We’ve posted about blackout shades numerous times before. We recently uncovered a new resource for all things blackout shade related though, blackoutshades.org. The site discusses blackout shade basics, alternates to blackout shades (including inexpensive options) and provides a shopping guide. Hop on over to check out the great information.
As we’ve discussed in our guide to ordering blinds online, price is just one component to focus on when selecting a window treatments vendor. However, price is often a critical factor… after all, you’re most likely purchasing online in order to save money. To this end, we have scoured the web for the best prices available. Below is a chart depicting the results of this survey. We plan to do these surveys on a regular basis varying the focus each time. Today the focus is on the highly versatile window treatment, the top-down, bottom-up shade.
|Shade Prices Quoted for 36″ x 60″|
|Vendor||Graber Crystal Pleat 3/8″||Bali 3/8″ Blackout||Levelor Accordia 9/16″||House Brand*|
As a sidebar, all prices listed exclude current promotions requiring coupon codes, as we felt this skewed the results. Also, the survey doesn’t factor in price matching programs, which can get you a lower price, but can be difficult to get the vendor to act on. For more information on individual vendors and their price matching programs check out our review of online window treatment vendors.