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Signature Series Decorative Roller Shades in Raleigh, NC (2)
Another look at some of our beautifully patterned roller shades out of the Signature Series portfolio, exclusive to Budget Blinds. All custom made window treatments are built to last and, by virtue of being custom, have infinite more choices and options available to the discerning customer than anything purchased online or at the store. Budget Blinds has carefully built the brand through carefully cultivated franchise owners (now numbering over 1,000 nationwide and in Canada), and through our highly selective Vendor Alliance Program with time tested and proven manufacturers who all offer a Budget Blinds private label. Signature Series roller shades are but one of many collections.
Signature Series Decorative Roller Shades in Raleigh, NC
Signature Series is Budget Blinds' first and most versatile private label, helping the company grow from a small, southern California start-up in the early 1990's to a nation-wide franchise with Canadian locations, totaling over 1,000 independently owned and operated business with access to the best, most varied and highest quality custom window treatments available. Signature Series roller shades offer customers many material, pattern and light-filtering options for discerning customers who want to get just the right look in their homes. Pictured are shades from the Sumarville collection, complimented nicely by sheer draperies in this Raleigh, NC, home. The effect is light and elegant.
Signature Series Solar Shades in Car Dealership (2)
Another look at our Signature Series solar shades in a car dealership out in Kenly, North Carolina. Heat was a serious problem here with all the plate glass and high ceilings leaving everyone in the showroom very exposed. But execs and the owners in second floor offices still wanted to be able to see well enough through the outer windows that they had a sense of what was going on out on the lot. The perfect solution was a 5% commercial screen fabric from out Signature Series collection, allowing enough visibility while drastically reducing indoor temps (90+ degrees down to the mid-70s) and brutal glare for those in the showroom.
Signature Series Solar Shades in Car Dealership
When a car dealership out in Kenly, North Carolina, called us and asked how they could reduce the heat that built up in the showroom during the summers, often topping out at 90 degrees inside and visibly costing them business because of the discomfort to their customers, we told them solar shades are the way to go. A variety of fabric colors, densities and materials used can achieve many different light filtration and heat control effects. Employees in the showroom were taping posters to windows and wearing hats and sunglasses trying not to get sunburnt and to see computer screens. We put up a 5% screen commercial fabric and they have since enjoyed indoor temps back down in the 70s.
Signature Series Exterior Solar Shades at Country Club (3)
A look back at the terrace at a local country club here in Raleigh, North Carolina, after we put up some exterior shades for them to help reduce the glare and heat in the afternoon when the sun bakes the back of the building without any trees nearby for shade. They have been very happy with their performance as have club members who can use the back terrace after a round or hitting balls on the range without getting too hot or still squinting through sunglasses and with a hat on to see the menu or whomever they are talking to. Exterior solar shades go a long way in making outdoor spaces more usable and far less seasonal while lasting many years instead of a short-term, store-bought shade.
Signature Series Exterior Solar Shades at Country Club (2)
Another look at our Signature Series exterior solar shades at a country club here in Raleigh, North Carolina. We had previously done some interior solar shades on the back side of the building for an office that got brutal glare and some resulting heat all afternoon because it faced the wide open vistas of the golf course. After they saw how effective these were and repeated complaints from club members and pro shop employees about how difficult it was to see, sit and eat out on their gorgeous back terrace because of the intensity of the sun and glare, they asked us to put up the same shade specified for exterior use to withstand the elements and have been very happy with the results.
Signature Series Exterior Solar Shades at Country Club
Do you have a porch, patio or other type of covered outdoor area that gets a lot of morning or afternoon sun that makes it tough to tolerate at the times you would most like to use it? Exterior solar shades are the answer. Filter the sunlight, keep the UV off of you and block some of the heat and glare with a well-made shade comprised of a variety of PVC- and fiberglass-based materials woven to a range of material openness that best suits your needs. Exterior solar shades feature specially treated components to combat the effects of weathering and a hold-down system to counteract movement in light winds. These are designed to last and will far outperform anything you find in stores.
Soft Fold Roman Shades over Cafe Shutters
This Raleigh, NC, home had café shutters in the wide kitchen window when the owners moved in but wasn't enough for light control and, especially, privacy. Their neighbors next door are a little elevated and can see over them easily. How to cover the top part of a wide window without detracting from the shutters? A soft fold Roman shade from our Phase II private label collection. This Ashton Stripe material comes in a variety of colors and is just enough to add some pattern and texture while being subtle enough to maintain a casual look. Special order 3-on-1 shades like the one shown here are available in most product types from most of our Vendor Alliance Partners.
Soft Fold Roman Shade and Rod Pocket Valance
Soft fashions are coming back in a big way, and you can see why in this photo. This soft fold Roman shade covered up top by a rod pocket fabric valance is a great way to block out some of the harsh sunlight coming through the kitchen window as well as completely dress up the entire area with a splash of vibrant color in the middle of a lot of neutral. This Knightdale, NC, home is looking better than ever.
PureVu Hampton Wood Stain Shutters in Youngsville, NC (2)
What sets PureVu shutters apart from all the rest? Quite simply, they're the best in the world. They use the same age-old and proven construction methods whether making composite shutters or their superior wood shutters like the Hampton Ash shown here. Quarter-sawn wood, engineered stiles, the best joinery available and unrivaled quality control. If you want shutters that will stand the test of time, PureVu is your answer.
PureVu Hampton Wood Stain Shutters in Youngsville, NC (1)
These gorgeous shutters are made with real, sustainably forested, properly aged and dried hardwood and covered in PureVu's Ash stain for an incredible look that complemented the unique trim in this Youngsville home quite nicely.
Signature Series Solar Shades in Sunroom 3 - Knightdale, NC
This side of this sunroom in Knightdale, NC, has an operable sliding door to be considered when choosing the best treatments for the situation. The client decided that Signature Series solar shades housed in cassettes and continuous loop chain controls was an easy raise and lower option for when they needed to use the sliding door.
Signature Series Solar Shades in Sunroom 2 - Knightdale, NC
A look at the back facing side of this Knightdale sunroom in Signature Series solar shades with cassettes and 5% openness factor.
Signature Series Solar Shades in Sunroom - Knightdale, NC
People often call us wondering what can be done in sunrooms or on screened in porches for some privacy and light control that will allow them to use the room more frequently. The answer is solar shades! These come in a variety of colors, patterns and weave opacities for different levels of light control and UV protection to keep furniture from bleaching out. They can also help keep some of the radiative heat out by blocking a large percentage of the light from coming through, making use of this space more comfortable and inviting.
Signature Series Roller Shades in Family Room - Youngsville, NC
Thinking that your whole home has to be covered in the same thing? Don't know what's out there besides vinyl mini-blinds and white faux woods? Think again and have Budget Blinds come out and show you what all you have to choose from! The quickest way to transform a room, aside from new paint schemes, is to change your window treatments. Roller shades are a great way to add some pop and a much different feel than you would get from the same old, same old. This Youngsville homeowner chose to do her family room in the Signature Series North Port collection, but went with Dearborn and Lumen in two other rooms and room darkening cellular shades in the bedrooms.
Signature Series Roller Shades and matching Panel Track in Youngsville, NC
One of the best parts of customizing your window treatments is the endless options that you have. Like a roller shade but not the way it would cover a sliding glass door? Do what these Youngsville homeowners did as part of their finished basement renovation and add matching panel tracks! Whether you like a lot of color or fall more on the side of quiet neutrals, there are roller shade fabrics and styles for every taste. The majority of them can also be made as sliding panel tracks.
Norman Monterey Shutters in Breakfast Nook - East Raleigh, NC
Part of the versatility of shutters that is always mentioned is the variety of ways in which they can be mounted and used. Here, you can see that they dress out two French doors and the adjacent double window in this home's breakfast nook. Excellent look and great for consistency.
Norman Monterey Shutters in Family Room - Knightdale, NC
One of the best things about a good shutter is that while it can be used to dress a room up, it can also be used for more casual rooms without adding too much formality. Shutters are one of the most versatile, classic window treatments out there and Norman's Monterey composites, part of the exclusive Budget Blinds PureVu program, are the best you will find.
Norman Monterey Shutters in Sunroom 3 - East Raleigh, NC
Another great angle shot of some beautiful Monterey composite shutters in a new home with a great sunroom built into the floor plan.
Norman Monterey Shutters in Sunroom 2 - East Raleigh, NC
Another great look at this timeless, classic style in a 3-sided sunroom in East Raleigh, NC, near Sunnybrook Drive. These windows were simply cased in drywall and had no frames or trim on them prior to the addition of these Monterey Shutters, part of Budget Blinds' PureVu program from Norman Window Fashions. Look how completely the addition of shutters (and the frames) transforms the windows and the room!
Norman Monterey Shutters in Sunroom - East Raleigh, NC
As Raleigh's building growth continues to expand, more creative floor plans are emerging. This new house in East Raleigh, off Sunnybrook, featured a very unique built-in sunroom with windows on all three sides. The owner saw a photo of the sunburst arch and immediately fell in love. Though originally from the northeast, the couple liked the idea of adopting some southern charm and tradition in their new home in Raleigh and decided on our Monterey composite shutters, part of the Budget Blinds exclusive PureVu program from Norman Window Fashions.
Norman Monterey Shutters in Dining Room 2 - Knightdale, NC
Another example of our PureVu Monterey composite shutters, made exclusively for Budget Blinds by Norman Window Fashions. Featuring a variety of framing options, panel materials (composite, enhanced composite and several grades of wood) and widths, along with different mounting options depending on your windows, there's a shutter for nearly every scenario. We will come out to measure, show you samples and talk you through your options in your home so you can see what everything will look like, and leave the rest to Norman!
Norman Monterey Shutters in Dining Room - Knightdale, NC
Norman Window Fashions makes the best shutter around and makes the exclusive PureVu program just for Budget Blinds. Shown here are some really nice Monterey composite shutters in a dining room to add some simple elegance to a formal room in Knightdale.
Outdoor, Aluminum Shutters (2)
Another look at these superior outdoor shutters, shown here in the open position. (From the 2016 Budget Blinds convention)
Outdoor, Aluminum Shutters (1)
Large outdoor pavilions, porches, verandas and similar spaces can be tough to tackle when it comes to a durable option for opening and closing and standing up to the elements. Outdoor shutters, featured here in aluminum are a great way to keep the wind, rain and sun out so that you can enjoy these spots even on imperfect days. These shutters are storm rated, can support the weight of a 200 pound man walking on them when laid flat, and mount on an easy-to-use track system for excellent operation. Shown here in the closed position. (From the 2016 Budget Blinds convention)
Norman Specialty Shape Wood Shutters
Does your home have arches above individual windows, large arches, ovals or other specialty shapes that need to be covered? Norman Window Fashions makes the best shutters around and do an incredible job of making a high quality, dependable shutter in specialty shapes for specialty windows. Leave the measuring to us and the craftsmanship to them. You won't be disappointed! (From the 2016 Budget Blinds Convention)
Norman Sliding Wood Shutters, Open Bypass
Looking for creative and more fashionable ways to cover your sliding glass door? Norman shutters are the best in the world and they have perfected the ability to cover wide windows with their bypass shutter system with built-in box frame. Available in our exclusive PureVu Monterey Plus composite, Dawson, Cameron and Hamtpon wood collections. (From the 2016 Budget Blinds convention)
Norman Cordless Floral Print Cellular Shade
Cellular shades are an excellent treatment for light filtration, room darkening and blackout capabilities that hides well when put all the way up. Norman, historically a powerhouse in shutter manufacturing, has added the full line of window treatment options to their portfolio that includes a nice cellular shade offering. (From the 2016 Budget Blinds convention)
All new Budget Blinds Exclusive for 2016! Norman Bellevue Shades (2)
This is another look at the all new Norman Bellevue transitional shade, exclusive to Budget Blinds! Seen here in the closed position. Available in 13 different colors with some heavier, room-darkening options as well. (From the 2016 Budget Blinds convention)
All new Budget Blinds Exclusive for 2016! Norman Bellevue Shades (1)
Introducing the all new Bellevue transitional shade by Norman Window Fashions and exclusive to Budget Blinds! This unique new product features some creative engineering and light filtering capacities as well as different privacy settings. An all fabric, slatted treatment, it is a first of its kind hybrid shade combining traditional transitional shades, roller shades and window shadings. It can be completely raised and lowered in the window and the individual fabric "slats" can be rolled up or down in open and closed positions with a continuous cord loop control. We're really excited about this one! Seen here in the open position. (From the 2016 Budget Blinds convention)
Lafayette Top-Down Woven Shade with Soft Treatment Valance
Did you know that you can incorporate top-down and top-down/bottom-up control options into woven woods and Roman shades? These attributes are a great way to lower a treatment from the top of the window part-way to get as much natural light and blue sky as you would like without letting the prying eyes in with it! (From the 2016 Budget Blinds convention)
Lafayette Hobbled Roman Shade
Another look at some of Budget Blinds' huge selection of Roman shade fabrics and styles, this one from our partner Lafayette Interior Fashions. (From the 2016 Budget Blinds convention)
Lafayette Paisley Patterned Flat Fold Roman Shade with Tasseled Hem and Valance
If you like to define the look of your home with strong, bold colors and rich patterns and texture, Roman shades are definitely the style for you. Featuring hundreds of different fabric options with varying colors, patterns, weights and lining options that can be made as Roman shades or as draperies, these designs are for the client who wants their home to make a lasting impression on visitors. (From the 2016 Budget Blinds convention)
Lafayette Roller Shade in Simplified Floral Print
Roller shades have started coming on strong in the last couple of years again and have come a long way from what you grew up with. Shown here is an elegant, colorful floral patterned roller shade by Lafayette Interior Fashions. Roller shades are available in a variety of sheers, light filtering, room darkening and blackout weight fabrics in addition to the multitude of colors and patterns. Chain loop, cordless and different types of ratcheted cord pull control systems are available, too. (From the 2016 Budget Blinds convention)
Lafayette Cordless Knife Pleat Roman Shade
Another example of Lafayette's superior Roman shade collection. (From the 2016 Budget Blinds convention)
Lafayette Cordless, Flat Fold, Patterned Roman Shade
Lafayette Interior Fashions has a storied history of taste, elegance and quality in the American home. Budget Blinds has partnered with them for much of its own history to offer our clients the best in high-end window fashion. Lafayette designs, fabricates and sources the very best fabrics for their draperies and Roman shades. This is just one example of their eye-pleasing pattern and color portfolio. (From the 2016 Budget Blinds convention)
All new Inspired Shades line!
Another look at some of the very contemporary woven wood and woven shades coming to you soon from Budget Blinds' Inspired Shades! (From the 2016 Budget Blinds Convention)
New for 2016! Introducing Inspired Shades by Budget Blinds
At this year's annual Budget Blinds Convention, owners from all around the US and Canada were introduced to an all new line, organic and exclusive to the Budget Blinds family. Introducing the all-new Inspired Shades line! Adding to our already wonderfully inclusive Inspired Drapes soft fashions line, Inspired Shades is taking roller shades and woven woods/shades to a whole new level that has not been seen before. Keep checking for updates as this line goes live and we start bringing it to your homes all across the east Raleigh and Wake County area! (From the 2016 Budget Blinds convention)
Lafayette Illusions Transitional Shades in Youngsville (2)
Another look at our Signature Series Illusions shades from Lafayette.
Lafayette Illusions Transitional Shades in Youngsville (1)
Lafayette, among the best in the custom window treatments and draperies manufacture, has been a long-standing partner in the Budget Blinds Vendor Alliance Program, anchoring the top of the pyramid of our high quality, stylish offerings. The Illusions Transitional Shade has traditionally been a very unique product of theirs that Budget Blinds has rounded out our Signature Series private label with. It features a dual-layered roller shade configuration with opaque fabrics and sheer fabrics combined in striped patterns to allow half-open/half-closed light filtration options in addition to being able to raise the shade completely or close it all the way.
Enlightened Style Vertical Window Shadings
Enlightened Style, one of Budget Blinds exclusive labels, offers their elegant window shadings products in a vertical application for wide window solutions, too. These, along with sliding panel tracks, sliding shutters and vertical cellular shades are a nice alternative to traditional verticals. (From the 2016 Budget Blinds convention)
Signature Series Commercial Solar Shades in Auto Dealership (2)
Do you work in or are you responsible for office space or commercial facilities? Are there hours in the day when summer heat or low winter glare severely affect the people working there? Budget Blinds of East Raleigh, thanks to several of our vendors who specialize in commercial quality products and materials for small, medium and large projects, offers a wide variety of commercial solutions. This is a dealership that we installed recently near Raleigh, much to the relief of the employees working near the front.
Enlightened Style Window Shadings Collection
Englightened Style, another of several Budget Blinds private labels offering products you will not be able to find anywhere else, makes an excellent window shadings collection. These versatile treatments are a stylish concoction of fabric slats suspended in light-weight, see through mesh screens that assist in controlling the slats to open and close them or raise the shade completely. There is nothing else that offers light filtration, view and privacy quite like window shadings. (From the 2016 Budget Blinds Convention)
Signature Series Commercial Solar Shades in Auto Dealership (1)
Another view of a recent solar shade (from our Signature Series private label collection) installation at an auto dealership near Raleigh.
Horizons Striped Roman Shade with Complimentary Drapery Panels
Horizons Window Fashions makes an excellent portfolio of soft fashions, including roller shades, Roman shades and drapery products that have been a welcome addition to the Budget Blinds offering in the last few years. Their color palette and pattern selection features a unique combination of traditional and contemporary blends that is sure to please. (From the 2016 Budget Blinds Convention)
Enlightened Style Cordless Tri-Light Combination Shade
Enlightened Style, along with several others in the Budget Blinds Vendor Alliance Program, have perfected a dual pleated/cellular shade combination called TriLight. This pairing is a perfect all-purpose window treatment that can allow bright, natural sunlight in during the day while still maintaining some privacy using the pleated, upper portion of the shade when you want it. It also has a cellular shade configuration as the lower portion that can maximize privacy, light control and energy efficiency at night or on particularly hot or cold days. (From the 2016 Budget Blinds Convention)
Draper Solar Shade with Brushed Steel Fascia
Do you need a solar control solution that can be used for either indoor or outdoor spaces? Draper, along with many others in our Vendor Alliance Program, specializes in making solar control fabrics that are available in a wide variety of colors, patterns and light/UV filtration options.
Solar Shades on Enclosed Deck in Knightdale, NC
Want some privacy on your deck even with neighbors in close proximity? Patterned solar shades with small openness factors are perfect for heavy solar and UV filtration as well as keeping prying eyes out during daylight and dusk hours. Great for seeing out without allowing others to see in when the sun is up, solar shades are a great way to essentially add a room on to the back of the house for spring, summer and fall enjoyment.
Top-Down/Bottom-Up Cellular Shade in Master Bedroom, Northeast Raleigh, NC
Wondering what the perfect marriage for balancing natural light, privacy and energy efficiency is? You've found it! Top-down/bottom-up cellular shades are among our most popular window treatments for a variety of reasons. For starters, the top-down option is an affordable add-on that allows you to let as much light into a room as you would like without having to sacrifice privacy by raising the shade up from the bottom. Cellular shades also feature a honeycomb construction that traps air and acts as an excellent insulator on your windows to prevent heat and cooling loss during hot and cold seasons. Get the shade that pays itself off!
Light Filtering Solar Shades in East Raleigh, NC
This couple just finished building their dream home in East Raleigh near a golf course, surrounded by trees and rolling hills. The sun room is a western exposure, though, and the result is brightness and heat for hours each afternoon. The solution? Solar Shades! These treatments are made in various openness factors and feature polymer blend weaves that stand up well against heat, light and UV rays, keeping them out of your eyes and off your furniture while maintaining a view. These shades are perfect for screened-in porches and sun rooms alike.
Real Wood Blinds for Whole Home in Zebulon, NC
Faux woods are practical, economical and timeless but the diversity of a real wood blind for richness, texture and color quality is a big step up. This family had a classically designed home in Zebulon with wood trim throughout the house and needed to update their window coverings as part of a renovation. These caramel stained wood blinds matched up perfectly and added a layer of elegance throughout and gave them light control options that they had been missing.
Top-Down/Bottom-Up Woven Wood Shades in Kitchen - Raleigh, NC
The classic look of a woven wood shade is tough to beat. And with the addition of decorative woven shades to the collection featuring a wide array of reeds, grasses and other natural materials, this style has as much range as ever before. Woven woods and decorative wovens can also be hobbled, pleated or decorated with banding and trim to accent various matching valance options.
Light Filtering Roller Shade in Kitchen - Youngsville, NC
Roller shades have grown in popularity and versatility as colors, patterns and light control options have expanded. Including cassette and a variety of matching valance and cordless control options, roller shades are a sleek and clean window treatment ideal for the decorative and the practical.
Paired Illusions Roller Shades with Drapery Panels - Knightdale, NC
Layering window treatments has become a popular and effective way of both controlling light and matching existing décor in the room. Illusions Transition Shades are an extremely unique way of partially filtering light, blocking it out or raising the shade altogether for a completely unobstructed view out the window. Horizontal, opaque fabric slats are held together by an elegant, sheer mesh on an elaborate roller system for a chic, contemporary look.
Patterned Gray Drapery in Living Room - Louisburg, NC
Want to re-define a room but do not want to pay for all new decoration? Simply find some draperies that match the texture and motif that you have already established. Gray colors have become very fashionable and are extremely versatile. Choices in fabric textures and patterns are nearly endless.
Light Blue Patterned Draperies in Living Room - Raleigh, NC
Draperies are coming back in a big way and have a large color and pattern palette to choose from as a result. Pleat options and decorative hardware selections are nearly endless, and these minor details coupled with box top or swag valances can change the feel of a room completely.
Drapery in Living Room - Knightdale, NC
This Knightdale, NC customer wanted to maintain the elegance of their living room by adding these draperies to enhance the décor. The shades also help filter the light.
Real Wood Shutters in Dining Room- Raleigh, NC
In Raleigh, NC, this customer wanted something that would block the light, give privacy, and blend with the existing interior. The wood finish on these shutters worked perfectly for all three solutions. The customer has full control of either tilting the shutters or opening them up, giving options for light control.
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