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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Motorization is on the Rise!

Did you know that Budget Blinds can motorize virtually every window covering we sell, including: blinds, curtains, draperies, shutters, roller shades, woven wood shades, and Roman shades?  Motorized window treatments operate using long-lasting battery-operated motors, remotes and wall mounted units. Programmable models are available to make your home look occupied even when you’re away. 

Once upon a time the only places one could find motorized window treatments were in five-star hotels and high-end homes.  That’s no longer the case! Motorized or automated window treatments are more popular than ever before, thanks in part to increased affordability. It is no longer necessary to call an electrician to hardwire the home for motorized window treatments.

Here are just a few reasons to add motorization to your window coverings.
·         Convenience – Adjust your window treatments with the press of a button.
·         Affordability – Since hardwiring is no longer required, motorization is more affordable than ever!
·         Safety – Motorization means never having to haul out the step stool, step into a slippery tub, or lean over a messy work surface to adjust the window treatments. It also eliminates dangling operations cords, enhancing safety for homes with small children and pets.
·         Security – Just like using a timer to turn on lights while you’re away, programmable models allow you to set a timer to open and close your window treatments making your house look occupied.
·         Preservation – Because the motor works the same way each and every time, the lift and tilt mechanisms that operate your window treatment will last longer.
·         Coolness Factor – It’s okay to admit that motorized window treatments are a bit intriguing.  It’s a functional luxury that will leave your neighbors and friends saying, “Oh, wow!”

Friday, May 13, 2011

Energy Efficiency-Consider this when Purchasing Window Coverings

Did you know that over 40% of the heat that escapes from your home does so through your windows? Even more shocking is that 50% of exterior solar heat enters your home through windows in a year. Needless to say, your windows have a great impact on your home’s energy usage and bills.

Budget Blinds has a number of smart window coverings that give you plenty of style while adding a layer of insulating protection to your windows. Cellular shades are available in materials that absorb the heat and cold that make it past your windowpanes. Shutters provide excellent insulation, keeping rooms cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Adding these window treatments to your home can translate into lower utility bills year-round and provide a more comfortable home environment.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

What is a "Plantation Shutter"?

We get asked this question a lot! A plantation shutter is a shutter with louvers wider than 1.25" or 3.2 cm.  Most of the shutters sold by Budget Blinds franchisees exceed this louver width, so technically, we sell a lot of plantation shutters.  If you have a view that you really enjoy, opt for the widest louver available. Wider louvers preserve more of the view.
Did you know?
  • Shutters can be motorized for your convenience and enhanced security.
  • Shutters are available in a variety of colors and styles to enhance your decor.
  • Shutters can be applied to virtually any window covering setting -- doors, specialty windows, and more.
  • Shutters can be used creatively as well -- room dividers, doors, and more.
  • Shutters are inherently cordless, which makes them a good choice for families with small children.
  • Shutters are available in different louver widths -- 1 ¼”, 1 7/8”, 2 ½”, 3 ½”, 4 ½”
Learn more about shutters by visiting our website at www.budgetblinds.com/howardvillage, or call us today at (920) 822-0516 to set up your FREE In-Home Consultation and Estimate and we can show you the options!