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1/16/2020 9:48:49 PM
Posted: 9/18/2009 1:25:25 PM EST
Anyone have a rough idea what it would/should cost to install 13 sets of faux-wood blinds (including the cost of the blinds themselves)? I'm trying to get a ballpark idea of what kind of quote I should expect from a variety of companies.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 1:48:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2009 1:50:03 PM EST by Schadenfreuda]
If I lived closer, I would SHOW/TEACH you how to do it for free...because I REALLY hate to see men who cannot do such things.

Go get some kind of "Home Improvement" book from Home Depot and LEARN how to do it...please?

But to answer your question...

About $1,200 to $2,500 depending on the cost/quality of the blinds.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 1:54:01 PM EST
I'll do it for airfare, lodging, meals and $300.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 1:54:22 PM EST
size of said blinds or this question has no anwser
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 2:07:50 PM EST
I put up 12 sets of plantation blinds after I built my house. It is tedious, but easy. I bought them from Lowes, and got them cut to fit right at the store.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 2:18:08 PM EST
It depends on the sizes of the windows obviously and the finish and bran/quality of the blind will affect it as well so there's no way to give you an answer really.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 2:19:06 PM EST
The girlfriend just spent 2 grand on blinds for her house. I have a thread about it somewhere.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 2:20:52 PM EST
robo, stop being a chick and order it online from blinds.com and install them yourself, it's so easy.

i did that about 4 years ago and i have 26 windows with 2" blinds. have a good battery powered drill.

took about 3 hours and i saved a shit load of money!
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 2:25:48 PM EST
Originally Posted By MALT0SE:
The girlfriend just spent 2 grand on blinds for her house. I have a thread about it somewhere.


When she buys them they're called window treatments!

Link Posted: 9/18/2009 2:26:00 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2009 2:27:46 PM EST by jimmy2spot]
When I bought my first, fixer-upper house a couple years ago I was pretty overwhelmed and working 60 hour weeks and so just had the guys that contract with Lowe's put up some blinds to replace the filthy cloth that was over the windows. I think it was $20 per blind for installation. The rest I did myself once I had the time. Pretty easy with a cordless drill and measuring tape.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 2:30:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/18/2009 2:31:48 PM EST by scottfire1957]
Yellow pages. Blinds. Call several to get an estimate. It's the only way to know. Really.


The ONLY way to get an estimate of several companies, is , well, to get an estimate from several companies. Estimates cost nothing. Free.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 2:32:52 PM EST
should be free WHEN YOU DO IT YOURSELF.

not sure if serious...
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 2:55:28 PM EST
Wife and I did over 26 in less than three hours and even took a lunch break. Get a cordless drill and have her prep and lay out everything. You just go from window to window like a Henry Ford assembly line.

Once you do that first one they are a snap.
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 4:21:09 PM EST
Originally Posted By armoredsaint:
robo, stop being a chick and order it online from blinds.com and install them yourself, it's so easy.

i did that about 4 years ago and i have 26 windows with 2" blinds. have a good battery powered drill.

took about 3 hours and i saved a shit load of money!


I know next to nothing about anything remotely related to stuff like this. I have no clue how to properly measure a window for the right blind, much less know how to mount one correctly
Link Posted: 9/18/2009 4:42:14 PM EST
Originally Posted By mitchellh:
Originally Posted By MALT0SE:
The girlfriend just spent 2 grand on blinds for her house. I have a thread about it somewhere.


When she buys them they're called window treatments!



One of my fathers friends owns a window treatment company: tinting, blinds, shutters and shades. They were talking about a total for one home that was over 15,000.
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