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Decorating the Budget Blinds’ Way – The store that comes to you!

Wondering what happened to Budget Blinds at the corner of Kingston and Gerrard? No worries. Budget Blinds is alive and well—there just isn’t a store front anymore. So many customers loved Budget Blinds’ in-home consultation, that the store now brings its showroom—via its familiar purple vans—directly to you!

“People love our in home service,” says  Karen Tsao, the new owner of the Beaches/East Toronto franchise, “Moms with young children don’t have to take their children out with them shopping, and best of all, coming to you takes the guess work out of your decision.”
Tsao explains that by bringing the various window coverings into your home or office, you can see exactly how the colours look, how the style fits with your décor, and most importantly, how the light in your room filters through the fabric or shutter.

“Drapery is making a come back,” Tsao tells us, “But roller and soft fold Roman blinds are a favourite now because they come in almost an infinite number of colours and textures. Businesses can even have their blinds branded with their logo or photos.

“In the Beaches,” she explains, “Everyone is very conscious about safety. Families like our cordless options for blinds and shutters and we can assure them that all our products meet or exceed safety guidelines. Beaches residents also have older homes and increasingly choose various insulated options in order to keep in heat or stay cool. Many people ask about ‘green’ products and like the fact that there are choices that don’t contain PVCs.”

Tsao entered the window covering business as an owner and consultant after she designed and built her own home. She loves the Beaches, “It’s such a great community”, she says.
And don’t let the name fool you. Budget Blinds is so much more than just blinds; you can choose from roller or roman blinds, shutters (wood or vinyl), drapes, as well as retractable screens, decorative grillwork,  decorative window hardware, rugs, bedding, even window tinting. All in-home consultations and estimates are free, and Budget’s private label brand comes with a 5-year “no questions asked” guarantee, regardless of the reason for replacement! Both retail and trade pricing for bulk orders is available.

Tsao has enjoyed getting to know Budget Blinds’ many existing customers and those who bought from the former Budget Blinds still have their warranties honored.

Budget Blinds • 416-243-0007
www.budgetblinds.com/SouthEastToronto