Budget Blinds, a quality window covering franchise serving the United States and Canada, was selected to participate with PBS’s This Old House to install custom window treatments in the show’s 1850 Greek Revival Rowhouse in Boston’s oldest neighborhood, Charlestown. The window treatments will complement the aesthetic and history of the home while adding to its beauty, value and energy efficiency.

The master bedroom, closet and bathroom now all feature cordless Cellular Shades. Cellular shades are not only incredibly versatile; their honeycomb-shaped pockets are designed to keep air from escaping or entering a home to increase the room’s energy efficiency. This is particularly advantageous in diverse climates like New England and in older homes. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, window treatments like cellular shades can help reduce summer heat gain by 33 percent and reduce winter heat loss by up to 25 percent.

The kitchen and sitting room both feature new Woven Wood Shades. Woven wood shades are made from one hundred percent organic materials such as rattan reeds, grasses, bamboo and jute making them environmentally friendly and completely recyclable.

To add to the overall quality, convenience and value, motorization has been installed in the master bedroom and kitchen. Motorized shades can be activated by a hand-held remote, set on timers that allow the owner to program when shades open and close, by light sensors that will automatically open and close shades at peak times to maximize energy-efficiency, or wireless wall switches for ease-of-use. Motorization can be added to almost any type of window treatment to eliminate dangling cords, not only to add comfort and convenience, but to also make the home more kid-friendly by removing potential safety hazards. 

“It is a great honor to be invited to take part in the anniversary of a show that is so widely revered and respected in the home remodeling community,” says Chad Hallock, co-founder and CEO of Budget Blinds Inc. “We’re thrilled to be a part of the care and preservation that the crew has poured into this beautiful historic home. This has been a wonderful opportunity for us to showcase the value and comfort that custom window treatments can offer a home.”

Budget Blinds would like to thank its manufacturing partner Springs Window Fashions for donating the window treatments. It would also like to recognize Janet Rosa of Budget Blinds serving Waltham, Westwood and Dover-Sherborn for volunteering her time and skills to design and install the custom window treatments.

The 35th anniversary season of the Emmy Award-winning home improvement show will air on October 2 on PBS (check local listings). The Charlestown, Mass. home remodel will take place over an eight-episode story arc.

For more information about Budget Blinds visit: http://www.budgetblinds.com.