new pins to your home feed that might be of interest to you.

After signing up (it’s a free platform by the way), you’ll automatically have a profile created. On your profile you’ll be able to view who you follow, who follows you – you’ll even be able to chat with your friends or share content with them!

The ability to make your own boards is an added benefit. This will allow you to keep your pins as organised as you are, and over time you’ll populate a fantastic mood board to refer too. 

If you and your friends are planning something together, a party for example; there’s the option to share your board with the group, so all of your ideas can be incorporated. For those super-neat people, you can even add sections into your board. For example, the mainboard could be called ‘Party’, then the sub-sections  ‘Decor’, ‘Food’, ‘Lighting’. 

The possibilities are endless and there arern’t really any rules. If you love it, pin it – it’s that simple. Save it where you want too and name your boards whatever you like! You can even keep a board secret so that only you will be able to see the content. This is particularly good if you are planning a surprise for someone.

Overall Pinterest is a brilliant way to connect with others and there really is something for everyone. Why not give it a go? You’ve got nothing to lose, but you have got a world’s worth of inspiration to gain

DESIGN TO REALITY

When you think about remodelling or renovating your bathroom, it can be quite a daunting task. The hassle, the stress, not knowing what you need to ask? Who you need to ask? And sometimes what you are even looking for, or what might be possible. Many of us go online in search of answers but this can sometimes make things even more confusing.

Here at New City Heating, we are passionate about bathrooms and inspiring you to realise your bathroom’s full potential. We work with you to achieve your ultimate goal and make the very best of your budget.

We’ll need a few things from you to start with, such as room measurements, lots of photos of your current bathroom and any inspiration or ideas that you may have collected on your Pinterest.  You can even share your board with us before you visit! Simply click the + at the top and invite New City Heating to collaborate with you.

Our talented designers work their magic using 3D Design software to create astonishingly realistic images of what your ’new’ bathroom will look like. You’ll be able to view the room from different perspectives and manoeuvre a virtual mannequin to get an idea of space. You can even open any cupboards or drawers and turn on the taps! The 3D design is FREE.

This software will enable you to virtually try before you buy. Any elements you are unsure of you’ll be able to change, whether that be colour, style, or size. Don’t panic if you are still not sure, our experts will be able to guide you and offer a wide variety of options.

How do we do this?

What makes us unique are the 23 REAL bathrooms we have on display across our branches, plus thousands of products from a huge number of brands. FEEL the difference in quality between different taps, different bath materials – and maybe kick off your shoes and try a bath or shower enclosure for size. All our real bathrooms also exist in the virtual world, so you can judge for yourself the remarkable accuracy of the 3D design renders. 

Why stress when we can make bathroom design inspirational and enjoyable? Call or pop in to one of our branches for a free design appointment. 

AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY OPENING HOURS

The August Bank Holiday is nearly upon us! We can’t quite believe how quickly this year’s gone and how things have changed! If you’re working from home you might be growing a little tired of seeing the same rooms, day in and day out.
Why not use this long weekend to explore what could be possible with your home’s bathrooms and cloakrooms?

There is a huge choice of sanitaryware, taps and furniture these days, and well-designed bathrooms can add value to your home. We can not only design great looking bathrooms but also improve on use of space – and make the very best out of your budget.

Our newly refurbished showrooms have over 20 REAL bathrooms and a talented team of designers to guide you and capture your imagination. The 3D visuals we produce are very accurate – compare our designs with the actual room displays in the showrooms. You’ll love the virtual reality and real rooms, plus hundreds of products to look at and feel.

There’s still time to transform 2020, why not start a conversation with us about a new bathroom?

 

Bank Holiday Monday opening hours
(Monday 31st August 2020)

Town Hall Showroom 10am – 5pm
Watling Street, MK2 2BL

Trade Counter 8am – 4pm
4 Simpson Road, MK2 2DD

Kempston 8am – 4pm
2/4 St John’s Street, MK42 8EP

Leighton Buzzard – Closed
62/64 North Street, LU7 1EN

Buckingham – Closed
Remus House, Castle Street, MK18 1BS

Stony Stratford – Closed
58 Wolverton Road, MK11 1DT

STONY STRATFORD OPEN MONDAY TO SATURDAY

Our Stony Stratford branch will now be open Monday to Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday 8am-1pm. Come and visit us for all of your heating, plumbing and bathroom needs.

Stony Stratford has ample parking to the back of the building with access from Clarence Road.

58 Wolverton Road,
Stony Stratford,
Milton Keynes
MK11 1DT

Tel: 01908 568585

Mon-Fri 8am-5pm
Saturday 8am-1pm

KEMPSTON OPEN MONDAY TO SATURDAY

We know how much you love to visit our Kempston branch, so we’ve made the decision to re-open it on Saturdays from the 11th of July, 8am-5pm in addition to Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm.

Come and visit Chris and the team to get advice and supplies for all of your heating, plumbing and bathroom needs.

There’s plenty of parking at the front of the building.

New City Heating
2/4 St John’s Street,
Kempston,
Bedford,
MK42 8EP

Tel: 01234 852232

Mon-Sat 8am-5pm

STONY STRATFORD RE-OPENING

We’re so excited to have our sixth, and final branch re-opening on Monday the 6th July. This branch will initially open Monday to Friday 8am-5pm – watch this space for updates!

Stony Stratford has ample parking to the back of the building with access from Clarence Road.

58 Wolverton Road,
Stony Stratford,
Milton Keynes MK11 1DT

Tel: 01908 568585

Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

SHOWROOM OPEN MONDAY TO SATURDAY

Our Bathroom Showroom in Fenny Stratford will be re-opening on Saturdays from 27th June, 9am to 5pm in addition to our current opening hours on Mon-Fri 9am to 6pm.

Whether you want to browse our fantastic bathroom displays, buy an accessory or book a full design consultation with one of our experts, we would love to see you.

There is ample parking at the back of the building, with access on Simpson Road.

Get in touch today: 01908 371084

Old Town Hall, Watling Street, Fenny Stratford, Bletchley, MK2 2BL

BUCKINGHAM RE-OPENING

OUR BUCKINGHAM BRANCH IS REOPENING MONDAY 22ND JUNE!

Open Monday to Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday 8am-1pm, this branch really does have it all.  We welcome trade, retail, and commercial customers to our stunning display of bathrooms, taps, showers, and accessories.

If you’re in need of some expert advice or inspiration pop into our Buckingham branch, park outside or to the rear, and manager Dave Bray will be delighted to help.

New City Heating Co,
Shop 1,
Remus House,
Castle Street,
Buckingham,
MK18 1BS

Tel: 01280815358

WELCOME BACK CHRIS!

Meet your new Kempston Branch Manager.

Welcome back Chris Mills to New City Heating.  Chris previously worked for us for many years, working his way up to being the very successful manager of the Kempston branch before leaving in 2018 to build up his skill set as a buyer for one of our customers.

Inspired by New City Heating’s new team and refurbished branches, Chris wanted to get back on board and add his expertise to the best plumbing, heating, and bathroom branch in Bedfordshire.

We know a lot of you are as excited as we are to have Chris back, so come and see him from the 22nd June when Kempston reopens.