Supporting Veterans with Custom Wood Blinds on Designing Spaces’ Military Makeover

For the third time, Budget Blinds® is honored to participate with award-winning Designing Spaces’ Military Makeover airing on Lifetime Television®, helping to make life better for a deserving veteran and his family. The long, hot Florida summer is culminating in a newly renovated home for Marine Lance Corporal Michael Adams, his wife, Britiany, and daughters, eight-year old Nevaeh and three-year-old Cecelia. Budget Blinds is excited to install beautiful custom wood blinds for the Adams family. 

Honoring those who have served and sacrificed

Giving back to our active military and veterans is close to the “corporate heart” of Budget Blinds, and partnering with Designing Spaces’ Military Makeover  is a way to say a very tangible “thank you.” This special mini-series is dedicated to giving back to members of the military and their families, involving seasoned expert decorators and designers, landscapers, neighbors and volunteers, and Budget Blinds. Hosted by retired United States Marine Corps Staff Sergeant R. Lee Ermey, “The Gunny,” you can believe that everything possible is done to honor our veterans!

“We were thrilled to participate in Military Makeover for the third time,” said Tracy Christman, Vice President of Vendor Alliance at Budget Blinds. “Not only does Budget Blinds have a long-standing history and commitment to supporting our veterans, but also because one of Budget Blinds’ goals is to help educate consumers on products, options, and features to keep homes with children safe, while still enjoying beautiful window coverings.” Tracy makes a guest appearance, explaining the window covering choices for the Adams family and the benefits they provide.

Pam Shaw, franchise owner of Budget Blinds Serving the South Orlando Area and her team outfitted the entire home with beautiful custom window treatments in colors and styles to suit every room, as well as a large sliding glass door, French doors and a unique sidelight to the front door that required innovative solutions that you can see as the series unfolds. Pam shares, “We were delighted to participate in this project! We’re always proud to support our veterans in any way we can. My installers, Alex and Zane, were especially excited to meet Gunny! Alex and I met the Adams’ family when we did the measuring and had an opportunity to witness how much this makeover meant to them.”

Click here to view the trailer and then plan on watching the three-part series of Designing Spaces’ Military Makeover, the Adams Family, on Thursdays, beginning August 18 at 7:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on Lifetime Television®.

Meet the Adams family

Lance Corporal Michael Adams had served two years in the Marines when, on deployment to Iraq in 2005, his vehicle ran over a double-stack anti-tank mine, resulting in multiple injuries to his left ankle and wrist, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and PTSD. Since being honorably discharged in 2007, he attended the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and became a certified motorcycle mechanic, and met and married the love of his life, Britiany, and they started a family. The youngest daughter, Cecelia, has medical challenges, including cerebral palsy and acute Autism that impact their daily lives.

The newest family member is JW, LCpl Adams’ service dog from K9 for Warriors. JW is a valuable friend; waking Adams from nightmares and helping him remain calm in crowded places. Last September, JW alerted Britiany when Adams had a stroke, effectively saving his life. JW is the ultimate “Good Dog!”

The house they live in belonged to Britiany’s grandparents and they offered the house as a rent-to-own so that they would always have a secure, forever home. The Military Makeover renovation ensures that the newly remodeled home will make life easier for every member of the family, maximizing living space and implementing child-safe window coverings.

Helping veterans every day

Budget Blinds is committed to helping veterans every day with the opportunity to become an independent franchise business owner. Qualified veterans regularly receive a substantial discount off the purchase of a Budget Blinds franchise and, in November 2013, a limited-time Million Dollar Franchise Event brought 30 new veteran franchise owners into the system, making veteran owners 10% of the brand. Budget Blinds rates high as a veteran-friendly franchise business opportunity, recently named in the Best for Vets: Franchise 2016 ranking by the Military Times, recognized by veteran programs VetFran and Franchise Business Review™, and acknowledged by prestigious franchise networks like Entrepreneur®, Franchise 500TM, Inc. 5000, Canadian Franchise Association® and Franchise Times®. To learn more about veteran business ownership opportunities, click here.

Additionally, Budget Blinds has partnered with Homes for Our Troops (HFOT), a national non-profit that builds specially adapted, mortgage-free homes for severely injured veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Wounded Warriors Canada (WWC) to support their mission to assist ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, veterans and their families. Learn more at forourtroops and

If we’ve piqued your interest about new window coverings to update and renovate your home, help is just a call or click away! Call 866-879-9730 today to schedule a FREE, in-home consultation or go online to to find the Style Consultant nearest you. Budget Blinds offers unlimited design potential with custom blinds, shutters, shades, drapes and more, to increase energy efficiency, provide solar protection, improve child safety or go green with our newest Inspired Shade™ Collection of amazing natural window treatments.

Set your DVR to catch all three episodes of the Designing Spaces Military Makeover for the Adams family so you won’t miss a minute of the excitement. Budget Blinds will be featured in the three-part series airing on Thursdays, August 18, September 1, and September 15 on Lifetime® Television at 7:00 a.m. (ET/PT). Check your local listings.

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