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Old 08-07-2007, 01:27 PM
 
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Plantation shutters are pretty expensive. We had a bunch of them installed in our home through a private dealer/installer, and if I remember correctly, they fell somewhere in the $200-$300 range per window, installed, depending on the size of the window.
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Old 08-07-2007, 01:33 PM
 
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I'm wondering are there places other than Home Depot, like Budget Blinds
or places that sell vertical blinds or custom treatments? I have had several problems with Home Depot and I would want someone to come to the house and measure and install. When I did my home in FL 14 windows with premium
verticals cost me $1,000 installed and I had a garantee that if anything went wrong they would come back and fix. I'm also lousey when it comes to measuring windows.
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Old 08-07-2007, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Lowes will come out and measure I think they charge around $39

Home depot may come and measure never asked.

Lowes charges around $12 a blind to install, home depot was around $5 a foot which worked out slightly higher than Lowes.
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Old 08-07-2007, 01:42 PM
 
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I used a place called Best Blinds of Charlotte (not sure if you can post links to vendors on this forum, but google that phrase to find their site). The prices were comparable to Lowe's and Home Depot, and the installers were very good. The owner, Craig, has a bunch of sample books that he can show you. He's a nice guy and very easy to work with.
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Old 08-07-2007, 01:47 PM
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We have a 3500 sq ft house. We put 2 inch blinds on 27 windows and cellular blinds on our two master bathroom windows. We used 5th avenue interior creations. They came to us we didn't have to go to a showroom or anything. They measured, ordered, came out and installed everything, cleaned up their mess and were all around great. We paid around $1900 for the whole process. I have several friends in our neighborhood that bought blinds at Home Depot and put them up themselves. They have all said that they spent close to what we did, only we didn't have to do any of the work. We did check with several other companies before going with 5th AVenue, but they seemed to be all around the best product for the lowest price. One more thing, everything comes with a full lifetime warranty.
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Old 08-07-2007, 01:50 PM
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Thanks for the info! When we did our blinds here, we used Blinds to Go, does anyone have any experience using them there? Are they comparable in cost and quality?
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Old 04-30-2009, 07:34 AM
 
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If you are in the surrounding Charlotte area and are in need to blinds, shades, shutters or a custom closet organization system...call Creative Window Coverings. They are professional and have very competitive prices with manufacturers lifetime warranty. They have a website as well. [url=http://www.cwcsouth.com]Creative Window Coverings, Charlotte, North Carolina[/url]
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Old 04-30-2009, 07:57 AM
 
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We used Monroe Blinds. 16 windows plus one full-length door with windows top to bottom - 2 inch, faux wood. They came out, brought all of the samples, measured, then came back to install them about a week later. It was around $900. Every blind fit perfectly. I have no problem recommending them. If anyone wants their phone number, feel free to shoot me a PM.
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:14 AM
 
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Lowe's will install an entire house full of blinds for only $118. The initial cost to measure your windows is $35, but this fee is reimbursed if you decide to order blinds and have them installed through Lowe's.
If you use the Levolor blinds (faux wood or real wood) that Lowe's has in stock, they will cut them to size (width only) and have an installer come to your home to install them properly.
Lowe's stock blinds are the most cost-effective way to cover your windows with blinds, IMO.
In addition, the quality, price and warranty that they offer is really hard to beat.
Hope this helps.
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Old 04-30-2009, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Holy old thread revival..............
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