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#1 Window Treatment Sold to Keep the Sun OUT (and your bills lower this Summer)

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Window Treatment Sold to Keep the Sun Out

Who doesn’t want to save money on energy bills during the hot summer months in the Pacific Northwest? Your energy bill doesn’t have to rise with the temperatures. We’ve done some research and looked through our sales at Budget Blinds Snohomish County to determine the number one energy saving window treatment that will not only help keep the sun out, but also assist in lowering your bills. Whether you apply these treatments this summer, or prepare for next summer, the number one window treatment to protect against the heat is...(drum roll please)...

Window Treatment Sold to Keep the Sun Out CELLULAR SHADES

Honeycomb Shades   

Honeycomb Shades, also known as CellularShades are our energy saving super heroes!

Here’s why:  

  •  Honeycomb shades are the most insulating treatment that actually trap the heat in the pockets of the shade
  •  They come in single cell, double cell, and some manufacturers even offer a triple cell for maximum insulation
  •  You can get fabrics in sheer, light-filtering, or room darkening
  •  Many people opt for a honeycomb shade for their skylights to reduce the heat
  •  For people with kids and pets, the cordless option is the most popular for safety and ease, but you can also operate with a continuous cord loop, standard cord, or motorization
  •  Highly customizable, these shades are ideal for odd shaped windows including hexagons, octagons, and arches.
  •  Cellular window shades can be combined with a pleated fabric on the top to let in natural light, and a cellular fabric on the bottom for additional privacy and insulation.
  •  Popular top down bottom up cellular shades option allows you to lower your shades from the top, or raise them from the bottom, maintaining privacy and letting natural light in.

Need more proof? Try them for yourself in your Everett, Mill Creek and Snohomish, WA home and experience the benefit. Not only will they be functional for your goals, but because they are one of the most versatile window coverings on the market, you are guaranteed to find a style perfect for you.

Window Treatment Sold to Keep the Sun Out HONEYCOMB SHADES

PS: Click here if you need more guidance on how to purchase window treatments - there's 3 major factors that come into play!

If this Budget Blinds of Snohomish County 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. 

Best Window Treatments If You Have Pets

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Best Window Treatments If Have Pets TOP BANNER

Calling all pet lovers! It’s no secret that owning a pet comes with a bit of damage control. Whether you have a dog, cat, or both, they each seem to have their own way of being oblivious to their surroundings occasionally. When their natural instincts and excitement kick in, sometimes they’re hard to hold back no matter how trained. But we love them anyway! Thankfully, we have many pet lovers at Budget Blinds Snohomish County, and have come up with some of the best window treatments for you to choose, avoiding damage the next time you pet sees a squirrel waltz by.

Going Cordless

First and foremost, no matter what type of window treatment you have in your Mill Creek home, going cordless is one of the quickest ways to avoid trouble. Cats are infamous for swatting hanging cords, pulling them, getting tangled in them...while dogs are clumsy enough to get completely wrapped up, freak out, and pull your entire window treatment to the ground. Not only are they dangerous for your pet and your window treatment, but they are also a very tempting chew toy to a new puppy. Instead of dangling this free toy in front of them, you’re better off going cordless altogether.

Best Window Treatments If Have Pets VERTICAL BLINDS

Vertical Blinds

With all the wildlife in the Pacific Northwest, especially Washington, it’s nearly impossible to keep your cat or dog from outside distractions. Even with the blinds closed, they seem to have a sixth sense for another creature or human walking into their territory. Curiosity simply gets the best of them, and they’ll do whatever it takes to see what’s going on. Unfortunately, your blinds take the beating. Vertical Blinds, however, are a great option. Since they are normally wider slats hanging vertically, it’s easy for your dog or cat to move them aside to get a peak outdoors, while letting them fall right back into place once they decide to move on with their day. Worst case scenario if your pet still happens to chew on slat, all you have to do is replace that one slat instead of buying all new blinds.

Faux Wood Blinds

Like Vertical Blinds, Faux Wood Blinds come in wider slats although horizontal, allowing your pet to have a bigger view through each slat when they are open. Because of the way they are made, you can also replace individual pieces instead of getting a whole new set. Just make sure to purchase the cordless option!

Plantation Shutters

Plantation Shutters are great since they are durable enough to hold their own against well meaning excited pets. Some cats can even open and close these by themselves! But if you have a pet with a love for chewing, keep your eyes on these or buy them in a faux wood version to keep from expensive replacements.

Best Window Treatments If Have Pets ROLLER SHADES

Roller Shades

Not only are these easy to handle without a cord, but they are also super simple to clean since they don’t collect dust or pet hair like some fabrics. Roller Shades are very lightweight, so your dog or cat could easily slip behind them when they are down. However, if that poses a potential problem (depending on your pet), you can always leave them half way up to give them ample viewing space without jeopardizing your privacy.

Being blessed with living in such a beautiful area like Millcreek, our pets are prone to be exposed to all kinds of wildlife all year long, even from inside the house. With a little preparation, we can help turn your Everett home into a space that not only meets your needs, but allows your furry companion to live out their curiosities as well.

If this Budget Blinds of Snohomish County 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.

Top 5 Reviews for Budget Blinds of Snohomish, Washington

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Top 5 Reviews For Budget Blinds of Snohomish Washington

We love getting feedback from our Everett, Washington customers! Not only because it’s rewarding to hear of a customer’s great experience, but also it allows you to get a sneak peek on what you’re getting into if you decide to go with us for your own window treatment. With so many wonderful reviews, we are only sharing five in this article. These reviews are pulled from Facebook and Yelp - feel free to check them out for yourself and more!

1. Keli Hansen writes on Facebook,“We are extremely satisfied with our new blinds and draperies. The customer service was the best I have EVER received from a blind/drapery company. Connie really listened to our tastes when picking out the products. Her attention to detail really kept us at ease. We look forward to purchasing more draperies and blinds from her.”

2. Linda Knight shares on Facebook, “I have dealt with Budget Blinds, Connie and Eric, for many years. I have bought blinds, shutters, and cornice boards for two homes.  A few rooms presented problems. Connie always gave me several possibilities while making sure the final decision was mine to make. She made sure I understood exactly what I was purchasing. I am presently in the middle of ordering shutters for my kitchen and family rooms. Connie has been to my home several times; emails and pictures of possibilities have gone back and forth to make sure I know what I want. There is NEVER any pressure on my choices. I know I will be pleased with my present purchase, because I always have been in the past. I look forward to Connie’s visits. She is adorable and so much fun while always being professional. I just wish I had more rooms for her to decorate!”

3. Megan Elizabeth posts on Yelp, “I love Budget Blinds! We recently bought our first home and felt a bit lost on exactly what to buy or where to get blinds. By chance, we saw signs for Budget Blinds new showroom (which is near the Everett mall). So, one day we decided to give them a try, and are so happy that we did! Eric was so nice and helpful without a hint of aggressive sales tactics (which I can’t stand how the local furniture handle their sales…). From the minute we walked in the door he was polite, but let us have our space looking around without any pressure. He answered all our questions, showed us a bunch of options, and went over pricing. He was actually nice enough to even say “go check out some other options” and gave us suggestions of other places that might be good! We did check out the other places, however the quality and price just didn’t compete with Budget Blinds. At that point we decided we wanted a home consultation, so he personally came to our home and helped us make final decisions on colors. He explained the installation process since we were going to try to do it ourselves. Overall, he was courteous, respectful, knowledgeable, and helpful during the entire process. Highly recommended!”

Top 5 Reviews For Budget Blinds of Snohomish WA

4. Josh Gelzer posts on Facebook, “Truly incredible experience from step one. Every step of this process was easy and outstanding. Communication is very important to me, and the follow up calls and e-mails were truly exceptional. My expectations were definitely exceeded. The price was very affordable - especially considering they were installed as well! Thank you for the great experience and the quality product!”

5. Jim M. shares on Yelp, “Connie and her whole team did an amazing job with 13 custom drapes. During the consultation we had a great time going through many samples and meeting style/price requirements. The installation staff was amazing and efficient, and Connie even came back a third time to touch up the drapes with a steamer! Couldn’t be happier - grade A+ experience and installation. They improve the whole house!”

Wow! We love what we do! We have the best customers in Mill Creek, Mukilteo, Lake Stevens and beyond! We feel so grateful to get to come alongside so many wonderful people. Maybe we’ll be sharing your review in the future!

If this Budget Blinds of Snohomish County 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. 

How To Purchase Window Treatments: What 3 Factors Come Into Play

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How To Purchase Window Treatments What 3 Factors Come Into Play

When considering the purchase of window treatments, there are numerous avenues to explore. Do you search online for a DIY experience? Do you go to your local store where you can purchase a pre-packaged box? Or, do you call a full service provider like Budget Blinds Of Snohomish? The answer is….(drum roll please)...it depends.

Ask yourself, what are your expectations of quality? Do you have a financial budget? How much time do you have to spend on this project? Are you equipped to install the window treatment of your choice? When it may not go as planned, are you prepared to have patience as you figure out the next step? Before you choose the direction that is best for your expectations, follow us as we discuss which window treatments to choose and how much money to actually invest.

Every option has a thread of common considerations to look into before making a final decision. Here are what we believe to be the most important three factors that come into play when choosing the right route for you.

What Type Of Treatment Do You Need?

In other words, what type of problem are you trying to solve? Do you need:

  • Privacy
  • Sun/light/temperature control
  • Aesthetic appearance
  • All the above

    2. How Much Do You Want To Spend?

Window treatments can have a wide variation of prices. With so many options on materials and complex designs, the more decorative the treatment, normally means the more expensive. Whether it’s a honeycomb blind or a vertical blind, there are price groups based on the materials. Each price group is determined by a scale of simple designs to elaborate designs.

    3. What Optional Add-ons Do You Want?

Regardless of the price group, an optional add-on will push the cost and labor up on the installation. Really think about what is best for you and your Washington home. Maybe you have kids and need to make sure your window treatments are cordless in order to ensure child safety. Or perhaps you prefer your shades to come up from the bottom (called Bottom-Up) instead of the top (Top-Down). Or do you want a certain room to be darker than the rest, or at least have the option to be darker? Whether it’s an office, in home theater, nursery....all things to consider.

How To Purchase Window Treatments What 3 Factors Come Into Play DRAPES

With these three questions, you can begin to hone in your search to exactly what you want. If you’re looking online, there are several options at your disposal. Each carry similar types of window coverings with varying levels of online assistance. Most the time you will be on your own while trying to decide which window treatment will meet your requirements. You can read product reviews to help, but you won’t have that step by step assistance that may help you avoid a headache.

With Budget Blinds of Everett and Mill Creek, we will be with you every step of the way. We want to help you from beginning to end, and won’t leave until you are satisfied. We will help you navigate your options in accordance to your needs, without hiking up the costs. Keep checking back for more information as we discuss the best ways to go about the window treatment purchase process.

If this Budget Blinds of Snohomish County 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. 

Most Popular Window Treatment for People on a BUDGET

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Most Popular Window Treatments On A Budget

We’ve all been there. Out of all of life’s circumstances, window treatments may not be your top spending priority at the moment. But that doesn’t mean you have to settle for a below par look. Many residents of Snohomish County have opted for this one window treatment to meet their expectations of style and budget. We’ll give you the inside info on which treatment is currently the top selling, and why this treatment is ideal for anyone who is pinching pennies in the Pacific Northwest.

Faux Wood Blinds

That’s right! Faux Wood Blinds are the top selling item in Mill Creek and Everett for anyone who is looking to save money, yet reap the benefits of a beautiful, functional, and easy to handle window treatment. What makes them so great besides the price tag?

Most Popular Window Treatment for People on a BUDGET WHITE BATHROOM

Sturdy - made from durable polymer materials with UVA inhibitors that keep them from cracking, chipping, peeling and yellowing over time.       

Simple to use - A heavy-duty slim design headrail and crash-proof cordlock ensures smooth and reliable operation for years to come. They can also be motorized, making them a safer choice for homes with children and pets.

Customizable - You can choose everything from tilting style (wand or cord), as well as decorative or plain valance. There’s even an option to go “routless”, meaning the notches are in the back of the slat instead of the middle, allowing extra privacy by eliminating pinholes that let in light. This also allows you to remove individual slats for cleaning. The slats are available in 2” - 2 ½” slat sizes to complement a variety of decorating styles

Holds up to pets - durable to withstand rambunctious pets, (unless you have a pup that likes to chew on blinds!)

Can handle moisture - great option for kitchens and bathrooms.

Many colors to choose from - Colors range from a variety of whites and neutrals, to rich wood grains, and come in a variety of smooth or textured finishes.

UV protection - In their closed position, your blinds block UV rays and can prevent damage to your furniture, flooring, and valuables, effectively reducing solar heat gain and energy consumption, lowering your energy bills.

Most Popular Window Treatments On A Budget KITCHEN

Seriously, even if you aren’t on a budget, these are a great option! But for those of you who are, take a deep breath - you do not have to settle for less. Whether you need window treatments for one room, or your entire house, these are customizable enough to meet all your needs while keeping your bank account intact.

If this Budget Blinds of Snohomish County article has you craving a new and inspiring home environment, we would love to help! Sign up for a Free Consultation with us today. We can help you enhance your home with stylish window treatments that fits any budget.

Budget Blinds Snohomish VS Bed Bath & Beyond (Here's the Difference)

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Budget Blinds versus Bed Bath Beyond

That’s right - we’re about to tell it like it is. If you’re out shopping for your home, you’re bound to wander into a Bed Bath & Beyond like the rest of us. You receive a coupon in the mail, see their catalogs, and get lured into all the gizmos and gadgets they have sitting on their shelves that you just KNOW would look perfect in your home. But when you’re shopping for window treatments, is a place like Bed Bath & Beyond really the best option for you? Will they really meet your needs, if not excel your expectations? We, at Snohomish County Budget Blinds, doubt they can compare to what we have to offer. Breaking it down into four distinctions, we are about to spill the truth on quality, customization, service, and company guarantee.

The Difference Between Budget Blinds and Bed Bath & Beyond


When you buy at Bed Bath & Beyond, you’re buying a product in a box that is usually mass produced rather than custom made. At Budget Blinds, every order is a custom order and made to the specific needs of the customer.


Speaking of customizing, Budget Blinds works with over a dozen different manufacturers to provide the best selection and quality at an affordable price. We have consultants that provide a complimentary trip to your PNW home (our territory includes Everett, Mill Creek, Arlington and more!) to take specific measurements of your windows. No window is too small, too large, or too wacky for us (here's how we deal with drapery on odd-shaped windows). In comparison, when you shop at Bed Bath & Beyond, you have standard sizes to choose from that you would either need to trim yourself and hope you get it right, or are lucky enough to actually have a “standard size” window.

Budget Blinds versus Bed Bath Beyond Measure Windows


With our full-service package, Budget Blinds will come to your Washington home free of charge for a consultation. During our visit we will show you samples that were specifically chosen for you - like a portable showroom, so you can see how they would look with your own decor. We will measure your windows and provide you with an estimate that is uniquely yours since everything is tailored to your desires. If you decide to purchase from us, we immediately place the order so that manufacturers can get right to work building your new custom made window treatments. Once your new treatments are ready, we send professional installers to install them for you and to make sure everything is working properly. If there are any problems we will address them right away. In comparison, when you shop at Bed Bath & Beyond, you walk in, choose from a select few treatments, and install yourself with no guarantee.


Let’s elaborate on the guarantee! During the initial installation, if the window treatments either don’t fit or are damaged in any way, Budget Blinds takes full responsibility and will reorder replacements immediately. Many of the manufacturers that Budget Blinds works with offer a limited lifetime warranty if something breaks that our installer is unable to fix. In addition to the manufacturer's warranty replacement guarantee, we have a few that offer a “No Questions Asked” replacement that extends several years after the purchase date, providing you with a new product, only charging for the service of installation. These manufacturer guarantees are on top of our own top customer service that we provide our customers.

Don’t get us wrong, stores like Bed Bath & Beyond have their place and come in handy for home furnishings and fun ideas --- but when it comes to your windows, let the experts bring your vision to life.

If this Budget Blinds of Snohomish County 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.

Top Window Treatments That Sold in 2016 (AND WHY)

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Top Window Treatments Sold 2016

Change is one of the most consistent aspects of life. Style, efficiency, and quality in the window treatment world of Snohomish County is no different. As we move through 2017, it helps to know where 2016 ended with some of the top treatments. As the nation’s #1 window coverings franchise, we are often asked what the most popular window treatments are and of course we want to answer that question to the best of our ability. 

Top Window Treatments That Sold in 2016 and WHY

One main window treatment element that stood out in 2016 was the ability to layer different types of treatments in the window. Instead of choosing only one treatment, many buyers opted to add layers to meet their visual satisfaction as well as functional goals. For example, a sheer and blackout combination. Sheers allow sunlight while protecting against harmful UV rays during the day, the blackout element promotes complete privacy whether or not the sun is out.

The top selling window treatment in Everett, Washington was the dual honeycomb shade from Enlightened Style called the Trilight. This particular treatment combines Cellular and Pleated Shades

Cellular Shades Top Seller 2016

Here’s why they sold:  

Cellular Shades are one of the most versatile window coverings on the market. They are designed with pockets, or “cells” to keep air from escaping or entering your home, providing a high level of insulation, keeping your energy bill in check. With four light control options -- sheer, light filtering, room darkening, and blackout fabrics, you have full control over your level of privacy. Cellular Shades are easy to customize to any space or odd window shape, and can move from top to bottom or bottom to top while still versatile enough to be paired with many different vertical window coverings. 


Pleated Shades also have the light control options, while adding dimension to the space. One of the biggest advantages is how this treatment stacks completely flat when raised allowing a full window view. Pleated Shades also have the ability to function from top to bottom or bottom to top, making them a great pairing with cellular shades.    

When together, these window treatments bring a versatile look and function - adding dimension and functionality to the entire window or door. By using a Sheer Cellular Shade on the top, with a thicker pleated shade on the bottom, you can control privacy while still letting in light without UV rays for ultimate light control and insulation.

Pleated and Cellular Shades Top Seller

The exciting aspect about putting these two window treatments together is that can you can create your own look, personalized, with different colors and textures. You can design it to fit your space and your Washington home.

If this Budget Blinds of Snohomish County 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. 

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