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Smart Phone to Smart Home: Budget Blinds Bothell + Lutron

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Smart Phone to Smart Home: Budget Blinds Bothell + Lutro

Are you in the business of cutting edge technology? Or maybe you just love to be up to date with the newest gadgets available? If you don’t have a smart home yet, you’ll want one after seeing the possibilities. Whether you’re a creator or consumer, both can show appreciation for the conveniences technological advances bring. With a large tech population in the Pacific Northwest, we can help match your home to your lifestyle.

Smart Phone to Smart Home

We’ve all seen the advances in the phone industry - making anything from scanning documents and depositing checks, to checking your blood pressure and counting your steps as easy as a click of the button. But now you can go as far to control your home all the way from your phone. Bothell Budget Blinds offers Lutron Smart Home Technology linked to an app on your phone, to control not only the temperature among other amenities, but also your window treatments.

Here’s How:

Lutron Smart App integrates with Nest, Honeywell, Logitech, Apple Home Kit, and Siri, to name a few. By adding the application to your Iphone, Ipad, or Android, you can schedule and control settings from anywhere, even if you are not home. With easy installation and practically every window treatment available for motorization, you have your pick of the top quality, cutting edge products, at an affordable price. We will help you sync up your systems so that once we leave, all you have to worry about is whether you want the shades up or down, the temperature high or low, and what button to press to prepare your space just as you want when you arrive.

Here’s What:

With most window treatments available in a motorized option, two examples Lutron works well with are Cellular and Roller Shades. These shades are child friendly and available in multiple fabrics and colors. Not only is the sky the limit on designs, but imagine being able to control shades without having to even be present!

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Here’s Why:

The benefit? So many scenarios. Imagine being away on vacation -- you can set the timer for your shades to open and close to your specific schedule, saving on energy bills as well as posing to be in town for anyone who is scoping out your home while you’re away. Or maybe you had a long day at work and you really want your home to feel a specific way as soon as you arrive -- no worries! Press those buttons and have it set up for you in advance. Have kids? More importantly, have kids who have a hard time waking up? Set their shades to open in time with the sun, giving them the natural ability to wake up with ease without having to even come into the room. Not only does the convenience and obvious cool factor make it all worthwhile, but with Budget Blinds you won’t find matched customer service. Sure, you could go to an average store, think you’re getting a great deal with a DIY knockoff, go home and find out your product is either not compatible with your home or you are having trouble getting it to work correctly. But with Budget Blinds in Lynwood and Mountlake Terrace we are with you every step of the way, ensuring your satisfaction. With such a large tech industry population in Kirkland Washington, we know how important it is to raise the bar and show pride in your home.

Whether you are in the industry, or just have an eye for interior design and love the benefit of functional convenience, switching your window treatments to match the Smart Home advances is something you won’t regret.

If this Budget Blinds of Bothell article has you wondering how you can upgrade your space by changing your window treatments, we would love to help! Sign up for a Free Consultation, where you will have one on one attention to bring your goals to reality. Our staff at Budget Blinds Bothell will visit your house for free! We can measure your windows and show you samples and displays at no charge. 

 

Why Are Window Coverings In Lynwood Imperative For Your House?

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Have you covered the windows of your house with window coverings in Lynwood? If you said no, then you need to get the windows covered as soon as possible. Having each of the windows in your house covered is vital for you and your family.  

There are several reasons why it is so imperative to have your windows covered. The following are the major reasons why you must have all the windows of your house covered.

One: Security – When you are at home, and your windows are uncovered, you are allowing the outside world, and strangers the chance to see into your home. This can be very dangerous because you never know who is watching your home, or your family.

It is always smart to ensure that every window of the house is covered with a good window treatment so that you are confident that no stranger will be able to see into your house. When you keep prying eyes out of the home, you and your family will be and feel safer.

Two: Privacy – Keeping the prying eyes of strangers out of the house is very important for security reasons, but also so that each member of the family can have privacy. There are several times throughout the day where you or one of your family members may need privacy, and with each window of the house covered with a good window covering, everyone will be able to have this whenever it is needed.

Three: Energy efficiency – Many people don’t ever think about how window treatments on each window can help with energy efficiency in the home, but it really can. When the windows are covered, this is putting extra insulation on each window.

The extra insulation is going to help keep the temperature in each room of the house regulated all year. When the temperature throughout the entire house is regulated, that saves on energy.

Saving on energy each month means saving on money, and that savings can easily add up so that you are saving a significant amount of money. Saving money is always a bonus for any family because it gives you much needed cash for other important things that you or your family may need.  

Now that you understand why you need to have all the windows of your house covered, you need to take the time to find the right window coverings in Lynwood for each window of your house. The sooner that you find the right one for each window, the sooner you and your family will be and feel safer at home.

Change The Look Of Your Home With Roman Shades In Kenmore

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Do you want to change the look of your home, but are struggling to figure out how to do that? There is a simple solution that is cost effective for you to achieve, and that solution is to add roman shades in Kenmore to all the windows of your house.

There are several reasons why you want to add these shades to your home’s windows. After you are informed about these reasons, you will see how they can help you easily change the look of your home in every room of the house.

Here are the main reasons.

One: Elegant look – These window coverings will give each of the windows in your house the elegant look of draperies. Your windows in each room will stand out, and will look very unique.

Two: Modern convenience – Besides giving your windows an elegant look, you will also get the modern convenience of window shades. That allows you to easily have excellent light control in each room, while at the same time making your windows look fantastic.

Three: Add your own style to each window – With this type of window covering, you can easily add your own personal style to each window in the house, and in every room of the house. There are different colors, and styles to choose from such as, balloon shades, cascading folds, tear drop, and relaxed folds.

This allows you the chance to find the right style and color for each room’s décor so that the windows look amazing, and so that the window treatments complement the home décor in that room.

Besides choosing the right style and color for each room, you will also have the option of choosing the right fabric also. You can find these prints in silks, stripes, jacquards and patterns. That really gives you a lot of options to help change the look of each room in the house by simply changing the window treatments in each room, or adding the right ones if you don’t have the windows covered already.

Four: Clean look for your windows – These window coverings can be made motorized or cordless. This gives you two advantages. First, this will give each window a clean look. Second, this will make each shade in the house safe for every member of the family to be around, including small children or pets.

Now that you understand these reasons, you can clearly see how roman shades in Kenmore can easily help you change the look of your home. Get these window treatments up on all the windows in your house so you can have an entirely new look in no time throughout the whole house.

How To Create The Perfect Sunroom

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 How To Create Perfect Sunroom

You did it, you finally have your home set up the way you want. You only have one thing left to do – make your sunroom into an oasis that will provide comfort and a feeling of getting away, while still being at your own address. With the Pacific Northwest weather, sunrooms are prime to view the beauty and changing weather right outside your door, in the comfort of your home. Let in all the sunshine, take a deep breath, and let us show you some top ideas on creating your own perfect getaway.

Windows 

Starting off with our favorite topic at Bothell Budget Blinds, let’s talk about windows. Sunrooms are unique in the fact that their purpose is to let in more sun than the average room in the home. For this to happen, you want optimal window placement – not only for sun direction, but also for a strategic view. 

Once you know where you want your windows, you can decide on size. Did you know you can have an entire wall of windows? Depending on your view, this could be the most epic part of your home. Let’s say you live off a cliff or a hill on the coast, imagine taking in the full view while sipping your morning coffee or reading your favorite book.

If you’re not totally into windows from floor to ceiling, you can always bring the window from the ceiling to mid-level, or even have longer panoramic windows towards the center of the wall, extending from one edge of the room to the other. The key is to take your personal view, privacy, and desires into consideration. If you love that open feel, then we say the more window space the better – especially for this one room of the home. 

Roller Shades Sunroom

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Maybe you have a sunroom facing a big back yard, but are still in a neighborhood in Lynnwood or Kirkland, among other people. You can still have the full windows – or whatever size of your choosing – with privacy. With endless options, we will help you create your room to perfection. If you like an outdoor, soothing feel, try out Bamboo Shades or Wood Blinds, giving a crisp, fresh spa like feel to the entire room. They can both can be measured to the height of your window, giving you flexibility on the size. Paired with some wicker chairs, or comfy sofa’s and some beachy light fixtures – you’ll feel far away in no time.

Roller Shades are another great option, versatile in size and style. You can choose how much light you want to allow in while the shades are down by different fabrics, or perhaps have a light colored shade, still allowing in a soft hue of glow from the sun. 

Drapes are very popular for the wall of windows – kicking up the classiness a notch, while possibly still having shades to roll down if you want the drapes to stay drawn open. Floor length drapes can fully enclose you at night for privacy, and drawn to the side during the day for an elegant feel to the room (here's some more facts on Mountlake Terrace Drapes).

Perfect Sunroom Drapes

Amenities 

You have the windows and window treatments figured out, now the rest of the space is waiting for your creative, personal touch! A big perk for all of us who live in Washington, is adding a fireplace to the sunroom! Now not only do you have the natural beauty, light, and great outdoors – but in the winter you can keep your space cozy and just as comfortable with a fireplace strategically placed in the room. Picture watching the snow fall, or practically being outside in the middle of a Pacific Northwest storm, yet still dry, warm, and content playing board games with a view.

Maybe you will want to add a ceiling fan, a nice rug, and possibly even living room type furniture if you’re not feeling the average porch/patio furniture set. You can decorate with all types of pillows and plush, adding a table or bookshelf to make your sunroom your domain.

These are only a few ideas to get you started. For more, schedule an easy and free consultation to talk about ideas that will be best for your space.

If this Budget Blinds of Bothell article has you wondering how you can upgrade your space by changing your window treatments, we would love to help! Sign up for a Free Consultation, where you will have one on one attention to bring your goals to reality. Our staff at Budget Blinds Bothell will visit your house for free! We can measure your windows and show you samples and displays at no charge.

The Top Selling Window Treatments for First Time Homeowners

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 Top Selling Window Treatments New Home Owners

Moving into your first home? Or maybe you simply want to feel like you have a new home? Check out what window treatments current first time homeowners are claiming as their own. Setting the trend in the market, you can learn from their choices what is popular and current from our inside scoop here at Bothell Budget Blinds. Whether you live in Kirkland, or Mountlake Terrace - we know the current trends and have taken it upon ourselves to share the top three best-selling window treatments.

HONEYCOMB SHADES Top Selling Window Treatments New Home Owners

Treatment #1: Honeycomb Shades

Honeycomb Shades, also known as Cellular Shades, are ranked as one of the most popular window treatments going into new homes. As one of the most versatile window coverings on the market, they are available in three cell sizes, each with multiple light control levels to choose your preferred room setting. They are called honeycomb shades due to the honeycomb shaped “pockets” or cells that are designed for top notch insulation. These shades are extremely customizable - from shape, size, color, fabric, and even window placement -- being able to mount on the bottom, middle, or top of the frame. With the ability to complement virtually any home, it’s no wonder these are so popular!

ROLLER SHADES Top Selling Window Treatments New Home Owners

Treatment #2: Roller Shades

Roller Shades share the advantage of being highly customizable with a wide variety of colors and fabrics that ultimately offer diverse light-filtering options with greater flexibility than other window treatments. Sheer Shades are their own set of roller shades created to diffuse natural light while still brightening up the room and offering privacy. Our new Inspired Shades collection, only available through Budget Blinds, takes it a step further by providing custom roller shades and prints that are fitting for the modern home. Another reason for their popularity is their ability to come cordless or motorized, advancing the opportunity for optimal placement in the home.

WOOD BLINDS Top Window Treatments First Time Homeowners

Treatment #3: Wood or Faux Wood Blinds

Wood or Faux Wood Blinds if you prefer to have the look without the wood care, are popular for all age ranges, bringing the classic wood finish to the room. Maybe you prefer a more rustic appeal when living in Canyon Park, or love the clean polished look from a variety of wood stains.  Whether, a bedroom, living room, or home office, our wood can match multiple existing wood trim and furnishing. If you’re going for the real wood, we pride ourselves on using 100% North American hardwoods from certified and domestic forests. You can love your living space while preserving the environment. These facts hold true with customer satisfaction since this is one of the top three selling window treatments!

While these window treatments are popular, there are so many more options that you can tailor specifically to your style, and we can help!

If this Budget Blinds of Bothell article has you wondering how you can upgrade your space by changing your window treatments, we would love to help! Sign up for a Free Consultation, where you will have one on one attention to bring your goals to reality. Our staff at Budget Blinds Bothell Washington will visit your house for free! We can measure your windows and show you samples and displays at no charge. 

Top Bedroom Window Treatments to Block the Light

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Top Bedroom Window Treatments To Blog Out Light

The days are growing longer with the Pacific Northwest sun shining through your windows this Spring. As much as we love the change in the season with the extra sunshine, there’s potential for disrupted sleep in the beginning or end of your day. Whether you want some extra sleep, or simply want to watch a movie without a glare on the TV, we have solutions for you without compromising your interior design.

Drapes Bedroom Window Treatments to Block the Light

Draperies

Draperies are normally made with a heavier and thicker fabric which naturally blocks more light than other window treatments, making them already popular in the bedroom. But guess what -- you can make them even darker! Add a blackout liner to the backside of the drapery at minimal cost, or purchase a separate blackout curtain which can be mounted directly behind the original. These can extend from floor to ceiling, blocking out any misdirected light. Because the liner and the blackout curtain are separate from the drapes, you have flexibility to choose the level of darkness you prefer based on your needs in the moment.

Blackout Shades Bedroom Window Treatments to Block the Light

Blackout Shades

One way to get the best bang for your buck are blackout Roller Shades. Like the drapery liner, the blackout roller shade can be mounted behind the original. However, you can mount the blackout addition slightly higher than the rest to ensure full coverage. Roller shades in general aren’t known for being the most attractive, so you can always mix these with another window treatment, keeping your style in tact while adding a black out option behind, hidden from plain sight. If you aren’t sold on the roller shade, you can do the same thing with Roman Shades by using a liner behind the original look. Pleated Shades with a tandem blackout liner (shown above) is also a great option.

Shutters Blinds Bedroom Window Treatments to Block the Light

Shutters and Blinds

Honestly, if you’re aiming for a complete blackout, Shutters and Blinds aren’t the way to go. However, if you already have them, or are determined to have them, you can choose wisely to ensure the most darkness possible. Aluminum Blinds block light better than vinyl, and the wider the slat the better, aiming for 2-2.5 inches. You can use Wood Blinds as well, but run the risk of the wood eventually warping, which would let in light. Shutters function the same way, except you can normally find slats as wide as 4.5 inches instead of 2.5 inches, covering even more possible lighting.

Motorization Bedroom Window Treatments to Block the Light

Motorization

It’s finally the weekend, you plan to sleep in for some long awaited and much needed rest...when the Lake Forest Park sun wakes you up MUCH too early. You realize you forgot to lower your blackout shades. Now, not only are you awake because of the sun, but you have to get up to make the room dark again, waking you up even more before you can attempt to go back to sleep. ...Or do you? Thankfully, there’s an answer for this little mishap too. Every option we discussed can be motorized. Motorized Drapes, Motorized Shades, and Motorized Blinds can be controlled right from your bed, saving you the task of getting up, allowing you to fall back asleep that much quicker. Or maybe you have a skylight in your room -- no worries! You can install a motorized system that will be battery powered to open and close even when you can’t reach the window itself. This way you can enjoy the King County sunlight without missing out on precious sleep.

If this Budget Blinds of Bothell article has you wondering how you can upgrade your space by changing your window treatments, we would love to help! Sign up for a Free Consultation, where you will have one on one attention to bring your goals to reality. Our staff at Budget Blinds Bothell will visit your house for free! We can measure your windows and show you samples and displays at no charge.

Facts About Mountlake Terrace Drapes

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Are you checking into Mountlake Terrace drapes for the windows of your house, but are hesitant to get this type of window covering because you don’t have enough information about them? It is time for you to be informed about the important facts about these window coverings then.  

Once you are aware of the most important facts about them, you will see why you need to get them for each window of your house. Here are the main facts.

One: Can add elegance to any room of the house – Many people want the rooms of their home to look elegant, but they don’t have a lot of money to spend on items that will help them achieve this goal. It is easy to add elegance to each room with these window coverings because the way that they look on the windows is going to give each window the unique and elegant look that you are going for without it costing you a lot of money.

Two: Cost effective – These window treatments are very affordable for all sized budgets. You just need to know what your budget is so that you can find the draperies that fit well within that budget so you don’t do any damage to your finances.

Three: Complements the décor in each room – When you choose the draperies that you get carefully, they will complement the décor that you have in each room of your house. There are many color, fabric and pattern options for you to select from, so finding the right ones for each room that fits well with the décor in that room will be easy for you.

Four: Can be layered or a stand-alone covering – This type of window treatment can be put on each window as a stand-alone window covering, and it will make your windows look fantastic. You can also make the choice to layer draperies with another type of window treatment such as, blinds or shades, and really give each window a unique and fantastic look. Either option works well, and will make all the windows of your house stand out. Just make sure you make your choice on whether to layer them or not before you shop for these window coverings so that you can get exactly what is needed for each window.

With these facts in mind about Mountlake Terrace drapes, you can now understand why these are a smart decision for each window of your house. The sooner you can get these window treatments up on each window, the sooner you will be able to enjoy the variety of benefits that they provide you with.



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Budget Blinds Serving Bothell 
22833 Bothell Everett HWY suite 102 Bothell WA, 98021


This franchise is responsible for the following cities: Mount Lake Terrace, Bothell, Kenmore, Kirkland, Lynnwood, Canyon Park, Lake Forest Park

This franchise is responsible for the following zip codes: 98011, 98021, 98028, 98034, 98041
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