The Memorial Day Summer Kick-Off Sale At BlindsMax Starts Now

Graber Cellular Office Shades

The team at Blindsmax is making sure their customers are ready for the heat of summer with discounts and free upgrades on blinds and window shades.

Graber Cellular Office Shades

Graber Cellular Office Shades

Combine the sweltering sticky heat of summer with improperly  insulated windows and you get very unattractive energy bills in the mail. This spring BlindsMax is offering customers great deals on already low prices so they won’t have to worry about losing money this summer. Deals include limited time free upgrades, free next day shipping on select items, and 10% off Nulite Prestige or Graber Vertical Blinds with coupon code TAKE10 at checkout.

“Now is the best time to save on new blinds.” said the current head of customer service at Blindsmax. “You won’t see a better deal anywhere else, and the potential energy savings is often surprising for our customers.” He would know, he get’s “Thank You” cards all the time from customers of Blindsmax telling him just that.

One of the free upgrades is a cordless upgrade on select Nulite Prestige window shades. The offer is good through 7/9/13 and includes a variety of affordable options, this upgrade is not available with the Top Down / Bottom Up feature, and is not available for commercial contract orders. Included with many of these styles is the “Next Day” guarantee.

Another free upgrade available is a free Top Down / Bottom Up option on Nulite Premium cellular shades. This offer is good through 6/30/13. Easily add versatility and practicality to any window. Lower shades from the top or raise them from the bottom to let in natural light while still maintaining privacy.

Plus you can take 10% off Nulite Prestige Blinds and Window Shades, as well as Graber Vertical Blinds by using coupon code TAKE10 at checkout. The savings for Nulite Prestige ends 7/9/13. The Graber Vertical Blinds offer ends 6/30/13.

The Memorial Day summer kick-off sale means extra savings for BlindsMax customers. You can take advantage of these offers by visiting www.Blindsmax.com and clicking on the “What’s on Sale?” heading. Or you can contact the Blindsmax sales team Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm

Cellular Shades Orange

Cellular Shades Orange

Cellular Shades

Cellular Shades On Sale!

Orange Cellular Shades

Orange Cellular Shades

Graber Blinds Review By Blinds Max

Graber 1'' Aluminum Blinds

Here at Blindsmax we carry a variety of window covering brands so that our customers have the convenience of a wide-variety of great products. While we believe in every product we sell, we wanted to do a Graber Blinds review to offer you a better perspective of why we chose to carry this brand.  Graber is a nationally recognized brand owned by Springs Window Fashions.

One reason we love Graber is that not only do they consistently create beautifully crafted Blinds, Shades, Panels, and Shutters, they also back-up their work with a lifetime warranty. On the rare occasion where a customer is unhappy with a purchase due to something like a shipping defect we partner with Graber to make it right. Graber is a company that is eager to help us keep our 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Window Covering Options & Sizes
Graber seeks to provide the best experience for customers as part of their business philosophy. the variety of styles, colors, and materials they offer really makes it easy to find the window fashions best suited to your home. Blindsmax provides these options to our customers via our website and/or direct customer service (888-305-8020 M-F 9am-5pm) channels.

Graber Products

Take a look at some of Graber’s popular options…

Graber 1'' Aluminum Blinds

Graber 1” Aluminum Blinds

Aluminum Mini Blinds
Graber Aluminum Mini Blinds are offered in several sizes from 1/2″ Micro Mini Blinds, to 2″ Mini Blinds. Aluminum blinds are popular because they are lightweight, durable, easy to clean and dust resistant. These types of blinds can optionally come with cloth tapes, both the blinds and cloth tape options are available in an array of colors.

Faux Wood

Graber Faux Wood Blinds

Faux Wood Blinds
Faux wood blinds from Graber offer all the elegant appearance of real wood at a lesser cost. Graber crafts their blinds with durable warp resistant slats. Faux Wood is a great choice for any area in a home, especially rooms with high humidity like a bathroom or a lot of routine wear and tear like a laundry room.

Graber Hardwood Blinds

Graber Hardwood Blinds

Real Hardwood Blinds
Not only does Graber offer rich wood blinds in a variety of stain options and wood varieties, the company also practices what they call “Green By Nature”. Graber is constantly searching for ways to save energy, reduce waste, and improve on air quality to lessen the impact the company has on the environment. Wood blinds are extremely efficient and eco-friendly because they reduce UV damage and block solar heat gain inside your home.

Graber's CrystalPleat Cellular Shades

Graber’s CrystalPleat Cellular Shades

Child-Safe Cordless Cellular Shades
With cordless options like the Duo Fold Top-Down / Bottom-Up cellular shades, you can create a beautiful and safe environment in your home. Graber manufactures cellular shades in their high recycling facilities to be superior at insulating windows and improving energy-efficiency. Light filtering cellular shades also provide a high level of privacy while letting in natural light with the top-down option.

To see more Graber Blinds and Window Fashions come browse our selection at Blindsmax.com.

 

How much do new blinds cost?

At Blindsmax.com we often get calls from customers who want to know one thing up-front before they choose their blinds or window shades: “How much do new blinds cost?” The answer is far from simple since the cost varies from product to product, however I will do my best to explain the purchase process and what the typical costs associated with buying new blinds are going to be.

Purchasing new blinds or shades for your home can be a very daunting task since there are many factors to consider including: Style, Window Size & Shape, Light Control, Energy Efficiency, Motorization, Colors, Materials, Exterior Co-ordination, Number of Windows, and Budget to name a few. Add to that the choice of whether or not you will also need help installing your new window coverings and we often see our customers overwhelmed. Luckily we have a full staff of dedicated people at our Blindsmax home office (888-305-8020 M-F / 9-5pm EST) ready to help with all of the above and more.

To get you started in the right direction one of the first considerations that affects the cost is the material the blind is made from. For example a solid hardwood blind is going to cost quite a bit more than a faux wood blind will, but the trade-off to consider is durability and potential energy savings over time. Of course solid wood blinds may not be a fit for every room, a bathroom for example is one place you may opt for a faux wood or composite option because of the moisture factor.

Since there is often no “one blind style fits all” solution for every room of your home that is also another big consideration when you are trying to figure out how much your new blinds will cost. You will need to consider add-on’s and additional options for your blinds as well. Common upgrades include: cordless (especially if you have children or pets), remote control motorized (very helpful for very large or tall windows), and top-down bottom-up

(Nice for more light and maintained privacy).

You also want to consider how long you plan to be in your home. Also you should consider if investing in a higher-end window covering would be a selling-point if you do plan to move in the not so distant future. It usually comes down to cost in the end; we have customers who have a simple need to cover their windows in the most attractive low-cost fashion possible.

So… how much do new blinds cost?

When you need to find out exactly what your cost will be the first step is to take careful and accurate measurements of each window you plan to purchase blinds or window shades for. After you have measured the length and width of your window you need to find how many square feet it is. If you are not sure how to measure please consult our “How To Measure” guide. To find the square footage of your window multiply the width times length to get square inches and convert it to square feet by dividing that by 144 (12 x 12).

(Ex. 42 inches wide x 48 inches long = 2016 sq inches & 2016 / 144 = 14 sq feet)

For blinds on the lower end of the price range the average cost is roughly $3.80 per square foot.

For blinds on the higher end of the price range the average cost is roughly $7.30 per square foot.

Lower priced blinds tend to be faux wood blinds, aluminum blinds, and pleated shades. Mid-range window treatments options are solar shades, composite blinds, roller shades, woven-wood shades and vertical blinds. High-end blinds and shades tend to come with lifetime warranties from the manufacturer and are made with the best of the best materials, they include hard wood blinds, cellular blinds, roman shades, and insulating blinds. We recommend getting samples (which we have available for free on Blindsmax) to make sure you are 100% satisfied with the colors and wood tones you plan to order for your home.

Installation costs tend to vary by area and contractor. Here in the south-east the average cost is somewhere between $15-$25 per blind, that includes the hardware required to hang the blind securely in the window, larger blinds may need several mounting brackets for stability. You can of course install the blinds yourself fairly easily, the instructions that arrive with your blinds will take you step-by-step. We also have “Blind and Shade Installation Guides” available on our website if you should get stuck.

 

Now that you hopefully have some insight into the tough question of How much do new blinds cost? Feel free to browse our selection of blinds and window shades. We have the lowest prices guaranteed, in fact if you can find the same product for a price that is lower than ours we will match the price plus 10% of the difference, provided it’s verifiable via the internet. This guarantee applies only to custom made window treatments and it does not apply to closeouts, commercial orders or discontinued items. We reserve the right to not sell any product below our cost.