Cost to Install Wood Blinds – 2021

| Last Updated: August 20, 2021

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost







$ 240

$ 190

Would you do this project? According to our survey, 37% of respondents preferred DIY compared to hiring a pro.

The average price to Install a GFCI noted above is cost data to compare a contractor’s estimate with doing it yourself.

How much does it cost to install wood blinds? An installation service charges $240 to install wood blinds vs. doing it yourself for $190 and saving 21 percent. 

When you want to add the warmth of wood to a window treatment, consider the possibilities of a wood blind that adds functionality and high fashion to the room. Wood blinds are available in a variety of shades from tinted white to natural pine to deep ebony; the slats range in width from 1 3/8 inches to 2 3/8 inches.

The more traditional wood blinds feature ladder tapes that bind the slats together in a color blending or contrasting with the shade of the wood slats. You can customize the shade with decorative tapes in stylish colors and designs that coordinate with your furnishings. Most wood blinds include a valance that matches the slats and finishes the treatment.

Before ordering a wood blind, consider how you want it installed, because that determines the width that you order. One way is mounted inside the window framing; the other is outside the frame on the window trim or wall. To mount the blind inside the window framing, make sure there’s enough space for the depth of the top of the blind, called its headrail.

If you have young children, the National Window Covering Safety Council suggests using only cordless window coverings to prevent the hazard of accidentally strangling in window cords.

An installer or handyman will charge $240 to install a 40-inch wide by 60-inch high honey-colored wood blind with 1 3/8-inch slats. This includes labor and material. You can buy the blind for $190 and install it yourself and save 21 percent. You’ll need a steel measuring tape and an electric drill to do the job.

You’ll find wood blinds sold at window design shops, home centers, and online at The Help Center has instructions and advice to measure for and install a wood blind.

That sums it up. Knowing the average cost to install wood blinds lets you compare doing it yourself with what you can expect to pay a contractor.

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