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Blinds/Curtain Suggestions

Building a new townhome and found out that blinds/curtains are not included. I should have asked about it before I signed but didn't think about it. Any suggestions and if you can give me an idea on rough costs, etc.

Additional info - main floor windows (90" x 72" in dining room), two 24" x 60" in great room (rear of townhome) - backdoor to patio (32" x 96" door).
- 2nd floor (master - 90" x 60") bathroom 30" x 48", bedroom 2 (48" x 48")
-basement ( 60" x 30" - main area) and 60" x 30" bedroom 3

Total - 8 windows and a door that requires screens/blinds. With all the issues I've seen/heard with motorized will stay away from this. Any idea on hunterdouglas vs non hunterdouglas. I'm in Calgary so any contacts/dealers are welcomed.

Thanks!

Much appreciated.
Last edited by ryeguy252 on Dec 4th, 2020 11:54 am, edited 2 times in total.
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$10,000

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$1000
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How can you possibly expect anyone to give you an idea of cost if you don't provide critical details such as number of windows, size of windows, type of coverings you like (shutters, blinds, curtains, etc.), whether they need to be black out, etc.?
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$1-$100,000, around that.
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I would recommend Hunter Douglas Pirouette with Powerview motorization and Control4/Crestron automation. For a townhouse, $25,000 should be your budget.
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Never heard of any new home including window coverings.
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Go to Home Depot, bring your measurements, and get them to give you a quote. Costs will vary widely depending on what kind of blinds you want. You can get the cheapest cheapie mini-blinds or go nicer.
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rf134a wrote: I would recommend Hunter Douglas Pirouette with Powerview motorization and Control4/Crestron automation. For a townhouse, $25,000 should be your budget.
OP asked for blinds not new windows, wow.
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blexann wrote: OP asked for blinds not new windows, wow.
And he answered with blinds.. albeit with a whole amount of automation
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blexann wrote: OP asked for blinds not new windows, wow.
The cost of blinds outside of the ubiquitous mini blinds, roller shades, and some cellular blinds is incredibly expensive. Hunter Douglas seems to have a strangle hold on high-end specialty blinds, and their pricing shows it.
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rf134a wrote: The cost of blinds outside of the ubiquitous mini blinds, roller shades, and some cellular blinds is incredibly expensive. Hunter Douglas seems to have a strangle hold on high-end specialty blinds, and their pricing shows it.
who are the main players in the automated segment? still Hunter Douglas? are there others?
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For automation, you have Lutron Serena, HD, Zebra blinds, Bali blinds, and of course, Ikea Fytur for roller shades. Bali is still fairly basic with mediocre quality. Zebra has smartthings compatible z-wave. Lutron Serena is mid-priced and uses their Caseta system. Hunter Douglas is the Rolls Royce of blinds.
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Thanks for everyone's help. Added additional info, prefer to stay away from automation with what I have heard/seen.
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Try Maxxmarr Roller shades.
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Curtain costs vary greatly.

I was told one curtain for a window can cost $2k+

Blind is a lot cheaper on the other hand, but it also depends on the materials (e.g. PVC, aluminum, or wood)

I just did the whole house. ground floor = wood blind while upper floor = curtain.

It costs me $6k in total. But the contractor is a close friend without any overhead, so it's the cheapest option to have it done professionally.
If i were to go to other professional contractor, it would have cost me 2x or 3x

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