THE ROLLER SHADES ARRIVED!! I've wanted to get rid of these old drapes that came with the condo a year and a half ago. I've thought about different blinds, shutters and shades, and finally settled on roller shades. They came today and installed them, and I couldn't be happier! Now I can block the view from the big building looking into my bedroom and bath, yet still keep the beautiful city-scape of downtown. (I've included some before and after pics.) I started reading some Yelp reviews, and saw some bad reviews on a company that advertises a lot on TV. I saw good reviews of Budget Blinds, so I called and made an appointment for them to visit my condo. It is a family business. Mom and another lady, came with samples, took measurements, and I placed the order. A few weeks later, they called to tell me the order had arrived. Son-in-law Matt did the install and was excellent! Matt was very courteous, respectful and professional.
I am a new resident in Honolulu and purchased a new condo here in December. First order of business was getting some new window treatments. I was promptly greeted by the staff there and Elspeth visited my condo shortly thereafter. After sharing some great products and suggestions, I settled on my final look. In large part due to Elspeth and her can-do attitude, gracious disposition and willingness to try something new. Matt and Elspeth made a follow up visit and ensured the work was done accurately with a focus on quality. You will find them very accommodating and wonderful to work with. Elspeth and Matt ensured my deadlines were met and kept and ensured I was pleased with the final product, which I was. The enhancements and the window treatments complete the room. I must also add the tech that installed the blinds was professional, orderly and efficient. I would highly recommend Budget Blinds, but moreover Elspeth and Matt.
Without any hesitation, I would highly recommend John and Elspeth to anyone and everyone who requires assistance in getting the best deal for window treatments. I had been wanting motorized blinds for years and suddenly discovered an advertisement through Costco. Although we were facing a tight deadline between the end of the sale date and when John or Elspeth could come to measure our windows and then place the order in time, they went out of their way to adjust their schedules (and working late into the night) to expedite the paperwork to ensure that we, the customer, would get every benefit available. The motorized shades work perfectly and we enjoy the wonderful view which had previously been hidden by our drapes because "it was too humbug to draw the drapes every day from each side of the window". We now just push a button and silently think of, and thank profusely, John and Elspeth for their able assistance.
I just had Budget Blinds install solar blinds and honeycomb blinds in my bedrooms. The owners, John and Elspeth, were wonderful to work with. They were eager to come out and give me a free in-home estimate, and Elspeth came out again to show me the samples and let me keep some of the samples overnight because I wasn't sure about what density solar blinds I should get. After installation today, I'm extremely happy with the blinds and their service. I received another quote from a curtain/blinds store, and Budget Blinds' quote was much lower than its competitor's. Since it's a family business, and with the owners who seem so conscientious and eager to help, I think I made the right choice. I feel confident that they will come to help me if I have any problems with the blinds, and I don't think you get that feeling if you were to go with a big box store which might offer a bit cheaper option.
Recently moved into a home that was once a model home, but it was lacking LOTS of window treatments! I called Budget Blinds and Chris came out with samples galore, took measurements and provided his estimate. I told him I was going to do some comparison shopping and would let him know if I wanted to go ahead with my order. Found cheaper option through Home Depot, BUT it would have taken at least three times the amount of time to get them installed and I didn't have the convenience of seeing all of the samples in my home. Placed my order through Chris and within a couple of weeks, had blinds and shades installed and they look amazing! He was such a pleasure to work with and I told him that he truly was the main reason I chose to use this company. They go above and beyond in their customer service and made spending the money a little less painful! ;) Thanks for everything!
after calling several other companies, John and Elspeth were the only ones willing to come to the North Shore, on a schedule that suited us, seeing as we don't live in our home in Oahu full time and we had a short time frame. From beginning to end, they were friendly, knowledgeable and professional and on-time with all the scheduling. They offered accurate professional fitting advise and choice of blinds and shutters, even for hard to fit windows and doors. Clean and professional installation. For those like us that live abroad but have a home in Oahu, you can be assured that even in your absence their work far exceeds all expectations. Thank you Elspeth for the updates and photos. They are the only company I will use and recommend for all high quality window treatments, and at a reasonable price too. The best service I have experienced in Oahu. Thank you.
Is there an option for 10 stars? If anyone knows me and my standards for service.. This guys are pretty up there. John and Elspeth were outstanding. They showed up on time and brought samples so I could feel the merchandise and place them against my walls to see if it would match. Then John measured every single window! They worked well together and it showed that they just love what they do. Elspeth even gave a few suggestions and educated me on the different levels of sun coverage which I didn't know prior. They really care about your home and what would work. After 2 hours of being at my house Elspeth kept her word and sent the quote two days later! They were willing to work with us to gain our business! Service is outstanding, merchandise is quality and professionalism is beyond most of what we receive these days.. Can't go wrong with these two:)
This local, family run business is very professional and showers you with personal attention. Our kitchen window covering situation was challenging because we needed to keep the late afternoon sun out of my eyes while I cooked, yet also find a solution that was attractive and in keeping with our recently remodeled 1940s plantation kitchen. Elspeth and Lynn spent hours with us showing us a variety of brands and styles. With their artistic guidance we eventually went with a battery roller shade and a valance made from natural reed in neutral tones. Matt completed the installation yesterday and we are thrilled with the results. The measurements and installation were precise and the the battery powered shade works perfectly. Most of all the aesthetics fit our home perfectly. We couldn't be happier. Thank you Budget Blinds!
Spoke with Steve and he came over to show me all the options and to provide his professional guidance. I made my selections with his help and he had the measurements and invoice ready in no time. Three weeks later Steve was back and installing them. They look as good as promised and were installed very nicely and cleanly. I couldn't recommend Steve more highly. He is very professional, knowledgeable and helpful as well as just a real nice guy. He will give you his advice and provide good guidance on what will be most functional as well as look great. His installation was quick and clean. When he installed my blinds he was short a couple of clips (a very minor detail) and then refused to take his final payment until he was 100% done. Try finding a business that will do that these days. Outstanding service and product.
I had two quotes for a large solar shade for my sliding glass doors and the windows next to them. Elspeth came over on time and was very professional. She explained how the shades would work and that I could have all 5 panels pushed to one side when not in use. Her quote was higher than the big box store but I felt more confident that I would be happy with the end product. The shades arrived very quickly and we set up installation. John and his very able assistant (also a family member) spent a long time getting the blinds in just right. I really appreciated that John also explained that my floor was a bit crooked, that's why they hung lower on one side than the other. After several months of use I am quite happy with the product and would highly recommend Budget Blinds.