Installing Blinds

Cost To Install Window Blinds

Last Updated on December 27, 2023
Written by CPA Alec Pow | Content Reviewed by Certified CFA CFA Alexander Popinker

Multi-layer decoration of windows and balcony blocks is a thing of the past. Fringe, opaque curtains and tulle are no longer relevant. The open space is trendy, with lots of light, and a minimum of details. However, the room must be protected with something from the burning sun and prying eyes. Blinds are the ideal solution to this problem. They are much more practical and easier to care for.

How Much Does It Cost To Install Window Blinds?

The cost of installing window blinds depends on some variables, such as the material these are made of and the style. For instance, you will have to pay anywhere between $85 and $120 for a set of specialty faux wood blinds, while the cost of simple one-inch blinds is around $12 or even less.

When talking about labor costs, you should be prepared to pay anywhere between $12 and $25 per window for installing blinds. Most of the professionals will even take measurements for you and offer all of the tools and hardware you need.

In the table below you will find the average costs of installing different types of window blinds.

Item Cost Per Window
Roller Blinds $10-$150
Slat blinds $13-$240
Vertical Blinds $55-$125
Cordless Blinds $15-$150
Labor costs for eight windows $85-$180
Total Cost for Materials $70-$1,800
Total Cost for Window Blinds $150-$2,000

Cost considerations

Motorized blinds are also, but these can be bought at a premium price as they need individual motors for all windows. Expect to pay anywhere between $35 and $85 each.

The price of window blinds is highly affected by the material they are made of. For instance, custom wooden blinds will cost thousands of dollars, while aluminum blinds are much cheaper.

Ask about purchasing in bulk, if you are installing blinds on a lot of windows. There are installers and stores that will offer discounts on large purchases. Also, they offer discounts for a full-house install.

How do you choose the best window blinds?

Shading the spaces inside the houses is necessary regardless of the season, and blinds and roller blinds are an optimal solution. For optimal indoor comfort, choose the blinds made of resistant materials, of the best quality, which offer the necessary protection against the sun. Here are the main selection criteria for the best models of vertical blinds and roller blinds.

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The choice of blinds depending on the material

Depending on the material, the blinds can be made of aluminum, PVC, and polyester.

The aluminum blinds are of high quality, ensure an attractive aesthetic appearance, and have an increased resistance to impact and oxidation. In addition, aluminum does not become brittle at low temperatures, being an excellent conductor of heat and reflecting visible light very well.

How to Install Blinds or ShadesPolyester blinds have a pleasant appearance, suitable for any interior design style. They keep the sunlight at a distance, having the ability to effectively shade the spaces and keep the interiors cool. Polyester is a durable and resistant material that does not require frequent repairs. They are easy to wash, they are not brittle and they do not fade.

PVC blinds are easy to use and maintain in the long term. Dust, water, and dirt are easy to remove from this material. They have a lower price than the aluminum ones, being most frequently found in the manually operated version. PVC does not rot, does not rust, and resists well in conditions of excessive humidity.

Selection of blinds according to their type

Internal blinds are classified according to type into horizontal and vertical internal blinds.

Horizontal blinds are easy to clean, durable, and practical. They are considered ideal for setting up offices and are available in a diverse range of models and colors.

Vertical blinds are perfect for modern spaces, they are found in a variety of models, being the ideal choice for the most demanding interior design projects.

How to choose interior blinds depending on the mounting system

The way blinds are installed is an important factor when you are looking for interior blinds suitable for your home. Thus, the following types of products can be found on the market:

Interior blinds that are installed on the wall – These products, in addition to solar protection, also influence the decor chosen for the respective spaces. Most blinds of this type are wider and longer, being suitable for various styles of interior decoration.

The interior blinds that are mounted in the window frame – These are suitable for the modern, elegant interior design style, being practical and aesthetically pleasing. It is easily mounted, with the help of the appropriate screws, directly on the frame, ensuring a superior protection filter against the light emitted by the sun’s rays.

The internal blinds that are mounted inside the window – These provide the necessary protection against light, completely covering the larger areas around the windows. Their assembly can be done with the help of anchoring dowels and a drilling machine.

DIY considerations

If you choose to install the window blinds yourself, you can spend a little more on nicer blinds. Take into consideration upgrading to a nicer finish material or custom blinds with the money you saved.

If you have the right tools, you will be able to install basic blinds on your own. Make sure you have a power drill with bits, measuring tape, a screwdriver, and a leveler.

Professional installation will be the best choice, in case you have unusually shaped windows such as half-circle windows, arches, or other special designs.

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