The cost of window covering installation varies depending on the specific type of covering that you have. Installing curtains costs approximately $45/hr, while the installation of blinds and shutters has an average price of around $50/hr.
Fixed factors that won’t keep total costs hanging
Bigger windows require more materials to cover the entire area. As a result, the cost of installing your curtains, blinds, or shutters will also increase.
Number of windows
If your home has second or third-storey windows, you can expect to pay more. Some quotes are only good for one or two windows, and any additional window will cost you extra.
Curtains cost less than blinds and shutters because they are made of cloth, which is relatively inexpensive unless the material to be used is silk.
Alternatively, blinds and shutters can be made from materials like aluminium, vinyl, and wood. Aluminium is known for being affordable and durable, while vinyl can be cleaned easily. Wood is an aesthetically pleasing choice, but it is quite difficult to maintain.
You can expect to spend more money if your curtains, blinds, or shutters are custom-made. If your old window coverings need to be removed by the curtain or blinds installer, you will need to pay extra too.
How hanging curtains differ per state
Compared to other states, Victoria enjoys the lowest average cost of curtain installation at about $40/hr. The average price of the same type of service is only slightly higher in Western Australia at around $44.50/hr.
In New South Wales, the average rate of curtain installers is approximately $50/hr. At 55/hr, Queensland has the highest average cost of curtain installation across Australia.
On the other hand, blinds and shutters installation services cost around $45/hr in New South Wales and about $50/hr in Western Australia. Blinds and shutters installers in Victoria charge approximately $56/hr.
South Australia and Queensland have the highest average rates among all the states at around $60/hr and about $65/hr respectively.
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Pricing information correct as at November 2017.
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