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May 20, 2020

Budget Blinds Is Ready to Help You Update Your Home

If you’ve been spending extra time at home over the past few months, you’ve probably noticed a few areas that could use updating, or might be wondering about ways to make your home more energy efficient. Maybe your work from home space is getting a little too warm on these sunny spring days. 

Budget Blinds is open and ready to help with all of these concerns. Their designers can suggest fresh new updates for your window coverings, provide shades that help regulate the temperature in your house year-round, and even automate them for you, so you can stay focused on other tasks.

Budget Blinds has implemented a variety of measures to keep you and their staff safe, including options for virtual consultations, wearing masks and gloves as required, additional cleaning and sanitizing routines, practicing social distancing during all appointments and paperless consultations to avoid passing paperwork back and forth.

While some of the day-to-day business activities have changed because of Covid-19 protocols, Budget Blinds is still offering the same friendly professional service and great prices they always have. You can still order from Budget Blinds and also choose to have their in-home consultations and professional installation done with your and the employees safety in mind.

Budget Blinds is locally owned and operated on Vancouver Island. Your support of local small businesses makes a difference to their employees throughout Vancouver Island.

Call Budget Blinds today at any one of their three Vancouver Island locations:
Cowichan Valley
Call: 250.924.0249

Nanaimo-Oceanside
Call 250.751.8564

North Island - Courtenay
250.338.8564

 

Apr 23, 2020

Budget Blinds Is Open to Serve You on Vancouver Island - With Safety in Mind

After being closed for three weeks to do their part to stop the spread of Covid-19, Budget Blinds is once again open to serve customers on Vancouver Island, having implemented a variety of measures to keep you and their staff safe.

These measures include:

  • Options for virtual consulations
  • Limiting the number of homes their staff goes into daily
  • Asking health and safety screening questions before all installations and consultations
  • Wearing masks and gloves as required
  • Additional cleaning and sanitizing routines
  • Practicing social distancing during all appointments
  • Paperless consultations so avoid passing paperwork back and forth

Spring is often a time for people to renew and refresh their homes. New window coverings from Budget Blinds might be the perfect finishing touch to your updates, or a one-step solution to create a new look in your home. Now you can safely order from Budget Blinds and also choose to have their in-home consultations and professional installation done with your and the employees' safety in mind.

Budget Blinds is locally owned and operated on Vancouver Island. Your support of local small businesses during this hard time makes a difference to their employees throughout Vancouver Island.

Contact Budget Blinds today at any one of their three Vancouver Island locations:

Cowichan Valley
Call: 250.924.0249

Nanaimo-Oceanside
Call 250.751.8564

North Island - Courtenay
250.338.8564

 

Feb 27, 2020

Hunter Douglas and Budget Blinds Join Forces on Vancouver Island

Two of the biggest names in window coverings have come together to provide customers on Vancouver Island with an expanded selection of window coverings. Budget Blinds and Hunter Douglas have teamed up to provide clients with greater access to Hunter Douglas’s world famous offerings. 

Now Budget Blinds’ free in-home consultations include the opportunity to choose from Hunter Douglas’s hundreds of window-covering products including sheers, shades, blinds and shutters plus PowerView® motorization and other advanced operating systems. 

“Like any other small business who finally gains a supplier they have been wanting for a while, we are beyond excited,” says David Anderson, the franchisee for three Vancouver Island Budget Blinds locations. 

“Offering our Vancouver Island clients this vast selection is something we are very proud of and are looking forward to seeing the final design outcomes of our first few Hunter Douglas projects.”

Call any one of the Budget Blinds locations in the Comox Valley, Nanaimo or the Cowichan Valley and set up your free in-home consultation today. Budget Blinds' designers will work with your budget and lifestyle needs to create the perfect look for your home. With professional measuring and installation options, your new window coverings will be a highlight in your home for years to come.

 

Jan 16, 2020

New Year, New Look with Budget Blinds on Vancouver Island

The New Year is a great time to create a new look for your home! Freshen up your space with new window coverings this season and take advantage of the great prices and selection from Budget Blinds on Vancouver Island.

Not sure where to start? Arrange a complimentary in-home consultation with one of Budget Blinds’ designers. You’ll learn about the newest styles and features, as well as get some guidance on colour choices and design. Find the right products to suit your family’s lifestyle and budget, all in the comfort of your own home.

New window coverings will update the look of your home as well as enhance privacy, energy efficiency, and safety. Improving your home’s energy efficiency with updated window coverings will provide savings for years to come.

Call Budget Blinds today at 250.338.8564 or request a free in-home consultation online. 

Budget Blinds serves the Comox Valley, Campbell River, Nanaimo, the Cowichan Valley and beyond. 

On the North Island stop by their Courtenay showroom at #8 2663 Kilpatrick Ave.

 

Nov 14, 2019

Stay Warm This Winter With New Window Coverings From Budget Blinds - On Sale Now!

As temperatures drop, have you considered how your window treatments affect the energy efficiency of your home? The right window coverings can save you money on your heating bills this winter, and Budget Blinds of the North Island has all of the options your home needs.

Research shows that as much as 50 per cent of a home's heating energy can be lost through its windows. So rather than cranking up your heat (and your bills), let Budget Blinds help with a versatile selection of blinds, shades, shutters, and window film that are both practical and energy efficient, while also stylish.

Many experts agree that an average house with 15 windows, properly equipped with energy efficient window coverings, can achieve an annual energy savings of approximately $150.

With Budget Blinds of the North Island now offering a $350 rebate for every $1,000 spent on custom window coverings, now is the time to ensure your home both looks great and is cozy over the chilly winter months.

Contact them today to set up an in-home consultation with a design expert: Contact Budget Blinds of the North Island or visit their showroom at 8 - 2663 Kilpatrick Avenue in Courtenay. From that showroom consultants serve the Comox Valley, Campbell River and the North Island.
Call 250.338.8564 or request a free in-home consultation online.

Sep 13, 2019

Window Covering Trends From the Budget Blinds Designer Rebeccah Kurucz

Budget Blinds on Vancouver Island offers in-home consultations with designers who can help you find the perfect window coverings for your home. This month we feature a spotlight on designer Rebeccah Kurucz.

Rebeccah is an “old soul” with a very cheerful and enthusiastic disposition.

She grew up working in her family’s business in Port Alberni, before pursuing her passion attending school for interior design. She worked for several years at a design firm before making the transition to Budget Blinds. 

“Window coverings play such an important role in the overall look and feel of your home,” says Rebeccah. “I wanted to work more closely with my customers and assist them to put those finishing touches into their homes. Helping my clients to make their homes look beautiful is truly rewarding, and I love being a part of the whole process.”

Rebeccah says her favorite window covering look currently is roller shades with drapery. 

“The simplistic, hard lines of a quality roller shade coupled with soft, flowing, cascades of drapery can transform a space. Of course, every home is different so it’s fun to play with colour and texture to make it unique.”

The biggest trend she is seeing is a return to soft window coverings.

“Many of my clients are moving back to soft treatments. They have been pairing traditional blinds with a Roman Shade in the kitchen as well as adding decorative panels to soften their windows. Soft fashions are back!”

Outside of work, Rebeccah loves to spend her time outdoors.

“Basically, if it is outdoors I’m into it! I really love camping and hiking! I love being around the water. I love the ocean, the rivers and the lakes that are all so close. The Island allows you to enjoy nature all year round.

“I also am a huge sports fan and am very passionate about interior design!”

Book an appointment today to meet with Rebeccah and review the latest trends and design options for your home and lifestyle.

How does it work? A design consultant will come to you and bring samples that you can view in the comfort of your home. They will help you choose your window coverings, and professionally measure. Once ordered, your window coverings will be installed by one of Budget Blinds’ experienced on-staff installers.

Budget Blinds of Nanaimo and Oceanside is locally owned and operated. The staff is a close-knit group of people, who live locally, have a passion for Vancouver Island living and look forward to making your experience the best it can be.

 

Aug 23, 2019

Read the Reviews - Budget Blinds of the North Island Comes Out on Top

Budget Blinds of the North Island has an outstanding reputation for providing quality products at great prices, along with excellent customer service.

Online reviews from customers rave about their friendly and knowledgeable staff, prompt service and their surprisingly low prices. Take a look at some of these five-star Google reviews:

“We have dealt with the team at Budget Blinds several times, both for our business, and our home. The level of service we have received from the team is unparalleled in the industry. The products that Budget Blinds offers are top quality and the pricing is extremely competitive.” 

“5 star rating. Excellent service from order to install. Very friendly and helpful. Very quick on our second order once we moved on - greatly appreciate it!”

“5 stars - Sales, explanations, suggestions, installation were all excellent.”

“Budget Blinds came out on top. Very knowledgeable. Very professional and friendly, understanding as well, totally recommended.”

If it’s time to update your window coverings, give the team at Budget Blinds of the North Island a call. A free in-home consultation with their designers will ensure that you get the right product for your needs. 

Contact Budget Blinds of the North Island or visit their showroom at 8 - 2663 Kilpatrick Avenue in Courtenay. From that showroom consultants serve the Comox Valley, Campbell River and the North Island.
Call 250.338.8564
Or request a free in-home consultation online.

Jul 26, 2019

Keep Cool this Summer With the Right Window Coverings From Budget Blinds

As the summer heats up, consider what your window coverings are doing to keep you cool. Windows are a key component of the energy efficiency of your home, and the right window treatments from Budget Blinds of the North Island can be a great way to improve the heating or cooling of your home. Blinds, shades, shutters and drapes all provide effective insulation to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Budget Blinds has a variety of window treatment options to choose from, to ensure your home is both comfortable and looks great! One popular option is cellular shades, with their honeycomb-shaped pockets which keep air from escaping or entering your home, protecting you from the elements.

Window film is also a great way to deflect nearly all of the damaging UV rays that fade and damage flooring and furniture, while also keeping the heat out of your home. Optional motorization on blinds lets you set your blinds on a timer, meaning even while you're away at work or on vacation, your blinds will open and close at the best time to keep the heat in or out.

Not sure what blinds, shades, shutters, or drapes might work best for your home? Schedule a free consultation with a Budget Blinds designer, who can help you choose the window treatments that work best with your home to create a comfortable environment for your family and guests while also providing you with long-term energy savings.

Contact them today to get started!

Jun 07, 2019

Keep Cool This Summer With Savings From Budget Blinds on Vancouver Island

Up to 50% of a home's heating and cooling energy can be lost through its windows. So rather than cranking up your heat or air conditioning to avoid uncomfortable temperatures this summer, let Budget Blinds help with an array of versatile blinds, shades, shutters, and window film that are practical and energy efficient, and also on-trend.

This June Budget Blinds of the North Island is offering $150 off Cellular and Solar shades, and 20% off Window Film to help beat the heat.

These energy efficient window coverings will keep you feeling cool and your home looking great this summer, and can also keep the heat in during the cold winter months.

As well, window film deflects up to 99% of damaging UV rays, protecting your furniture, floors and artwork against harmful UV damage, while helping to keep temperatures cool.

Contact Budget Blinds of the North Island at the Courtenay showroom (8 - 2663 Kilpatrick Avenue) or online to book a complimentary in-home consultation.

Enjoy expert advice and choose from the latest styles and custom options such as motorization to make the most of your window treatments.

May 16, 2019

Buy More Save More at Budget Blinds This May

Spring is a great time to freshen up your home’s window coverings, and this month, buy more and save more with Budget Blinds of Central and Northern Vancouver Island. Enjoy 30-40% off selected styles this May - the more you buy, the more you'll save.

Budget Blinds designers can provide a free in-home consultation to guide you through the latest choices and ensure you receive window treatments that suit your decor, lifestyle and your family’s needs.

The right window coverings will not only change the look of your home, but can help with heating and cooling, enhance privacy, as well as protect furniture, flooring and artwork from damage.

Contact Budget Blinds of the North Island to arrange an in-home consultation or visit their showroom at 8 - 2663 Kilpatrick Avenue in Courtenay. From that showroom, consultants serve the Comox Valley, Campbell River and the North Island.

Call 250.338.8564 or request a free in-home consultation online.

Apr 18, 2019

Enjoy 50% off Norman Brand Shutters this Month at Budget Blinds of the North Island

Budget Blinds of the North Island is offering 50% off Norman-brand shutters for the month of April. Enjoy a free in-home design consultation and find the perfect shutters for your home.

Whether you prefer wood or faux wood shutters, composite or vinyl shutters, you’ll find Norman shutters to complement any type of window or interior design style.

Window shutters can be customized in many different ways and add a premium, inviting ambiance to a room, while elevating your existing décor. Choose from a variety of designer-inspired materials and finishes. In addition to their lasting beauty, shutters provide exceptional light adjustment with their movable louvers.

Contact Budget Blinds of the North Island to arrange an in-home consultation or visit their showroom at 8 - 2663 Kilpatrick Avenue in Courtenay. From that showroom consultants serve the Comox Valley, Campbell River and the North Island.

Call 250.338.8564

Or request a free in-home consultation online.

Feb 12, 2019

Budget Blinds Of Vancouver Island is Holding Their Biggest Sale of the Year

Budget Blinds of North and Central Vancouver Island is having their biggest sale of the year this month, with 50% off Enlightened Style and Signature Series window coverings.

Exclusive to Budget Blinds, the Enlightened Style Line offers a stunning variety of window treatments, including aluminum blinds, cellular shades, woven shades, and more. With the latest technology, child safety and privacy options, discover what Enlightened Style blinds can offer your home.

The Signature Series from Budget Blinds offers the latest on-trend options, with new products released every year. Choose from solar and roller shades in a variety of fabrics and colours, or choose sliding panels for large windows or patio doors.

If the choices seem overwhelming, book a complimentary consultation with a Budget Blinds designer, who will guide you through selecting the best products to suit your home and lifestyle.

Contact them today at 250.338.8564 or request a free in-home consultation online. Hurry - these saving are only available until the end of February.

Budget Blinds of the Central Island serves the Comox Valley, Campbell River, Nanaimo, the  Cowichan Valley and beyond from their Courtenay showroom.

Feb 06, 2019

Architect Tom Dishlevoy is Now Certified as a Passive House Designer

Tom Dishlevoy ArchitectThomas Dishlevoy is an Architect with offices in the Comox Valley. He is a LEED® accredited Architect and Living Building Challenge® ambassador. He has recently achieved certification as a Passive House Designer.

Tom has a passion for sustainable, energy efficient buildings and fully embraces the introduction of the BC Energy Step Code into the BC Building Code. The Step Code provides a pathway for all local municipalities to incrementally increase the energy performance of all their new buildings at their own pace. By the year 2030 all new buildings will be approved at Step Code Level 5, and capable of achieving a Net Zero energy use. Integral to the Step Code program at all levels is the introduction of mandatory energy modelling during the design stages and air tightness testing during construction. A Net Zero building uses such a small amount of energy for its heating and equipment that a very small amount of renewable energy produced by solar panels would see the building actually produce more energy than it uses.

The Passive House program already delivers buildings today that are equivalent to Step Code Level 5 in terms of energy efficiency. The Passive House program started in 1996 originating in Germany. It has been adopted all over the world as a leading “green building” program, including the City of Vancouver, which requires Passive House standards for all re-zoning projects since 2017, and will very soon require the standard for all new buildings. The city of Brussels, Belgium, since 2015, mandates all new buildings and major renovations to adopt the Passive House standard, revolutionizing their building environment in terms of energy use.

Thomas completed the “Passive House Designer” program in the fall of 2017, a 10 day intensive course covering the five basic tenets of Passive House that include: high levels of continuous insulation; air-tightness; the elimination of thermal bridges; high performance windows and doors; and continuous ventilation with efficient heat recovery. A Passive House Designer is trained in the use of the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) energy modelling software that allows the designer to analyze the building’s energy performance throughout the design process.

Thomas Dishlevoy, an accredited Passive House designer is located in Comox, on Vancouver Island, would love to talk to you about any aspect of a passive house design.

Contact him today at 250.339.9528 or info@tda.ca.

 

Jan 19, 2019

Enjoy A New Year, and A New Look For Your Home With Budget Blinds

Budget BlindsThe New Year is a great time to bring new decor into your home! Create a new look in your home with new window coverings this season and take advantage of “buy one-get one” offers on select products from Budget Blinds on Vancouver Island.

New window coverings can not only update the look of your home but can enhance privacy, energy efficiency, and safety. Improve your home’s energy efficiency with updated window coverings and find savings along the way.

Not sure where to start? Call Budget Blinds and arrange a complimentary in-home consultation. You’ll learn about the newest styles and features, as well as get some guidance on colour choices and design. Find the right products to suit your family’s lifestyle and budget, in the comfort of your own home.

Call Budget Blinds today at 250.338.8564 or request a free in-home consultation online.

Budget Blinds of the Central Island serves the Comox Valley, Campbell River, Nanaimo, the  Cowichan Valley and beyond from their Courtenay showroom.

Hurry - their “buy-one, get-one" special is valid for the month of January only!

Nov 15, 2018

Freshen Up Your Home for the Holidays With This Offer From Budget Blinds on the North Island

This month book an appointment with Budget Blinds of Comox Valley, Campbell River and the North Island by Nov. 21 and get some help for the holidays in the form of a Visa gift card of up to $500 with your purchase.

Enjoy a fresh new look for the holidays with updated window coverings and earn $50 back for every $1,000 you spend.

Budget Blinds offers free in-home consultations to help you get the best products for your home. Enjoy design help, accurate measuring and professional installation to create your fresh new look in time for the holidays. Whether it’s new blinds, sheers, shutters or curtains you’re looking for, Budget Blinds of the Comox Valley offers the best selection and service, at the best price.

Serving North Island communities including the Comox Valley, Campbell River, and beyond, contact them today to learn more.

Visit the showroom at 8 - 2663 Kilpatrick Avenue in Courtenay, call 250.338.8564 or request a free in-home consultation online.

 

Oct 15, 2018

Consider Automation with Cordless Blinds from Budget Blinds - 50% off this October

Bring home automation to the next level with motorized window shades from Budget Blinds of the North Island.

Enjoy 50% off Signature Series virtual cord blinds through the month of October and make your home safer for children by eliminating loose and dangling cords, while enjoying enhanced privacy and convenience.

New upcoming regulations will restrict the use of certain cord styles with window coverings and Budget Blinds is dedicated to offering alternatives to make your home safe for you and your family.

Budget Blinds is also offering a free Nexia Home Bundle for orders of two or more virtual cord shades. This allows you to control your shades remotely from your phone. You can program your window coverings to open and close to adjust for privacy, sun protection, as well as heating and cooling your home.

Budget Blinds of the North Island offer complimentary in-home consultations to help you find the right product for your home’s needs and style

Visit the showroom at 8 - 2663 Kilpatrick Avenue in Courtenay, call 250.338.8564 or request a free in-home consultation online.

 

Sep 24, 2018

A New Season Brings New Window Covering Needs

As the season’s change your window covering needs can change as well. Will you want to allow more light in during the shorter, darker winter days? Would you like to cozy up your space with draperies, while adding an extra layer of insulation to your windows?

The right window coverings can not only look great but can save you money on your energy bill, by letting in more light or helping keep your home warmer or cooler depending on the season.

If you’re ready for a change, contact the experts at Budget Blinds of the North Island.

They offer complimentary in-home consultations to help determine the right products for your home’s specific needs.

Budget Blinds’ Style Consultants are available in Courtenay, Comox, Campbell River and the surrounding areas. Request a free in-home consultation today.

Or for more information, visit the showroom at 8 - 2663 Kilpatrick Avenue in Courtenay or call 250.338.8564.

Aug 17, 2018

Now’s the Time to Upgrade Your Look With New Draperies from Budget Blinds of the North Island

Budget Blinds’ Inspired Drapes collection offers a wide selection of drapes, soft window treatments, and custom pillows and bedding with luxurious designer touches, all at very attractive prices.

And with their current scratch and save promotion, you’ll save an additional 25-40% off the already fabulous prices, as well as earn bonus upgrades on your order.

Whether you want draperies to provide light filtration and insulation, or to create aesthetic touches to your favourite spaces, Budget Blinds has you covered. Choose from ready-made drapery panels for an easy decorating upgrade or work with a Style Consultant to design custom drapery.

Layer your draperies over existing blinds or shades to create a new look unique to you, or use them as stand-alone window treatments

Budget Blinds of the North Island offer complimentary in-home consultations to help you create the right look for your space and style.

Visit the showroom at 8 - 2663 Kilpatrick Avenue in Courtenay, call 250.338.8564 or request a free in-home consultation online.

May 08, 2018

50% off Norman Shutters at Budget Blinds During the Month of May

Budget Blinds in the Comox Valley is offering 50% off Norman-brand shutters this month. With a free-in home design consultation you’ll find the perfect shutters for your home.

Whether you prefer wood or faux wood shutters, composite or vinyl shutters, you’ll find that Budget Blinds’ Norman shutters complement any type of window or interior design style.

Window shutters can be customized in many different ways. In addition to being available in a wide variety of natural wood colours, these window treatments can also be custom colour-matched to wood furnishings in your home.

You can choose interior shutters to fold up accordion-style to one side of the window or to slide out of the way and stack on the side of the window. Or choose a traditional design on hinges that swing inward.

Contact Budget Blinds of the North Island to arrange an in-home consultation or visit their showroom at 8 - 2663 Kilpatrick Avenue in Courtenay. From that showroom consultants serve the Comox Valley, Campbell River and the North Island.

Call 250.338.8564
Or request a free in-home consultation online.

 

Apr 13, 2018

Get Help With Your New Window Coverings From the Professional Designers at Budget Blinds

With so many choices available for window coverings, the typical homeowner can be overwhelmed trying to choose what will work best for their home.

When choosing blinds, shades or curtains, it’s important to consider the final look of the product, as well as your home’s privacy, light and heating/cooling needs.

To ensure great results, Budget Blinds of Northern Vancouver Island offers complimentary in-home consultations with their designers, who will guide you through the multitude of choices. The designers at Budget Blinds of Central and Northern Vancouver Island can ensure that your window treatments reflect the latest styles. Window coverings come in an endless variety of options, so help from a professional can ensure that your choices suite your home, lifestyle and decor.

Their designers will also ensure accurate measuring and review options such as automation.

Budget Blinds’ Style Consultants are available in Courtenay, Comox, Campbell River and the surrounding areas. Request a free in-home consultation today.

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