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Happy New Year! Renew, Refresh and Revive With Budget Blinds® of Enfield

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With the holiday season over, it’s time to think about renewing, reviving and refreshing your window treatments.  Window treatments add form (beautiful fabrics, pattern, texture and color) as well as functionality (insulation value, light filtering and room darkening qualities) to any room.  Since winter is upon us, you may want to consider the energy efficient qualities of honeycomb (also known as cellular) shades.  At the same time, take advantage of our Signature Series® sale:  Buy one honeycomb/cellular shade and get the second at 60% off!   

Why cellular shades?  Cellular shades are the most insulating shades you can buy. Air circulates through the “cells” and forms a barrier between your glass and the cold (or hot) weather.  The cells keep your heat from escaping through the glass.  They add almost five R-value points to your window, which is like pulling a blanket over the glass.   Options include small single cell, large single cell or double cells.  Budget Blinds can help you decide which cell size is right for your window.  Coordinate horizontal cellular shades with top-down and bottom-up along with vertical applications that slide left and right for sliding glass or French doors.  Cellular shades can be motorized for hard to reach windows.  Our most popular option is cordless, which makes these shades child and pet safe.

There are plenty of light filtering or room darkening fabrics to match your décor.  Our design consultants bring samples and solutions into your home making it easy to shop for your home, from your home.  We help narrow the choices and have a product for every budget.  The best part is being able to see the samples in your own window, so you can visualize the end result. 

Once you decide on the cellular fabric, you may feel that’s all the room needs.  Or you may want to soften the edges of the windows with ready-made or custom drapes, we offer thousands of fabrics that can be previewed on-line or in our showroom.  Consider too rod mounted or board mounted valances for additional style.  Wood and metal hardware is the jewelry that finishes the look.  Don’t worry about fit:  we expertly measure and install for you!

If you’d like an advance look at many of the products and fabrics offered, visit our showroom at 21A South Road, Route 83, Somers, CT from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday’s by appointment. 

For more information, and to schedule a complimentary in-home consultation, visit www.BudgetBlinds.com/Enfield or call 860.265.3900.

Holiday Company is Coming! Get your Windows Ready with Budget Blinds!

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The scene is set: beautiful tablecloth, good china, autumn centerpiece. Yet, something is missing. The table looks great but the window treatments look tired. Not to mention this time of year the sun will be streaming in past all the trees that no longer have leaves, leaving your guests squinting and your woodwork fading! Fear not – we make shopping for window treatments fun and easy. 

 Our design consultants bring samples and solutions into your home so you can match to your woodwork and décor. We help narrow the choices and have a product for every budget. The best part is being able to see the samples in your own window, so you can visualize the end result. Budget Blinds has a vast selection of window covering solutions including shades, blinds, shutters and drapes. For shades we offer insulating honeycombs in colors to coordinate, fabric roman & woven wood shades, fabric light-filtering and black-out roller, window shadings/silhouettes, illusions and more. Not to mention wood and faux wood blinds in stain and paint colors to warm a room or blend with your woodwork. Our plantation shutters come in 2 ½, 3 ½ and 4 ½ inch louvers to allow the sun in and add privacy café style with a divider rail. We offer thousands of fabrics for custom draperies, valances and cornices. We also offer a line of ready-made drapes in 84”, 96” or 108” lengths. Hard to reach windows? We motorize all products mentioned and can put them on timers or tie them into your home automation systems. 

 There’s still time to complete your holiday ambiance with the right window treatments. Need ideas or not sure where to start? Visit our showroom at 21A South Road, Route 83, Somers, CT from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday’s by appointment. 

 We will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 29th for Small Business Saturday. Stop into the Showroom or call and book your appointment on 11/29/14, for the month of December, and get an extra 5% off your order. 

For more information, and to schedule a complimentary in-home consultation, visit www.BudgetBlinds.com/Enfield or call 860.265.3900. 

 Budget Blinds of Enfield Phone: 860-265-3900 Consultations M-Sat. By Appointment 

Showroom Hours 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. M-F Saturdays by Appointment 

OPEN 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Small Business Saturday 11/29/14 21A South Road, Somers, CT. (Across the street from Dunkin Donuts on Route 83).

Budget Blinds® of Enfield Announces Showroom Grand Opening

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Budget Blinds serving Enfield and surrounding towns is pleased to announce the grand opening of their showroom in Somers, CT.  The showroom houses several varieties of blinds, shades and shutters as well as drapery styles and fabrics.  Customers are welcome to come to the showroom to gain ideas of what they might like to see in their homes and offices. 

 Showroom Wall

The showroom supplements our free in-home consultation and adds to the experience by helping clients narrow their choices before the appointment.  We welcome customers to visit the showroom between the hours of 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday’s by appointment.  The showroom is located at 21A South Road, Somers, CT.  (Across the street from Dunkin Donuts on Route 83).

The Budget Blinds concept is unique in that consumers can schedule free in-home consultations. Using a comprehensive collection of sample books, Style Consultants bring the showroom into a consumer’s home so they can better determine what works best with their existing decor. They also provide complete measuring and installation services backed by a no questions asked product warranty. This complete approach creates a one-stop-shop for everything window coverings.

 “We eliminate the guesswork and stress of venturing out into multiple stores by bringing hundreds of samples with us and exploring different window covering options tailored to the homeowner’s needs,” said Laurie Mongillo, co-owner, Budget Blinds of Enfield.  “The process of holding samples in the windows helps the client to visualize the end-result.”

An additional element that makes the Budget Blinds franchise system unique is that we serve commercial clients through our exclusive brand BB Commercial Solutions (BBCS).  Whether a client is seeking child-safe, environmentally friendly, energy efficient or fire retardant window coverings, BBCS will have a tailored solution ready for them. From restaurants to retail stores, hotels to schools, the division will provide quality window treatments to any type of business or institution.    

“With brands like BBCS and Inspired Drapes, Budget Blinds is able to meet the window covering needs of any client, whether they are a home or business owner,” said Mongillo.   “It’s all about helping customers improve and beautify their surroundings by providing quality window treatments in a most convenient manner and backed by exceptional service.”   To learn more about the Budget Blinds of Enfield, and to schedule a free in-home consultation, call 860.265.3900 or visit www.budgetblinds.com/enfield

Budget Blinds of Enfield  
Phone: 860-265-3900 
Showroom Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. M-F, Saturday’s by Appt. 
Free In-Home Consultations by Appt.



Budget Blinds of Enfield Enhances Home Automation with Motorized Window Treatments

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 Budget Blinds of Enfield Enhances Home Automation

with Motorized Window Treatments 

Home automation increases efficiency and safety within a home, saving consumers time and giving them peace of mind. Budget Blinds keeps with these fundamental benefits by allowing homeowners to open and close their window treatments with the touch of a button.


Ron and Laurie Mongillo, window coverings experts and Owners of Budget Blinds serving North Central CT and Western MA, offers the following top 6 advantages to motorizing window coverings:

1. Privacy: You can program your window coverings to open in the day and close at night for privacy.

2. Convenience: Motorization is great for hard to reach windows or for rooms with several windows.

3. Extended Product Life: Motorization reduces the wear and tear that comes from manual operation.

4. Child-safety: Eliminates dangling window covering cords which can pose a hazard for small children and pets.

5. Energy-efficiency: You can program your window coverings to close when the sun is glaring to reduce solar heat gain, thus minimizing your dependence on air conditioning systems.

6. Light control: From a remote control, you can open your window coverings to let in more light while reading, or close them to reduce the sun’s glare while watching your favorite show.

Almost all Budget Blinds window treatments can be motorized including shutters, blinds, shades and its Inspired Drapes® line of contemporary curtains and draperies. Motorized window treatment control options include timers, wall switches and remote controls.

“Home automation is here to stay, especially now that automation systems are more affordable and less complex,” said Laurie. “Our motorized window coverings simplify operation and allow you to control your window coverings from home with a touch of a button and from afar with home automation apps.”

In order to encourage window treatment motorization amongst consumers, Budget Blinds serving North Central CT and Western MA is launching its Motorization Sale Event which runs from August 4rd through September 28th, 2014. The event lets homeowners save hundreds of dollars when they add motorization, plus, they will receive one free selected Signature Series® window covering with the purchase of three. For more information, and to schedule a complimentary in-home consultation, visit Budget Blinds.com/Enfield or call 860.265.3900 for your free in-home consultation.


Budget Blinds of Enfield Moving Soon to New Offices

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Local Franchise Provides Area Residents with Convenient Window Treatment Shopping Service

Budget Blinds of Enfield is excited to announce they are moving to a new location in the heart of Somers, CT.  The offices will house their sales service team as well as a sampling of window covering choices.  The new location will allow customers to visit the showroom and learn more about window coverings, draperies, shutters and commercial products offered. 

Once seeing the showroom, clients can then book a convenient free in-home consultation where design consultants will bring the showroom to the customer’s home or office.  The free consultation includes measuring windows, holding products in the windows and assisting with choosing the treatments that will enhance the existing decor. 

“The task of picking out window coverings can be overwhelming”, said Laurie, Budget Blinds of Enfield. “We help clients choose the treatments that will best meet their window covering challenges.  We listen to the wants and needs and take into consideration form and function. Our job is to help our clients find the best products to work within their budgets.  We are called Budget Blinds because we have a product for every budget.  Our warranties are also the best in the industry.  Installations are also part of our service.  Most treatments are available in 2-3 weeks with shutters taking 5-6 weeks.”

Homeowners can make the most of their visit to the showroom or their complimentary in-home consultation with Budget Blinds by answering the following questions:

1.         What window covering is on the window now – horizontal blind, mini-blind, vertical blind, window shading, cellular shade, roller shade, shutters?

2.         What do you like or dislike about the current window treatment?

3.         How will the room and window be used?

4.         How much light control do you need in the room?

5.         Is energy efficiency a concern?

6.         How much privacy would you like your window treatments to provide?  Or is a privacy not an issue but rather the view and sun control are most important?

7.         Are there small children or pets in the home?

8.         Are there any other considerations we need to be made aware of, e.g. two story windows, need for easy access to controls, desire to enhance security? 

9.         Are you interested in Custom Drapes, Cornices and Valances? We want to allocate enough time to tie in the window shades, blinds or shutters with the appropriate style, color and texture of fabric. We also carry decorative curtain rods and finials.

10.        Are you interested in green products such as woven wood shades?

“It’s all about helping customers improve and beautify their homes and offices by providing quality window treatments in a convenient location with exceptional service,” said Mongillo.   The new showroom, located at 21A South Street (across the street from Dunkin Donuts) is set to open in early August.


About Budget Blinds Serving Enfield and Vicinity

Budget Blinds of Enfield began operation in 2012 and is owned and operated by Somers residents, Ron and Laurie Mongillo. The company proudly serves homeowners and businesses from North Central CT and Western MA by offering complimentary in-home estimates and consultations, professional measuring and installation, and a rich selection of quality window treatments including shutters, blinds, draperies, shades, custom curtains and window film.  Budget Blinds works with leading window covering manufacturers, such as Norman Shutters™, Lafayette, and offers its own private label line of window treatments, Signature Series and Enlightened Style by Budget Blinds®. For more information on Budget Blinds serving Enfield please call 860.265.3900 or visit www.budgetblinds.com/Enfield.  Follow them on Facebook/BudgetBlindsofEnfield and Twitter:  BBofEnfield


Keep the Winter Chill at Bay with Budget Blinds of Enfield

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 Window Coverings Keep Homes Cozier During Winter 

“Baby it’s cold outside.” – Not just a popular Christmas Carol but a bleak fact as we head into the coldest part of winter.  What can homeowner’s do to make sure that heat is not escaping through their doors and windows?  Window treatments are the best way to stay warm this winter.

Winter Photo

Consider that most insulation in your walls has an R-value of approximately 8-13 pts.  By adding the right energy efficient treatment to a door or window, you are adding 5 R-value points to your window.  That’s like pulling a blanket over them!

So where to begin?

The type of window treatment you choose is important. One of the best single window treatment solution for insulating a cellular shade. A double cell shade is more effective at preventing heat loss, but double cells also block more light from entering the room.

Do you have a sliding glass door or French door? Consider vertical cellular shades.  The unique honeycomb feature traps the air inside, forming a barrier to the cold outside.  This will help keep your home warmer and reduce your heating bills…making your windows more energy efficient.

Fabric roman shades are lined and add a pop of color to your window.  You can opt for thermal sateen and premium blackout liners to add more insulation.  The texture of woven wood shades also comes with fabric liners – either standard light filtering or heavier blackout liners.  These layers also help to keep the cold out.

•            Snugly-fitted window treatments that are fitted inside the window frame are more efficient than those mounted outside the frame at keeping warmed air away from chilled glass.  

•            Appropriately installed window treatments can cut heat loss by as much as 25 percent! (Dept. of Energy; Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy).

•            Window treatments can make a room more comfortable by reducing the chill felt from uncovered windows.

•            Open treatments – particularly those on the south side of the building – during the day to allow passive solar heating.

•            Close window treatments at night to conserve heat.

•            Bundle window treatments – that is combine two classic window treatments like a cellular shade with a drapery panel and a close-fitting cornice – to further enhance chill busting!  When Spring comes, swap heavy draperies for sheers and lighter fabrics.

Window coverings add an inviting finishing touch to your rooms, and during winter, they can even keep your rooms warmer and cozier!  Open window treatments on south-facing windows during the day to let the sun warm your home. After the sun sets, be sure to close window treatments to keep more warm air in your home. If you have windows that need covering, we have plenty of stylish options from which to choose.  Call Budget Blinds of Enfield for a free in-home consultation to see how we can help keep your home warmer this winter. 

Hours:  By appointment

Phone:  860.265.3900

Website: www.budgetblinds.com/enfield

FaceBook: www.facebook.com/budgetblindsofenfield

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Each Franchise is independently owned and operated.
Franchise Location: 
Budget Blinds Serving Enfield, CT 
21A South Road Somers CT, 06071

This franchise is responsible for the following cities: North Central Connecticut, Western Massachusetts, Broad Brook, Ellington, Somers, Somersville, Enfield, East Windsor, Windsor, Windsor Locks, Vernon Rockville, South Windsor, Stafford, Tolland

This franchise is responsible for the following zip codes: 01014, 06006, 06016, 06028, 06029, 06064, 06066, 06071, 06072, 06074, 06075, 06076, 06077, 06082, 06083, 06084, 06088, 06095, 06096, 06102, 06103, 06104, 06108, 06115, 06120, 06123, 06126, 06128, 06132, 06134, 06140, 06141, 06142, 06143, 06144, 06145, 06146, 06147, 06199
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