Happy Holidays from Villa Blinds
Villa recently installed these stained shutters in Corona and want to share them with you.
Villa Blind and Shutter is pleased to announce the arrival of it’s newest Faux Wood Blind from NORMAN WINDOW FASHIONS.
Call today for a FREE IN-HOME Design Consultation on this new Faux Wood Blind that meets the new Cordless Requirements.
No one enjoys finding out at the cash register that the perfect item that you’ve picked out happens to cost way more than you thought. So we’ll use this post to hopefully help you avoid sticker shock when shopping for custom window treatments. With the disclaimer that retail prices vary significantly by market, we’ll categorize each product line and will provide a ballpark price range for each line. For exact pricing, call Villa today.
Aluminum Blinds, Faux Wood Blinds, Wood Blinds, Verticals
If you’re looking for the most inexpensive custom window coverings, then aluminum blinds are the best choice. Aluminum blinds are great for reducing heat transfer and maximizing privacy, but they aren’t necessarily the most exciting window treatments. For a 36 x 60″ window, aluminum mini-blinds range from approximately $100 – $140 depending on the style and the size of the slat (1″ or 2″).
For customers that may want something a little more stylish, faux wood horizontal blinds offer style and substance at a price that won’t hurt your wallet. Faux wood blinds are intended to look and function exactly like a wood blind, giving you all the perks of a wood blind at the price of a faux wood blind. For a 36 x 60″ window, faux wood horizontal blinds can range from approximately $125 – $195.
Wood blinds are ideal for use in larger windows, as they are substantially lighter than faux wood blinds. Consequently, wood blinds will be easier to lift and will place less stress on the internal mechanisms. Stained wood blinds also have a little more elegance and character than do faux wood blinds; the natural imperfections that make wood blinds so beautiful are simply impossible to recreate. A 36 x 60″ wood blind will range from $170 – $250.
Vertical Blinds round out the economy class. Widely considered the best window covering for sliding glass doors and patio doors, vertical blinds offer great value. A 36 x 60″ vertical blind can cost between $110 – $300.
Woven Wood Shades, Cellular Shades, Roller Shades, Transitional Shades
Woven wood shades offer a truly unique, natural look for any home or office. Despite the fact that fabrics are created by hand-weaving bamboos, jutes, rattans, and reeds, woven wood shades come in at a business class price point. A 36 x 60″ woven wood shade ranges from $195 – $340.
Cellular shades are the most energy efficient window coverings. A properly installed cellular shade can substantially reduce your heating and cooling costs. The savings provided by energy efficient cellular shadews combined with their price tag, make cell shades one of the best value buys. A standard cellular shade for a 36 x 60″ window can cost $190 – $375.
As we’ve discussed in previous posts, roller shades are one of the hottest products on the market. Not only are roller shades incredibly popular, they’re also incredibly reasonably priced. For a 36 x 60″ window, a roller shade can cost anywhere from $200 – $350.
On the upper end of the business class are transitional shades – also known as zebra shades. Transitional shades are one of the newer products on the market, and offer a fun, contemporary window covering, with all the functionality of both a roller shade and a horizontal blind. For a 36 x 60″ window, a transitional shade will cost between $325 – $475.
Shutters, Horizontal Sheers
Custom-made plantation shutters are simply unmatched in terms of beauty and functionality. Like all Skandia products, shutters are all manufactured proudly in America. Given the labor-intensive nature of shutters, and the cost of American manufacturing, it’s not surprising that plantation shutters come in at a higher price than other products. With a full range of PVC Shutters and natural basswood shutters, and a variety of configuration options, the price can vary substantially. As a safe starting point, a 36 x 60″ shutter will cost approximately $450.
Horizontal Sheers are another product that have a very intricate manufacturing process, and as such, a higher price tag. Additionally, horizontal sheers require more fabric than do comparable products. A horizontal sheer has a back layer of fabric, a front layer of fabric, and s-shaped fabric vanes in between the two layers. The design is what makes horizontal sheers so desirable though. Horizontal sheers offer a refined take on a timeless classic – horizontal blinds. A 36 x 60″ horizontal sheer can range from $700 – $900.
Hopefully this post helps you to determine what custom window coverings fit best in your budget. We strongly encourage you to CONTACT VILLA for more pricing information. Again, prices will vary substantially by market.
SUMMER SHUTTER SALE STARTS NOW
Villa Blind and Shutter is offering their Premium Wood Shutters for only $16.50 per Square Foot.
Shutter Sale Includes
- Free Temporary Blinds.
- Free Final Measrure
- Installation Discounts
- Choice from 5 Frames and Standard Tilt Bar
- Free Design Consultation
At Villa Blind and Shutter, shutters are our specialty. After more than a decade in business we have learned a lot about shutters because we have installed more shutters than any other dealer in our area. And we have learned from our mistakes. We now have very few jobs getting installed that are not perfect. The few that do have issues are always corrected as soon as possible, sometimes in a few days.
Our wood shutters come from overseas where the paint finishes are polyurethane, which protects the paint from fading or pealing.
Our top selling frame is the Z Crown, it is beautiful and because it is mounted as an inside mount, it looks flush in your window opening. We have many frames to choose from and always walk you through your many choices as part of our Shutter Design Process.
Basswood Shutters by Onyx are beautiful and elegant. All natural woods show beautiful grain, have fantastic staining properties, and high resistance to warping.
Basswood Shutters portray a solid barrier and offer great privacy. Many different colors are available to match any style of home or office. Lightweight woods also boast superb strength and provide a long-lasting, affordable solution for natural window coverings. Help from our Designers
Villa’s Premium Wood Shutter Onyx offers multiple choices of frames, paints and stains and a full line of specialty shapes, including arches and sunbursts. The quality is unsurpassed including these many features:
The Villa Basswood Shutter by Onyx
Basswood Shutter Features
A tension adjustment screw in every shutter panel ensures that, whether the shutter is brand new or decades old, it will never become too tight or too loose to operate properly. By the slight turn of a screw inside the stile, the louver tension is either increased and decreased
Stainless steel staples are resistant to both corrosion and temperature changes. One of the most tiresome experiences of a shutter owner is staple failure. We use extra-long stainless steel staples in the louvers and tilt-rod to ensure that they do not pull out.
Hidden, recessed magnets allow our shutter panels to close tightly while also providing a clean and streamlined appearance.
Mortise and tenon joints are designed for maximum strength, to withstand shear and racking stress and to ensure safety and reliability. Typical shutters, like those sold at big-box home improvement retailers, are joined together by glued dowels or screw joints which eventually work themselves loose and/or fall apart. Our shutters are built differently, using special joinery for superior strength and simplicity.
Mortised hinges are important to achieve a tight fit within your window opening. Without a mortised panel, a gap appears on the hanging side that allows light to break between the panel and selected frame. Our hinges have at least 5 knuckle joints for better load distribution and smoother, quieter action. Pivot hinges have firmly riveted joint pins. We select materials that are sufficiently heavy to prevent sagging and are resistant to moisture.
Multi-layer, hand-sanded polyurethane finish with high-quality stain or paint provides hardness, strength, UV-resistance, water-resistance and color retention.
Horizontal Blinds by Villa Blinds
Great Selection by Villa Blinds
We offer In-Home Product Presentations that do not just show one Brand of Faux wood Blind like many of our competitors do. We bring a bag full of Blinds to choose from, each with a particular niche. Here is our list of Hand Sample from our “Blinds Bag”.
Norman Performance Faux Wood Blinds. Read more…
These Horizontal Blinds offer innovative features like Smart Privacy Slats and Child Safety Cords. Available in 2″ and 2 1/2″ slats, this Faux wood blind is competitively priced on average at $89 and comes with a 5 year warranty.
Put Norman® technology to work with Performance™ Faux Wood Blinds designed to be a cinch to operate and to withstand the elements, including light, heat, moisture, and salty air.
Century Blinds Read more…
This HunterDouglas owned company located right here in Corona offers the Soft Wood Blind in a 3 ” slat. Great when you want to see your view.
- traditional whites, rich stains
- smooth and wood grain textures
- privacy light control options
- 2˝, 2½˝ and 3˝ slat sizes
Comfortex Window Coverings Read more..
Their Blinds are the first to meet future cordless regulations in the Industry’s goal to be Child and Pet friendly by going cordless. They have a lift and lock system, you simply press the bottom rail center and move the blind to your desired height.
Hardware Options & Operating Systems
You can choose from a variety of Hardware and Decorative Options, including:
- Decorative Valance
- Routeless “no-holes”
- Valance Chip
- Trapezoidal Bottom rail (standard)
- Cordless Lift & Lock™ Option
Norman Premium Wood Blinds Read more…
Want a really beautiful stained wood blind? Norman is the largest Shutter manufacturer world wide and they make a great wood blind as well. From their innovative head rail that requires no valance to their rich stains and selections of colors, Norman has the best wood blind in the industry.
Call today for a FREE IN-HOME DESIGN and FREE ESTIMATE 951-847-7708
Summer shutter sale by Villa is a great opportunity to buy shutters and beat the heat.
As residents of Corona, my wife and I are all to familiar with how hot it gets in our lovely city. As window covering experts, we have all the best heat blocking products available. We have of course our beautiful Onyx Wood Plantation Shutters. They really block out the Sun and keep our house cool. Our master Bedroom faces west and the upstairs doesn’t get hot like it used to.
We also have Norman Solar Shades on our Patio Door (pictured below). These solar screens block heat transfer into our home, are quite good looking and allow us to view thru to our backyard garden and to keep an eye on our dog Bailey
Our Green River Business Network allows us to offer you Energy Efficient Vinyl Windows and Doors. These beautiful windows, combined with shutters and solar screens, maximize our house’s energy efficiency. The windows have LoE3, which stands for Low Emmisivity, This is a glazing on your glass that blocks heat transfer. And Argon Gas assures a barrier to the outside temperature.
Our Network also sells and installs Solar Panels. Our house has 14 panels which create enough electricity to totally eliminate our SCE bill. We took advantage of the 30 % Tax Credit. Last April the final $4500 we owed in taxes, instead went to the cost of the panels, not the Feds! Our credit union loan is the approximate payment of our SCE bill. In seven years we will own our system and have no solar bill and no SCE bill for the rest of our lives, how about that?
Summer Shutter Sale
Getting back to our summer shutter sale. We are offering starting July 1st our Onyx Premium Plantation Shutters for only $16.50 per Square Foot. And installation is for only $2.00 SQ FT, not $3.50- $6.00 which is very common in Orange County. This a great deal! And we are offering FREE TEMPORARY SHADES, these will hold you over while you are waing for you New Shutters.
Make an appointment today and let’s get started converting your home into an energy efficient home. You will save money on your energy bills and make your home more comfortable.
Drew Lowery, Cell 951-833-3577
Sheer shades from Villa are modern looking and quite beautiful. They are often called a dual shade because they have to shades working together, that allow view thru as well as solid more traditional when preferred. Sounds complicated, so I’ve posted a video I shot at the Manufacturers showroom.
Villa offers Free IN- Home Estimates for your window Covering needs. To schedule an appointment for tomorrow simply fill out a Contact Us Form
Wood or Hybrid shutters? That is a common question asked by homeowners in the market for Plantation shutters.
So let’s analyze the pros and cons here. Wood has been used for hundreds of years and over the years the quality developed into a very high quality product, was well respected for it’s beauty and was the creation of fine craftsmen. It reached a peak in costs around 1950’s and was a very expensive window covering for homeowners with discerning tastes and fat wallets.
But I digress from my goal in helping my readers decide which material to use for their home in today’s market.
Alternative materials have been developed to replace wood in many products including windows, flooring, decks, and fences to just name a few. Vinyl windows have become so energy efficient that you almost do not see wood windows at all anymore. And flooring has done the same with laminates and tile that look so much like a wood floor you can’t tell the difference. But shutters are neither an outdoor product like windows, nor a walked on product like a floor.
Wood shutters today are still beautiful, natural and add value to your home. The paint finish should be able to withstand fading, chipping and pealing . To get this type of protection the paint should have an polyurethane finish, which is like an oil based paint, not a water based paint.
Wood is also the best choice when you have either a 3 ft wide or 6′ wide window. I recommend using a single panel for the 3 ft wide window , because the two panel has a vertical side of each panel in the middle of your small window and blocks a lot of view through. The same for the 6′ wide window, do it with 2 panels, not 4 for the same reason.
The Hybrid shutters were developed for many reasons and have their place in today’s market as a very good alternative to wood shutters. These hybrids are made of hollow vinyl, solid vinyl, composite materials that blend vinyl and wood, and the true hybrid shutters that are constructed with a solid MDF core – real wood in an advanced state – for incredible density and strength. Made from the wood of rapid-growth trees, these shutters enable tree replenishment at an extremely accelerated rate.
In addition, Woodlore’s UV inhibitors do not release any volatile organic compound and protects against color fading and yellowing. Our patented polypropylene coating resists staining to ensure long-term performance in a variety of environments. Woodlore is the natural choice of shutter for your windows.
- Better consistency and durability than a regular wood shutter
- Reinforced engineered wood stiles provide an intense level of durability and structural integrity
- Stainless steel staples resist corrosion and withstand extreme heat
- Better than vinyl and PVC shutters and can withstand even the highest desert temperatures
- Patented polypropylene coating makes its surface extremely durable and robust