New Blackout Shade Resource

Posted June 26th, 2013 in Learn by BLINDFinder

Blackout CurtainsWe’ve posted about blackout shades numerous times before.  We recently uncovered a new resource for all things blackout shade related though,  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.

Top-Down, Bottom-Up Shades Price Survey

Posted October 5th, 2010 in Purchase by BLINDFinder

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.

*House brand taken as least expensive vendor brand option
Shade Prices Quoted for 36″ x 60″
Vendor Graber Crystal Pleat 3/8″ Bali 3/8″ Blackout Levelor Accordia 9/16″ House Brand* $128 $160 $146 $93 $126.40 $151.20 $123.20 $102.40 N/A N/A N/A $87 N/A N/A N/A $80.96

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.