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Budget Blinds Sponsors DIY Network Blog Cabin 2014

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Budget Blinds® Becomes Proud Sponsor of the 2014 DIY Network Blog Cabin® 

Budget Blinds Provides Window Coverings for the Blog Cabin Home Renovation and Consumer Sweepstakes


Budget Blinds—the largest window coverings franchise in the nation—has become the exclusive window coverings sponsor of the 2014 DIY Network Blog Cabin, an annual interactive home building series and consumer sweepstakes. As part of the interactive process, DIY Network asks fans to vote on the design features of a home to be renovated and then invites eligible viewers to enter for a chance to win the finished residence. This year’s Blog Cabin was a historic 1920s era bungalow that was remodeled and relocated to a location by a lake in the beautiful city of Winter Haven, Florida.  

The 2014 DIY Network Blog Cabin follows an all-star team of renovation experts as they transform the original 1,700 square foot home into a dream vacation retreat boasting 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and a total of approximately 2,500 square feet of living space. The home also features a family room for entertaining and a sun room to take in the beautiful lakeside views.

As the window coverings sponsor, Budget Blinds will install 46 Enlightened Style™ cellular shades in the home to contribute to its amazing renovation. Cellular shades were chosen because of their inherent ability to create a warm and inviting environment by gently filtering sunlight. They also help insulate the home so it’s cooler in the summers and warmer in the winters. Tandem™ cellular shades were used in the den. These innovative window treatments combine a front shade with an independently operated back liner that can be lowered to any desired length for enhanced versatility in light and privacy control. This summer, the window coverings will be featured in DIY Network Blog Cabin episodes Sledgehammer, Mega Dens and the Blog Cabin 2014 One Hour Special. The air dates are: 

• Blog Cabin / Sledgehammer – Airs July 28th at 9:30 pm PT/ET
• Blog Cabin / Mega Dens – Airs August 18th at 9:30 pm PT/ET
• Blog Cabin One Hour Special – Airs September 8th at 9 pm PT/ET

Budget Blinds would like to thank its vendor partner, Custom Brands Group, for donating the cellular shades used in this year’s DIY Network Blog Cabin. It would also like to thank franchisee Nelson McCullough of Budget Blinds serving Lakeland Highlands for measuring and installing the window treatments. 

“The 2014 DIY Network Blog Cabin is a great opportunity for us to put our products on display and help renovate a lakeside home for one lucky winner,” said Chad Hallock, President and CEO of Budget Blinds. “We feel our window coverings will add to the home’s overall luxurious feel while providing added benefits for the homeowners to enjoy.” 

Starting July 28th, eligible viewers and fans can enter online for a chance to win the fully renovated 2014 DIY Network Blog Cabin by visiting www.DIYNetwork.com/BlogCabin. Here they can also find additional episode airdates and a virtual tour of the home.

Professional Blinds Installation from Budget Blinds

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Have More Fun in the Sun and Less Sun in the Home this Summer with Professional Blinds Installation

With summertime now in full swing, it’s time for you and your loved ones to finally take a break, relax, and enjoy some fun in the sun. Don’t let household maintenance hassles interfere by complicating your schedule at the expense of quality time with your family and friends. Home improvement services from professionals in your area can help free up your time and energy so you can put it to good use this summer!

Household blinds installation projects are great for summer and continue to be a popular home improvement choice for homeowners during this time of year. There are countless benefits to updating your home’s window coverings over the summer and the help and support of a professional blinds installation service makes these benefits more accessible than ever.

Updating your home’s window coverings is an incredibly effective way to make your home both more visually pleasing and more comfortable since they can help keep you cool and relaxed during the warmer, longer days of summer. Window coverings are available in multiple energy-saving varieties with styles and designs to match virtually any interior décor. These energy-saving window treatments, such as shutters and cellular shades, offer superior insulation benefits to help deflect UV rays and protect against heat gain. Create a comfortable environment for friends and family to enjoy, without having to turn to costly air conditioning systems, with professional installation service this summer.

Your new set of stylish and functional energy-efficient window treatments will help keep your home feeling more comfortable and enjoyable during the scorching summer heat; having a local professional help with your blinds installation will make the process smoother than you could have ever imagined. We know summer schedules can get hectic and much needed household repairs and improvements can quickly add up, leaving you with little time to find reliable contractors.

Budget Blinds is here to help; our blinds installation professionals come straight to your home and handle all the measuring and installation for you. They also serve as style consultants and help you choose the best products and styles to bring out the best in your home. Get started on your energy-saving window treatments for the summer with the ease of a professional blinds installation from a Budget Blinds in your area today!

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Energy-saving Shutters from Budget Blinds

 

Exterior Solar Screens & Window Screens

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Solar Screens Provide the Proper Protection Your Home Needs This Summer

With summer in full swing, it’s time to prep your home for the hot summer months. While you’re putting on sunscreen at the beach to protect yourself from the sun, think of your home interiors as needing the same type of protection.

Solar rays can cause more damage to your home than meets the eye, so it’s important to put extra protection on the exterior of your home to ensure the interior remains undamaged. Exterior solar screens are a great solution to this problem!

Window screens are one of the most popular choices for homeowners due to their customized design that allows them to fit effortlessly into most any window. Exterior solar screens provide added protection against harmful UV rays to keep your interiors from fading. Their ability to filter a high percentage of the sun’s heat and glare helps protect outdoor or indoor furniture from damage while also helping to keep the space at a comfortable temperature year round.

Here’s why you need to install exterior solar screens this summer:
• Keep out those bothersome outdoor pests, allergens, dirt and debris
• Help you save on those costly air conditioning bills by deflecting heat
• Allow comfortable fresh air to circulate through a room
• Can be installed on the outside of your windows, patios and porches
• Can be combined with standard window coverings such as blinds or shades
• Reduce glare from the sun which is beneficial for rooms with computer monitors and TVs

Solar screens are what your home needs this summer, and for a limited time, Budget Blinds is offering 15% off* exterior solar screens. Visit www.budgetblinds.com to contact an experienced Budget Blinds style consultant and learn about the uses and benefits of exterior solar screens.

*Offer good on selected Signature Series® window treatments and exterior solar screens. At participating franchises only. Valid at time of initial estimate. Not valid with any other offers, discounts or coupons. Some restrictions may apply. Ask for details. Offer available for a limited time only. 

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Exterior Solar Screens from Budget Blinds

Plantation Shutters for Independence Day

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Achieve the Classic American Look with Plantation Shutters

If you’ve been thinking about updating your home décor, why not start just in time for Independence Day? Display your American roots using stylish home décor pieces like plantation shutters!

Plantation shutters have been used for many years to give homes that classic American country look. One of the great things about these window coverings is that they can efficiently block out the sun’s harmful UV rays while adding a touch of style to any room in your home.

Available in a variety of shapes, styles and finishes, there are many ways you can incorporate the timeless look of plantation shutters to uniquely complement your décor. Many homeowners prefer the look and feel of plantation wood shutters over traditional window shutters due to their ability to provide a wider view when opened. So, if you’re looking for window coverings that won’t sacrifice your beautiful outside view, plantation shutters may be the perfect option. Here are some decorating ideas to get you started:

Use Vertical Plantation Shutters in Your Bathroom for Optimal Privacy
Since privacy is an essential component of any bathroom, vertical plantation shutters are a great option for providing optimal privacy and light control. In addition, they are available in moisture-resistant styles ideal for bathrooms where humidity and wet conditions are often found.

Use Decorative Plantation Shutters in Your Kitchen to Add a Touch of Style
Decorative plantation shutters are an effective option for windows with design character. Dress up your kitchen windows with the refined and stylish look of plantation shutters to pull together your décor. You have the power to control the privacy levels in your home with these sleek shutters, especially if your kitchen windows are street-facing.

Use Dark Plantation Wood Shutters to Complement a Room’s Wood Furnishings
If you have a room with wood furnishings, consider using dark plantation wood shutters to amplify your décor. Available in any size or shape, these shutters are a great way to bring your room together while allowing as little or as much light in as you want.

Use Classic White Plantation Shutters to Brighten Up a Room
Just as dark plantation wood shutters mesh well in rooms with dark furnishings, classic white plantation shutters offer the same effect. Brighten up a room while controlling light and airflow with beautiful white plantation shutters that add a classic finish to your home.

Whether you choose real wood or composite wood, it’s easy to enjoy these timeless, classic window coverings. Plantation shutters can be customized with different slat sizes, opening systems, paints, stains and more to blend in perfectly with your style. Contact a Budget Blinds style consultant today at www.budgetblinds.com for a complimentary in-home consultation. Have a happy 4th of July! 

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4th of July Tips from Budget Blinds

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Budget Blinds Offers Tips to Help Ensure a Safe and Happy 4th of July Weekend for the Whole Family

Celebrate this 4th of July with friends and family in an environment full of joy, patriotism and most importantly, safety! See the helpful tips and tricks below from Budget Blinds to make the best out of the holiday weekend.

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Window Design Inspiration from Budget Blinds

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Interior Decorating Designs Inspired by Your Home’s View

One of the most difficult tasks people face when decorating the interior of their home is deciding on color schemes and materials. When decorating a home, especially the windows, it’s recommended that you consider the inside of the home and the home’s visible outside landscape a single entity. This new and unique perspective is extremely helpful when contemplating what types of window coverings would work organically with your home. Need some additional window design insight? Check out these 3 common window views and how you can complement them with the right window covering solutions:

Sunny Beach and Bay Views
By Style: Pair multiple sheer window draperies in shades of white and blue. Your living room will become one with the sea!
By Benefit: Consider covering your windows with UV blocking window film. This will protect your furniture against damaging sun exposure that can lead to bleaching of wood stain and paint.

Forest and Meadow Views
By Style: Match nature’s beauty with wooden slats that are harvested from sustainable-yield forests.
By Benefit: Consider decorating your home with eco-friendly window treatments that use organic and recycled materials. Not only will you be giving back to Mother Nature, but many of these materials are also energy-efficient.

Busy City Views
By Style: Reflect the city’s modern art deco architecture with motorized cellular shades paired with a box valence for added symmetry.
By Benefit: City streets tend to be noisy! Protect yourself from sound pollution by investing in drapes that use thicker fabrics.

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Trendy Window Treatments by Signature Series

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Budget Blinds Signature Series Has a Whole Lot to Offer

At Budget Blinds, we strive to offer the highest quality window treatments around. Our goal is for our customers to be completely satisfied with not only our outstanding customer service, but the products they are purchasing as well. That’s where our Signature Series® line comes in. Signature Series is an exclusive Budget Blinds product line that makes it simple for you to find the trendiest, well-made window treatments available. New products are introduced by the brand frequently, allowing our Style Consultants to offer the most innovative, top-quality products on the market. We hope that our Signature Series line inspires you just as much it inspires us.

Within the Signature Series family is the Signature Murano® line of fabric blinds, the Signature Illusions® line of transitional window shades, and Signature Series protective window film.

Signature Murano fabric blinds are composed of sturdy polyester and topped off with a dust-fighting coat so they can keep their good looks all year round. And the best part? They provide optimal light filtering capabilities and privacy levels.
  
The Signature Illusions line features a beautiful selection of innovative window shades that gives you the control over the privacy and light filtering levels. Not only do they add a stylish accent to your décor, but they also require little maintenance while giving you the most privacy possible.

Signature Series window film is designed to reduce furniture damage from sunlight while adding a significant layer of window protection to your home. While windows are great for letting in natural light, it’s important to make sure everything inside your home stays protected. Our window films take the job of filtering out the harsh sunlight and providing that extra layer of protection.
  
Looking for even more inspiration? Check out the 2014 Budget Blinds design guide which features many of our Signature Series window treatments, along with customization options and fabric choices. If you see something you really like, we’ll provide you with free swatch samples that are sent directly to your home.
  
Contact us today to take advantage of our Summer Sale Event happening now! Schedule a free in-home consultation and learn more about the fabric blinds, window shades, and protective window film in our Signature Series line.

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