by LIZ ONUFER | photos provided by Budget Blinds of Vista

Security, Shade, and Fashion

Window treatments can transform a home in so many ways, from keeping out harmful UV rays to enhancing the décor. But choosing the right window coverings to complement a room, and keeping that within a budget, can be a bit overwhelming. That’s where Budget Blinds of Vista comes in to help – literally. Offering expert in-home consultative service and high quality products, owners Mark and Carolyn Johnson find the perfect fit for their clients’ style, needs, and budget.

Serving residents and businesses in Vista, Bonsall, and Fallbrook with a wide selection of blinds, shades, shutters, and drapes, Mark and Carolyn take great pride in bringing options to local clients. “We like to consider ourselves to be a mobile showroom – we bring the products, service, and samples to you,” Mark said.


The process of transforming a room with window treatments begins with a brief phone consultation. “We learn about the customer’s priorities during the first phone conversation to understand whether their focus is on security, shade, or fashion,” Mark explained. Once this foundation is established, Budget Blinds of Vista schedules an in-home consultation, bringing selections of products, colors, and materials, taking measurements, and providing a quote. They even custom install the new window coverings. “We let them know that with Budget Blinds, they can sit back and relax, we’ll do all the work for them – from custom measuring to designing solutions through to the ordering and installation – all with our guarantee,” Carolyn added.

“We like to consider ourselves to be a mobile showroom – we bring the products, service, and samples to you.”

mp_budgetblinds3As part of the national Budget Blinds company, the staff in Vista are trained and current on the newest products and trends. With national purchasing power, they can offer exclusive name brand options at a lower rate on many of their products, as well as a five-year, no-questions-asked warranty on many of the window coverings. Budget Blinds has been featured on some of the top home improvement shows, including Designing Spaces, DIY’s Blog Cabin, and This Old House.

Budget Blind’s wide selection and commitment to customer service ensures clients get exactly what they need and want for their window coverings. “Our solutions include child- and pet-safe cordless options, energy-efficient choices, as well as light-filtering and room darkening shades, along with motorization,” Mark said. “Based on the customer’s vision and budget, we match our extensive line of products to make beautiful and affordable window coverings a reality.”


Name of Business: Budget Blinds of Vista
Owners: Mark and Carolyn Johnson
Manager: Mark Johnson
Years in Position: Owned since 2015 (Locally-owned franchise)
Company Established: 1992
Description of Business: Budget Blinds of Vista’s lavish selection of window treatments includes shutters, blinds, draperies, and shades. Regardless of the window’s size or shape, you can rest assured Budget Blinds serving Vista, Bonsall, and Fallbrook will have a customized window coverings solution ideal for you.