Are you getting ready to treat your windows? Curious about how to budget for this upgrade? We discuss the average cost of window treatments in this guide.
Any home-loving individual has to have window treatments in place. They’re effective for a number of ways, from light-control to aesthetics.
At the same time, we often forget to incorporate window treatments into our budgets. We’re here to help get you a better idea of what the cost of window treatments is, as well as some of the options you have to narrow the cost down.
Let’s get started.
The Cost of Window Treatments
There are a number of elements that affect the cost of window treatments. In theory, you could end up spending a lot of money or budgeting and spending close to nothing.
That said, if you’re trying to go for a specific look or quality, you should consider a few factors and their cost.
Durability plays a huge part.
Some treatments that could last 20 years or more might cost you $1,000-$2,000, while ones that last 5 years could cost you less than $500 or $600. Think about how long you intend to live in your house as well as how often you change your interior design. It’s not always more effective to choose the longer lasting blind, especially if you imagine yourself changing them within 5 or 10 years.
You can also incorporate features that block out UV light or add technology that opens and closes shades automatically. These significantly bump up the price. Further, choosing fine materials for the sake of aesthetics will also cost extra.
Aesthetics vary in price depending on the current styles and trends. Most styles come and go with time. Others, like the country feel, are generally accepted as classic and won’t go out of style.
Finally, you should consider whether or not you want to design each room individually or have a consistent theme throughout your home. Of course, picking and choosing different treatments for each room will be more costly for materials and installation.
Considerations for Installation
Simple blinds, curtains, and drapes may not require professional installation. If you’re working on a few windows and are okay with marginal slip-ups, doing it yourself is a great option.
That said, if you’re getting treatments for the entire home, it may be smarter to work with someone on installation. This is especially true if you’re incorporating smart technology or have a number of hard to reach, custom windows.
At the end of the process, you are going to be looking at paying anywhere from $50 to $850 per window. As you can see, there’s a lot of room to roam.
Look at your budget, then go through your home and count the windows you have. Consider the variables above, and you should have a decent idea of what you can afford when it comes to window treatments.
Want to Learn More?
Budgeting the cost of window treatments is easier when you have a few ideas to work with. Whether you’re thinking of installing windows, getting treatments, or working through different designs, we can help.
Feel free to contact us to get started!