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Prepare Your Pacific Northwest Home for Fall and Winter

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 Prepare Your Pacific Northwest Home for Fall and Winter

Seasons are changing all over our beautiful Washington state as we move deeper into Fall and onto Winter. Blessed to be in a part of the Pacific Northwest that experiences all of the seasons, we get to take part in the annual changes as temperatures drop and the weather is a little more unpredictable. Maybe you got used to having your Bothell windows open, a light breeze throughout the home, and minimal window coverings needed. But now that the breeze is turning brisk, and we’re moving towards keeping the heat inside, you’re wondering if there are easy ways to transition to the next season. No worries, we have you covered with some great tips on how to prepare your home and your windows for the upcoming changes.

Winterize Your Window Treatments

Have some light, flowy curtains throughout the spring and summer? Consider switching them out with heavier fabrics or drapes for the fall and winter. This will help stop drafts from entering your home, and keep the heat in more efficiently to save on energy bills. You can even add layers to your drapes, providing more insulation around the most vulnerable parts of your home (windows). For additional protection, you could also replace blinds with shutters - which tend to be thicker in width and depth.   

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Add Pillows

Who doesn’t love a cozy place to call home? Adding decorative pillows on your sofas, beds, and other furniture will give off that comfort vibe, as well as help insulate the room even more by adding mass into the space. Just found some great drapes? Awesome - get the pillows to match! We have the ability to create pillows out of any of the colors and patterns you choose for your window treatments.

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Check for Gaps

Take a look around your windows and doors for any gaps that could let cold air seep inside.  This is easy to fix by either buying self-sticking insulation strips to seal the area, or use caulking to achieve the same goal. Both are easy and inexpensive, yet save you from cold nights and high bills in the long run.

Reverse Your Ceiling Fan

Switching your ceiling fan to spin clockwise is a major hot tip on spreading the heat! Since heat rises, instead of the ceiling fan causing the heat to disperse and stay above you, changing the direction will actually push the heat down towards your level of living space. Now you’ll have the same amount of heat in the room, except this way you’ll actually be able to feel it!

Replace Those Filters

Don’t forget to replace your furnace filters as we approach the colder months. Starting with a fresh filter will make your furnace more energy efficient and will not only put off a consistent heat without frequent breakdowns, but will save on your energy bills in the long run by keeping your home warm with less effort since you’ve prepared your windows and doors with easy insulation.

You have time. Since we are in the midst of fall all around Bothell, Lynnwood, Kirkland, and the rest of Washington, now is the time to get ready for winter to avoid any unseen headaches. Check the pipes, flush the water heater, and most importantly -- get those window treatments all set to go to keep you warm and cozy in the coming months.

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 Roller Shades Are a Top Seller at Budget Blinds Bothell

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 Roller Shades are a top seller at Budget Blinds Bothell

The one thing you never have to worry about when it comes to window treatments is selection. The world of window coverings is bursting at the seams with styles, textures, fabrics, woods...if you can imagine it, chances are it exists somewhere in our Budget Blinds Bothell store. While we pride ourselves on our tremendous selection, we have noticed one type of window treatment that our Kirkland and Bothell customers are choosing more often than others; Roller Shades.

What Are Roller Shades 

Roller shades are window coverings that completely roll up at the top of the window when not in use. Today’s roller shades are made out of various high-quality fabrics and come in a vast array of colors and styles to fit any decorating theme imaginable. Roller shades allow you to control the amount of natural light that streams through your windows not only by raising or lowering them but also by choosing different fabrics for your shades. They are easy to use, can be sleek and sophisticated or homey and charming, and are easily affordable.

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Advantages of Roller Shades 

No Messy Cords

Variations of our popular roller shades are completely cordless, making them a perfect choice for children’s rooms or playrooms. Simply use your remote control to move the shades up or down to your liking. Our cordless roller shades are also an excellent choice for those hard-to-reach windows.

Other corded options include continuous loop, which is excellent for shades that are raised or lowered frequently and our widely popular smart-pull roller shades. Smart-pull roller shades are considered a safer option than the standard-pull roller shades and makes use of a single cord that allows for the unused cord to be rolled up into the top rail when the shades are raised.

Easily Customizable

As we mentioned earlier, roller shades are easily customizable to suit any window in your Lake Forest Park home or business. Not only can you choose the size of your shades, you can also choose the fabric type, color, and whether or not you want your roller shades to stand alone or be paired with a beautiful matching valance or curtains.

Roller Shades are a top seller at Budget Blinds Bothell BEDROOM

Light Control

Some rooms may require more natural light than others. Finding that delicate balance with some window coverings can be a challenge, but not with roller shades. Choose more opaque fabrics for a darker feel and more translucent fabrics to brighten your room. With roller shades, you can opt to have the shade pulled all the way down covering your window completely for privacy, but still allow natural light to flow in by choosing a translucent fabric. You get the best of both worlds!


As if those weren’t enough reasons to love roller shades, we’d like to mention one more; affordability. Because roller shades are so customizable, they are also a perfect fit for any size budget. What’s more, you can use roller shades to help keep you house warm in winter by simply switching out your shades for ones made of a heavier fabric. You may even save a little on your heating bill.

It’s easy to see why roller shades are such a popular choice with our clients. You simply can’t beat the plethora of style options, functionality, and affordability. Consider choosing roller shades for your Pacific Northwest home. You’ll be glad you did.  

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.

Most Trendy Window Treatments For Fall 2017

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One of the easiest and most affordable ways you can change up the look of your favorite space is by switching up your window treatments. With thousands of different textures, colors, and styles to choose from you no longer have to settle for grandma’s old floral curtains.

Window treatments aren’t just stylish, they’re functional. Before long, the weather up here in Bothell, Washington is going to turn chilly. What better way to keep heating costs down than to choose window treatments that help cut down on cold air drafts? With custom window treatments, you don’t have to sacrifice style for function.

Take a look at these top window treatment trends for Fall 2017. Be sure to let us know which one is your favorite! 

Hygge: Your Ticket to Relaxation

Hygge is a popular Scandinavian style that balances cozy, natural textures and fabrics with earthy colors. It focuses on the simplicity of design and presents a clean, warm style to any room. Window treatments that would be appropriate for a Hygge-styled room would include Flat Roman Shades, two-inch Laminated Wood Blinds with a dark walnut finish, or a neatly tailored Pleat Drapery in a white or light gray.

Deep Jewel Tone Decor

Deep Jewel Tones

It seems the popularity of deep jewel tones such as emerald greens or ruby reds come and go, however, this year they are sweeping the window treatment design world. Paired with shades of gray, these colors bring about a richness that simply cannot be matched by ordinary tones. To play off of the richness of these jewel tones, we suggest choosing blackout blinds in heavier fabrics that will also help block any cold air drafts.

Country Rustic Decor

A Little Bit of Country

If things are a little less formal in your Kenmore or Kirkland home, you may choose a rustic farmhouse style for your window treatments. Similar to the Hygge style, this choice hinges on a more relax, worn in feel. You would see distressed furnishings, possibly some exposed beams on the ceiling, and lots of antiques. When it comes to window coverings, we would suggest choosing Tulip Roman Shades, Rod Pocket Draperies, or possibly Waterfall Woven Wood Shades all in white.

Metallic Window Treatments


Metallics never seem to go out of style. If you like things a little more modern and chic, then metallic window treatments are definitely your best bet. There are a plethora of sheen fabrics and edgy designs you can choose from or you can even have your own custom design printed onto the fabric to make your look all your own. Roller blinds are the perfect option when choosing metallic styled window treatments. They are easy to install and show off the shimmer of the metallic fabric or print magnificently.

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 Reviews Are In: Top 5 Reviews From Budget Blinds Bothell

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Top 5 Reviews Budget Blinds Bothell

As business owners, we depend on customer reviews and referrals for our livelihood. It is our pleasure to provide products and services to our customers and we thoroughly enjoy hearing back from them when they share their Budget Blinds of Bothell experiences. These reviews let us know what our customers enjoy about our business as well as some things they feel we can improve upon or additional products or services they would like to see us provide. It is through our customer feedback that we can continue to grow and improve our business day after day.

We’d love to take a moment to share just a few of our amazing reviews from our website as well as our Yelp page with you. We are confident we provide high-quality products and services, but you don’t have to take our word for it...read what our customers are saying!

  1. Jeff C from Bothell posted: “We purchased a lot of blinds from Jason at Budget Blinds in Bothell.  The initial sales process is our home was informative and low pressure.  He explained the different options at each price range.  He made the statement that certain blinds had a full replacement no question guarantee. At that time I assumed that promise would be nearly impossible to get them to honor without a huge hassle because it would be a losing proposition should we have any issue.  To make this long story short we purchased a range of high and low-end blinds for our whole house and garage.  The install was on-time and mess free.  After some time one of our kid's blinds failed from their energetic use I suppose?  One call to Jason's cell and he took it down and had it fixed / replaced very quickly without questioning the reason it failed.  Upon return he hung it again.  A literal "few months" later my son broke it again.  I called and he again had it taken care of in short order.  I am very precise / anal retentive / Obsessive Compulsive and admittedly hard to please.  Both my wife and I smile when telling friends about our blinds and BB's service.  People are very liberal with 5 star ratings but I am not one of those people.  A scuff in the paint during install would have bothered me deeply.  We bought some very fancy motorized blackout blinds to work with our home automation system and Jason hadn't worked with a rarely placed blind like that.  He did the research and it's still going up and down perfectly and the motor is still pulling an 8' x 10' blind quietly.”
  1. Robert B. from Lopez Island, Washington writes: “ I just wanted you to know that I contacted three different companies to get bids for blinds for my whole house. JC Penney’s asked so many questions before they would come out and also wanted me to pay a trip charge because I live on Lopez Island. I hung up. Costco (which I found out only shows Hunter Douglas) for a consultation and said that they would get back with me. I called a fews days later and got the total price but not a breakdown. Jason came over to the Island free of charge stayed for hours showing me all of my options and gave me a complete estimate right there at the house and The blinds arrived sooner and his prices and delivery time and install were much quicker than Costco.The installer was very nice and efficient. My house looks terrific and I'll tell all my Island buddies what a great company you have. Thanks Jason and Ryan for the great Budget Blinds service. ”
  1. Shanley C. from Bothell, WA shares: “Jason came out to my house and showed me options for my very large master bedroom window, which I needed a new room darkening blind for. He is very knowledgeable and I was able to choose a blind and he measured and was done within 20 minutes. He made it a very easy process. Excellent customer service! I would highly recommend.”
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  1. Beverly W. from Kirkland, Washington posted: “ I have wanted plantation shutters in my home for as long as I can remember and thanks to Budget Blinds of Bothell I finally got them. When we bought our new home, they tried to get us to buy the faux woods they were pushing by the builder but I said no way if I don't get my shutters now I never will. It wasn't easy as we had 3 different companies come out and they all showed us shutter samples and gave us pricing but Budget Blinds just seemed to know a lot more about the products. Ryan our consultant was showing us little things we never would have thought about and even when we told the other companies about them they didn't seem to feel confident. Then there is the price. We never knew just how much they cost and long long it takes to get them but I've never been more happy than when I saw them installed and working. And not just from the inside but like Ryan told us they would really set our house apart from the outside as well. Bingo Thanks to Ryan and Brian the installer. I’d say I will be using Budget Blinds again but I never plan on leaving this house!”
  1. Tracy K. from Lynnwood, Washington writes: “We had Budget Blinds provide window coverings for our new construction home recently. The first consultation was really good. Jason listened to what we wanted and offered his advice and opinions when we had questions. Our blinds arrived when promised. There was one issue, but it was handled quickly and we weren't charged the final bill until the issue had been resolved. The blinds are great, the people are great, and the prices are great. I highly recommend Budget Blinds of Bothell if you want professional blinds at a reasonable price.”

We are completely overwhelmed at the kind words our customers have shared online. Our commitment to excellence here at Budget Blinds of Bothell shows in the quality of the products and services we provide. We would love to hear about your Budget Blinds of Bothell experience! We welcome you to leave your review on any of our social media pages (Facebook, Yelp, Houzz)

Have these reviews got you thinking of how you could revamp your home simply by adding blinds or replacing your existing blinds? Stop in to Budget Blinds of Bothell for a free consultation. Let us show you the limitless possibilities for your home!

Awkward Windows and Doors? Budget Blinds of Bothell Can Help

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With countless different types of builders, homes, and styles in the Pacific Northwest, there are bound to be some windows and doors that don’t quite fit the mold. What do you do when you have a super arched window but still need privacy? Or completely off centered windows that don’t seem to fit the space? Have you had a french door that you use frequently but don’t necessarily want the whole world to see you? How about a front door that is 80% transparent glass? No matter your situation, we at Bothell Budget Blinds have simple solutions for you.

Solutions for Arched Windows

Arched windows come in many sizes, which make them difficult to fit into a generic mold. Thankfully there are multiple ways to handle each scenario, so you can see as much or as little of your neighbors in Canyon Park, Lynnwood, or any of the other beautiful areas along the Pacific Northwest. If you have super tall arched windows, you may want to consider adding Draperies above the highest point. You can install a drapery rod above the arch, and let the drapery panels open up to the side when they are not needed for privacy. An option or wide arched windows are shutters. Did you know Shutters can be fitted to any window? That means they can be created with the arches, fitting perfectly in the rounded edges, giving you the option for open or close shutters whenever you like. Or let’s say you have an arched window but you like the extra sky light it provides, yet still want privacy. You could always put a sheer fabric over the arched part, while the rest of the window either remains open, or has another window treatment that is easily adjusted separate from arched fabric.

 Awkward Windows and Doors ARCHED DOOR

Solutions for Off Centered Windows

Have you ever walked into a room and noticed it just seems a little…off balance? Or maybe you’ve walked into a room that could’ve easily been out of balance but you didn’t even notice because of how strategically the room was set. We can help you be the latter option. Sometimes windows are placed in odd places - i.e. one in the corner, and one in the center, one big one on half the wall with nothing on the other half, etc. What do you do? You choose your window coverings wisely, while also placing the furniture in a way that will bring balance back to the space. If a window is completely off center and over to one side, you want to bring the furniture to the other side to balance out the focal point. You can also have heavier and noticeable window treatments to bring weight to both sides of the room. Maybe some bright colored drapes, or an intricate patterned roller shade. You can go a little more extreme on the window so that it becomes balanced with the furniture,and not just an open space hanging out by itself on the other side of the room.

Solutions for a French Door

These really don’t have to be difficult. If your french doors are in an area that requires a lot of sunlight and privacy, floor to ceiling Drapes are a great way to go. This will even create an illusion of a picture window instead of a door as well as soften the space. You could also use Blinds and Cellular Shades to cover the glass doors if you need full privacy. These will assist in insulating your home and will provide a cohesive look when matched with the other windows in the room.

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Solutions for a Front Door

The front door is usually facing the street, so depending on where you live, this could be problematic when having a glass door that isn’t frosted. A simple solution is adding sheer fabric over the window area of the door to allow in light while still keeping your privacy. You can create a cinched look with a knot towards the center, or try stretching the fabric for a more contemporary option.

Awkward windows and doors don’t have to stay awkward. If you need help deciding what to do, give us a call.  We love a challenge!

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 These are the Best Window Treatments If You Have Kids

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Why These are the Best Window Treatments If You Have Kids

At some point you were a new couple, in a new home, with the new styles. Then came the kids! As wonderful as they are, there’s a lot more safety precautions to take and things to prepare. When babies grow into toddlers, they become curious of all their surroundings. Opening and closing anything they can, pushing and pulling on everything available -- you never know what they will get into next. But just because you’re adjusting your life to hold these little ones, doesn’t mean you have to adjust your style. Here are simple ways to have the best of both worlds.

Why These are the Best Window Treatments If You Have Kids CORDLESS

Cordless Blinds and Shades

That’s right! Your favorite styles have the option of coming cordless! We at Bothell Budget Blinds love kids AND their parents, and want safety and style to go hand in hand. You can choose everything from wood, vinyl or our Signature fabric blinds, to wooden or exotic fabric shades coming in every style. Roller Shades, Cellular Shades, Solar Shades, and Pleated Shades, all come in cordless free options. We can replace the cord with a cordless lift to allow easy access to the Washington sunlight and breeze, as well as simple functioning for privacy even when the kids are up and running around.

Motorized Shades

Motorized shades aren’t just for luxury, they are extremely useful when you have your hands full with kids. Press a button from across the room and dim the shades for nap time or a movie.  Not only are they controlled remotely, but they can also be programmed to open and close at specific times of the day -- taking away any extra thoughts of things to do. Wake up in the morning to open shades and Kirkland sunshine while getting ready for school and work. While away from home, the shades can close on their own keeping in the temperature and saving on energy bills. Then, once at home, you can choose what you prefer before you settle down for the day for a little bit of playtime and relaxation.

Why These are the Best Window Treatments If You Have Kids SHUTTERS


Shutters are cordless by nature, making a great option especially your child's bedroom or playroom. With so many shutter options like wood, vinyl, and aluminum, you can have that timeless elegance with safe functionality. You could have Plantation shutters, Cafe shutters, or shutters hinged to swing away from the window. With no cords necessary, you just pick your panel size and style, and allow us to fit the shutters into your specific space -- customized for all shapes and sizes for your Mountlake Terrace home.

Additional Options

Blinds offer cord cleat and wand control options that are easy to operate and don’t require a cord. We also suggest a Sliding Track System which is an alternative to vertical blinds by sliding glass doors. This way you can move the blinds without a dangling cord, but still with the same desired look.

Bothell Budget Blinds in the Pacific Northwest is only interested in using manufacturers that are committed to high-quality safety features as well as the trending styles. Contact us to have a consultant come out to your home and help match the best safety and style options for you and your lifestyle. We are dedicated to keeping your kids and pets safe while keeping your personal flare alive.

If this Budget Blinds of Bothell, WA 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.

Benefits For Wood Blinds In Kirkland

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Do you want to find the best window treatments for all the windows of your house? Are you a little overwhelmed by all the options that are available? If you said yes, there is one type of window covering that you need to check into that is perfect for all types of homes, wood blinds in Kirkland.  

These blinds offer multiple benefits for you and your family. It is a smart idea for you to learn about the benefits these window coverings offer. That way you can see for yourself why they are the perfect option for your house, and family.

One: Will complement your home décor – These blinds offer you a variety of stain finishes or colors that you can choose from. They also can be custom color matched to your existing furnishings and wood trim.

That means that you can personalize them to fit perfectly with each room of your house, and with the décor in every room. That way you can get window treatments that will complement the home décor and not detract from it.

Two: Can be made to custom fit each window – There are various sized windows in each house. Trying to find the right fit for every window with a window treatment is not always easy, unless you can custom fit them to fit each different window in your house.

With this type of window covering, you can easily have them custom fit to each window because they come in the slat sizes of 1 to 2 ½ inch. That gives you the right custom fit option for each window in your house.

Three: Easy to maintain – This type of blind is very easy to maintain, and is one reason it is so popular with so many people. All you need to do is to wipe down these window treatments with a damp cloth each time that you clean the room that they are in.

This will ensure that you always have clean window coverings that you will be able to enjoy looking at each time that you walk into the different rooms in your home.  

Four: Energy and money saver – These blinds will help to keep your energy costs lower because they will help to be extra insulation on your windows. When your energy costs are kept lower, you will also save money so you are getting two benefits in one.

Now that you know the benefits for wood blinds in Kirkland, you can understand why these are the right window treatments for your home. Make the smart decision, and get these window treatments for your house as quickly as you can so that you and your family will be able to begin enjoying the multiple benefits that they offer you.

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