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Learn About Window Covering Pricing by Product Line

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.

Economy Class

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.faux wood blinds

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.


Business Class

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.

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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.


First Class

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.

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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.

Sheer Shades from Villa on Sale now

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.

Sheer Shades

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Villa offers Free IN- Home Estimates for your window Covering needs.  To schedule an appointment for tomorrow simply fill out a Contact Us Form

Villa December Shutter Sales Event and Offerings

Villa offerings includes FREE TEMPORARY SHADES!


FREE In_Home Design Consultation



White Plantation Shutters for $16.50 SQ.Ft.


Free Measure, Free Design, Free Shipping


Professional Expert Shutter Installation only $1.50 Sq Ft

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Villa Blind and Shutter

  • Villa Blind and Shutter Continues to Help Californians take Advantage of Ambient Light

    Decades Old Company is Known for Great Service, Value, and Selection
    Los Angeles, CA

    In the city of Angels, there are plenty of days in the calendar year to get outside and
    enjoy what California has to offer. After a day in the sun frequently Angelenos seek a
    way to beat the heat, be it with a poolside afternoon, a daytime movie, or a shopping trip at the local outlets. But when all of those have been exhausted, enjoy  a day at home, with the proper blinds or shutters in place to keep out the merciless sun. The right blinds or shades can also infuse a home with ample amount of ambient light, a truth which Villa Blind and Shutter knows all too well.
    For the past two decades they have been helping customers in Orange County, San Bernardino County, and Los Angeles county with their blinds, shades, and shutter needs
     Villa Blind and Shutter has a reputation of excellence, quality, and service, Villa sells
    and installs blinds, shades, and window treatments throughout Southern California.
    They are a certified, licensed, and insured contractor and feature installers who have a reputation for excellence. In addition to free in-home estimates and design
    consultations, Villa guarantees 100% customer satisfaction on every single project.

    Villa’s major vendors they carry include Norman, Exus and Onyx Shutters, Horizon Window Fashions for Roman Shades and Draperies, , Comfortex for Cell Shades and Roller Shades.   “Our Shutter Design Process 101 was created to help customers narrow their decision, and give them all the necessary facts to make an informed decision in their purchase,” expressed Villa owner and founder Drew Lowery. He continued, saying “The process involves showing different materials, frame choices, colors and other options. We do all the measurements free of charge to ensure that our customer is securely in the driver’s seat.”

    For over 20 years, Villa Blind and Shutter has been providing in-home design and
    decorating services to homeowners who appreciate the value of professional design
    expertise for window fashions, shutters, and blinds. Their professional designers bring product samples directly to customers, allowing them to evaluate their options when convenient. Villa employs a team of designers who bring a wealth of decorating expertise to help customers make the best possible design decision for their budget and situation.

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    Their inventory includes a full line of quality products by internationally recognized Name Brands, and they serve all of Orange County, San Bernardino, and Los
    Angeles Counties.



Comfortex Product

Comfortex is Villa’ favorite Cellular Shade provider.  The Color Lux program offers great selection and wonderful color choices for cell and roller shades.  Windows are your home’s link to the outside world, and an expression of your personal style. Window shades and blinds affect a room’s lighting, it’s color and even the temperature. The window treatments you choose can establish your home’s mood, whether it is casual or formal.

At Comfortex, we specialize in energy efficient window treatments, including ones that can help you earn federal tax credits or help you get a good night sleep.

Cordless Lift and Lock

We’re innovative. You can design your own shade with our PERSONA program for Roller and Roman Shades. Custom graphic shades can compliment existing design elements, establish new spaces or refresh a landscape view. Choose your favorite Major League Baseball team for your game room. With PERSONA Custom Graphic shades reproduce your favorite photos, paintings, drawings – just about any graphic you provide.

Comfortex is proud to offer a complete line of cellular and pleated shades, wood blinds, sheer window shadings and innovative cellular vertical blinds.


Living room with open floor plan light-filled space.

Norman Roller Shades

Norman roller shades are all the rage this summer in Corona.  Both residential and commercial properties are using these Roller Shades (also know as solar shades or solar screens) to reduce the sun’s heat blasting thru your glass windows, thus keeping your home cooler and saving on air conditioning costs.  Corona is having a heat wave, aren’t we?  between the traffic and the heat here in Corona, most people have had enough!  Well we can’t help you on our freeway construction delays, but Villa  can help you by providing you with Norman Window Fashions Roller Shades.,

Norman Roller Shades

This past April Norman revamped their Fabric selections to over 300 choices, and divided them into four groups, so you can narrow it down easily.  The groups are;  Sheeer, Light Filtering, Designer Collection and Blackouts.  So your first choice is based on how much light you want to block out, and how much View Thru you like.

Villa Designers to the Rescue

Our Villa Designers will walk you throuugh 4 design  questions.  We have the experience to help you understand all the options Norman offers from light filtering, lift control options, Top Treatments and  a few more easy choices.

Show Me a Hand Sample

I know its already making you sweat, like finishing homework.  So I’ve posted a photo of a Villa Hand sample,  (pictured) of one of my favorite combinations of your choices, so here goes, I will describe this Norman Roller Shade for you.

  •   It features a Fabric from the Solar Shade Collection called Wave, with a 5% View through.  Its a true solar screen that blocks heat but allows you to see your mountain view.
  • Curved Fabric Valance,    Doesn’t that look great.  Your other options are a Wood Valance or a Square Fabric  Valance.
  • Stainless Steel Beaded Chain  Your choice is white or  black in plastic or this beautiful stainless steel.  Your lift choices include Spring Rollers or Motorization.
  • Fabric wrapped Hem Bar!


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Here are a few shots of my Patio door with two Norman Roller Shades.



Call Villa today to get your Free IN-Home Design Consultation and Written Estimate




Blinds Shades Shutters

Blinds, Shades or Shutters?  Is that the question you are asking yourself today?  Are you remodeling a new home purchase?  Considering your tight budget now, it might be a problem putting in the beautiful shutters you’ve always wanted. Consider doing  the house in phases or in a combination of products.  We recommend starting the shutters in the main living , family and dining area.  Blinds and cell shades are not to expensive to use for a few years and then replace them with shutters down the line.

For design ideas, look at the Window Treatments page,  Our interior decorators can be referred to you if you like, and the Villa Designers are great for helping you to decide which shades are best for your needs.

This website is designed to be helpful and educational.  See Villa  recent installation Videos page for our Jobs of the Week Videos.  We narrate the features and benefits of Blinds Shades and Shutters.

We also have a Free In- Home Design presentation called the Shutter Design Process and help you understand all of your design options including your choices of materials, frames, tilt controls.

Here are a few photos to get you started, and please visit us

Blinds Shades Shutters

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Please call today for your Free Estimate.

Villa office number in Corona, Ca   951-847-7708



Norman Shutter Certification


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Norman Shutter Certification by Norman Window Fashions, is a new Dealer Program recently launched, and Villa Designers were there, and are now Norman Certified.

What that means to you the consumer is that you will be receiving the best possible designs, installations and pricing.  These photos below were taken Tuesday from the new Santa Fe Springs Showroom, which is now open to the public by invitation from a Certified dealer, like Villa Blind and Shutter.  An appointment is needed as the Villa Sales person needs to show you around and make certain a training class is not in progress.


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Learn More About Norman’s Woodlore Shutters

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@ 951-847-7708

Roman Shades

Roman Shades by Norman Window Fashions are affordable, attractive and Cordless.   See the photo below to see the Cordless pull on the back of the Shade.  Visit Norman Window Fashions for more information, and  then call Villa Blind and Shutter for our FREE In-Home estimate and design consultation.  VISIT NORMAN


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Call Villa Today for a Free in home estimate, we will gladly show you our hand samples, color books and measure all your window to give you the price , including tax and installation.

See the Roman Shade Page for further information.

Villa Service Area includes:
  • Anaheim
  • Corona
  • Orange
  • Irvine
  • Yorba Linda
  • Brea
  • Tustin
  • All of Orange County




Cell Shades

Cell Shades are both functional and decorative.  The construction of a cell shade, by nature, creates a chamber which will insulate against cold or warm temperatures around your window’s glass area, as well as heat transfer from the sun.  So the greatest use of a cell shade is certainly functional, right?

Maybe your motivation is privacy, light control or aesthetics  in interior design.  Cell shades have really come a long way.  They are built in all kinds of ways now.  Let’s take a look at the Norman Portrait Honeycomb Shades, and see the many choices available today.

cell shades With rich materials, and an even richer history, our Portrait™ Honeycomb Shades feature award-winning designs, exclusive options, and industry leading construction – for no matter what the elements have in store.

    • More cordless: Look to SmartFit™, cordless Day & Night Shades, cordless vertical shades, SmartRise™, and our iconic cordless top-down bottom-up
    • 300 fabric options: 3/8″ single cell, 3/8″ double cell, and 3/4″ single cell for a fresh streamlined look: from sheer to light-filtering, semi-opaque to room darkening
    • Energy efficient: High R-value material and construction promotes energy efficiency, and provides a luxurious touch, with low maintenance
    • A dozen lift systems: Offers smooth, dependable adjustment for whatever the need and decor, with or without cords, from the top, bottom, or both
    • Special fabric options: Atmospheric sheer fabrics, NFPA 701 compliant flame resistant fabrics, and designer prints for nature-inspired to contemporary looks
    • Safer solutions including 100% cord-free systems to reduce child/pet entanglement risk
    • Made for every window: For windows up to 12 ft wide. Plus skylights, French doors, sidelights and vertical solutions for patio doors
  • Heavy duty hardware: Portrait™ features a sleeker and stronger headrail that’s light yet extremely sturdy and won’t bend or twist


  • Patio Door Vertical
  • Available as a single shade or as a Day & Night Shade (two shades in one), Patio Door Vertical can be made into a multitude of stacking configurations. The specially designed sliding hardware and head rail have been vigorously tested, and are made specifically for high-traffic areas, for smooth and dependable performance every time. It’s also really easy to install

    Available in 3/4″ single cell fabric

    Stacking configurations:

  • Day & Night Shades
  • Like two shades in one, this unique solution for rectangular windows allows you to select a sheer fabric and a room darkening fabric for the ultimate in looks and flexibility in light control.

    Plus our Day & Night Shades come in either a horizontal or vertical application. Whichever fabric or application you choose, our Day & Night Shades deliver extra flexibility for the ultimate in style, privacy and light control

    Available in 3/8″ single cell, 3/8″ double cell and 3/4″ single cell

  • Specialty Shapes
  • Portrait™ Honeycomb shades can be made into the most popular specialty shapes to provide a total cellular solution for your room. Our array of specialty shapes include arches, quarter round, triangles, and MORE! With Norman®’s Specialty Shapes, you can experience Portrait™’s quality and style on even the most challenging applications, for the most complete light and privacy control


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The award-winning system adjusts from the top or from the bottom without dangling cords in the middle that can get in the way. The ultimate in streamlined looks, it sits closer to the window edge for less light leakage and a cleaner profile

Great for French Doors and Sloped Windows

SmartFit™ is also great for special applications. SmartFit™ for sloped windows is a streamlined solution for skylights that won’t droop in the middle or have dangling cords