The developers were building this gorgeous Modern home in our last neighborhood, but when they put in a bathroom without window treatments, I joked, “What time is the show?” It turns out they installed windows that turn translucent when privacy is needed. If your window treatment budget is a bit more modest, you will find some helpful tips in this post.
Types of Window Treatments
Sleek and beautiful Roller Shades work well for our Coastal Modern design, but they would also work in a Contemporary design. You might consider Draperies or Roman Shades in a Traditional, Transitional or Farmhouse design. Cellular Shades or Lined Draperies would be a smart choice in cold or hot climates, because they help protect your home from drastic temperature changes.
According to HomeAdvisor “window treatments cost $724 on average. At the low end, single installs are $50, though some projects can reach $3,500 total for eight windows. Premade materials are $6 to $550 per window and each requires ½ hour to 2 hours labor to install at $35 to $100 per hour. Custom curtains are much more at $500 to $3,000 apiece with the same price for installation.”
We paid an average of $250 each for our custom window shades. The DualDrape for our 16′ by 8′ patio sliding doors cost $1,800. We will save quite a bit of money by carefully measuring and installing the window treatments ourselves.
Use the helpful tips provided by Blinds.com below to ensure you have the proper measurements before placing your order. We recommend you measure carefully, double check your measurements and then place your order.
Our Window Treatments
We are using Veneta Designer Light Filtering Roller Shades for all our windows. I really like the texture and color of the Wheat Linen Sand blinds, which have a warm, beachy vibe.
For our Patio Sliding Doors, we chose Veneta’s DualDrape Sheer Vertical Blinds in White Jersey. As you can see below, the DualDrape mimics sheers, but when closed it also provides complete privacy. Our installation will have the opening in the middle, just like drapes would do in this situation.
The Veneta line of window treatments, available at the Home Depot offers a great selection, mid-range prices, good quality, and a beautiful selection of colors. If you have seen the DualDrape used, please drop me a note. If you found this post helpful, please like and share this post. Be sure to subscribe to receive all future tips and tricks.