How much does it cost to install blinds?

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The average cost for a window blind specialist is $95. You are likely to spend between $50 and $175 total. Exact price may vary depending on your area and project details.

Updated March 1st, 2017

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Window blinds not only provide privacy for the home, but when closed, they can also block sunlight to help keep the home cool and save energy during the summer months. Blinds provide more lighting and privacy options than shades, which are solid and must be either fully raised or fully lowered; however, they are not easy to install. Window blind installation professionals can do the job faster than most homeowners. Cost factors include the type of blinds, whether they’re premade or custom-made, whether they are motorized, and the amount of labor required.

Type of blinds

Numerous types of blinds are available at different price levels. Traditional slat or Venetian blinds are horizontal and can be made of aluminum, vinyl, wood or faux wood. This type of blind features individual slats that can be adjusted and fit most typical windows. Vertical blinds are generally used for sliding doors because they can be pulled to the side for easy access to the door. Some vertical blinds are made of fabric. Roller blinds are similar to shades in that they don’t have adjustable slats; these usually come in fabric or bamboo. The most expensive type is the cordless blind, which is safer for pets and children because the risk of strangulation by the cord is eliminated. These blinds are often remote controlled with a device, although they can also be controlled manually.

Premade or custom

Customers who need blinds for standard window sizes have many options. The larger the window, the more expensive the blinds. Window blind companies can custom make blinds for windows that are unusual or nonstandard sizes. Custom blinds are more expensive than premade ones.

Motors

Some blinds can be automated via via remote control. The motor and associated labor to install this type of blind will cost extra.

Labor

Some installers charge by the hour for their service. Others charge flat fees. Level & Clean of Chantilly, Virginia, charges a base installation fee of $125 ($145 for locations farther than 50 miles away), with additional pricing based on the size of the blinds:

  • Up to 48 inches: $30 per treatment

  • 49 to 84 inches: $45

  • 85 to 120 inches: $65

For exceptionally high windows, the company charges $20 extra if the mount is 10 to 14 feet high and $40 if it’s over 14 feet high.

Materials

Installation materials such as brackets and screws are typically included in the cost and not a separate charge.

Cost-saving strategies

Many window blind installation companies offer discounts when customers buy multiple blinds at once. Some companies offer rebates on window blinds.

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Recent reviews

1 Day Window Treatments

John was very helpful and responsive during the whole process - from selection to purchase to installation. There are a lot of variables to consider when choosing the correct screens for your room, and his expertise and knowledge were second to none. John kept me updated on the status of my order and even offered additional accessories at no extra cost. From start to finish, the whole process took 2 weeks. I am very happy with the final product and would not hesitate to recommend him to others looking for a quality window screens options. Additionally, Stretch (the installer) was very nice, on-time, and efficient during the installation process.

NuNu Designs

Showed up slightly ahead of schedule, took a look at the existing blinds and hardware, determined he would need to use the new hardware that came with the new blinds, installed them quickly with relative ease. Was friendly but professional and installed 2 sets of standard horizontal miniblinds for a very reasonable fee. Would not hesitate to re-hire for additional jobs.

Finleigh's Home Services

Steven did a great job hanging our blinds. Very efficient, great attitude, excellent cost and our blinds look great! Will definitely be using Finleighs Home Services again for our larger projects inside and out.