Window Shades Cost

How much does it cost to install window shades?

Window shades make a huge difference in the look of a home and can be useful in lowering energy costs and keeping out sunlight. There are a lot of options for shades, but for this example we will consider the cost of installing honeycomb shades on eight standard windows in a one-story home. The average cost for this is $550-$600.

Cost breakdown

  • The cost of installing window shades is largely dependant on the type and material of the shades. Obviously the cost can increase greatly for premium materials or brands. The most common types of shades are the following:
  • Labor: Standard size blinds are typically installed for $10-$20 per window, meaning the total labor cost for this project would be $80-$160.

Enhancement and improvement costs

  • Shades with a continuous loop cord help prevent the chances of something getting caught in the cord. The cost can add up to $15 per shade, although it may be included in some brands and types of shades.
  • Some shades can be adjusted from the top or the bottom. These shades can be up to 25% more expensive, and the feature isn't available in all types of shades.

Additional considerations and costs

  • Some window shade providers offer discounts for purchasing multiple shades or for installing the same shades throughout the entire house. Check with your contractor or store for specific discount details.
  • Unique windows, such as bay windows, French doors, or picture windows, can require shades to be custom ordered, which will increase the cost based on the materials, size, and installation options. If you have unique windows, it is best to get a custom estimate.

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Labor cost by city and zip code

Compared to national average
Athens, GA
-9%
Atlanta, GA
+24%
Aurora, IL
+21%
Austin, TX
+13%
Birmingham, AL
+6%
Brooklyn, NY
+16%
Cedar Park, TX
-5%
Charlotte, NC
+6%
Chicago, IL
+40%
Cleveland, OH
+7%
Concord, CA
+30%
Dallas, TX
+10%
Davenport, FL
-15%
Denver, CO
+1%
Dublin, CA
+35%
Fairfield, CA
+5%
Farmington, MI
+32%
Fremont, CA
+35%
Frisco, TX
+23%
Germantown, MD
+27%
Glendale, AZ
-2%
Glendale, CA
+14%
Hayward, CA
+31%
Henderson, NV
+10%
Henrico, VA
+6%
Houston, TX
+24%
Irvine, CA
+23%
Jacksonville, FL
-1%
Kearney, MO
-6%
Kent, WA
+9%
Las Vegas, NV
+7%
Mckinney, TX
+23%
Mesa, AZ
-2%
Miami, FL
+1%
Milpitas, CA
+33%
New York, NY
+77%
Newark, NJ
+27%
North Las Vegas, NV
+7%
Ogden, UT
-20%
Orlando, FL
+2%
Overland Park, KS
+15%
Philadelphia, PA
+40%
Phoenix, AZ
0%
Pittsburgh, PA
+9%
Portland, OR
+11%
Racine, WI
-7%
Richmond, TX
+63%
Rochester, NY
+6%
Saint Louis, MO
+16%
San Diego, CA
+11%

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