I was originally referred to Linda Allen at Budget Blinds in November 2004 by a good friend who had ordered window coverings for her last house and current house. She raved about Linda's fantastic prices, generous advice on what would best complement her interior, and the impressively high quality of the window coverings she purchased. I was excited to work with Linda on my house too, as I needed blinds throughout the house, and on a second occasion, shades for my french doors. My experience in working with Linda to place two separate orders was exactly the same; highly professional service, very competitive pricing, and I cannot tell you how pleased we are with the blinds and french door shades we ordered. Linda was a delight to work with every step of the way. I would never buy window coverings anywhere else.Flash forward to June 2012 - my son was closing the french door shades with way too much force on the cord, and the cord broke. It was totally our fault. I called Linda expecting to order new ones, or at the very least, ask for a service repair call. We had far exceeded the 5 year warranty, yet she generously offered to extend to me the Budget Blinds one-time "No questions asked" warranty that allowed me a replacement set for FREE!!! You cannot imagine how thrilled I was, as I had expected to spend several hundred dollars on a new set of shades. This certainly demonstrates Linda's (and Budget Blinds) honesty and integrity, as I would have surely placed an order anyhow for the replacement set - giving her a third sale.In today's world, this kind of honest, down to earth, "let me take care of you on this one" gesture is rare. I cannot possibly gush enough about how much I appreciated her extending this warranty to me, when she could have just as easily not mentioned it and taken the sale. I highly recommend you work with Linda.Hats off to Linda Allen and Budget Blinds! I am your number one fan!
I have no idea what I am doing when it comes to home decorating so meeting with Linda was an excellent experience. I know what I didn't like, and she helped me narrow my choices by asking me specific questions on my needs and lifestyle. A lot of times, I feel that salespeople are trying to sell me on the most expensive option, but Linda was not that way. She offered me several selections, the pros and cons of each one, and really made me think of how the color and choices would affect the overall look and feel of my home. I wish I had known about them when I did the treatments on my old home, but thankfully, they installed the covering on my new house and I couldn't be happier!I had online quotes from other vendors, but not only were their prices the most reasonable, but what I respected most was their customer service. A section of my house was waiting for cabinets to be installed before the blinds could be put in, and Linda followed up to ensure we were still on track. Even when I missed an appointment (still feel horrible about that) my husband said she was very gracious and accommodating with my mistake.When Trent came to install, he completed the whole house himself within 3 hours! He was clean and efficient and I was in shock at how well they were installed in such a short time frame! I highly recommend them for any window treatment needs. They definitely know what they are doing.
I waited a very long time until we even HAD a budget to swap out the cheapest, ugliest ecru blinds in our home we purchased 3 years ago. I had a lot of time to research options and companies. When the tax return fairies arrived this year, I knew what I wanted and Budget Blinds had great reviews, plus I had a 30% off coupon from one of those local mailer things that I usually throw out. The consultation was fun, the consultant was very knowledgable and answered all of my very precise questions, and it went by quickly. I knew the going price range - it came in within a low market rate (especially considering installation is included) after the coupon, and now I just was so excited for the blinds to come! I ended up going for a nice white, untextured faux wood blind. The day after they were in stock Bob came out to install them and did the most excellent job. He was very careful and precise and spent a lot of extra time and care trimming the headers to fit our windows that end in corners (5 of 9 total!)I could not be happier with the results. My house looks totally different, and definitely for the better. It's even better than I had imagined!
We had a GREAT experience working with Linda, Trent, and the Budget Blinds team. The quote and consultation were quick, and the advice we were given was just so much better than the other companies we talked with. Linda asked about our budget and aesthetic, short and long-term plans, and helped us find the right style that also worked with our price range. Other companies tried to push the highest-price brands and styles, often hiding the price difference ("oh, the 2" and 2.5" are basically the same price"...until you see the bill!!), but Budget was clear throughout and helped us evaluate what we'd truly want in each room. And their prices are the best!But the thing that has impressed me most is seeing our blinds now that they're installed. We went with a mix of HunterDouglas and Budget's signature line, and they look so good! It changes the look of the house in such a positive way. We are so happy.
I'm writing this after years of being VERY happy with our blinds. Linda was such a pleasure to work with. Had just moved into our house, no idea what we wanted, she helped narrow down the choices that were best for each room and made it so easy. The first batch of blinds are 12 years old, second round 10 years, then did a final group about 8 years ago. Install was very convenient, very well done and everything left so clean. The product is very well made and has stood up to it's promises, in the worst of San Diego heat, they make the rooms much cooler. They have even held up to the kids constant use.Recently we had a few that needed to be repaired. I contacted Linda, she took care of everything, it was such a smooth process.I highly recommend Linda and her crew as well as their products!
Earlier this year I decided to get shutters for a window that had been left our off of the original order when we moved into a new house 7 years ago. I shopped around (the original vendor went out of business), and Budget Blinds had the best price. The service was even better - Trent did what he said he was going to do!A few moths later the kids broke the swivels on some blinds not covering the window Budget shuttered. I looked around - handymen, other blinds companies - and finally remembered to call Budget. Trent offered to do for free what others either couldn't do or were prepared to gouge me for. I wouldn't use any other company in the future and highly recommend Budget Blinds based on these two limited but telling experiences.
When I bought my house 6 years ago, the sales office recommended Linda Allen from Budget Blinds. I ended up having her do all of the blinds in my home. She was very customer oriented and the guy who came out to install was very nice, clean cut, professional, etc. Recently my housekeepers damaged one of my blinds -- broke one of the slats and messed up the pull string so that it raised only one side. Anyway, I called Linda to see if she could fix it. She came out, basically untied everything, adjusted it and then re-tied - and now it is perfect. She is very nice -- you can tell she is the business owner and that it is important to service her customers and earn their repeat business and referrals. I would highly recommend her.
After two exorbitant quotes from other businesses, we came across Budget blinds. Trent was patient and very good with going through many different options with us to meet our budget. We ordered cellular shades and shutters. Both came right on schedule and we were apprised through the process by Linda. Bob, who installed our shutters and blinds, did a great job. He was very accommodating with my daughters' nap times and the noise and I really appreciated his concern. The shutters and blinds look great. Highly recommend!
I am so pleased with the quality customer service that i received at Budget Blinds, from Linda who came to measure and assist me with selection to Trent who came to install my blinds. Linda is very friendly and professional and listened to my thoughts before giving me excellent helpful advice. Trent is a super nice friendly guy who came on time and installed my blinds quickly. I am very pleased with reasonable prices also. I will be calling on them again to have more window treatments done. I recommend them highly.
Thank you Linda!!!! We are so happy with our blinds and draperies. Your recommendations and process were the best. You really made this entire process very easy. Because we did every window in our home, +30 windows and a large sliding door, it was a big investment for us. If we ever have to do this again we will definitely give you a call. Folks I would highly recommend Linda for your needs. Linda before I forget, thank a Trent for us for his professionalism and quality of work why the installation...