Put a fresh spin on the interior of your home, with help from the pro team at Budget Blinds of Independence

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Budget Blinds owners Matt and Maria Boris (pictured with their family) have been dedicated to improving the interiors of customers’ homes since 2014. Matt reports for another tour of duty in August. And in Matt and Maria’s typical selfless style, they are thinking about their Budget Blinds customers first and making sure all requests, orders and installations are completed before he leaves. (Photography: Felicia Vargo)

By Mary Malik

Home decor trends change so quickly it’s hard to keep up. New window treatments and the addition of other decorative elements can be an affordable way to elevate your decor and maybe even your mood. It’s been a long couple of years and the interiors of our homes have taken a beating. It’s time for a change. Matt and Maria Boris, owners of Budget Blinds of Independence, know all about change.

“Our own lives have been nothing but change these last few years,” says Maria. “We started this business in 2014 after Matt’s tour of duty with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. Budget Blinds and their partnership with the Troops in Transition program offers veterans the opportunity to own a franchise with a veteran discount. We knew this was the perfect business for us because it incorporated my love of design and Matt’s background in carpentry.”

Fast-forward a few years and Matt and Maria, like so many young couples, were growing their business, and their family. Maria handles the design aspects and loves helping customers make decisions about window treatments and other design elements while Matt handles the ordering, measuring and installation.

“During the heart of the pandemic, we were thrilled to find out we were expecting our son, James, now a year-and-a-half old,” says Maria. “We also purchased our first home, which needed a lot of work, most of which Matt was able to do himself between installations for our customers. Let’s just say the customer always comes first. Our countertops went in a week before James was born.”

If you’re thinking about new window treatments, blinds, drapery, shutters or any of the home accents...now is the time to schedule a consultation with us so we can get your orders in by the first week of June and install before fall.

Matt and Maria’s combined knowledge and talent in design and carpentry resulted in their now beautiful home just in time to welcome James and, nine months later, they discovered they were expecting their daughter, Penelope.

“Life moves pretty quickly,” jokes Matt. “If all that wasn’t enough, I was recently called for military duty overseas beginning in August.”

That’s right. Matt reports for another tour of duty in August. And in Matt and Maria’s typical selfless style, they are thinking about their Budget Blinds customers first and making sure all requests, orders and installations are completed before he leaves.

“If you’re thinking about new window treatments, blinds, drapery, shutters or any of the home accents like pillows, rugs and even bedding, now is the time to schedule a consultation with us so we can get your orders in by the first week of June and install before fall,” says Matt. “We will help you narrow down all the options and point you to the right products to create your dream look for your home.”

Now is a great time to think about energy-efficient window coverings, lowering both your heating and air conditioning bills, and smart home products in home decor continue to be of interest for many homeowners.

“We find you the highest quality products that fit into your budget,” says Maria. “The best part about owning a Budget Blinds franchise has always been the relationships we have formed with our clients. We want everyone to know that we are surrounded by other franchisees who will take over while we take this break until Matt returns. You are never alone when you choose Budget Blinds for your home decor.”

For more information and a free in-home consultation, call or text Matt and Maria at 216-503-0067 and check out the Budget Blinds of Independence Facebook page for before and after photos and design ideas.