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Budget Blinds Snohomish Inspired Collection Highlight

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Budget Blinds has gone the extra mile to search the world for the best styles and must have window fashions. Our exclusive Inspired Collection has come from this thorough search and brings everything you need to have a fully styled room. From windows, to bedding, to pillows - our custom designs bring it all together to create your dream space you can’t get anywhere else. Millcreek Budget Blinds in Snohomish County is thrilled about our fabulous designs. Here’s what we are loving about the Inspired Collection

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Inspired Blinds

Created to be a chic collection of fabric blinds, this unique window treatment comes in a variety of weaves and stylish colors to match any room decor. Not only are these blinds super trendy, but they are made to be extremely durable and actually repel dust and dirt - making your life easier. If you have kids or pets, you’ll love knowing these Inspired Blinds are stain resistant, and warp resistant -- making them perfect for kitchens and bathrooms. Lightweight and easy to use, they come in a variety of lighting levels letting you choose from light - filtering to room -darkening whenever you want. Having the best of all worlds in style, functionality, and quality, you won't regret this upgrade for your Everett, Washington home.

Inspired Shades

Made from 100% organic material, these eco friendly designer shades feature two window covering favorites: roller shades and woven shades. With so much diversity (our roller shades feature more than 80 original prints, textures and colors!) we can match any type of home with these Inspired designs. All fabrics have light control and light filtering abilities, even blackout options.The organic material of this line includes hemp, jute, kenaf, flax, woven wood, and bamboo so you can feel good about your investment. Having your pick of endless style is made that much sweeter when we tell you they all come with various operating systems for child safety or style preferences. Cord loop, cordless, wand control, and motorization are at your fingertips (literally) with any Inspired Shades.

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Inspired Drapes

Drapes are a great option when restyling the look of a room - especially our Inspired Drapes.  We offer ready - made panels, valances, cornices, decorative drapery hardware and motorization. Our line is the largest selection of custom drapery with countless options for fabrics, colors, and styles. Even though drapes tend to be on the heavier side, we still offer motorization for your ease as well as child safety. Our decorative Inspired Drapes will revamp your room while protecting you from the outdoor elements the Pacific Northwest brings, such as UV rays and temperature changes.

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Inspired Bedding and Pillows

Our exclusive Inspired Bedding Collection offers a diverse selection of comforters, duvet covers, bedspreads, blankets, and quilts. Because we molded these from our same Inspired line, with every design there are multiple matching options for your window treatments. Put to rest trying to run from store to store for the perfect fit -- have everything you need to bring the entire room together in an exclusive, unique look that is 100% yours. Not only do we have full bedding options, but our decorative pillows will add style to any bed or couch to help trickle your trend through your entire home.

Inspiration always creates more inspiration. Our Inspired Collection has a vast array of top trends, while always being added to and expanded to give your space exactly what it needs. Don’t sell yourself short by settling for an “okay” look. Instead, let your creativity take over and be Inspired with us.

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.

#1 Window Treatment Sold For Insulation

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Depending on your preferences, you’re either jumping for joy this time of year as we head towards winter in the Pacific Northwest, or mourning the loss of summer, counting the days until it’s back. Regardless of your position, the fact that the air has a sudden chill which will only get colder as the season progresses, brings much needed preparation with which we can all agree. As much as Washington is beautiful in the fall and winter, the majority of us still prefer to be warm when inside our home. The worst is when the temperatures drop, your heat is on, yet you are still shivering and dressing in layers trying to figure out where that expensive heat is going. We want to help you avoid this frustration, by sharing the #1 Window Treatment Sold for Insulation by Snohomish Budget Blinds in Millcreek.  

The #1 Window Treatment Sold for Insulation is…...Honeycomb Shades!

Honeycomb Shades, also known as Cellular Shades, actually trap the heat in the pockets (AKA “cell”) of the shade. Naturally trapping the heat, they come in different cell sizes to maximize the level of insulation. You can choose a single cell, double cell, and even a triple cell to really make sure you get the most heat to stay in your home. Because they are highly customizable, they are ideal for windows of all shapes and sizes, and are suitable for kids and pets due to their cordless and motorized options.

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Because cellular shades provide so much insulation, many people enjoy dressing them up during the colder seasons to emphasize the season or holiday. By adding Drapes, Curtains, or other window treatments to spice up the room, not only are you adding style, but additional insulation as well. Plus, ese 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.

By choosing Honeycomb shades that close from top to bottom, or bottom to top, you have multiple lighting and privacy options while still fully insulating your home. Maybe you enjoy natural light in the daytime -- no problem. Have half the shades drawn up, letting in light, with the option of lowering the full length of the window shade and closing the drapes at night for a warm, cozy evening inside.

There are so many different window treatment combinations to fit your needs and styles. Whether you’re in Kirkland, Seattle, Lynnwood, or Canyon Park, now is the time to prepare for the cold weather, before you find yourself shivering and frustrated with your heat blasting.

Need more help winterizing your home?  Click here for how to take care of your window screens during Winter!

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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Why You Should Still Clean Your Window Screens During the Winter

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  Clean Your Window Screens During the Winter

Bless the soul who created window screens! Getting to enjoy the fresh air and outdoor sounds of the Pacific Northwest without bugs or even an occasional bird invading our space, is wonderful during those comfortable weather months. But what do you do with your screens during the winter? It’s unusual to have your Everett windows open when the temperatures have dropped, and weather conditions can wreak havoc on their lifespan. Do you leave them in, or store them for winter? How do you clean them effectively? We let you know how to take the best care of your screens, to ensure the best care for your windows!

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Screen Cleaning 101

We’re sure you’ve noticed when your screen is dirty. Suddenly it’s not so clear to see through - there is a dark haze over your entire view. Your screens collect dust, dirt, and salty sea air (if you’re on the Washington coast). It’s recommended that window screens are cleaned twice a year - once before the holidays, and once during spring when winter has run it’s course. While cleaning your window screens is not a hard task, it is delicate. You want to be sure to use the right products and pressure so that you keep the quality of the screen in tact. Here are three simple steps to screen cleaning:

  1.  Vacuum the screen - use a soft brush attachment or a handheld vacuum to gently run along the entire span of the screen.
  2.  Put some simple dish soap in a little bucket, use a soft brush or sponge, and lightly scrub the screen with soap and water.
  3.  Rinse the screen with a hose, patting the dry on both sides with mopping pads (i.e.Swiffer pads). Set screens out to dry in the sunshine.

Simple, right?  

To Store, or Not To Store

The majority vote says to store your screens, here’s why:

  1.  Improved solar heat gain - you get 30 to 40 percent more natural light coming in the windows when they are without screens. More natural light, means more amount of solar heat penetrating the windows. More solar heat means less heating bills, which is prime for winter.
  2.  More sunshine also means less artificial lights, which will help fight any type of seasonal blues as well as aid in reducing energy bills (which will also help that seasonal sadness).
  3.  Severe winter weather is never predictable in the Pacific Northwest. During a storm, the wind can blow snow into the window which can in turn be trapped between the screen and the frame potentially causing damage to both parts. If snow piles up, the weight of the snow can even split the screens making them worthless for the next season.

Once your screens are clean and dry, make it easier for yourself in the spring by labeling each screen to match its corresponding window before placing the screens in a cool, dry area for the season. Then, when the Snohomish, Washington winter is over, you’ll have fresh, clean screens to easily place onto your windows so you can let that sweet breeze in to air out all that winter hibernation.

Keeping your window screens clean and in good condition, will help your window frames, treatments, and coverings to all remain protected, clean, and without damage. Every time you clean your screens, take the opportunity to inspect your window frames and check for any gaps or cracks that may need repaired. Doing everything in one swift method will keep you insulated and happy no matter if you’re keeping heat in, or cooling your Mill Creek, Washington house out.

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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Keep the Heat: 5 Ways to Keep the Fall Draft Out

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Keep The Draft Out
It’s that time of year when we are surprised Summer has come to an end, and Autumn is well underway in the Pacific Northwest. Leaves are changing, pumpkins are appearing, and the temperatures are chilling, especially at night. Slowly, we turn the AC off and either stay neutral for a while, or if you’re “cold blooded” maybe you already have the heat on! Regardless, our comfort zones adjusts as our environment changes. Whether your home is old or new, you may begin to notice a bit of a draft seeping in from the crisp outdoors. What can you do? No worries, we have a few great solutions on how to keep the draft out, and your comfort in tact.

1. Thick and Heavy Drapes

Drapes can do wonders against windows who either seem to let cold air seep in, or simply don’t hold up to the temperatures outside. If you have an older home in Mill Creek, Arlington or Woodinville Washington, it’s possible there is some space around the windows that need corrected. But in the meantime, stop the flow at the beginning by hanging drapes to catch the draft. Thick fabrics like velvet, or lined with additional fabric for extra warmth, trap the cold air in it’s tracks. Drapes can be easily interchangeable so you can match them with the changing seasons and styles. Not only do drapes aid in draft control, but they also add a warm and cozy feel to the room, and provide ease of functionality.

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2. Floor Length Drapes in Doorways

Thought drapes were only for the windows. Think again. Go vintage by adding this old tradition to your current space. Mounting floor length drapes in key doorways (especially around the perimeter of the home), stops any escaped draft flow from going any further. Insulating wide hallways, the front foyer, or unused rooms, keeps the rest of your Everett home insulated and draft free. With unlimited amounts of prints and patterns, there’s no chance anyone in Snohomish County will have an identical luxurious style.

3. Well Designed Shutters

Some shutters block more draft than others, depending on your goals. Pay attention to the amount of space between each slat, as well as the functionality when opening and closing -- if that is an option. We suggest trying an awning style shutter which can be open in the summer, but completely closed in the colder months. Instead of having individual functional slats, this is one solid piece that opens up to create an awning on the outside window, providing more insulation once closed. If this isn’t your style, there are many ways to mix shutters with additional window treatments to vamp up the draft security while keeping the style.

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4. Check Window Seals

Although this is a good idea no matter what window treatment you prefer, you may want to get into the habit of seasonally checking your window seals to see if they need updated or replaced. This will help you get ahead of any draft issue in the future. Unsure what to look for? We would be happy to take a look while helping you assess the best window treatment for your goals.

5. Let the Sun In!

The best way to protect against chilling temperatures is natural sunlight. Open up south-facing drapes or blinds during the day to naturally heat up the room. You can even have your drapes hanging in the door ways to still shut off the house from any drafts, while simultaneously heating the room for later.

Regardless of the changing temperatures, Fall is a beautiful time of year! Enjoy the crisp freshness in the air, prep your fireplaces for winter, and soak in the colors the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

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.

The Benefits of Interior Shutters in Everett Washington

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Benefits of Interior Shutters

If you’ve lived in Washington awhile, you’ve probably noticed many homes have chosen some type of shutters to grace their windows in one capacity or another. Everett Washington, home to our Mill Creek Budget Blinds, is full of trendy, highly functional interiors ranging from arched windows, angled windows, and unconventional shapes, that choose to use Interior Shutters for a variety of different needs. Regardless if you’re from Everett, Snohomish, or somewhere else along the Pacific Northwest, check out the benefits of Interior Shutters to see if these could the missing part to your home.

Benefit #1

If you favor the classic look, bringing in hints of timelessness into your home, Interior Shutters are the way to go. These shutters have been popular for centuries, making them a safe pick no matter how much your style changes over the years. You would be able to change the entire look of your home, while keeping your shutters the same to compliment you at every age. You would never have to worry about looking like you’re stuck in the past - since these ageless options will be just as beneficial and beautiful in the future.

Benefit #2

Not only are they infinitely fashionable, they are one of the most functional window treatments on the market. Completely low maintenance, they come with or without cords, and are perfect for keeping your privacy while still letting in natural light. Interior Shutters can be completely drawn up, or down, or simply opened to let light in between each slat. Super easy to clean or dust - most shutters are made from wood, or faux wood, making them easy to quickly wipe down and move on. 

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Benefit #3

Have a untraditional window shape? Interior Shutters can be fit to any window. Completely versatile, they can be formed to fit arched, circular, octagonal, and even angled windows.This will not only be easier in the rooms with the odd window out, but will also create symmetry throughout your home regardless of window or size.

Benefit #4

Washington prides itself on nature and sustainability. That’s another why these eco-friendly shutters are such a hit. Real Wood Shutters from Budget Blinds are sourced using sustainable -yield forest management techniques that help protect and conserve sensitive environmental factors. Because of the design of the shutters, they have optimal capacity to keep unwanted temperatures out, while your personal level of comfort stays locked in to reduce energy bills.

Benefit #5

To put an added bonus on your Interior Shutter home, you can apply Composite Shutters for your bathrooms or kitchen, made with a durable material to protect against moisture. Plantation Shutters are similar to traditional shutters, but have larger slats creating a slightly different look. They tend to give a wider view of the outdoors when opened.

We just love how simple, yet elegant these window treatments compliment every style. Whether you solely have Interior Shutters, or you pair them with additional treatments, they are one choice you definitely won’t regret.

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. 

Here's Why Custom Window Treatments From Budget Blinds Snohomish Are So Important

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Why Custom Window Treatments Are So Important

So you’ve found it; the perfect Pacific Northwest home you’ve always dreamed of having. The front porch is inviting, the foyer is perfect, the living room and kitchen could have been those of a famous movie star. Granite counter tops, oak cupboards, hardwood floors...you’ve spared no expense to go the extra mile to create a home you and your family will treasure for years to come.  

But wait, you’re not finished yet. It’s time to choose your window treatments. Just like you wouldn’t choose some cookie-cutter home in Everett, Mill Creek or Mukilteo, Washington for your family, you shouldn’t settle for cookie-cutter window treatments. Big-box stores and supercenters are great if you’re buying chips or shampoo. Window treatments, on the other hand, should add that personal touch to your home.

When you choose to go with custom window treatments, you have the freedom to choose the style, color, and fabric that best suits the look and feel of your home. You don’t have to settle for what’s on the shelf and pay exorbitant prices just to be disappointed with the end result.

You are also not limited as to the materials used to create your window treatments. If you have custom size windows, they are going to look awkward with standard size window treatments. Custom window treatments are made with you in mind; from color to materials every aspect of your personality has the potential to shine through depending on which custom window treatments you choose.

Let’s talk about quality for a second. You can bank on the fact that custom window treatments are always made to order, never mass produced. You are ensured not only a better quality, well-made product but you never have to worry about your neighbor having the exact same window treatments. Custom window treatments are as unique as the purchaser and you can rest assured that they are made with quality materials that can withstand the test of time.

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Say you’re still dead set on running out to the local home improvement store to purchase your window treatments. You grab what you think will look nice and head home. Now, not only do you have to install the window treatments yourself, you are also solely responsible for any costly mistakes you may have made when taking measurements. If you mismeasured even one aspect of your window you could potentially be throwing hundreds of dollars down the drain. What’s more, if you install your window treatments incorrectly, you have no guarantee from anyone to replace broken or otherwise useless products. That responsibility falls squarely on your shoulders and it could end up being quite costly. Why take the chance when you can sleep peacefully knowing that a professional from Budget Blinds of Snohomish County can come in and in just a short time professionally install your custom window treatments for a fraction of the cost (and time and headache) that you would have spent trying to do it on your own. The best part is that all of the work done by the team at Budget Blinds of Snohomish County is guaranteed.

The bottom line is this: You wouldn’t choose just any home for your family so why settle for just any window treatments? Custom window treatments can add depth and vibrance to any room or can help incorporate an ongoing theme throughout your home. Simply stated, the possibilities are endless! Don’t settle for less than the best. Let our team at Budget Blinds of Snohomish County work our magic on your custom window treatments while you relax and enjoy the simple things in life!

#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!

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