Stylish Year Sweepstakes 2015Each year in the spring, Budget Blinds® participates in a sweepstakes with Better Homes and Gardens magazine. Thousands of homeowners, eager to update and refresh their homes, entered the “Your Most Stylish Year Sweepstakes” for a chance to win home improvements, including a $5,000 window makeover with Budget Blinds’ Signature Series® Window Coverings!

Chosen at random in June, this year’s winner was Suzanne W., of Raleigh, North Carolina, making this her luckiest and most stylish year ever!

Truly custom window coverings

Cellular Shades

Signature Series cellular shades brighten up this bedroom with child-safe, cordless lift operation

April Dombkowski, franchise owner of Budget Blinds serving Raleigh and Wake Forest, met with Suzanne for the free, in-home consultation that is a hallmark of Budget Blinds. Armed with samples and design guides, Suzanne was able to shop to her heart’s content for new, custom window coverings in our exclusive Signature Series collection, up to the prize award of $5,000 retail, including fabric choices, design styles and decorative hardware.

Unfamiliar with all that Budget Blinds has to offer, Suzanne was “window coverings challenged,” and had mini-blinds in only a few windows in her home before winning this sweepstakes. She was able to cover 19 windows in her home, and eliminate issues of privacy, sun glare, light control and extreme design fatigue. She wanted more privacy in several rooms, as well as on the screened-in porch, diffused light in the downstairs, room-darkening in her son’s bedroom, and window coverings to match her daughter’s favorite bedspread.

April’s team at Budget Blinds provided professional measuring and installation services as part of the prize, ensuring that every window covering was a perfect fit. She shares, “[Suzanne] was very excited to see the transition of her home. She had not realized how many products were available to provide solutions to all the issues she had.”

Suzanne’s product choices

Meredith Sweepstakes Winner

Suzanne’s entry way is glorious with white faux wood blinds; the kitchen is light and privacy controlled with cordless pleated shades; the patio is user-friendly 24/7 with custom solar shades for year-round protection

The Budget Blinds’ exclusive Signature Series collection of window treatments was chosen for prize fulfillment due to its top-quality, fashion-trending designs and materials. Suzanne was able to select the ideal window coverings for each of her windows:

  • Milk White 2” faux wood blinds were installed in the second-story windows and sidelights, providing needed privacy and light control.
  • Room-darkening, Robin’s Egg blue Columba cordless cellular shades resolved the lighting issues in her son’s room.
  • Double-cell Galaxy cellular shades in Blue Moon perfectly match the daughter’s bedspread and the cordless lift feature make them the safest choice for a child’s room.
  • For privacy and light control in her kitchen, Suzanne chose a 1” Artistry pleated shade in a bright Goldfinch color, with a solitude liner.
  • The screened-in porch (seldom used due to proximity to the neighbors and merciless sun glare) was tamed into submission with Bethesda solar shades in Brushed Gold. These energy-efficient shades will keep the porch shaded and comfortable even in the most direct sun, while protecting from prying eyes.

Suzanne was overjoyed to realize her whole home is now stylishly outfitted with window treatments that will add beauty, function and enjoyment for years to come. Congratulations, Suzanne!

A smorgasbord of benefits

Layered Fabric Blinds

Whatever your style, Budget Blinds has you covered…beautifully

Suzanne’s choices met the specific needs that she had for her window coverings. With Budget Blinds’ wide range of window treatments from window film to exterior aluminum shutters, you can find solutions for any window challenge you may have. Here is a quick look at some of the benefits of the choices Suzanne made.

  • Faux wood blinds are an ideal choice for any room. Available in a variety of colors and finishes, they are moisture resistant which makes them the perfect solution for rooms with high humidity like kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms. Their classic design makes them compatible with any style décor, and they can be paired with curtains and drapes and topped with custom valances for a more personalized fashion statement.
  • Cellular shades are often called honeycomb shades and come in three cell sizes. Excellent for insulation, these energy-efficient shades come in varying light control levels from sheer to complete blackout. Customizable to any size or shape of window, including skylights and arches, they are a popular option for sliding doors as well. Cordless options make them a safe choice around children.
  • Pleated shades have accordion-fold pleats that stack completely flat when raised to allow a full, open view. They are available in one- and two-inch pleats, a variety of fabric choices in sheer, light-filtering and room-darkening, with top-down/bottom-up and cordless options.
  • Solar shades are energy-saving by filtering out harmful UV rays and glaring sun. They help control temperature and offer varying levels of view enhancement. Available as interior or exterior shades, they come in many fabrics and colors, adding style and function to your living spaces.

So, even if you’re not a contest winner, you can still be a winner with window coverings from Budget Blinds! A phone call brings a Budget Blinds Style Consultant to your home for a free consultation, armed with Design Guides and samples of blinds, shutters, shades and fabrics. Call 866-879-9730 today, or go online to  to find the Style Consultant nearest you. View the online galleries and turn the digital pages of our Inspired Drapes Lookbook for the latest trends, colors and styles in home window fashions and begin to imagine your home with new window coverings.