1532 Fairway Ln., Elkhorn | 262-723-7020 | budgetblinds.com/walworth_county
Window treatments have the ability to make or break a space — imagine a kitchen with no natural light able to get in, or a bedroom with no privacy. Many people don’t realize the importance of window treatments until they live without them! Budget Blinds of Walworth County realizes the functional role of window treatments, but also the importance of having something beautiful and suited to the unique style of each residential home, commercial property, rental property, pool house, barn or vacation space.
Whether a customer is looking for blinds, draperies, shades, plantation shutters or something else entirely, the staff at Budget Blinds is dedicated to helping their clients find the best mix of beauty and functionality. Owner Tom Stepp opened Budget Blinds of Walworth County 24 years ago, and design consultant Bethany Babcock brings 17 years of experience in the interior design industry. Together they are able to find the perfect solution for each room in a client’s space.
Babcock says understanding the purpose of a client’s desire for window treatments is incredibly important. “We want to know: Is it because of a sun issue?” she explains. “Is it to help with insulating or controlling the privacy? Is it for pure aesthetics? Truly understanding the ‘why’ helps me prepare for my visit to bring the most effective solution possible. I really enjoy when customers instill their confidence in my suggestions and selections.
I love seeing the outcome of a project and hearing how pleased the homeowners are with their new window treatments.”
As the company continues to grow and look to the future, Stepp and Babcock are also cognizant of the changing trends, code requirements and technology advancements for construction and design projects. “Keeping up on motorization and home automation is very important and continues to be a trend in our industry,” Babcock explains. “For anyone thinking about building or remodeling, it’s helpful to talk with us first. We work with contractors and electricians in preparation for the proper motorization and home automation plans for their project. This is especially important if you have extremely high windows.”
Changes in federal regulations are also something that the company watches closely. For example, a new federal safety standard eliminating the use of cords longer than 8 inches will go into effect as early as May 2023, in an effort to prevent strangulation deaths of young children and pets in the home. “We’re taking the steps to update our clients as we learn more about the ruling and we’re recommending products that already are compliant with this ruling,” Babcock says.
No matter what the project entails, Budget Blinds of Walworth County is ready, with a showroom staffed by the best internal support team in the business. “We offer a fantastic warranty, and all of our installers are full-time employees of Budget Blinds of Walworth County and experienced professionals,” Babcock says.