You know how you said you were going to do some renovations this year? You said you would start fixing the house up? Well new blinds are a great way to update your home without breaking the bank.
It’s a simple and effective change. What we do is find you the best window dressing solution for your house in an easy and thorough way. You don’t have to hunt through aisles for renovating supplies or attempt to paint your interiors to see a quick change to your place. In fact, you don’t even have to leave your house or shop around - one of our team will come to you with everything you need to choose new window coverings for your home.
We have the complete range of indoor blinds, outdoor blinds, curtains and shutters. We have personally chosen our products based on finding the best quality suppliers in Australia at affordable prices. It’s the small things that you might not even know you need to consider that make a big difference to the finished product and delivery. We are experienced in window furnishings and have already done the research for you.
To help kick start your year and ticking off your goals we are offering 20% off all indoor blinds quotes for the month of January.
Request your free measure and quote now by registering here or call us directly on 1300 003 514. If building, send us your floor plan with window sizes for an estimated quote by emailing email@example.com. Let one of our window furnishing experts help you start your renovations or to put the finishing touches on your house today.
Standard Terms and Conditions apply.
Specific New Year 20% off for 2020 Sale Terms and Conditions:
* New customers / quotes only.
* Sale ends 31Jan20.
* Orders must be placed before sale period ends.
* 50% deposit required before ordering.
* Blinds must be installed within three months of ordering.
Wow! Have you seen the huge transformation that 2018’s The Block couple Norm & Jess have made to their home kitchen?! The recent reveal is stunning and made more impressive by the bold headlines on every news source “The $460 kitchen!” Or “The Block’s Jess and Norm Renovate Their Kitchen for $460”.
The pictures are fantastic and show a previously tired brown kitchen transformed with some smart paint choices, new grout and updated cabinetry knobs. The cost break down is there as are the how-to tips so the couch renovators can tackle their own renovation transformation at home.
But can we talk about the shutters not being in the budget please?
The original post makes a little reference to the newly installed shutters: “We renovated our kitchen for $460!... Shutters were additional, but not much”.
So how much could you expect to pay for plantation shutters if you have windows that look the same as these? How much should you budget for shutters if you really do want to attempt your own renovation?
With only the pictures to go off (and our years of measuring literally thousands of windows!) we’re hazarding a guess that the closest standard window sizes to those in the pictures are (width) 1.2m x 0.9m (drop) and 1.8m x 1.8m. While the price of shutters varies a lot throughout parts of Australia, you’d be very hard-pressed to find anyone supplying and installing plantation shutters of any decent quality for these two windows for under $1000 - which is already more than twice the cost of what was spent elsewhere in the kitchen renovation.
Recommended retail pricing from an Australian online public retailer has the estimated price for this job around $1400 - and that is without that company even providing any onsite consultation, check measure or installation service (all which can be added on by them for an additional cost again).
The main thing to take home here is noticing and being aware that the cost of window furnishings has not been factored into the cost breakdown of the amazing reveal or the final renovation expenses. Sure the headline of renovating a kitchen for under $2000 isn’t as eye grabbing as renovating a kitchen for under $500, and advertising an amazing private discount not available to the public is very taboo, but don’t ever exclude new window dressings from your renovation or new build budget! It needs to be factored into every single room or overall costing. Otherwise you’ll find yourself displaying the original 1980s architrave and a dirty vertical blind in your otherwise renovated kitchen, or hanging bed sheets over your beautiful new windows because you didn’t factor in the cost of new plantation shutters.
Because without budgeting for new window furnishings, your renovated kitchen could look like this...
Or even this...
To avoid the disappointment of having an unfinished house at handover, or to have an accurate idea of how much new window furnishings are really going to cost, contact your local window furnishings experts. Here at Riverina Plantation Shutters we offer free onsite consultations and quotes, and are happy to quote you from a floor plan or work with your builder to help factor your costs in.
Make sure your windows are finished properly.
Happy renovating and building!
Riverina Plantation Shutters
Wagga | Griffith | Albury
1300 003 514