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Celebrate Earth Day with Eco-Friendly Treatments by Budget Blinds

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Harness the Spirit of Earth Day with Eco-friendly Window Treatments for Your Home

Nowadays, it can be tough to reduce your carbon footprint. With the population continually rising and the environment constantly changing, many people don’t even realize the impact they make on the environment. Fortunately, there are simple ways you can take action – in your home and other places - to make the environment a much “greener” place. With Earth Day coming up on April 22nd, celebrate YOUR environment by making simple changes in your household using sustainable, eco-friendly materials in your home. 

At Budget Blinds, our goal is to find the ideal combination of style and sustainability when it comes to window coverings. Because of this, we constantly look for ways to find the most eco-friendly, sustainable products for your home to support a healthy environment. We use 100% recyclable packaging materials to ship our products and the majority of our non-wood product materials can also be recycled. Here are just a few of the eco-friendly window treatments you can use in your home:

Wood Blinds

Eco-friendly wood blinds shield incoming sunlight, reduce solar heat gain in the hot summer months and protect your furniture from heat. The wood materials are produced using timber from certified sustainable forests. Using these blinds can help reduce those costly energy bills and cut down on the use of harmful materials. Add the natural beauty of wood to any room to tie your décor together with ease. 

Wood Shutters

Show your style while also keeping the environment in mind with wood shutters. Constructed with eco-friendly materials and processes, wood shutters can make the perfect addition to any room in your home, while adding warmth and energy savings. 

Tandem Woven Woods Shades

Eco-friendly tandem woven wood shades provide endless benefits for your home. With an operational roller shade installed on the back of the woven wood, you can enable room darkening or light filtering for optimal levels of privacy. 

Motorized Blinds

Motorized blinds using Somfy® motorization can provide endless benefits for your home. Not only are they easy to maintain, but they can also help you save money on your monthly energy bills. Installing automation for your motorized blinds when you’re not home can also help limit the amount of incoming sunlight resulting in less cooling costs. 

The Budget Blinds Advantage

Our Signature Series® products are produced in facilities that abide by environmentally-friendly practices to support “green” initiatives. You can feel confident that our eco-friendly products will provide multiple benefits for your home and provide the perfect blend of style and sustainability. 

Additionally, window treatments installed appropriately can reduce heat loss by as much 25 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy*. 

There are many ways you can reduce your carbon footprint. Contact a Budget Blinds representative today for a complimentary in-home consultation. And don’t forget to celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd!

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Source: www.energy.gov

Budget Blinds Helps you Balance your Home with These Tips

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4 Quick Fixes for Creating Home Harmony

Your home is a place for you to relax and unwind. Living in a cluttered and unorganized space can make you feel more stressed and overwhelmed. Fortunately, there are simple ways you can improve your home to achieve a more balanced and productive life. To save time and energy, Budget Blinds has put together these four interior design ideas for your window coverings, walls, and floor plan that work together in harmony to create balance in your home:

1. Install the Perfect Window Treatment

You may have never thought that window coverings could greatly impact the energy and feel in your home. Here are some examples of what the right window treatment can do for your home:

Vertical Blinds can be stacked tightly, taking up less space and allowing you to take full advantage of your view. When they are closed, they effectively shield incoming sunlight while giving you greater privacy. 

Solar shades are an effective shield against solar heat, which helps keep those costly cooling expenses down. In addition to being energy-efficient, solar shades reduce glare and gently filter light to provide you with just the right ambience. 

Roller shades are available in an assortment of colors, fabrics and decorative options. They are extremely easy to operate, affordable and have diverse light filtering options.

Drapes offer a softening touch over the hard edges of window frames. Depending on their fabric, drapes can add an extra layer of insulation and help to block incoming sunlight.

Cellular shades offer various types of light filtration and cordless options, making them safe for children and pets. They also provide an insulating later to help keep your rooms at an ideal temperature. 

2. Reorganize Clutter

Make your home a clutter-free zone by organizing everything you can, especially the essentials you use every day (keys, purse, cell phone, clothing, household cleaning supplies, etc.). Knowing where things are can help take an extra weight off your shoulders – similar to that accomplished feeling of crossing something off your to-do list. Placing labels on containers is a great way to remind you of where specific items belong.

3. Repaint and Renew

Sometimes, your home needs a simple interior design refresh to create more harmony; this can be as simple as painting a room. Give a room a fresh coat of paint, clean the windows so you can get a clear view, or replace the curtains to instantly renew any room. Colors can inspire different moods, and choosing the right colors for your home can greatly increase harmony.

4. Include Uplifting Elements for Every Room

A room’s energy can become much more powerful with an inspiring and uplifting aesthetic, especially in a room you spend most of your time in. For example, hang a painting by your favorite artist or a picture of your family in your bedroom or entry way to bring positive energy into your home. 

Following quick fixes like these will allow you and your family to lead a more peaceful and balanced life. Harmonizing your home can help eliminate stress from your busy schedules while nurturing your mind and body.   

See if you can handle what your home has in store for you by playing our “Click it to Fix It” interactive Facebook game. You’ll learn about the benefits of various window treatments through an entertaining platform so you can make an educated decision on the ideal window coverings for your home. To download “Click it to Fix It,” visit: https://apps.facebook.com/bbclickittofixit/

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Budget Blinds at the Home Expressions Show

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Budget Blinds Participates in a Hockey Themed Man Cave at the Home Expressions Show 

Working with trusted vendor partner Shade-O-Matic, Budget Blinds is now able to print all 30 NHL team logos on our custom line of roller shades for hockey fans throughout Canada! To promote the effort, Budget Blinds participated in the Home Expressions Show which took place April 4th – 6th in Winnipeg, Manitoba!

Shade-O-Matic sponsored a hockey man-cave at the show that was designed by Jackie Morra. Jackie Morra is the owner of Jackie Morra Interiors. She is also a speaker on the HGTV home show stages and creates special features at various home shows across Canada.

The 2000 square foot man-cave was decked out from top to bottom with unique hockey memorabilia and even featured a synthetic ice rink outside for home show guests to skate on. Budget Blinds added the finishing touch by installing roller shades with Canadian hockey team logos printed on them. A special thanks to Budget Blinds franchisees Ron and Ruth Herman for installing the roller shades and answering questions from visitors.

“Budget Blinds is very excited to offer NHL branded roller shades to hockey-loving customers,” said Tracy Christman, Vice President of Vendor Alliance at Budget Blinds. “The hockey man-cave at the Home Expressions Show was a success and helped showcase the wide breadth of customizable products we offer!”

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Budget Blinds NHL Roller Shades at Home Expressions Show

Window Covering Treatments Can Help You Save Energy

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Save Energy This Spring with Window Treatments 

Help make your home more energy-efficient by incorporating different type of window covering treatments such as cellular shades, insulating drapes, roman shades, and fabric blinds!

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Budget Blinds' Anniversary Sale

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It’s the Biggest Sale Event of the Year at Budget Blinds

Buy more and save more during our Anniversary Sale Event! Save on beautiful window coverings backed by our "No Questions Asked Warranty" plus free in-home personal design consultations! Choose from hundreds of blinds, shades, shutters, drapes and more. There’s never been a better time to save on window coverings!

To learn more about this exciting event, listen to our radio ads now: US Radio, Canada Radio!

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Budget Blinds Launches New Facebook Game

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Budget Blinds Launches New Interactive Online Game “Click It to Fix It”

Leading Window Coverings Franchise Develops Facebook Game to Entertain and Educate Consumers

ORANGE, CA – Budget Blinds, a leading provider of custom blinds and window coverings, is excited to announce the release of their “Click it to Fix It” Facebook game.

The game challenges players to maintain a comfortable home environment by clicking on items that are creating an imbalance. Items include windows, cabinets, lights and appliances. When these items flash red, players must click on them to rack up points and obtain fun upgrades and power-ups. The pace quickly becomes fast and furious and if you don’t click items in time, it’s game over. At the end of the game, players can share their scores with Facebook friends.

Currently, more than 260 million people play Facebook games each month, and Budget Blinds has adopted a forward-thinking approach by getting in on online gaming as a method of highlighting their products and services to a large social media savvy demographic.

The Budget Blinds “Click It to Fix It” game differentiates itself by not only providing an entertaining pastime, but also by educating consumers on the benefits of the various window coverings the company carries such as blinds, draperies, shutters, and cellular shades. These benefits include insulation to keep the home cool in the summer and warm in the winter, light filtration, energy efficiency, child safety, privacy control, and eco-friendly products.

“A large amount of our target audience is active on social media and we thought this was an excellent approach to further engage and interact with them,” said Chad Hallock, CEO of Budget Blinds. “When we saw how fun the game was, we knew consumers would find value in it because it also allows them to learn about the great benefits that come with window coverings.”

Facebook has found success for some time in the gaming circuit by allowing players to interact and compete with their friends across multiple platforms. Budget Blinds’ “Click It to Fix It’ game allows them to do that by sharing their scores with friends. To play Budget Blinds’ “Click It to Fix It” Facebook game, CLICK HERE.

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Privacy Window Treatment Ideas

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How The Latest Window Treatments Offer More Than Just A Pretty View

Investing in a home is a big step for many families, but one that offers countless rewards as you and your loved ones watch the time and energy you put into the house transform it into a comfortable and inviting space that evolves with the ever-changing needs of your growing family. There are countless opportunities available, from household DIY projects to large-scale handyman services, to tweak and tailor your home so that it continually provides the upmost for you and your family. Updating your home’s window treatments for instance, is an incredibly effective way to renew the entire look and feel of a house without the need for costly renovation services. Here’s a quick look into some of the latest and most popular window treatment ideas and the wide range of benefits they offer in addition to their superior style and design attributes.

•Security: professional window treatments offer your home protection from prying eyes and unwanted attention. Your home is your sanctuary, and there’s no better way to feel safe and secure than with flexible and easy to operate window treatments that serve dual-roles in blocking out visibility when closed while still letting you enjoy views and natural light when opened. If security is a concern for your family, cellular shades, plantation shutters, or vertical blinds are all great options – especially for street facing windows or rooms.

•Sustainability: taking care of our planet’s resources is becoming a top concern for many families across the country. If you fall into this category, take a look at new eco-friendly window treatment ideas that utilize natural and sustainable resources that can include 100% recyclable materials and “green” certifications. Redesigning your home with eco-friendly window treatments like blackout blinds or insulating roman shades can also help you cut down on costly energy expenses and further reduce your family’s environmental footprint, a win-win for you and for Mother Nature.

•Safety: first-time homeowners or families expecting new additions to the household may be significantly concerned with safety as their top priority. Avoid dangerous safety risks for small-children or pets that have been associated with loose, dangling cords or hard-to-reach controls with the convenience of cordless or motorized window treatments. Child-safe blinds are one of the many ways new technology is helping modern window treatments better serve the needs of growing families.

Whether you’re looking to add the latest advancements in security, safety, sustainability to your home, or simply looking for a flexible and functional way to redesign your home’s unique style, there are countless window treatment ideas for you to begin your search with. No need to hassle with intrusive construction or remodeling projects when a new set of window treatments can create just the look you want without the mess or costs. To learn more about what window treatments are available to serve your home’s unique needs schedule your free in-home consultation from Budget Blinds today!

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