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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.

Mar 18, 2019

Congratulations to Budget Blinds - Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year

Budget Blinds of North and Central Vancouver Island was recently recognized as the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year.

This local Vancouver Island business was honoured for their commitment to the community.

Based in Courtenay, the franchise serves North and Central Vancouver Island communities with a great selection of blinds, window coverings, draperies and more. Offering the latest trends and technologies, Budget Blinds also provides customers with free in-home consultations with their design professionals.

Customers can relax, knowing their window coverings will be professionally designed, measured and even installed. Customer satisfaction is paramount for this award-winning company.

Contact them today to learn more about their March special, featuring 50% off select draperies.

Call Budget Blinds at 250.338.8564 or visit their Courtenay showroom at 8-2663 Kilpatrick Ave.

 
 
Photo credit: Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce

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.

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!

Dec 12, 2018

Give Back This December With Budget Blinds on Central Vancouver Island

Budget BlindsDecember is the time for giving and Budget Blinds is giving back to you, and to others on your behalf.

This month receive a 25% instant rebate on all orders, and Budget Blinds will pay the GST. Additionally, Budget Blinds will donate 5% of your product total to the Vancouver Island charity of your choice: YANA (You Are Not Alone); the BCSPCA; or VIMHS (Vancouver Island Mental Health Society)

Give your home a facelift this holiday season, save yourself some money and give back to others, with just one call to Budget Blinds on the Central Island.

Their professional designers will come to you for a free in-home consultation, work within your budget to find the best look for your home decor and family lifestyle, and have it all professionally installed.

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.

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.

Jul 03, 2018

Scratch-and-Save to Beat the Heat this Month at Budget Blinds of the North Island

Now is the time to save at Budget Blinds of the North Island. They’re having a scratch-and-save sale this July that can earn you 25-40% off your order.

With summer heating up, consider new window covering to keep your home cool - you’ll save on your purchase and on heating and cooling costs in your home with the right blinds, shades or curtains.

Here are just a few option to consider:

  • Honeycomb shades are designed with honeycomb-shaped cells, which are designed enhance your home’s energy efficiency by keeping air from escaping or entering your home.

  • Hardwood shutters have an insulating design to make indoor spaces cooler in summer and warmer in winter, keeping your room at an ideal temperature.

  • Window film deflects 99% of damaging UV rays, lessening heat gain and protecting your furniture against harmful UV damage.

Contact the design team at Budget Blinds of the North Island and arrange for a free in-home consultation and find the best solution for your home. And all July order will have a chance to scratch-and-save from 25-40%.

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

 

Jun 07, 2018

Save on Energy Efficient Lutron Shades at Budget Blinds in Courtenay

Budget Blinds of the North Island is having a sale on Lutron shades this June. Enjoy these energy-saving shade solutions in your home and save the tax this month. You’ll also receive a free lighting control bundle with every purchase and a free Lutron Light Bridge Pro with purchases over $1,000.

Lutron shades allow natural light to warm your home in the winter, while blocking out the heat in the summer months. They can also be used to protect furniture, artwork, flooring and more from the sun’s damaging rays.

With Lutron’s automation systems, you can set your blinds to adjust automatically throughout the day, providing better security and light regulation throughout your home.

Looking for a different product? Budget Blinds will pay the tax on every order in June, so now is the time to save on the right window coverings for your home.

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 them at 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.

Mar 12, 2018

Budget Blinds is Having a Buy-More, Save-More Sale

This month, buy more and save more with Budget Blinds of Central and Northern Vancouver Island. Enjoy up to 45% off Signature Series blinds this March.

Exclusive to Budget Blinds, the Signature Series collection is updated almost every year. Budget Blinds designers can provide a free in-home consultation to guide you through the latest choices and ensure you receive beautiful, on-trend window treatments.

With Budget Blinds’ Signature Series you can choose from a comprehensive window covering selection and enjoy a long tradition of excellent product support. Budget Blinds Signature Series will make it easy to select the perfect window covering for every room in your home.

Enjoy 30-45% off this series through the month of March. 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 05, 2018

Change Up Your Look With Window Panels or New Shades With Help from the Designers at Budget Blinds

Budget Blinds Vancouver Island NorthHome decorating trends can be a challenge to keep up with. 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.

Budget Blinds has adapted to changing styles by offering classic designs, current trends and up-and-coming products. Some trends their designers are seeing for 2018 include drapery side panels that accent other window treatments, and dual shades.

Window panels easily bring a splash of life to a quiet room. Available in a vast selection of colors, patterns, and prints, window panels express your individual style and make a personal statement in any room. Create elegant living spaces, or choose fun and colourful fabrics for a child’s room. Panels are available in durable and long-lasting fabrics that are prepared to handle the stress and mess of any active household, helping reduce the need for cleaning or replacement from heavy wear-and-tear over time.

Dual sheer shades offer the privacy benefits of a window shade with the softening view of a sheer. When the vanes are open, the two layers of soft knitted fabric sheers maintain a level of privacy at all times, while allowing diffused natural light to enter the room. Sheer shades can be paired with other window coverings for a layered, dramatic look, but also look great as stand-alone window treatments.

To learn more about what trends will best suit your home and lifestyle, contact Budget Blinds of The Comox Valley, Campbell River and the North Island  at 250.338.8564 today. Request a free in-home consultation online today.

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