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How Much do Blackout Shades Cost?

Plus the Benefits of Blackout Shades

Buying any window treatment, but particularly custom window coverings, can be an investment. You are probably wondering how custom blackout shades might fit into your budget. To understand how much your new blackout shades will cost, it’s first important to understand what you want and need. How much do blackout shades cost?


As with any window treatment, blackout shades can vary in cost, depending on the quality of the material and type of shade you buy. There are also a few other things that can influence the cost of blackout shades as well. We’ll go over those in a minute, but first, let’s look at the benefits of blackout shades.


Benefits of Blackout Shades

There are many benefits to blackout shades. Of course, one of the biggest benefits is that it blocks incoming light completely. This makes blackout shades a great option for bedrooms and media rooms where you don’t want to be bothered by the sun or the glare it can cause on screens. And because they block light, blackout shades are also effective in reducing energy bills by providing insulation. 

 Blackout shades also come in a variety of styles and materials. You can get blackout roller shades or you can have a blackout liner on the backside of cellular shades (honeycomb shades). You can also have a blackout liner on the backside of other types of fabric shades, like roman shades. This means they have huge versatility and can match a variety of home decor styles!


How much do blackout shades cost? Things that Influence the Price of Blackout Shades


Size and Shape of the Window

One of the biggest factors affecting the price of blackout shades is the size and shape of the window. The larger the window means more fabric which increases the cost. Oddly shaped windows, such as rounded windows, also means that you’ll need custom fit shades which can increase the cost as well. 


Material Quality

First, to really get the most bang for your buck, you need to prioritize quality. The better the quality of the material, the more it will cost, but it will also last longer because those materials are more durable. This means that over the long run you’ll save money. If you are on a budget, we recommend upgrading a few windows at a time with higher quality shades, rather than upgrading all at once with low-quality products. 



Blackout shades come with standard cord control and cordless lift mechanisms. However, if you want the ultimate in convenience, you can upgrade to a motorized mechanism, allowing you to raise and lower your blackout shades at the push of a button. However, going with a motorized mechanism will cost you more. 



Blackout shades are versatile, meaning you can customize them. You can choose the color, texture and pattern options that are right for you. Customization can help bring a seamless look and a level of sophistication to your home; however, some options will be more expensive than others. 



Do it yourself installation is free; however, hiring a professional can give you the peace of mind that your blackout shades are installed right the first time. Be sure to calculate installation cost into your total if you decide on expert installation. 


Let Us Help You!

Are you ready to choose the right blackout shades for your needs? Elevated Views’ design experts can help you make your selection in the comfort of your own home. Schedule a free in-home consultation and quote and we bring the design room to you! Once you make your choices, our expert installers will give you peace of mind, knowing that your window treatments are installed right the first time.

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