The 2014 DIY Network Blog Cabin is an interactive home improvement Internet and TV series that asks consumers to vote on the design features of a vacation getaway, and then enter a sweepstakes for a chance to win the finished residence! This year’s Blog Cabin is a historic 1920s era bungalow located on a lake in the beautiful city of Winter Haven, Florida. This dream vacation retreat boasts 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and a total of approximately 2,500 square feet of living space. Did we also mention it comes with a wake/surf boat and a two-story boat dock for the ultimate in entertaining, relaxing, and communing with nature?

As the window coverings sponsor, Budget Blinds installed energy-efficient cellular shades and Tandem™ cellular shades with blackout liners to contribute to the home’s amazing renovation. With the help of franchisee, Nelson McCullough of Budget Blinds serving Lakeland Highlands, the window treatments were expertly measured and installed, resulting in beautiful views from all 46 of its windows!

Budget Blinds offers a wide variety of window coverings from many trusted manufacturing partners, including Custom Brands Group, who supplied the cellular shades installed throughout the Blog Cabin lakeside retreat. Cellular shades are an excellent option when renovating any home, especially those located on the waterfront. Not only do cellular shades have the ability to complement virtually any décor, they are also designed with small honeycomb-shaped pockets or “cells” that help keep air from either entering or escaping the home. This unique attribute provides insulation and energy-savings, keeping the home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Plus, when cellular shades are drawn open, they allow for beautiful views!

In the home’s den, Budget Blinds chose to install Tandem™ cellular shades with blackout liners. Because these innovative window treatments combine a front shade with an independently operated back liner, the homeowner attains enhanced versatility in light and privacy control, making Tandem cellular shades perfect for media rooms.

The 1-Hour Blog Cabin special airs on Monday, September 8th, and will re-air throughout the month. For a sneak peak and more behind the scenes footage, including a virtual walk through of the Blog Cabin, visit Eligible viewers have until 5:00 p.m. ET on September 12, 2014, to enter the DIY Networks Blog Cabin Sweepstakes! Click here for details.

To learn more about how you can add cellular shades to your home in order to create the perfect environment, request a complimentary in-home consultation from your local Budget Blinds Style Consultant today! They’ll show you all the styles and options available to help renovate your home as seen in the 2014 DIY Network Blog Cabin.