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Old 08-07-2007, 06:54 AM
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I am wondering if someone could give me a rough idea of what blinds or plantation shutters would cost in the area. We are building a 4000 sq foot home, 4 bedrooms. Any thoughts would be great!
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Old 08-07-2007, 06:57 AM
 
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How many windows do you have? How wide are the windows? Faux wood or real wood?

18 windows and 18 blinds, about $770. We bought from the Home Depot store on Providence and Ballantyne Commons. The customer associate wasn't very good at double checking her math when adding up the order. The installer didn't clean up the dust on the window sills from drilling the holes.

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Old 08-07-2007, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I have 16 windows using 19 blinds, using 2" Faux wood from Home depot installing them myself cost was aroudn $630
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Old 08-07-2007, 08:15 AM
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How many windows do you have? How wide are the windows? Faux wood or real wood?
Hmm... we have 21 windows, width, no idea but there are a variety of sizes I know that. I think a combo of faux and real wood. I would like to say I would install them myslef, but most likely we would have to have someone do it.
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Old 08-07-2007, 08:16 AM
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I have 16 windows using 19 blinds, using 2" Faux wood from Home depot installing them myself cost was aroudn $630
Are they difficult to install??
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Old 08-07-2007, 08:27 AM
 
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Hmm... we have 21 windows, width, no idea but there are a variety of sizes I know that. I think a combo of faux and real wood. I would like to say I would install them myslef, but most likely we would have to have someone do it.
If you decide to install them yourself you would need to measure the width of each window. I know Home Depot has a machine for cutting the blinds to fit each width but I don't know if customers can use it.
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Old 08-07-2007, 08:35 AM
 
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Are they difficult to install??

No screw in the brackets top corners of the window and slide the blinds in.

The only ones that take a little longer is when you have more than one blind in the window and you are top mounting them.
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Old 08-07-2007, 08:38 AM
 
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If you decide to install them yourself you would need to measure the width of each window. I know Home Depot has a machine for cutting the blinds to fit each width but I don't know if customers can use it.

Home depot will cut the blinds do your sizes for free.

Be advised the blinds are 1/2 inch shorter than the box says.

For instance if the opening is 34" the blind will be 33 1/2" long which is perfect.

Just advise the person in home depot of the window size and they will cut the blinds 1/2 shorter.

took them about an hour to cut my blinds I needed I think 13 of them cut.
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Old 08-07-2007, 08:45 AM
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Thanks so much! Im assuming these are the wood slatted blinds. What about the plantation shutters??
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Old 08-07-2007, 01:27 PM
 
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Default Blinds and Plantation shutters

I got my plantation shutters in my current home in Calif from Home Depot.
For a large bay/picture window plus two standard windows it was approx $2,300. I used "points" off my american express card towards the purchase and they gave me 10% off.
I also used a company by the name of justblinds.com for white "plantation" style mini-blinds; faux wood and the added bonus was the rail they suspend from looks like crown molding! Beautiful,classy and inexpensive. ( I don't remember what I paid)
Just follow how they tell you to measure and you will be fine.
I will be using them in my new house in Charlotte when I get there in Nov.
Good luck!
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