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Description Of Work: I had Roman shades made for my living room, to provide decoration and also to provide shade in my south facing apartment in the summer. Member Comments: This was the second company I consulted. The salesman/installer was efficient and businesslike but pleasant. The selection was not a wide as the other company, but the price was less than half. The salesman didn't seem to have his own agenda, which I appreciated. I am happy with what I got and how they look, hope they will perform well. I was aided in my selection of this company by the high marks on Angie's list.

- Chicago, IL

Company Name: BUDGET BLINDS NORTH SHORE & NORTH CHICAGO Category: Window Treatments Services Performed: Yes * More Weight is given to a review where work has been completed. Work Completed Date: June 20, 2011 Hire Again: Yes Approximate Cost: $4,000.00 Description Of Work: Window treatments ordered and installed for entire, two-story house. Member Comments: We are pleased with the work done by BUDGET BLINDS NORTH SHORE & NORTH CHICAGO. Andy was very helpful in the selection process and understood that we were working on a tight budget since we had to do window treatments for the entire house. The instillation went very smoothly and when one window treatment turned out to be a little too small, he immediately ordered a replacement set of blinds that will be installed later this month.

- Chicago, IL

BUDGET BLINDS NORTH SHORE & NORTH CHICAGO Category: Window Treatments Services Performed: Yes * More Weight is given to a review where work has been completed. Work Completed Date: July 28, 2011 Hire Again: Yes Approximate Cost: $5,000.00 Description Of Work: Window treatments for two homes. One service call. Member Comments: We've spent at least $5,000 buying window treatments for two homes from Budget Blinds. We were very satisfied with both experiences; great selection and product, responsive and sincerely helpful customer service. For such a large company, they really have a neighborhood, family feel; perhaps because they're small, locally owned franchises? I was prompted to write this now due to a service experience: we have had our current blinds from Budget for 5 or 6 years now (love them!), and the mechanism broke on one blind. I no longer had the paperwork, but didn't know who else to call. Not only were they super friendly and understanding over the phone (I wish I could remember the name of the woman who helped me) , they sent someone out to fix the blind and didn't charge me a cent!! After five or six years, with no paperwork....they just fixed it for free. Where do you find that kind of customer service these days? It's the kind of thing that creates loyalty, and I will definitely continue to use Budget Blinds for future window treatments.

- Chicago, IL

Company Name: BUDGET BLINDS NORTH SHORE & NORTH CHICAGO Category: Window Treatments Services Performed: Yes * More Weight is given to a review where work has been completed. Work Completed Date: December 17, 2011 Hire Again: Yes Approximate Cost: $8,000.00 Home Build Year: 1973 Description Of Work: Andy came out to measure & recommend new honeycomb blinds for 2 bedrooms and one hall window. Our house is mid-century modern in style with large windows. Andy showed up on time, took measurements and had plenty of samples to show us. We chose black-out Hunter Douglas honeycomb shades with continuous loop pulls Member Comments: Andy and his wife, Stella, operate Budget Blinds North Shore. Stella answers the phone and sets up the appointments. You can also reach her via email and she does respond I also appreciated the reminder call the day before the scheduled appointment. Hunter Douglas makes a great product though they are pricey. We did receive a promotional $250 rebate however. The new blinds were installed in Dec. of 2011 by Andy and he took away the old ones. All went well until the Fall of 2012 when some of the continuos loop pulls came apart. Andy came out & fixed the ones he could and sent out 2 others back to HD. This is a common issue with these continuous loop pulls (they are thick) and was covered by HD. Andy & Stella worked hard to get the blinds back to working order and there was no additional charge. I highly recommend them.

- Wilmette, IL

I had extensive remodeling in my house and needed window treatments for almost all windows. I called Budget Blinds and they were very prompt to come out and measure my windows and suggest the appropriate treatments for my house. I also wanted everything installed before Thanksgiving. They were prompt, accurate and installation was excellent. Great company, excellent service. They even helped with the rebate paperwork! I would definitely use them again and recommend them to others.

- Winnetka , IL

Budget Blindes provided an estimate for Hunter Douglas Roller Shade type blinds on October 19th. Based on the estimate and Stella and Andy's professionalism we placed an order on the spot. We are seasoned home owners and knew that their estimate was very good. Andy told us that it took 3 weeks and he'd see us in three weeks. We didn't really believe that since we'd ordered blinds from other companies in the past and it took a lot longer than 3 weeks. You can imagine our surprise when we received a call last night--exactly 3 weeks--saying our blinds were in and when could we be home for installation.

- Chicago, IL

We love our new blinds! We live in a midrise with a great view. The sales person, Andy suggested a product to keep our view while blocking out the sun. They look great. He also recomended a type of shade in the bedrooms to block out all light, called honeycomb. We got estimates from a few places but Budget Blinds won with thier prices and advice. The installer was quick, clean and informative on how to care for them. VERY happy.

- Chicago, IL

I recently moved to Chicago and am renting a condo with no window treatments. After two months of looking at different options, I decided to go with Budget Blinds. I was a little nervous about dealing with a "salesman" but Andy came for the consultation and was very professional and helpful. Not at all salesy. I told him right off that I am renting, so I am not looking for anything fancy. I just need something basic to deal with the harsh afternoon sun. We went over several options, and he actually recommended the less expensive option of the two I was looking at based on what I said my needs were. I was pleasantly surprised at how accommodating and helpful Andy was. He came in today and put up my blinds. It took a little over half an hour, and they look

- Chicago, IL

I had a fabulous experience with Andy and Stella. I have to admit that it did take some initiative on my end to get the ball rolling. As previous reviewers, I had to call to follow up my order. Sort of annoying, yes, but Andy was phenomenal about suggestions in my price range and problem solving (I wanted babyproof block out shades) and even gave me a discount from my neighborhood flyer, even though I didn't have it. I had my blinds put in 3 years ago, and they still look great. AND, whenever I've had issues (like broken cord - my fault) they have been so responsive and fixed them without hassle AND adjusted all the blinds in my house. 5 stars all around!

- Chicago, IL

I have two skylights in my office that when left uncovered raise the temp of the entire place about 10 degrees in the afternoon. Standard off-the-shelf blinds are not an option for tilted skylights and the drywall around the windows is anything but straight. I'm relatively handy with a toolbox, but at 5'4", installing blinds on uneven surfaces 9' in the air is a bit beyond me. After shopping around, I found the prices at Home Depot & Lowe's to be comparable to Budget Blinds once the custom sizes, measurements and installation costs were all figured together. Andy was prompt to both appointments. He took off his shoes when he entered without my asking, and made no comment about my disastrous mess of an office. At the initial consultation he offered me the most economical options, and did not push me to get something more expensive and unnecessary. I was contacted promptly by the folks at their office when my blinds were ready. He even made an exception to his normal policy to come out on a Monday to do the installation, as that's the only day I can be home. He was able to finagle around my off-kilter drywall and get the blinds installed in about 20 minutes. A++ would window-dress again!

- Chicago, IL

We dealt with Andy@Budget Blinds. *The consultation was very well organized - with sufficient samples. *Got some shades for multiple rooms, the end product was exactly what was specified and the price was very competitive too. *During consultation they made some good suggestions based on our room size and requirements. *Am definately going to recommend them, the end product really does look great and much less expensive than fancy name brands. *Professional, on time, well priced, and great service.

- Chicago, IL


Budget Blinds Serving Chicago

Wilmette, IL


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Budget Blinds Serving Chicago 
Wilmette IL

This franchise is responsible for the following cities: Evanston, Wilmette, Winnetka, Northfield, Kenilworth, Lincolnwood

This franchise is responsible for the following zip codes: 60043, 60076, 60082, 60091, 60093, 60201, 60202, 60203, 60204, 60208, 60209, 60626, 60645, 60712
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