So, I've repainted my master bedroom. Time to dump that old curtain and
sheer that's been hanging there for years. I waltzed into Home Despot for
some ideas and ended up taking to someone for a rough estimate...
$800+ for ONE 54"x54" window? Granted they were nice dual function cellular
shades, but the material might be worth about $5... SHEESH!
Go back and look at the cut-to-fit blinds. They are available in a
couple of different colors and several different styles - wood,
cellular, mini, pleated, etc. Shouldn't be more than $30 per window
and you get the joy of impulse buying. I've seen the prices you
mention and I thought it must buy enough for a whole house, but no,
The Sears website has good selection and good prices but it takes way
too long to ship.
Long b/4 I had a computer (at least 18yrs ago), I did some mail ordering
through a place called American Wallpaper & Blinds. I had recently (5 yrs.
ago) ordered on the web through them. It was nice to know they are still in
business. They carry name brand, and their own brands. I was really
satisfied with everything, so didn't try any other ones on the web. I saved
quite a bit over the brick & mortar outlets.
Here's their url.
YEah they really are that expensive (well maybe not 800 per), but the ones
that I was looking at for my hard to fit 72x36" windows were about 180
apiece. I haven't sprung for them yet, too many other things I can use the
1200 bucks for.
OK, you've got me concerned now. I just came back from my local Lowes
home center with information on how to measure my windows for those
cellular blinds. Mine shouldn't be that expensive, but I've been
bracing for sticker shock anyway.
I'm looking at the cordless cellular blinds and the roman shades. I'm
sure that the ones I finally choose are going to be the most
expensive. I'm just tired of the bland mini-blinds that I have had in
the house since I bought it. This place needs some jazzing up.
I was lucky enough to find really high quality pleated shade for $35 that
fits my window perfectly.
I know that there's overhead for blind manufacturers, but in reality how
many folks do you know that are willing to shell out even $250 per window
for decent quality shades.
If the manufacturers would cut their prices by half, I know that their sales
would at least double.
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