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Budget Blinds Window Coverings Featured on DIY Blog Cabin

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Budget Blinds Window Coverings Help Renovate the DIY Network’s Blog Cabin on the Latest Episode of Sledgehammer Invades Blog Cabin 2014  

No home renovation project is complete without a beautiful set of window coverings to act as the icing on the cake. Not only can window coverings enhance the overall décor, they can also serve as a focal point to open up a home’s outside view. On the latest episode of DIY Network’s Blog Cabin: Sledgehammer Invades Blog Cabin 2014, Budget Blinds window coverings did just that!

On this episode, DIY experts and hosts, Jason Cameron and Chris Grundy, took sledgehammers to the first floor of the Blog Cabin and demolished three walls, an outdated bathroom and an old set of stairs; the end result was a bright and open first floor. The new space revealed stunning views of the nearby lake and Enlightened Style® cellular shades from Budget Blinds were installed to preserve the view and provide additional insulation.

Cellular shades are an excellent option when renovating a home. They have the ability to complement virtually any décor and are built with small honeycomb-shaped pockets or “cells” designed to keep air from either entering or escaping the home. This provides insulation to help keep homes cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Plus, when the shades are drawn open, they give a room an airy feel and provide full views of the outdoors.

If you are not a big do-it-yourselfer, professionals from Budget Blinds—like Nelson McCullough of Budget Blinds serving Lakeland Highlands who worked in conjunction with the DIY Blog Cabin team—can come to your home and expertly measure and install window coverings for you. Budget Blinds offers a wide variety of window coverings from many trusted manufacturing partners, including Custom Brands Group who donated the products used in the 2014 Blog Cabin.

As a proud sponsor of the 2014 DIY Network Blog Cabin, Budget Blinds and the DIY Network would like to invite eligible viewers and fans to enter online for a chance to win the fully renovated 2014 DIY Network Blog Cabin by visiting www.DIYNetwork.com/BlogCabin. Here you can also find behind the scenes footage, a virtual walkthrough of the home, and learn more about cellular shades and other products used.

Request a complimentary in-home consultation from your local Budget Blinds Style Consultant for help with choosing the right window coverings for your own home renovation. They’ll provide inspiration and bring samples right to your door.

Budget Blinds Franchisee Nelson McCullough Installing Cellular Shades on the Set of Blog Cabin

Layered Window Treatment Design Ideas

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Layering Window Treatments Creates an Elegant Look to Last a Lifetime

Fashion gurus know that layering different pieces is the key to creating a lasting look that’s stylish and cohesive. This longstanding rule of fashion design doesn’t just apply to outfits, it’s an equally effective way to tailor your interior designs to create a charmingly cohesive aesthetic that’s built to last. Adding unique style elements like valances, curtain rods, window film, and more, creates eye-catching appeal that effortlessly complements your existing décor.

Valances are one of the most popular options for homeowners looking for a stylish layered look. Valances are a relatively easy and low-cost addition to existing window treatments like drapes or curtains, and help create a refined and luxurious look in any room. Create a dramatic focal point in a formal room with printed fabrics, tassel trim, or fringe lining on your desired valances. If you’re looking for a more contemporary look, opt for sleek valances and pair them with textured roller shades in coordinating fabrics.

Don’t forget the small stuff when it comes to layering your window treatments and creating the perfect look. Curtain rods and hardware may seem like minor accents, but when customized to match cohesively, they add even more beauty and appeal to the room. Drapery hooks, tassels, cleats, finials, and curtain rods are just some of the many window treatment accessories that can be tailored to match the texture, color palette, and aesthetic of your home to create a big impact!

Window film is a lesser known décor enhancer in the world of window treatments and interior design. Decorative window film can be a subtle or impactful addition to any existing window treatment that also acts as a protective barrier against harmful UV rays that can damage furniture over time. From etched patterns to stained glass designs, there are countless window films available to add another layer of style to your home’s windows.

Your home’s windows are a great place to start when looking to create a cohesive and layered interior design scheme. The furniture, appliances, hardware, and even structural elements of your home can be a source of inspiration for impactful style additions. Layering window treatments is not only a great way to create your own designer home on a budget, but it also provides added benefits like better light control and heightened privacy levels. Get started on your perfectly layered look today with a free in-home consultation.

Roman Shade Layered with a Valance

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

ORANGE, CA - 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!

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. 


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! 


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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