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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.

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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

QUALITY

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.

CUSTOMIZATION

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.

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SERVICE

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.

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 2016 TOP SELLER

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. 

Spring Into Fresh Looks

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Spring Into Summer

Don’t you love the great Spring weather in Washington? Even if you aren’t the outdoors type, there’s something about the fresh flowers, spring rain, clear skies, and bright colors that elevate your day. Unless you work outside, it’s nearly impossible to spend your time simply soaking up the self care atmosphere that Spring in Snohomish County has to offer. But don’t worry, whether you’re from Arlington, Monroe, or Smokey Point we have solutions to bring a bit of Spring indoors, so you can enjoy the season outside and inside your home!

Spring Window Flowers

Spring Flowers

As much as we love window treatments, flowers are an addition you can add all on your own! These seasonal bursts of color can be as diverse as you want. You don’t have to be a gardener to enjoy the simple beauty of these plants! Using a few pots or a planter box, fill your window sill with spring bulbs. The breeze will carry the scent into your home, giving you a feeling of Spring even if you can’t be outside.

Spring Roller Shades

Spring Rollers

Roller Shades are one of the many window treatments that come in countless colors and patterns. Spruce up your spring atmosphere by switching to a light green or yellow roller shade, brightening up the room and complimenting any greenery you may have opted to add. If you want to nix adding flowers - try a floral design shade, still bringing the season inside with some colorful faux flowers.

Spring Seeds

Spring Seeds

Maybe you don’t have a green thumb. That’s okay! It’s amazing how much the suggestion of something has on our psyche. By adding simple colors and themes to your environment, you can change the entire feel of the room without major daily dedication. Go to the local store and buy some of the prettiest, coolest, most dynamic seed packages, arrange them in a basket, and set them on a coffee table. For a more personal touch, find your own in-season local seeds maybe from Everett or Millcreek to add to the mix! The representation of fresh growth, new possibilities, and unique packaging will remind you of Spring every time you have them in view.

Spring Fairy Lights

Spring Lights

No, not Christmas lights. You can find little white fairy lights to drape outside your windows, across your porch, or even down your shades or blinds. At night, with an open window and a nice breeze, these little twinkling lights will remind you of fireflies. Who knows, maybe you’ll be inspired to go catch a few.

There are many ways to bring the season into your domain. Try these out, and allow the fresh outlook of your indoor life usher you into more enjoyment of Spring.

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. 

Spring Cleaning: Forgotten Places

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Spring Cleaning Don't Forget These Places

Hooray! It’s that time of year in Snohomish County! The birds are chirping, the grass is green, the sun is shining...and even the Washington rain comes with a sense of freshness. We tend to have this innate desire to create space for new life by washing away the clutter and winter, giving fresh air to our surroundings. But while you are launching into full Spring cleaning mode, don’t forget these places which are most likely overlooked the rest of the year. 

Shades and Drapes

Shades and Drapes

If you’re like most of us, you clean the windows and the surrounding areas, but ignore the shades and drapes -- after all they are hanging freely and don’t hold on to any dust, right? Wrong. But cleaning them isn’t as hard as you may think. Simply dust or vacuum each side, paying extra attention towards the top where there may be extra creases or pleats that will collect more dust than the rest of the fabric. Then, scan the fabric for any broken or loose strings that will require either a small stitch job or even just trimming away with a scissor. Do not use strong detergents or spot removers, as they could cause the color to fade and weaken the fibers.

Blinds and Shutters

Blinds and Shutters

Since most blinds and shutters are either a wood or other type of of non-fabric item, they are super simple to clean. You can use a feather or microfiber duster, or make your own with a ruler and a sock! After dusting, use a fabric dryer sheet along all parts as a hack to avoid dust collecting.

Knobs, Pulls, Switches

Make sure not to ignore the little parts on all the drapes, shutters, and motorized shades (switches!). Easy to clean, but also easy to overlook. Take a cloth and wipe them down, making them smooth and shining for the next time you need to put your hands on them.

Top Of Window Treatments

Top Of Window Treatments

Every type of window treatment has a top! The top will always collect the most dust and is usually unseen unless you are either super tall or intentionally take a peek. But the more dust the collects, the more dust balls will drift down onto the rest of the fabric or the floor. Make sure you take a few quick moments to use any type of duster preferable to wipe those edges clean, having a domino effect on the rest of the window treatment.

Area Rug

Rugs

Area rugs are popular and a beautiful addition to a room, especially complementing window treatments. However, they are dust and dirt collectors that absolutely need cleaned on a regular basis - and definitely deep cleaned during spring cleaning. First you want to make sure you vacuum the rug, and comb out any pet hair. You can purchase a cleaner to wash and dry your rug, depending on the size. A good tip for the rest of the year is to keep the rug vacuumed, as well as rotating the rug quarterly to make sure it wears evenly from foot traffic and sunlight.

 Pillows and Bedding

Pillows and Bedding

You can’t forget where you sleep! Pillows and bedding need washed periodically, even if they are removed from the bed every night. Your skin oils and surrounding dust wear on them constantly. Typically, pillow covers and bedding are easily washed in the washing machine - just pay attention to the tags. Once you put on those clean babies, you’ll feel so good when walking into the room! Open a window and breath in the fresh air.

Washing Machine

Washing Machine

Since you’ll be using your washing machine extra during spring cleaning - better spring clean the machine too! You can fill your washer up on the highest load and settings, while adding white vinegar and baking soda and letting it run a full cycle. In the meantime, take a cloth and wipe around all the nooks and crannies - ensuring your clothes and sheets come out as fresh as can be.

Now, we know cleaning may not be everyone’s favorite thing to do -- but when it comes to spring in Everett Washington, there’s just something about it that causes a little more motivation. Enjoy yourself, turn on some music, and get down to business now that you know a little more of what you can do. 

Brighten Up Bathroom Windows Without Breaking The Bank

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Bathroom Window Coverings

There’s something unique about the bathroom. Typically much smaller than the other rooms in the house, yet usually set with a theme or some type of extreme coordinating decorations to bring as much life into this little room as possible. You could have the whole house decorated a certain way, with the bathroom standing completely on it’s own as a separate environment.

But what about the bathroom window? Scaled down to size to fit the smaller room, sometimes smaller doesn’t equal easier. You don’t want to go with the popular long curtains or drapery as you would a living room or bedroom, due to risk of becoming wet and moldy...but you also don’t want to leave uncovered, because *ahem* you need your privacy.

We have some quick, fun, easy, and affordable ways to spruce up your bathroom windows without compromising your style or bank account.

Bathroom Composite Shutters

Composite Window Blinds and Shutters

Composite Window Blinds and Composite Shutters are a great option for the bathroom because they are made to withstand moisture. They effectively resist fading and cracking from high humidity and are so low maintenance that they are easily cleaned with soap and water. They are constructed to look like real wood, but are a lightweight alternative that compliment a variety of decorating styles. There are even 80 different color choices for wood paint and stains!

Bathroom Roman Shades

Roman Shades and Roller Shades

Roman Shades are a popular solution for those who admire the elegant look of draperies, but want the modern conveniences of window shades. These shades give control to the light filtering into the room while keeping your space private and separate from the outside world. With the cordless option, maximize the space you have without adding clutter.

Roller Shades have the advantage of being highly customizable, allowing you to mix and match any way you want, while easily filtering light to brighten up the bathroom or make as dark as your prefer. With over 100 different styles and patterns - your bathroom can have spark without adding multiple window treatments. However, feel free to add a Valance to any of these options, complementing the blinds, shutters, or shades with this beautifying addition that can even make the small window appear bigger.

Bathroom Decorative Film

Decorative Window Film

Decorative Film is a fun, creative, and inexpensive option giving you an entirely different look than any type of shade or blind. This extremely simple yet beautiful option can give your bathroom window that elegant stained glass look - fully blocking out visibility from the outside for privacy, yet letting in tons of light and colors to really brighten up the room and create a calm ambiance. Ability to be cut to any shape and size, this film still protects against UV rays while the room lightens and darkens with the sun’s natural cycle. Not a fan of stained glass windows? There are also oriental themes available using decorative rice paper film!

With so many options, you can have your bathroom complete with privacy and light in no time. Not to mention keeping your wallet happy. Maybe some of the extra money you saved will allow you to check out some decorative hardware for unique rods, hooks, and tassels that come in small window packages. 

Roller Shades Make A Comeback

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Roller Shades Make A Comeback

Traditionally, Roller Shades haven’t been the usual first pick when styling a home or office. They are the fall back option when budget is low, or when the space is for more industrial purposes. But now they are making their way into personal homes and offices, bringing much more flare than they have in the past. With these options, more and more shoppers are choosing roller shades over drapes or blinds. Why? Here are some fun ideas on how to hop on the Roller Shade wagon and bring a different look to your space.

 Roller Shades - Artwork

Room Full Of Windows 

If you have a room full of windows, you know that although the natural light is amazing and probably the reason for the room in the first place, that space to decorate is limited. The free wall space is either too small to do anything with, or at such awkward parts of the room that it would just look odd to place anything in the space. But with roller shades these days, you can have your cake and eat it too! Roller shades can not only come in endless options of designs, but can actually be made with artwork on the shade itself. During the day you can let in all the light you want, maybe closing one or two shades of your choice --- while at night all the shades can be drawn, doubling as beautiful artwork on the walls. You can have the same shade on each window, or mix and match your colors and fabrics to compliment each other when all the shades are down. The Motorized Roller Shades are an efficient option for a room with many windows!

Roller Shades - Kids Room

Kids Room 

Whether it’s the bedroom, the school room, or the home-school room -- the kids can feel excited and eager to be in their own space when the room provokes their imagination. Roller Shades can be used for an assortment of patterns, i.e. favorite super heros, geographical locations, showcasing other languages...think about your child’s personality and interests and imagine having them on display in the room around them. Plus, these shades come in a variety of control options. You can choose the standard cord, or install a cordless lift roller shade which is easy to use and safe for the kiddos.

Roller Shades - Narrow Long Windows

Narrow and Long Windows

Some homes and offices have a series of several narrow windows, taking up half to a third of the length of the wall. These can simply be windows that open, or even doors on a balcony.  Because the room rely’s on the light allowed in from these windows, and normally there is plenty of space for wall decorations, less on the window in this situation is a prime choice. You want to stay away from a cluttered look, and roller shades are the solution. Easily functional to allow in light and practically unseen when rolled to the top or bottom of the window, they still protect from UV rays and give privacy when needed. However, they can be unrolled half way to reveal a complementary pattern or color to give the room a little spark without being overbearing.

 Roller Shades Kitchen Windows

Kitchen Windows

Many kitchens have that one window over the sink, overlooking the backyard, or if you’re in the city...possibly your neighbors living room. Regardless, like the narrow windows, Roller Shades are a great option for a subtle touch to the room but still allowing in natural light and privacy. You can brighten up the entire kitchen with a bright color, and can also choose the cord type that works best for your set up. With over 240 contemporary designs, you may find you prefer the shade to be down allowing the light as a backdrop, highlighting the design on the shade to give your kitchen that extra touch of style.

No matter what kind of space you have - considering roller shades as your entire window treatment or part of your window treatment is now an “in” thing to do. Personalize your home or office with your own designs and let your creativity run wild as each window is it’s own canvas. Plus, they are so easy to change that you could have a different vibe every month! 



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