Lutron Shades Are on Sale at Budget Blinds of the North Island This Month

Posted on Jun 13, 2018

Budget Blinds of the North Island is holding a June sale on Lutron shades. Save the tax when you purchase these energy-saving shade solutions for your home this month. Every purchase will also earn a free lighting control bundle and purchases over $1,000 will receive a free Lutron Light Bridge Pro.

Lutron shades allow natural light to warm your home in the winter, while blocking out the heat in the summer months. They can also be used to protect furniture, artwork, flooring and more from the sun’s damaging rays.

With Lutron’s automation systems, you can set your blinds to adjust automatically throughout the day, providing better security and light regulation throughout your home.

If you’re looking for a different product, now is still the time to buy! Budget Blinds will pay the tax on every order in June, so now is the time to save on the right window coverings for your home.

Contact Budget Blinds of the North Island to arrange an in-home consultation or visit their showroom at 8 – 2663 Kilpatrick Avenue in Courtenay. From that showroom consultants serve the Comox Valley, Campbell River and the North Island.
Call them at 250.338.8564 or request a free in-home consultation online.

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1st Quarter Construction Numbers Reported by Building Links

Posted on May 23, 2018

Building Links has compiled the construction statistics for the first quarter of 2018 for the Comox Valley and Campbell River communities. Compared to 2017 we reported an increase of 28 per cent in overall construction values in the areas of Courtenay, Comox, the Comox Valley Regional District, Cumberland and Campbell River. This amount was slightly higher than the 25 per cent increase reported comparing the first quarter of 2016 to 2017.

Total construction values for the first quarter of 2018 total $59.6 million compared to $46.4 million in 2017. There has been a slight decline in the construction of single family dwellings, and an increase in the construction of multi family residential housing including duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes and secondary dwellings.

The Comox Valley Regional District reported the highest increase (41 per cent) increase in single family construction when comparing 2017 to 2018, while the growth in other municipalities was primarily due to an in- crease in the construction of multi-family residential units.

Growth in Cumberland registered a 114 per cent increase during the first quarter of 2018, mostly due to multi-family residential housing construction. It is the same story in Campbell River as their construction statistics showed 41 per cent increase primarily due to an increase in permits for multi-residential housing.

The number of permits for single family homes are down slightly across all areas with the Comox Valley Regional District being the only community show- ing an increase when comparing 2018 to 2017. Moving forward for 2018 we expect to see a continued increase in the construction of secondary suites, carriage homes and secondary dwellings. We also expect to see an increase in the new construction of multi-residential housing for sale and new builds for rental housing and a decrease in the construction of single family homes for 2018.

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Take 50% off Budget Blinds’ Norman Shutters This May

Posted on May 10, 2018

Budget Blinds in the Comox Valley is offering 50% off of their Norman-brand shutters this month. 

Whether you prefer wood or faux wood shutters, composite or vinyl shutters, you’ll find that Budget Blinds’ Norman shutters complement any type of window or interior design style. And with a free-in home design consultation you’ll find the perfect shutters for your home.

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Construction Numbers Continue to Climb in 1st Quarter of 2018

Posted on Apr 20, 2018

Building Links has compiled year-to-date building statistics for January 1 – March 31, 2018 and they are reporting an increase of 28% in overall construction values in the areas of the Comox Valley and Campbell River for 2018 compared to 2017.

Construction values in these areas for the first quarter of 2018 total $59,623,110 compared to $46,388,088for the same period in 2017. There has been a slight decline in the construction of single family dwellings, and an increase in the construction of multi-family residential including duplexes, triplexes, four-plexes and secondary dwellings.

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) reported the highest increase (41%) in single family construction when comparing 2017 to 2018. The growth in other municipalities surveyed was primarily due to an increase in the construction of multi-family residential units.

The overall construction value increase of 28% in 2018 was slightly higher than the 25% increase reported when comparing the first quarter of 2016 to 2017.

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Campbell River Hosting An Energy Step Code Workshop

Posted on Apr 16, 2018

The City of Campbell River has set the date for its second workshop on the Energy Step Code. “Building Better with the Energy Step Code” will run from 7:30 am to 4 pm on Wednesday, April 25.

The morning will include informative sessions about building to the Energy Step Code including information on energy efficient mechanical systems and sizing and requirements of energy modelling, what it is like to work with an energy advisor, and incentives available. In the afternoon, attendees will have the opportunity to partake in a blower door demonstration.

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Find Your New Window Coverings With Help From the Professional Designers at Budget Blinds

Posted on Apr 14, 2018

There are so many choices available for window coverings, it can overwhelm a typical homeowner trying to choose what will work best in their home.

When selecting new blinds, shades or curtains, you’ll need to consider the final look of the product, as well as your home’s privacy, light and heating/cooling needs.

To ensure great results, Budget Blinds of Northern Vancouver Island provides complimentary in-home consultations with their designers, who will guide you through the multitude of choices.

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