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How Much Does a Window Treatment Installation Cost?

Window treatments can be used to make a room seem bigger, more dramatic and more interesting. However, they are not just for making a room beautiful and adding to its décor. They also save money on energy costs. When you are deciding on your window treatments, it is helpful to know what your options are to make an informed decision. In addition, there are a few tips from home decorators that can make any window treatment look fantastic. When you purchase your window treatments at a home improvement store, their professional installers will typically do the installation for around $100 for 10 windows. Hiring a professional to install your window treatments will save you precious time and insure its done properly.

National Install Window Treatments Costs

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National Install Window Treatments Costs
Average reported cost $161
Number of Cost Profiles 1666 cost profiles
Minimum reported cost $52
Maximum reported cost $600
Most homeowners spent between: $101 to $155

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Curtains or Drapes

You have several choices in what you can use to cover your windows. Drapes and curtains come in a variety of shades, designs, lengths and textures. It would be very easy to find drapes and curtains that went well with your room’s motif. Some curtains also have unique features that block the sun. Curtains can be as transparent as you wish. For the “greenest” option, blackout curtains are available. These curtains completely block out the sun’s heat and light from your room, saving on unnecessary cooling costs. To get best results with blackout curtains, have a professional measure the area to be covered. Many people opt for another window treatment such as blinds or a shade underneath the curtains. 


Blinds are another option you may choose. They may come with horizontal slats or vertical slats. Most of them have a pull cord that opens the slats when twisted and opens the entire blind when pulled. When you are considering which blinds to buy, remember, ones that are of lower quality usually don't hold up as well as custom blinds. Flimsy blind slats will twist, tear off and stain. Many companies sell blinds of a much higher quality that look great for years. A home improvement professional will measure your window and install blinds that fit perfectly for your unique window. Try window blinds that are made of wood for a dramatic effect.


Other types of blinds are often referred to as shades. The roll-up shade rolls up to close similar to a scroll. The Roman shade has become more popular lately. This shade folds up onto itself to close. It is possible to hire a professional to make and install your fabric shades. When choosing your fabric for the Roman shade, remember that it is okay for window treatments to be your accent color rather than the dominant colors of the room.

If you know your options, you will have no trouble choosing the right window treatment for your home. Hiring a professional to install your window treatments ensures that they are a beautiful and functional investment.

Last updated on Mar 31, 2016

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