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STAINED WOOD BLINDS
Wood blinds don't have to be white. These Signature® stained wood blinds work with the hardwood floor in this Royal Oak bungalow to make the right statement. We can help you add color and punch to any space with stained or painted wood blinds. This window has just deep enough depth to allow the blinds to be mounted inside the window trim. Notice the returns on the valances for a finished look.
THE RIGHT TREATMENT MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE
These photos demonstrate the dramatic impact the correct window treatment can bring to a space. The only change is the addition of the 2” wood blinds. They make the space appear brand new, warm and inviting.
WOOD BLINDS COMPLETE A WINDOW
This boy's room in Birmingham needs privacy and light control with style. Stained wood blinds with black decorative tape are the answer. Like many new windows, the lack of depth prevented mounting the blinds inside the window trim. An outside mount to the trim works well. A decorative wood valance with mitered returns allows the blinds to blend into the room.
STRIKING BLACK PIANO; BEAUTIFUL BLACK BLINDS
Anyone could suggest blinds in some shade of white for this lovely Birmingham living room, but we recommended black 2” wood blinds from Enlightened Style® to complement the stunning new piano. Custom Brands Group/Alta (a division of Hunter Douglas®) makes Enlightened Style® products only for Budget Blinds®.
LOOK, THE VIEW IS GREAT
Notice how the dark blinds tend to disappear when they're open. Our experience allows us to ask questions about your needs and desires that enable us to make unique suggestions and recommendations. Through Budget Blinds ONLY, these Enlightened Style blinds have a lifetime No Questions Asked Warranty. A blind in this house was replaced at no charge after a boy cut it with scissors.
CUSTOM FABRIC WINDOW TREAMENTS
We suggested the perfect fabric to pull the colors from the new granite counter top. The gorgeous, Made in America, Lafayette® balloon shade makes the perfect statement in this newly remodeled Birmingham kitchen.
SOFT ROMAN SHADES
This homeowner selected the tailored look of soft Roman shades. His new kitchen in Birmingham looks like something out of a shelter magazine. Soft Roman shades are often referred to as hobbled Roman shades. Whatever you call them, you can choose from Phase II, Springs, Lafayette, Horizon Window Fashions and more. The fabric choices are nearly limitless.
BALLOON (LONDON) SHADES
A young couple combined elegance, privacy and light control in their Royal Oak condo with these beautiful Lafayette® balloon shades, sometimes referred to as London shades.
CASUAL ROMAN SHADE
We installed this Casual Roman Shade in a fabric that brings just the right texture and color to this attractive dining room in Huntington Woods.
“BUDGET” DOES NOT MEAN “CHEAP.” WHAT'S YOUR BUDGET?
American made custom soft treatments for large windows are not inexpensive or “cheap.” The right soft treatments are always dramatic and a valuable addition to a home. These Lafayette® fabric covered board mounted custom cornices and sheer drapery panels are an elegant addition to this Birmingham home. Whatever your window treatment needs, Budget Blinds of Birmingham will work with you to achieve the most for your home within your budget.
WINDOW SHADINGS OFFER ELEGANT VERSATILITY
Hunter Douglas invented Silhouette® window shadings which combine the best of fabric treatments, horizontal blinds and roller shades. Enlightened Style by Alta® shadings are shown here in a Birmingham family room. We’re a Hunter Douglas Priority Dealer. Silhouette® shadings we sell are protected by No Questions Asked warranties. When a cat clawed the fabric of an Enlightened Style shading, we replaced it (the shading, not the cat) at no cost to our amazed and happy customer.
LOFTS PRESENT UNIQUE CHALLENGES
Enlightened Style by Custom Brands Group® (A Hunter Douglas® window shadings provide sun control and privacy while preserving the spectacular view in this Royal Oak loft condo. Window shadings and roller shades can be raised completely to maximize the view when privacy or light control aren’t needed. We offer stylish alternatives to ubiquitous vertical blinds.
NOT YOUR GRANDMA’S ROLLER SHADES!
The soft sheer fabric chosen by a Troy homeowner for these Lafayette Genesis® roller shades provides just the right complement to her tastefully decorated sitting room. With the convenience of continuous loop clutch roller shades, there's no longer any need to fight with springs, like in the cartoons.
SHUTTERS MAKE GORGEOUS WINDOWS LOOK EVEN BETTER
These beautiful windows in a Jack & Jill bath are stunning without any window treatment. The need for privacy and light control demands a solution that will not hide the details of the fluted woodwork in this elegant Birmingham home. The Norman Sussex® basswood 3.5” louver plantation shutters provide the needed privacy and light control in elegant style.
CIRCLES,OCTAGONS, OVALS, ARCHES OR OTHER NON-RECTANGULAR SHAPES
Windows that are oval, circular, arched or any shape but a 90 degree rectangle/square are stunningly beautiful but hard to treat for privacy or light control without compromising the beauty of the window. The striking black custom Lafayette hardwood shutters bring elegant privacy to this 87 inch diameter round window in a luxury downtown Birmingham condo. We specialize in finding stylish and affordable solutions for those hard to treat windows. We'd love to help you with your challenging windows.
WOOD or COMPOSITE SHUTTERS?
We can help you achieve privacy and light control in windows like these without compromising on style and within a budget. The spectacular fanned arch in this Birmingham home is Norman Sussex® hardwood (basswood), while the shutters below and nearby are Norman Woodlore® (composite) in the same color.
Can you tell the difference? Neither can anyone else, but your budget appreciates the less expensive composite shutters. Not all non-wood shutters look this good, or are made this well. Many “composite” shutters look like vinyl or plastic.
SIDE-LITES CAN BE ELEGANT WITH SHUTTERS
Tall narrow side-lites present a challenge when looking for privacy and light control with a sense of style. Gathered sheer curtains, wood blinds, honeycomb shades, roller shades or film are the most common suggestions by our competitors. We offer shutters as an affordable alternative. These Norman shutters are loved by the young Birmingham couple in their new home. Ask how and why shutters could make sense for side-lites in your home.
MORE SPECTACULAR SHUTTERS
The shutters on the upper landing are hardwood. The shutters directly below are composite.
The prior owner of this Birmingham home installed “cheap” faux wood (plastic) blinds from another provider. When we replaced them with these Norman Normandy shutters, the improvement was dramatic.
SIGNATURE LATOUR TRI-LIGHT SHADES
These cellular (honeycomb) shades offer unique flexibility. They permit a combination of a light filtered view through pleated sheer fabric above and complete privacy with blackout or semi-opaque fabric below. The picture shows (from left to right) full privacy, a small amount of sheer over mostly privacy, sheer over privacy, mostly sheer over limited privacy and full sheer.
CORDLESS SIGNATURE LATOUR TRI-LIGHT SHADES
The safety of the cordless lift option makes these versatile shades all but disappear when fully raised for maximum light and view. Most shades are either up or down. These versatile top-down-bottom-up shades provide the versatility of light, view and privacy in a single product.
The blackout versions of these are perfect for a nursery, or any room, where room darkening is a goal, but privacy needs to be combined with a source of natural light.
We also carry the full line of Shaw® rugs to complete the look of your room. From basic to Tommy Bahama®, if Shaw makes it, we can provide it.
VERTICAL BLINDS CAN LOOK GOOD TOO
The practicality of vertical blinds for sliding doors around children and pets makes them an option to consider. You need not sacrifice style to obtain practical functionality. We often dress them up with large decorative wood valances or cornices with mitered returns. No plastic “box” with ends (returns) that fall off here.
CUSTOM FABRIC CORNICE OVER STANDARD PVC VERTICAL BLINDS
The simplicity of vertical blinds doesn't prevent this Troy homeowner from bringing style, color and softness to the kitchen slider. The Lafayette® fabric covered board mounted custom cornice accents the practical PVC vertical blinds beautifully.
SLIDING DOORS DESERVE FUNCTIONAL STYLE TOO
If plastic vertical blinds aren’t your style, we’d love to suggest several alternatives. Here is a Hunter Douglas vertical application honeycomb (Vertiglide®) shade that stacks into a mere 6” when the shade is opened to clear the glass.
Springs (maker of Graber, Bali & Nanik) also makes vertical application honeycomb shades.
In addition to providing privacy and light control, honeycomb shades help to reduce heating and cooling bills.
VERTICAL APPLICATION CELLULAR (HONEYCOMB) SHADE
This Hunter Douglas Vertiglide® is partially closed. The result is elegant light filtered privacy where form follows the function of the sliding door without compromising style. Enlightened Style and Springs also make vertical application honeycomb shades. The several brands offer many choices of fabrics and colors. They’re all covered by No Questions Asked guarantees provided exclusively through Budget Blinds.
SHUTTERS ON FRENCH DOORS
French doors present some of the same challenges as sliding doors. Shutters are an option worthy of consideration. These are Norman Normandy® hardwood shutters.
ROMAN SHADES ON FRENCH DOORS
Custom fabric Roman shades enhance the look of these French doors. The soft (sometimes referred to as hobbled) Roman shades were hand crafted in America by Lafayette®. Roman shades are also available from Springs (Graber/Bali), Phase II and Horizons Window Fashions.
GLIDING PANELS SYSTEMS
Some relatively new alternatives to vertical blinds are sliding, or gliding, panels. The fabric choices for these products from our several preferred sources are almost limitless. Shown is a Lafayette Panel Track® that utilizes light filtering fabric to provide privacy and sun control in this loft condo in downtown Royal Oak. The left photo shows the panels opened; the right photo shows them closed.
SPRINGS SLIDING PANELS
This Springs (Graber/Bali) Signature sliding panels system is topped with a matching fabric covered board mounted cornice. In addition to a limited lifetime warranty it’s covered by the Springs Signature No Questions Asked guarantee for 5 years. The No Questions Asked warranty is offered exclusively through Budget Blinds®.
LUMINETTE® BY HUNTER DOUGLAS
Luminette® is an elegant solution for sliding doors. The available fabrics can be coordinated with Silhouette® window shadings for a complete transformation. We also offer other products that combine sheer fabrics with the function of vertical blinds to achieve the look of Luminette® on a more modest budget.
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