I ordered some swatches and just checked the price. One starts at $220, the other starts at $295. I don't think my fucking windows themselves cost that much.
Because that's what stupid people will pay.
Try Ikea or Home Depot/Lowe's. Custom sizes cost a lot more.
I'd like to know why mattresses are so expensive. Actually, all furniture in general is outrageous.
They're expensive because they're not made by slave labor in China, Bangadesh or India.
This is what dumb ass Americans don't realize: they crap they buy at Walmart, Ikea and Target comes with a hidden price tag and eventually Americans themselves will be paying that price.
I think my boss once said that his wife paid $10,000 for their blinds.
Anything that requires sewing will be expensive. It pretty much still needs to be done by hand. Binds require a lot of hand assembly as well. Also, you are not buying quilting cotton at $7.00 a yard. Most curtain fabric is 54"- 60" wide.
If you cannot understand the difference in complexity between a window and a blind then, you need to look less at the price tag and learn more about what you are buying.
Custom widow treatments can be expensive, but are worth it.
Having said that, if you are some slob with a $400 couch and eating off of folding dinner trays, then go for the $30 blinds at Lowe's.
I think my cheap landlord gets these plastic ones for about $10 per window.
If you touch them, they break.
They seem to have gone up 5x in price in the last few years
I bought good Hunter Douglas ones 18 years ago and gulped at the (then) price of 200.00 each. They still look good, and the 3 times cords have broken (all done by kids) I took the blind to the store- paid 15.00-and they shipped the fixed blind to the house in a week.
Quality can be worth it.