Get Just What Your Windows Need With Budget Blinds of the Main Line
This Devon family got great advice and perfect solutions to three different window problems with Budget Blinds.
Brooke Goldstein’s Devon home is a light junkie’s dream: a newly constructed house is with big windows to let in plenty of sunlight, giving the entire home a warm and open feel.
When the family moved in — with one young child and a second on the way — Goldstein and her husband quickly realized that many of those beautiful windows needed to be covered, at least sometimes. Their daughter’s room needed darkness for nap-time, the southern-facing playroom grew too hot during the day, and Goldstein didn’t want to eat dinner with the whole neighborhood watching.
Enter Michael Fineman, owner of Budget Blinds of the Main Line. Fineman was easy to work with and on point with pricing, said the Goldsteins. He helped them understand what they needed and was able to guide them toward what they wanted, with unexpected options.
“This was a brand-new house,” said Goldstein. “We had so much to do, and so many windows,” she said. “Michael had very good and functional ideas.”
For the kitchen, the answer was motorized solar shades, offering a diffused and the ability to easily lower or raise the shades on multiple windows all at once.
“We wanted some kind of privacy, but at the same time, because there are so many windows, we didn’t want to have them covered all the time,” Goldstein said. “This was a really good balance. They go up and down very easily and they still give us the privacy.”
In the playroom, the same shades — minus the motorized function, and with a tighter weave — helped lower the temperature and filter out 99% of UV rays while still letting light fill the room.
“They do a really good job of keeping the heat out,” Goldstein said.
The Goldsteins were set on wood shutters for their bedroom, which is the most traditional room in the house. Fineman found a shade of gray that complemented their decor and incorporated subtle design touches like stainless steel hinges and split-operation invisible tilting louvers to modernize the treatment and maximize light.
In the child’s bedroom, Fineman recommended a shade combination with two layers: a blackout material with a honeycomb construction, which maintains the temperature in the room and blocks out noise for sleep, and a contemporary sheer material to provide daytime privacy, heat control, and UV filtering. Both layers can be raised or lowered to any position, but still blend nicely into the room’s decor.
“This was my favorite thing that he suggested,” Goldstein said. “I have the best-sleeping baby ever.”
Photographs by Ivory Tree Portraits.