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Window Shadings - Sheer Shades
These sheer window shadings offer the softness of a sheer with the light control of a blind.
Transitional shades have alternating bands of sheer and opaque fabrics to allow for a flexibility in light control quite unlike any other type of window covering.
Roman Shade in Kitchen
A light filtering roman shade is a wonderful way to bring some soft texture into this Waterloo kitchen space that was dominated by hard surfaces.
Knife Pleat Roman Shade
The knife pleat style of roman shade adds just enough visual interest on a large window to keep the shade from looking like a giant sheet of fabric. It was a great way to soften this master ensuite.
Cordless Roman Shade
Roman Shades can be lined to help minimize the light entering a bedroom. They are also available cordless so there are no unsightly and dangerous cords to worry about.
Panel Track with Matching Roller Shades
Panel tracks and roller shades can be made in the same fabric for a seamlessly coordinated look, as seen in this Waterloo master bedroom
Sheer Panel Track
This Waterloo family wanted a panel track in a dramatic print layered over top of another set of sheer panels. The finished product is both dramatic and incredibly versatile for privacy and light control.
Panel Track with Wood Valance
This Stratford homeowner wanted a solution for the patio door that was simple to operate and provided privacy without darkening the space.
This skylight shade provides temperature and light control at a fantastic price-point.
Cellular Shades - A Great Choice for Condo Blinds
We do a TON of cellular shades in condos, just like the ones seen in this Uptown Waterloo unit. Whey are they such a great choice for condos? Because no matter what colour you select for the interior, the back of the shades are always white!
Grommet Drapes and Roman Shade
The pairing of a roman shade and blackout grommet drapes provides this Stratford master bedroom with both the depth of a layered treatment, as well as the ability to control the light coming through the arch window.
Rod Pocket Sheers
The rod pocket sheers in this Waterloo foyer provide privacy while allowing the natural light to illuminate the space.
The Ripplefold Drapery seen in this Waterloo home works well with the traditional decor because of the fabric chosen.
The minimalist interior of this Waterloo home was a perfect place to utilize Ripplefold Drapery. The clean stacking at the sides and the simple black rod add a little something to the space while letting the outstanding view be the focus.
This contemporary valance in the master ensuite was exactly what the Waterloo homeowner envisioned. With so many hard surfaces in a bathroom, this is a great way to add some fabric to soften the space.
Pinch Pleat Drapery - Blackout
This floral pinch-pleat drapery was lined with a room-darkening liner to provide light control for the master bedroom. Decorative traverse rods were installed to ensure they can be drawn open and closed with ease.
Classic Wood Blind
Whether your style is traditional or contemporary, a simple, white 2" wood blind might be just the finishing touch for your windows. This Kitchener client opted for solid wood due to the high quality finish.
Composite Blinds - Double Bevel
If you're looking for a horizontal blind, but would like to add a little more dimension, try a double bevel blind.
Wood Blinds - Dark Stain
This loft required a wood blind in a dark stain to match the owner's existing window casing. Many of our clients are surprised to learn that solid wood blinds are actually lighter and easier to operate than composite or faux wood blinds.
Blinds In Glass - Replacement Insert
For this 'Blinds in Glass' solution we didn't have room to use the Add-On treatment due to the handle on the door, so we completely removed the glass insert and replaced it with a new energy-efficient glass insert with the blinds built right in.
Aluminum Blinds - Specialty Shapes
If you have specialty-shaped windows, consider aluminum blinds as a cost-effective option for a functional treatment. They are available in almost any shape you can imagine.
Roller Shades with No Valance
More and more frequently our clients are taking a minimalist approach to their decorating. If your mantra is "Less Is More", consider roller shades with no valance. Our suppliers have the smallest, colour coordinated brackets in the industry.
Black Shutters in Espresso
Perhaps the most dramatic shutters we've ever seen, these stunning 4.5 inch wood shutters in an espresso finish were exactly the bold statement this couple wanted for their Kitchener home.
Sliding BiPass Shutter
This high quality, gear-driven bipass shutter is an exquisite choice for this patio door.
Blinds Between Glass
You have a door. You want the privacy and ligh-control flexibility of a blind. You do NOT want the clanging and banging every time you open and close your door (not to mention the bulky look). The answer is simple: Put the blinds in between the glass. We can do this by replacing your current glass insert or using the Add-On Treatment shown here. You still get full tilt and lift control. Another great benefit that this Waterloo resident loved was that it's really the only treatment for a door that doesn't make any permanent holes in a steel or fiberglass door.
Office Blinds and Roller Shades
This Waterloo boardroom required shades for sun and temperature control, with the option to darken the room for use of the projector. We used a 2-in-1 solution called an Opera shade, which allows for ultimate flexibility.
Exterior Solar Roller Shades
If you'd like some privacy from the neighbours and some refuge from the UV rays, consider outdoor solar shades. The black fascia at the top provides a seamless look with the existing metal-work.
Sheer Roller Shades in Black
Can't tell where the shades end and the window casing starts? That was the idea with this application of a black sheer roller shade over the black casing in these windows. The sheer roller shades allows the Waterloo homeowner to maintain the view of the stunning backyard while providing some UV protection for their flooring and furniture.
Roller Shades in Bay Window
This Kitchener resident needed some privacy roller shades, but wanted a valance to cover the rollers that was seamless with the existing woodwork. We custom-stained the wood valance and cut it to size to result in a perfect fit.
Patio Door Sliding BiPass Shutters
Covering patio doors with shutters can often be a challenge due to space constraints. This Waterloo homeowner wanted the consistency of shutters throughout their home, including the patio door. By installing a bipass system, the panels stay flat and slide from side to side so there is no interference with the dining furniture.
Bay Window Plantation Shutters
Plantation Shutters were the perfect solution for this Kitchener living room. The windows faces the road and there was a privacy concern. By installing a shutter with a split-tilt the homeowner can still have some light in the top of the window, while maintaining privacy in the lower part of the window.
For this rural home just outside Waterloo we selected a wood finish for the shutters that coordinated with drapery hardware, ceiling fan and furniture, while complimenting the hardwood flooring. Custom grommet drapery in a heavily textured fabric completes the space.
Custom Shutters on Doors
One of our favourite solutions for a door is to add a custom-framed shutter. It's a great way to provide privacy without all the clanging and banging of a traditional blind. And look how the louvers interact with the light on the back wall...amazing!
Shutters - Specialty Shape
Shutters are perhaps the most functional option for specialty-shaped windows. This Waterloo couple wanted to be able to control the light in their master bedroom depending on their work schedule. Covering the upper portion in a shutter gives them the option to open or close the louvres with ease.
Arch Window Shutter
Trust your specialty-shaped windows to the experienced professionals at Budget Blinds of Waterloo. From measuring and templating right through to the final installation, our pros will get a perfect fit the first time.
Privacy Grommet Drapery
If you love adding natural elements to your space, you'll love many of our fabrics. This linen fabric with an embroidered print brought just the right amount of texture to this Waterloo living room.
Grommet Drapery, Blackout
From the blown glass finials to the rich fabric, this Waterloo master bedroom has a truly luxurious feel. The blackout liner is just what you'll need to facilitate your Saturday morning sleep-in or your Sunday afternoon snooze.
There may not be a more classic way to frame a window than sheer drapery under an accent cornice. This client opted for a slightly more contemporary tall, linear cornice in a punchy accent colour.
Cornice over Patio Doors
This Waterloo couple wanted to soften their dining area with functional window coverings that they can use when needed, but not entirely lose the softness when they're raised and away. The answer was sheer window shadings mounted under a fabric-wrapped cornice. The fabric on the cornice coordinates with the drapery in the adjacent living room.
If you have a window that needs an accent, but you don't want to clutter up the view, consider a custom upholstered cornice. Shown here in a Linear style, there are numerous profiles and shapes to choose from and virtually unlimited fabric options to coordinate with your décor. Budget Blinds of Waterloo would love to help you find that special accent piece that sets your room apart!
Blackout Drapes and Roman Shades
This collection of soft treatments coordinates with the existing colour palette, softens the space and blocks the streetlight right outside the window of this Breslau home. Accent banding on the drapery is coordinated with the cornice above the roman shade.
Blackout Roman with Cornice
This blackout knife pleat Roman Shade in off-white is a simple and contemporary way to soften a room. The accent is provided by this custom upholstered cornice.
Budget Blinds of Waterloo can cover all of your drapery hardware needs, from Simple to Sensational. Let's find the perfect finish and finial to compliment your décor.
Grommet Drapery and Sheers
The layered look of sheers and grommet drapes in this Waterloo home is absolutely luxurious. Ask to see our exclusive collection of fabrics imported from Europe. The only thing that may impress you more is the price.
Vertical Cellular Blinds
If you're looking for an alternative to vertical blinds that is discreet and often fits INSIDE your patio door opening, look no further. Vertical Cellulars are what you've been looking for. This is an option to be considered for every patio door in Kitchener-Waterloo.
You must ask to see at working hand sample of our Vertical Cellular during your Free Consultation. This Waterloo homeowner didn't want old-fashioned verticals and in her words was "expecting not to like this product" when I first showed her a picture. But when she saw how the shade operated and actually fit in the window, her decision was made. Now that they're installed they are easy to operate and don't interfere with the dining area.
Cellular/Honeycomb Shades on Doors
A cordless Top-Down Cellular shades can be perfect for your French Doors. These are fastened at the bottom so they don't swing and clang during the operation of the door. There is also a sheer in the 'top-down' section to soften the feel.
Light-Filtering Cellular Shades
Whether it's for your cottage retreat or your urban oasis, cordless Trilight shades combine the privacy of a cellular shade and the softness of a sheer. Great insulating properties and even better ambiance!
Bay Window - Trilights Cellular
This Trilight shade offers ultimate flexibility. The cellular fabric on the bottom provides great privacy, while the sheer pleated fabric on the top is a more sophisticated look than a standard top-down cellular shade. Cordless operation provides a clean look that is effortless to use.
Bay Window Blinds - Cellular Shades
This Kitchener customer didn't want to be bothered by the hustle and bustle of the traffic just outside her living room window and wanted a little privacy from her neighbours. She is able to get lots of light thanks to the top-down feature of these cellular shades. She can get just as much privacy and view as she desires.
Bow Window Shades - Cellular Shades
Look closely...at a first glance you likely didn't notice that this was 5 individual shades mounted side by side. That was the goal. The customer wanted to follow the contour of the bay, but didn't want the large gaps that often result from a DIY job. Don't be disappointed with the quality of the finished product. Call Budget Blinds of Waterloo and experience the professional results for yourself.
Vinyl California Shutters
Vinyl California shutters offer a no-maintenance and beautiful option that is more affordable and durable than a wood shutter. From Maxxmar Polysilk to Enlightened Style Polyresin, ask your Budget Blinds style consultant in Kitchener Waterloo for an overview of all the different shutter materials availalble in the market today.
Blackout Shaes and Blinds - Tandem Shade
Can't decide if you want the softness of a light-filtering shade or the function of a room-darkening one? Don't compromise...have BOTH! The Latour Tandem shade is exclusive to Budget blinds and has a blackout roller that comes out from behind the cellular fabric shown here. It's all contained with one sleek headrail.
Hidden Tilt California Shutters
By putting the tilt bar on the back of the shutters this Waterloo home-owner achieved a very clean, contemporary shutter for their dining room.
Family Room Blinds - Blackout Option
This Waterloo family has very large beautiful windows... directly across from the TV! Glare was an overwhelming concern. There was so much light coming in that we were concerned that doing a light-filtering shade wouldn't be enough (especially since they wanted white). However, doing a blackout shade in a main living area is never our preferred solution because who wants their living room to feel like a cave? The solution...have a shade that does both. This Latour Trilight shade is exclusive to Budget Blinds and has both a light filtering cellular and a blackout roller shade built into the same small headrail. Ask to see a working hand sample during your free consultation.
Child Safe Blinds in Kitchener - Cellular Shades
Here's a perfect example of why we always recommend cordless shades to our clients with children and grandchildren. The toys are at the table and not far away would be the dangling cords of these Top-Down/Bottom-Up Cellular Shades IF the shades had standard cords...thankfully this customer didn't hesitate to make safety a priority. Get your windows safe and looking great with Budget Blinds of Waterloo.
Bow Window Blinds - Cellular/Honeycomb Shades
One of the greatest challenges with a bow window such as this is what to do with all of the cords. Aside from being a safety hazard for children and pets, they really clutter up the view when you've got 5 shades hanging side by side. The solution...GO CORDLESS with Budget Blinds of Waterloo.
Arch Window Blinds - Cellular
This Breslau home needed a room-darkening solution for the Nursery, which faces the street and has a streetlight right out front. Blackout cellular fabrics can be made to fit nearly any shape. The arch is complimented by a faux wood blind below.
Door Blinds and Shades - Cordless Cellular
It's possible that there is nothing more convenient and clean-looking for French doors than cordless cellular shades. No dangling strings, no banging slats. Shown here in light filtering fabric, they are also available in a room darkening version.
Palladian Window Shelf
You want to hang a shade in that window, but you want leave the transom open. Let us install a custom Palladian Window Shelf that will look like it's always been there. This Palladian Window Shelf supporting a cordless cellular shade.
Motorized Commercial Blinds
These solar shades were installed at the University of Waterloo. They had to be motorized because they were 15 feet wide and were 20 feet in the air! The lecture hall had windows running around the upper perimeter and the sunlight was causing issues with the projector. We programmed the shades both individually and in groups. Now the Professors can optimize the level of light with the touch of a button!
Aluminum Blinds - Cost Effective
The phrase 'less is more' certainly applies to these aluminum blinds. The slats are thin, the profile is narrow and the white blends right into the wood casing. Mini blinds have been around forever and there's a reason. Sometime the simplest solution is the best one.
If you have a business in Kitchener-Waterloo and you need privacy, we have the answer. Privacy roller shades still allow some light to filter in to the room, but complete privacy is always maintained. You and your clients can conduct business with confidence and in comfort.
Window Blinds for Restaurant
The next time you're experiencing the authentic Mediterranean cuisine at Mediterraneo in Waterloo, take a moment to notice their new solar shades. If you're a regular, you'll notice how the place feels larger now. A lighter colour and open weave solar fabric made all the difference. The owners were so pleased, they asked us to do their home as well!
Commercial Solar Shades
If you haven't experienced Levetto just behind RIM Park, you're in for a treat tonight! Levetto has OUTSTANDING food. We didn't know about it until we were asked to install their new solar shades. Not only is the food to die for, but the décor is FABULOUS! We were honoured to participate in the build-out.
Office Blinds Reduce Glare and Heat
Can your receptionist see the computer screen? Could your staff be functioning at a higher level of efficiency if they weren't distracted by the heat and glare of the sun? The answer for this north Waterloo business was custom solar shades. The aluminum fascia valance was ordered in the same colour as the aluminum window frames for seamless coordination.
Solar shades were the perfect choice for the boardroom of this Conestogo business. The offer some light control, some privacy and outstanding durability.
Solar Shade Aluminum Fascia
Just outside of Waterloo, this client wanted to be able to see out of the windows while still controlling glare on computer screens. They also wanted the shades to be inconspicuous when fully raised. We opted for a dark solar fabric for better view-through, with a contrasting light fascia valance to blend into the wall colour when the shade is raised.
Cellular Shades Save Energy
This Kitchener business moved into a new building in the winter and had a particularly challenging situation. The windows were leaking cold air, but the sunshine was causing glare issues for the staff. Privacy was also of particular concern. We recommended Top-Down/Bottom-Up cellular shades. The insulating properties are outstanding and they can be adjusted from both the top and bottom to address glare and privacy as needed. Mission Accomplished!
Faux Wood Blinds in Waterloo Rental
This Waterloo 9 unit building was outfitted with custom faux wood blinds in every window. A functional and durable covering for the tenants, as well as a consistent appearance from the street.
Student Rental Shades
339 King St. N. Waterloo - This entire building was outfitted with blackout roller shades for each bedroom and solar shades in the common areas. We also installed 20ft tall solar shades in the foyer to assist in reducing solar heat gain, as well as keeping the glare off the computer screen in reception.
Restaurant Blinds and Shades
Provide atmosphere and comfort for your guests as this restaurant owner did with new custom solar shades. Simply upgrading the window coverings revitalized the interior of this popular restaurant. Cost effective and easy to clean.
Office Solar Blinds
The solar shades installed in this Waterloo office provide both privacy and glare control for the staff during business hours. The fabric on these commercial office blinds is durable, economical and looks great.
The roller shades installed in this office achieved privacy and glare reduction while still maintaining a view to the exterior. The valance finishes the look.
Top Down Feature Provides Privacy
Allow the light to softly filter into your room in the morning while you get ready for your day, without sacrificing your privacy.
Cellular Shades are a wonderful way to add a splash of colour to a bedroom. This blue was selected from accents already in the room.
Blackout Honeycomb Blind
This Waterloo family wanted the ultimate in functionality for their master bedroom. Blackout for sleeping, and a 'Top Down' feature to allow the light to filter in.
Blackout Cellular Shade
This blackout double-cell blinds provides a shiftworker with darkness when she is trying to sleep during the day. No more tossing and turning when on night shift!
Panel Tracks are a stunning way to cover a large window for those who would like an alternative to vertical blinds.
Woven Wood Blinds
Woven woods are a great option for those desiring natural material. Most are made from eco-friendly materials and bring great warmth to the room.
Windows in hard to reach areas can pose a challenge to operate. Motorized control is the answer. This automated composite blinds has a remote control to tilt the louvres. Not only easier, but much safer than slipping in the tub for this Kitchener homeowner.
Sheer Vertical Blinds
This Waterloo homeowner wanted the privacy and functionality of a vertical blinds, but also the softness and warmth of a fabric. The answer...Sheer Wrapped Verticals!
This Flat Roman is also known as a Classic Roman. It features a fabric valance and a reverse pleat that creates the horizontal striping. It provides this Kitchener family with privacy while allowing the light to gently filter into the room.
When covering a large opening with a single blind, go composite rather than vinyl or faux wood. You'll get an affordable covering that is much lighter and easier to operate, as this Kitchener couple learned. Notice how our shutter style slat adds richness to the look.
Cordless Wood Blind
The clean look of this classic wood blind is enhanced by the absence of cords. It's easier to operate, safer and looks fabulous.
Illusion Transitional Shades
Nothing is more stunning than how the light filters through these Illusions Transitional shades. They offer ultimate flexibility in light control.
Motorized Roller Shade Over Patio Door
Want a great alternative to vertical blinds when it comes to patio doors? Think motorized roller shades! No cords and no fuss to get the shade up and out of the way when you need access to the deck or backyard.
Patterned Roller Shade
Consider making your window a focal point using a decorative roller shade fabric. We have exclusive lines with fabrics you simply can't find anywhere else. Call us for your Free In-Home Consultation today!
Roller Shade with Wood Valance
No longer are roller shades hidden in bedrooms as a function-only option. This Waterloo homeowner needed a solution mounted outside the window and wanted the option of both full-view and privacy at different times of day. Enter these beautifully textured roller shades. We get privacy when they are down and they can roll up cleanly behind the stunning contoured valance.
Solar Shades in Sunroom
Solar shades protect your flooring and furniture from harmful UV rays, while allowing you to enjoy your view or keep an eye on the kids in the backyard.
Solar Roller Shades
Solar Shades are a wonderful option for a space where you want some sun control, but you want to enjoy your view of rural Waterloo Region or beyond. Many fabrics are available in wide widths to cover large windows like these in a single shade. By using a single shade, rather than 3 smaller shades, the valance and fabric are continuous so you notice the view outside, not the coverings themselves.
Room Darkening Roller
If the light gaps around your window coverings are driving you crazy, ask about our Room-Darkening System with blackout side channels. It's as close as you can get to complete darkness with a window covering.
Solar Screen for Condo
You bought your condo for the beautiful view, right? You don't need to sacrifice your view of Kitchener-Waterloo just because you also want some sun control. A Solar Shade will allow you to keep your space cool while maintaining the outward view.
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