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coffeex13 04-29-2013 10:36 AM

Blind recommendations
 
So we recently purchase a new home and the windows seem a bit naked. I've been browsing through different covers/blinds for my windows. I've come across blinds.com, selectblinds.com, home depot, lowe's, and jpc. Do you guys have any other recommendations I should check out? :thumbup:

user1007 04-29-2013 10:49 AM

I've done business with Steve's Blinds and Wallpaper and Blindster with no issues. I did the installation. They both have a wide range of nice options and will gladly send samples. Only negative is that if you do not uncheck the box for special offers Steve's will bury you daily in them.

I know others who have used local The Blind Man franchises for total turnkey solutions. An interior designer for a client got all the blinds through JCP. No problems.

It is a highly competitive business. If you can measure carefully (they all provide detailed instructions) and install or have someone who can install? You can save quite a bit shopping online. And the box stores give nothing back to the communities in which they operate anyhow so I do not mind taking business from them. Supporting a local franchise might be nice though.

If you install your own, toss the fasteners that come with them in the trash the minute your order arrives. Go to a real hardware store and get screws with heads that will not strip instantly!

coffeex13 05-03-2013 08:26 AM

Purchased
 
Out of all the websites visited we decided on Global Blinds. We ended up getting Faux Wood and it looks great for the price. The simplicity of order and instructions on their page was great help too. Definitely recommend checking them out. :thumbup:

tampaite 05-11-2013 06:54 PM

[QUOTE=coffeex13;1171697]Out of all the websites visited we decided on Global Blinds. We ended up getting Faux Wood and it looks great for the price. The simplicity of order and instructions on their page was great help too. Definitely recommend checking them out. :thumbup:


Never heard of Global Blinds..thanks for the link.

How much did you pay?

Comparison shopping helps. I usually check out home depot or lowes or amazon.

Link: Achim Home 2-Inch Faux Wood Blind, 35-Inch by 64-Inch, Mahogany for $38

coffeex13 05-15-2013 08:46 AM

We have a 20 blinds home and ended up going up with 2" 35x60. Total for the blinds came to $920 with free shipping. Before I placed my order, I requested samples from various companies. Most of the cheaper priced ones were what they call Ready Made Blinds that they have pre-made from China. The Blinds at Global Blinds were 100% made in USA which USA products vs China products, I tend to lean more towards USA. After extensive research, we found that cheap blinds have low UV Ray Protection and cheap blinds turn yellow over time, not to mention they warp easy. Hope this information helps!

Solar Control 06-04-2013 09:10 AM

@coffeex13

All four of your posts at this site reference GlobalBlinds. Are you affiliated with them? Also, your post above looks similar to some posts you made at another site:

http://www.********************/f10/window-blinds-15916/

I also found it incredible that you were able to get the blinds ordered, shipped and installed within four days. 4/29 - 5/3. That is truly miraculous service and Global Blinds should be applauded if things progressed that quickly.

We do not do internet sales and have no interest here except to ensure transparency.

mrs fix it 06-04-2013 07:08 PM

Soooo I just installed my first cellular shade today. So for the heck of it I went on global blinds web site to compare pricing, it was 70$ more for the same blind? Lowes would of been cheaper than the price they quoted.
FYI I got my blind online from select blinds, easy to install, I bought only one to see how they hold up.

patrickbuzacott 06-17-2013 01:20 AM

Blinds are a bit troublesome to maintain, if you want a cheaper and more low-maintenance option, go with window frosting!

strategery 06-17-2013 01:24 AM

We got our blinds custom. They're by levolor. They cost a bit but I think they're worth it. They seem to trap a little moisture behind them when the humidity is higher so we have to watch that. Got them at big box store and installed them myself.

mrs fix it 06-17-2013 02:25 AM

You have to leave at least a1/2 inch space in between the window and blind for circulation, this should stop the condensation problem.

Frosting all windows? How would one get to enjoy the view? We have this in our bathroom for obvious reasons but I can't imagine the rest of the windows that way.


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