How Much Does It Cost To Install Curtains?


(standard curtains)
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Curtain Installation Costs

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Many people prefer curtains to blinds. Not only are curtains functional for adding privacy and keeping out the sun, but they can also add to the beauty of the home’s interior décor. Today, you have a wealth of different options from which you can choose.

You will need to consider several things when choosing your curtains, and you will find that several of these factors will affect the overall price that you pay. For example, you need to consider the number of curtains and curtain rods and hanging materials you will need. How many windows will you be adding the curtains to in your home? What is the size of the windows?

When choosing your curtains, and curtain rods, make sure that you keep aesthetics in mind. There are many different colors available that could work well with the other décor that you have in your home. You can also find curtains that have various patterns in them that could add a nice touch to your interior design. The curtain rods themselves are available in a range of styles and sizes, as well, so you should be able to find a perfect solution for the windows in your home.

Item Cost Installation
Standard curtains

$10 to $250 each set

(higher for certain high-end silk luxury curtains)

Sheer curtains

$6 to $100 each set

(higher for certain high-end silk luxury curtains

Blackout curtains

$20 to $300 each set

(higher for certain high-end silk luxury curtains


Other considerations and costs

  • Remember the cost of the curtain rods and the materials used to hang them, not just the curtains.
  • Keep in mind that while standard curtain rods are relatively cheap, some of the more intricately designed options and those made from certain metals can be costlier.
  • Taxes not included.

DIY considerations

  • DIY curtain and curtain rod installation are possible provided you have the right tools and a bit of time.
  • Those who have the skills might even want to buy fabric and material and make their curtains.
  • Take measurements twice and make sure that you are hanging on the level.


  • Craftsman Estimator Costbook, complete series, 2019.
  • Latest prices found on Home Depot and other vendor websites.
  • Literature review of DIY websites.
How much does it cost to install curtains in your city?
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Cost by city

(standard curtains)
  • New York, NY$241
  • Bronx, NY$198
  • Brooklyn, NY$165
  • Philadelphia, PA$206
  • Washington, DC$179
  • Atlanta, GA$162
  • Miami, FL$147
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL$154
  • Minneapolis, MN$181
  • Chicago, IL$210
  • Houston, TX$217
  • San Antonio, TX$146
  • Austin, TX$165
  • Denver, CO$139
  • Phoenix, AZ$147
  • Las Vegas, NV$161
  • Los Angeles, CA$182
  • San Diego, CA$165
  • San Jose, CA$199
  • Seattle, WA$146

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