Buying Faux Wood Blinds? 5 Things That Will Affect Your Price

They may look like real wood, but faux wood blinds come with a price tag that’s far lower than genuine wood.  In fact, you can usually count on faux wood blinds costing 50% less than their genuine wood counterparts!

And you can also consider faux wood blinds to be an investment.

Because of their real wood look, they can instantly make your home look more sophisticated – which can increase the value of your home, if you ever decide to sell it.

Plus, faux wood blinds are strong enough to keep cool drafts and hot air out – which will save you money on your utility bills.

So, how much can you expect to pay for this investment?

It depends.

There are 5 different factors that will affect your price:

1.  The size you want

As you might expect, the bigger your window, the more you will pay for a set of faux wood blinds.  Common window sizes tend to have the lowest cost, though.  If your window is 23”-60” wide and less than 64” long, you can usually count on paying $20-$50 for each set of faux wood blinds.

If you have an oddly-shaped window, you may have to order custom faux wood blinds – which will drive up the price a little bit.

2.  The color you want

Faux wood blinds come n a variety of shades.  But, if you’re looking for a color that’s completely unique, you may have to specially order them.

3.  The style you want

Faux wood blinds come in two different types – PVC and composite.  Because the composite blinds include small amounts of real wood, they tend to be slightly more expensive than the PVC-only blinds.

4.  The person who installs them

If you have the skills to put up your own faux wood blinds, you’re better off to do it yourself.  Handling the project yourself can save you some serious cash.  Depending on how many sets you need installed, a pro may charge you a couple hundred dollars just to put them up for you.

5.  The slats you want

The bigger your slats are, the more your faux wood blinds will cost.  For most sets, 2” slats are the standard size.  But, unlike other types of blinds, faux wood blinds have slats in wider sizes.  If you want 2 ½” slats, it will cost you a few dollars more per set.

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