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3 Reasons To Try a Free In-Home Consultation

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3 Reasons To Try a Free In-Home Consultation

Ignoring window treatments is one of the cardinal sins of interior design. Window treatments control the look & feel of any room, but finding the perfect fit is much easier said than done. While the right window treatments seem like it’s impossible to imagine the window any other way, finding that perfect look requires time, creativity, and interior design savvy. With so many options and variations, the process can be confusing.

Here are 3 no-brainer reasons you should schedule a free in-home consultation today!

1. Identify Your Options:
Our Style Consultants will give you expert advice on how to accomplish your goals. We’ll bring samples and swatches of all types of blinds, fabric and roman shades, plantation/wood shutters, curtains and custom draperies to you. You can see how everything looks in your home before you buy it. Knowing that you are making an informed decision gives you confidence as you move forward.

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2. Create A Game Plan: 
It’s important to feel comfortable with the Style Consultant transforming your home. During your free consultation you can ask any questions you’d like and spend time getting to know them. If you’ve been thinking about giving your windows a makeover, you probably have some idea of how you would like them to look. The opportunity to speak with one of our Style Consultants in the privacy of your own home can let you know your options and develop a design scheme to reach all of your goals.

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3. It’s FREE!
Who doesn’t love free stuff? Our experts are here to help you and an in-home consultation is the perfect way to start. There are no costs and no commitments, and even if you decide to wait on new treatments you will still learn a lot about how to stylize your home. Take the opportunity to talk one on one with one of our style consultants risk free and see what Budget Blinds can do for you! Call or submit a request now – Don’t wait to get the windows of your dreams!

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Windows control the look and feel of any room in your house. Are you ready to live your style?

Skip running from store to store and guessing what online images will look like in your home; the reality is that our free in-home consultations give you something you won’t find anywhere else. A designer will bring the samples, styles, and expertise right to your home so you can see the possibilities in real life. We give you access to top brands and fashion-forward styles with options to fit any budget. Our Style Consultants are dedicated to helping create a home that reflects your personality, and shows off just how stylish you are. As an important part of the process, these FREE in-home consultations can be immensely helpful in several ways. 

Four Reasons to Try a FREE In-Home Consultation

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What’s Your Perfect Window Treatment?

Ignoring window treatments is one of the cardinal sins of interior design. Window treatments control the look & feel of any room, but finding the perfect fit is much easier said than done. Skip running from store to store and guessing what online images will look like in your home; the reality is that our free in-home consultations give you something you won’t find anywhere else. A designer will bring the samples, styles, and expertise right to your home so you can see the possibilities in real life. We give you access to top brands and fashion-forward styles with options to fit any budget. Our Style Consultants are dedicated to helping create a home that reflects your personality, and shows off just how stylish you are. As an important part of the process, these FREE in-home consultations can be immensely helpful in several ways. In this complimentary meeting, you will be able to:

1. Meet the Style Consultant: It’s important to feel comfortable with the Style Consultant transforming your home. During your free consultation you can ask any questions you’d like and spend time getting to know them.

2. Clarify Your Goals: If you’ve been thinking about giving your windows a makeover, you probably have some idea of how you would like them to look. The opportunity to speak with one of our Style Consultants in the privacy of your own home can let you know your options and develop a design to reach all of your goals.

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3. Discuss Your Options: Our Style Consultants will give you expert advice on how to accomplish your goals. We’ll bring samples and swatches of all types of blinds, fabric and roman shades, plantation/wood shutters, curtains and custom draperies to you. You can see how everything looks in your home before you buy it. Knowing that you are making an informed decision gives you confidence as you move forward.

4. It’s Free!: Enjoy your in-home consultation for FREE! Our experts are here to help you and an in-home consultation is the perfect way to start. There are no costs and no commitments. Take the opportunity to talk one on one with one of our style consultants risk free and see what Budget Blinds can do for you! Sign up to schedule your appointment! Don’t wait any longer to get the windows of your dreams!

Our Style Consultants have hundreds of hours of design training and education under their belt. No matter what your interior design goals are, we are equipped and ready to help you accomplish them. Use the form fill or call us today to schedule your free in-home consultation. No commitments, no risks, no cost!

A Year of Assisting Veterans with Wounded Warriors Canada

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A Year of Assisting Veterans with Wounded Warriors Canada

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Since April 2015, Budget Blinds has been actively supporting the valiant mission of Wounded Warriors Canada (WWC) to Honour the Fallen, Help the Living. Their commitment to support ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, veterans and their families resonates with the Budget Blinds culture of honouring military veterans. This year with WWC has been a journey of discovery and sharing. Here are some of the 2015 highlights as we look forward to another year of partnership in 2016. 

* WWC's story: a tragedy becomes a legacy of caring

In Afghanistan, September 2006, a suicide bomber killed four Canadian soldiers and injured other soldiers, civilians and children. Three Canadian Military Engineers in critical condition were transported to Landstuhl, Germany, for medical care. 20-year-old Sapper Mike McTeague was among the wounded, and he was fighting for his life. Despite good medical care, the glaring need for "a little more of Canada" in regards to personal items and activities to undergird and facilitate recovery become obvious. The Sapper Mike McTeague Wounded Warrior Fund was established, dedicated to supporting all wounded Canadian Forces members with care packages and other services that went beyond medical ministrations. Today, as Wounded Warriors Canada, the fund is the nations leading non-profit veterans charity focusing on mental health, particular Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Overall, the mandate is to help any veteran in need as they transition to civilian life. 

* Salute Our Troops Month, May 2015

Budget Blinds' inaugural Salute Our Troops Month (coinciding with National Patriots' Day) was a special month-long appreciation to U.S. veterans and Canadian Armed Forces members wounded or injured during their time in service. Budget Blinds and manufacturing partner, Springs Window Fashions, producer of our high-quality line of Signature Series blinds, window shades and drapes, committed to donating $15,000 to WWC tho year. Every in-home consultation was an opportunity for the Budget Blinds Style Consultant to acquaint the consumer with the Wounded Warriors Canada ministry. 

* Supporting Veterans' Financial Futures

Budget Blinds has programs to assist veterans with becoming franchise business owners. Right now, approximately 10% of the Budget Blinds franchise family is veteran-owned franchises. "The training, discipline, and teamwork instilled in members of the U.S. and Canadian Armed Forces prepare every veteran for a successful role as a franchise business owner. Our goal is to provide significant financial incentives to make a veteran's transition into the civilian workforce a smooth and successful one."- Chad Hallock, Budget Blinds Co-founder.

(For more information about veteran support programs for Budget Blinds and all the franchise opportunities with Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), visit www.homefranchiseconcepts.com.) 

* Budget Blinds Donates $15,000 to Wounded Warriors Canada

Wounded Warriors Check

During the Budget Blinds' annual Canadian Summit in July, the presentation of a $15,000 check was made to Wounded Warriors Canada, to Executive Director, Scott Maxwell, and National Program Director, Phil Ralph. Incorporated into the two days of networking and business empowerment for our Canadian franchisees, this presentation was the culmination of Corporate efforts to promote WWC nationally, along with local efforts by Canadian franchisees interfacing with consumers and their communities. 

The Wounded Warriors Canada Family Network

From the Board of Directors to the Provincial Coordinators to the many volunteers, the WWC family is made up of dedicated people from every walk of life who have a heart for supporting veterans. Many have a family or personal military background, others are lawyers, educators, writers, politicians, philanthropists, commissioned officers, Chaplains, retired veterans, engineers, business owners, parents, grandparents...and the list goes on. Some have suffered from PTSD themselves, so they know the staggering impact it can have, and the very real need for healing and wholeness from PTSD.

* Shere Lowe is a Provincial Coordinator for the Province of British Columbia, and has a strong military heritage. Both her grandfathers served in WWI and her father served in WWII. Her husband served 22 years in the U.S. Navy and her son was a member of the Canadian Army and deployed to Afghanistan. She is will acquainted with what it means to serve your country. "After my son returned from Afghanistan in 2010, it was hard to understand and comprehend how difficult it was for him, transitioning from a combat environment to civilian life. I don't believe anything can prepare you for such a radical and quick transition and when there are no physical scars, it can become more difficult for others to comprehend their injuries. I am so thankful for the support that Wounded Warriors Canada has extended to my son and our family."

Budget Blinds is proud to be partnered with WWC and looks forward to another year of making a difference in the lives of veterans and their families through the many programs that WWC supports. It's an ongoing, tangible way to say "thank you" to every veteran for protecting our freedoms and he way of life we enjoy every day.

To learn more about Wounded Warriors Canada, visit www.woundedwarriors.ca or connect with them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WoundedWarriorsCanada.

For information on how Budget Blinds is working to support Wounded Warriors Canada, or to make a donation, visit www.BudgetBlindsSupportsWW.ca.

Year end is also the time to thank you, our customers with our Biggest Sale of the Year sale event thats going on now. If you need new window coverings to update your home's style, or you want to increase energy efficiency with the cold weather moving in, now is the perfect time! With a free, in-home consultation your local Budget Blinds Style Consultant can show you blinds, window shades, shutters, drapes and more for any window coverings solution. Call 888-771-2532 today to schedule an appointment!

*Article Originally featured on Budget Blinds Official Blog**

Give the Gift of Technology with Motorized Window Coverings

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Give the Gift of Technology with Motorized Window Coverings

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Smart homes have been around long enough now that the "pros-and-cons" battle is in full swing. Most of us already use smart technology in our homes in one form or another:

* Programmable coffee maker that brews your coffee while you shower

* Thermostats that automatically go on and off to maintain a set temperature 

 

*The key fab to lock and unlock your car or front door

* Lights and sprinkler systems set on timers

*Home security systems

These are individual processes, but a Smart Home takes automation to a whole new level, with incredible advances in home automation systems that run the whole house, when when you're not home. Naysayers argue that is too much, too complicated, not necessary, and invites the inevitable threat of hackers. Its true that complex Smart Home systems can be problematic at times, but tried-andtrue technology can be very helpful and reliable, as evidenced by the examples above.

Budget Blinds- where Hi-tech meets Hi-Style

As the #1 window coverings franchise in the U.S and Canada, Budget Blinds offers a wide array of chic, fashionable window coverings to accommodate every lifestyle and every budget. Exclusive collections like Inspired Drapes for custom soft treatments and our Signature Series for blinds and shades bring the latest in home decor trends to you. And staying on the cutting-edge of design and technology by adding hi-tech Somfy motorization to Budget Blinds' high style gives you the ultimate in beauty and practicality for all your window covering needs. 

Somfy' smooth, quiet motors are available on many of the window coverings that Budget Blinds offers, including blinds, shades, vertical blinds, drapes and more. Whether you choose light-weight coverings like cellular shades or heavier woven wood door panels, you'll have the right motor for the job. You also have a choice of control options, including wireless wall switches, hand-held remotes, timers, sensors and the newest technology, the Somfy myLink app, a central control for all your window coverings.

With programmable times, sensors and mobile apps you can:

*Open and close window coverings to block or admit the sun, controlling indoor temperatures

*Close window treatments to protect from harmful UV rays

*Have the safety of cordless operation; no dangling, tempting cords for children or pets

*Program to close your window coverings at night even if you are not home

* Enjoy the ultimate convenience of one-touch operation - even remotely

* Save the wear and tear that manual operation can inflict with repeated use

Motorization makes all of life Easier

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As you think of motorized shades, you may think of blocking the glare on the TV without getting up. Thats a pretty universal problem easily solved by motorization. But the ease and convenience of motorized window coverings is much more useful than simply allowing us to remain on the couch. There are other practical uses for motorization throughout a home where remote operation of blinds, shades, or drapes would be most welcomed.

* A Baby's Room: New parents probably don't realize the value of motorized blinds or shades in the nursery. They don't know yet how often they'll feel the need for an extra hand when tending Junior. Being able to darken the room with one finger without jostling and waking and sleeping babe-in-arms would be a blessing. And, as the baby grows, the cordless design is a safer option for a young childs room.

* A Sunny Kitchen: having a window over the sink for an outside view is a delight. But vertically-challenged people can't always raise and lower an over-the-sink shade or blind effectively. A motorized shade with remote control eliminates the need for having to grab a stool when you want to either fully expose the view, or close the window for privacy or light control. This is also true of windows over a washer and dryer; it can be a long reach if you're under six-feet tall!

* Skylights and Hard-to-Reach Windows: A room full of natural light is only appreciated until you want the room darkened. High, inaccessible windows and skylights often remain uncovered (or always covered) because getting to them to adjust window coverings is too much of a chore. Motorization would make any window fully functional, no matter how high or difficult the reach. At the touch of a button, you will be able to completely control both light and privacy.

* Seniors or persons with limited Mobility: As life evolves, simple tasks can sometimes become challenging. Grandparents may find that manfully operating and closing blinds, shades or drapes has become too difficult. Somfy motorization can make manipulation of even heavy floor-to-ceiling drapes an effortless task. An easy-to-use tableside remote allows for complete control of blinds, shades, and drapes without having to get up, whether in a living room, bedroom, or TV room, proving continual comfort and restoring independence.

You may need only one or two motorized window coverings to make life easier, or you may be excited at the prospect of all your window coverings controlled at the touch of a button! Budget Blinds lets you conveniently shop in your home for blinds, shutters, shades and drapes, with hundreds of samples of fabrics, finishes, colours and decorative hardware. It takes all the guesswork out of designing beautiful window coverings for every room in your home and, by standing in front of each window you can easily determine where the convenience of motorization would be most beneficial.

To schedule a FREE, in-home consultation, call 306-949-2300 today!

*Article originally featured on Budget Blinds official blog.**

Budget Blinds Gift Certificates- Always the Perfect Fit!

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Budget Blinds Gift Certificates are Always the Perfect Fit

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It seems that people either love or hate the idea of giving a gift certificate. Of course, the strongest argument for gift cards is that the recipient can get exactly what they want- right size, right color- as this online commenter graciously points out: "I especially love getting gift certificates from family and friends, because it means they got me something I know I'll love when I get to pick it out!" (added emphasis)

Another vindication for gift certificates is theres no need for an eventual exchange. In-store and online retailers both report painfully high return rates of around 33%, with women more likely to return items than men. Try as we might to find just the right gift, it appears we all miss the mark about a third of the time. Thats one out of every three gifts! Here are some of the reasons why 33% of gifts exchanged, re-gifted, or donated to charity:

* Wrong size, style or colour

* Its something you like, not what the recipient likes

* Its useless, or a failed attempt at humour (save the gag gifts for a White Elephant exchange)

* Inspiration gone wrong- self-help books or financial management programs could be insulting

* Some people just can't be please, no matter what!

When you give a gift certificate, be sure its to a store or for a service (like a pedicure, massage or car detail) that you know the person will enjoy. The "thoughtful / not thoughtful" argument about gift cards becomes irrelevant when the card is for something that you absolutely, positively know that the recipient will love.

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Budget Blinds gift certificates fit any size or shape window

Did you been know that Budget Blinds has gift certificates? Yes, you can buy gift certificates from your local Budget Blinds Style Consultant. If you've never considered Budget Blinds as a gift option, here are some ideas for how a budget Blinds gift certificate could become the perfect gift.

* A gift certificate and an Inspired Drapes Lookbook could help a window-challenged friend to take the plunge into decorating

* A set of ready-made drapery panels (available in over 25 designer fabrics and three style and length options) could define a living room, bedroom or dorm room

* Add a custom valance or swag to existing blinds or shades for elegance and style

* Upgrade drapery with new decorative hardware for a fresh look

* Add a Roman Shade or roller shade to a window with only curtains for more privacy

* Custom pillows, bedding and rugs are accessories to enhance a home's decor

You don't have to give an entire window treatment to make the gift extraordinary. Whatever the amount, it can help your friend or family member to realize their dreams of beautiful window coverings.

Get your Gift Certificate today!

Every Budget Blinds location serves a specific area around them, so, for a distant friend, Postal Code search the local Budget Blinds where they live and arrange a gift certificate through their nearest Budget Blinds location. Talk to their local Budget Blinds Style Consultant for all details and to purchase their gift certificate. The stylized gift packet includes a mini-brochure of design ideas along with the gift card in a custom envelope. It is pretty enough to give by itself, or ideal for adding to a gift basket.

Budget Blinds- the gift you give yourself

Maybe you're the one who needs some encouragement to get your window coverings up to date and fully functional. Are your windows doing all they can to enhance your day-to-day living, or are you still battling with sun glare, lack of privacy, and sadly under-dressed windows? Budget Blinds offers a full range of window treatments, including blinds, shutters, shades, drapery, window film, and more to make your home comfortable and efficient, regardless of how many windows you have or their architectural attributes (odd-shaped and hard-to-reach windows)

* Window blinds can be customized to complement any colour scheme or decor, giving light and privacy control. Real wood, faux wood and composite, you'll find blinds for every need, in a wide range of colours and natural wood tones.

* Shutters provide a classic look that is also completely modern. Available in a myriad of colours and finishes, you'll be amazing at the versatility of design.

*Shades are the most versatile window treatment of all, available in woven wood, bamboo and fabrics from the sheerest sheer to opulent, embroidered silks and velvets. Roman shades, roller shades, pleated shades and solar shades... endless design possibilities.

* Drapery styles range from trendy to modern to traditional, and can beautifully dress a window in a singular drape and pattern or combine with blinds and shades for layered elegance. Top treatments like valances and decorative hardware add extra charm to your windows.

A call to your local Budget Blinds Style Consultant will bring samples and design ideas right to your home. Our in-home consultations allow you to experiment with styles and colours, and our professional measuring and expert installation ensure that all your window coverings will fit. Call 866-879-9730 today to schedule a FREE, in-home consultation or go online to www.budgetblinds.com to find the Style Consultant nearest you. Flip through the pages of the Inspired Drapes Lookbook to see the latest in trending window treatments and soft fashions design, or order free swatches from our Signature Series collection to begin planning your new windows.

*Article originally featured on Budget Blinds Official Blog**

Fun and Fundraising Combined

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New Budget Blinds Fundraiser

Earlier this year, Budget Blinds of Regina had the opportunity to partner with a local family in their fundraising efforts. "Its something we have always wanted to do," says owner Leanne Fisher, "Being able to support people in our community while promoting business is a win-win for both of us!".

Budget Blinds offers teams and organizations a new fundraising idea outside the bottle drives and burger nights. By simply delivering flyers to pre-determined neighbourhoods, groups have the opportunity to earn up to $2000. Flyer drops are organized by the team at Budget Blinds and can typically be completed over the course of a weekend.

The letter below was received from the Dean Family upon receiving their donation:

"Dear Leanne Fisher,

We would like to take this time and say thank you so much for coming along side us and partnering with us as we fundraise to be able to go on a missions trip to Rio, Brazil in 2016. We had such a blast going door to door and handing out flyers on behalf of Budget Blinds. The days were filled with laughter, sore feet and great memories.

We greatly thank you to allow us to represent your company for a few days, and the financial support you provided was an answer to prayer. We are one step further because of your generosity. 

We truly cannot thank you enough for the support you have provided.

The Dean Family,

Sheldon, Valerie, Kyrren, Janie, and Sophia,".

To support the Dean Family further or to hear more about their story, visit them at Rio Missions Trip 2016.

If you or your organization are interested in participating in one of our fundraisers, please contact us for more information!

Celebrating Our Team - Installation Expert Rob Clarke

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"I get to see the reactions of wowed customers. Definitely a fulfilling job."

- Rob Clarke, Senior Installer

 budget blinds reginaOctober 1st, 2015 marked a special day for Rob Clarke. It was 5 years ago to this day that he started his career journey with Budget Blinds of Regina, Weyburn and Estevan.

Clarke came to Budget Blinds from the window and door industry so he was used to working in a high-speed environment. Moving to the detailed installation work of window coverings was a natural progression for him. Skilled working with a variety of tools, an efficient worker, and an excellent problem solver made him a perfect fit for the Budget Blinds team! "As the installer I've had the privilege of meeting wonderful people and being a part of their Budget Blinds experience," says Clarke when asked about the installation position.

Installing window coverings of all shapes and sizes on a daily basis, Rob has been able to pick up some tips and tricks over the past five years. Some of these help to make his daily job easier and he is eager to pass along helpful information to clients. He offered this piece of advice for customers operating the popular (and child-safe) Celluar Shade, "For cordless cellular shades it is important to lift and lower the shade with even pressure on the rails. Just guide it and let the mechanism do the work!". So easy- Thanks Rob!!!

When asked to describe him, his teammates were quick to rave,

 "Rob is SO fast!", 

 "Oh Rob?! He's awesome!", 

 "Rob is super efficient and knows pretty much everything there is when it comes to installing blinds".  

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Customers have been known to review his work with enthusiasm as well. "Our installer, Rob, was fast, efficient and very friendly. He reviewed the details of our window treatments and provided outstanding service. He was also able to answer any questions we had," was just one of the many reviews featured on the company's Facebook page. Find more at https://www.facebook.com/budgetblindsregina/reviews.

If you are lucky enough to have his smiling face on the other side of your door ready to install your new window coverings from Budget Blinds- be sure to congratulate him on 5 awesome years of service!



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Budget Blinds Serving Regina  
South Regina SK


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This franchise is responsible for the following zip codes: S4L, S4N, S4S, S4V, S4W, S4Z
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