Shades Of Home

Shutters & Blinds
1200 Speers Road Oakville ON L6L 2X4
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9.9 10 (121 reviews)

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Mena in
Mena in
1 review Oakville, ON
10/10

Curtains

I required curtains for a large bowed window in our family room after a long search we came across Marie from shades of home! She was super friendly and very helpful with choosing fabric and rod type. She was very effeciant and quick to deliver the finished product!! Would defenitly recommend to friends and family!

Approximate cost of services:
$2,200.00
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Hello Mena

Thanks for the review

I really enjoyed helping Marie with your drapery. They make such a difference to your family room.

Marie would also like to thank you for your kind words as well.

Steve Poxon
Shades of Home

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Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

blinds and drapery

I love this company and their service. Marie helped me with picking the material for the drapery and blinds. She is very knowledgeable about all the products they offer and more. She is kind and pleasant.
Izzy was the installer and I found him to be very professional and courteous.
I am pleased with their work and my blinds and drapery look lovely!
I would highly recommend this company!!

Approximate cost of services:
$9,000.00
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Thanks for the review. I know Marie was extremely happy with the valances, fixed drapery panels and the full drapery in the living room bay and I am happy that you are as well. She's looking forward to helping you with your bedrooms when that time comes.

Thanks very much for letting us into your home and helping with your decor and window coverings.

Steve Poxon
Marie Iannace
Shades of Home

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Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Drapes for New Condo

A friend recommended that I consult with Marie for drapes in my living room and two bedrooms. I have a busy schedule but was going to consider a couple of other alternatives. That was not necessary. Shades of Home clearly understood what I was looking for and provided me with options that fit my budget. The installation process was very efficient. The team showed up on time and the job was really well done. I felt like Shades of Home cared about my home just as they would if it were their own. And the end results are amazing! I highly recommend their service.

Approximate cost of services:
$2,500.00
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Company Response

Thanks for the review. Listening is an art lost on so many. After asking the right questions and listening we like to think we are enabling our clients to make the selection based on their needs. Plus with the multitude of manufacturers to draw on we pride ourselves in being able to offer the best solutions to for every project, big or small.

Thanks again
Steve & Marie
Shades of Home

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Private User
Private User reviews Oakville, ON
10/10

Window Treatments

With a joint living and dining space, our aim was to achieve symmetry with a casual style that suited both a sitting area and eating area. The spaces also required some privacy.

We visited the design centre which was followed up with an in-home consultation with a designer. The process was exceptional with samples left at our home so we could live with the fabrics to get a feel for what we liked best.

After our selection was made, we had sheer horizontal blinds installed for privacy and non-functional drapes for style and the finishing touch. The installation was only a few weeks after our order was placed.

The measurements were on spot and the installer was clean, organized and professional.

Approximate cost of services:
$4,000.00
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Thanks for letting us know that we made the selection process was easy for you.
Marie Iannace, owner & head designer

VCN2014 in
VCN2014 in
3 reviews Brampton, ON
10/10

Shades for whole house

To describe "Shades of Home" would mean to use words as "excellent, desirable, professional, courteous, and overall awesome experience".
They have great people in sales, installation and their customer service is up there with the best in any industry.
We will definitely recommend Marie and her expertise to our friends and relatives and even complete strangers.

Approximate cost of services:
$6,000.00
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We're blushing! We try to be as responsive as we can to each client and we do like hearing how the client feels about the whole process from start to finish. I can't get Marie to stop smiling. Thanks so much for the glowing review.

Steve Poxon
Owner and total supporter of Marie

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Private User
Private User reviews Oakville, ON
10/10

Custom Drapes and Shades

We've purchased from Shades of Home twice now to complete our entire home. We are extremely satisfied with both the product and installation of all of our custom drapes and shades. Marie is amazing to work with and really knows what she is doing. She is extremely professional, patient, and insightful when it comes to different trends and style options. We highly recommend Marie of Shades of Home (Oakville) to anyone looking to get custom window treatments for their home.

Approximate cost of services:
$0.00
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Thanks for the review. When a client comes back to let us help them with more window treatments for their home, it lets us know that we're continuing to do things right. Marie is an absolute gem and I can't imagine operating the business without her by my side.
Thanks again.
Steve & Marie

Sumon Chakrabarti
Sumon Chakrabarti
8 reviews Mississauga, ON
10/10

Great customer service, great product, easy help with minor issues

We just moved in to a new two story house in Mississauga and hired Shades of Home to get shades/blinds for all the major windows of our house (total of almost 15 shades). Marie was great in guiding us through all the different choices. She came to our house to see the space as well.

While it did take some time for the order to come through, the shades were installed expediently by Raj, and he was always happy to help (whether by phone or coming to the house) for minor adjustments.

The product itself was amazing. We got mainly mandalay shades, but also shutters in the bathrooms. The major windows were motorized and the product works amazingly.

We encountered a minor issue when the incorrect shutter was installed in our bathroom. Marie arranged for the product to be exchanged immediately and now everything is top notch.

Great customer service! And they had VERY competitive pricing. For all 15 shades (with multiple that were motorized), Shades of Home was STILL cheaper than the same number of shades WITHOUT motorization from the competitors.

I would definitely recommend Shades of Home to others.

Approximate cost of services:
$10,000.00
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Company Response

Hi Sumon

Thanks for the review. We're not surprised at your experience with our prices compared to our competitors. As the owner, it is my job to make sure Marie, Hilary and Nargis have access to the best products and the best prices they can pass on to their clients. But FIRST we strive first to make sure everyone gets the right advice about choosing the right window treatments for their home and then we simply offer exception prices on those choices. And then we go out of our way to make sure the treatments are properly measured and installed - making sure the experience from start to finish is exactly as we would want for ourselves if we were the client.

This is the kind of review my designers like to see - they're doing the right thing!

Thanks again
Steve Poxon
Owner
Shades of Home

Anonymous from Toronto
Anonymous from Toronto
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Window Blinds

Looking for blinds without a heavy handed sales pitch? Shades of Home is your best option! I would highly recommend them. Marie came to my home within days of my calling her. She was extremely knowledgeable, explained the plethora of options available and took exact measurements with a special tool (so there is no room for errors). She also provided me with a quotation the same day. I didn't have to deal with any pushy sales pitch or marketing gimmicks. Solid, professional services. Got my blinds 3 weeks later and they look fabulous. Many thanks to Marie and her installer Raj for a job well done. Will certainly recommend you to my family and friends! Nina
Marie had a lot of good recommendations for my townhouse unit which gets a lot of sun. Her colour recommendations were bang on and She was very professional and the product well priced.

Approximate cost of services:
$5,000.00
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Thanks Nina
Choosing the right window treatments is a challenge. There are so many options in the marketplace today. We do our best to walk everyone through various possibilities, explain the pros and cons, price out options while suggesting (from our experience) what we think is best. So at the end of the day our clients are well informed and making a the right choice and they get the best price we are able to provide.
We aren't high pressure, it's not the kind of people we are. We love what we do and thoroughly enjoy working with our clients so that each one is as happy as you.
Thanks again for the review
Steve Poxon & Marie Iannace
Owners, Shades of Home.

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Private User
Private User reviews Burlington, ON
10/10

Home renovation

Shades of Home custom made blinds for our entire home. It was a great experience from initial consultation to installation. Would recommend them to everyone. Steve was always available to answer any questions and was very professional. Raj took extra care during the installation and worked around other contractors in the house (reno in process).
Thank you for a great experience, Kat

Approximate cost of services:
$5,200.00
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Company Response

Thanks for the review Kat.
I know the Elite Sheer Horizontal 'Silhouettes' look great with the benefit of being about 1/2 of Hunter Douglas Silhouettes even with our 35% discount. Our goal is always to provide the best value and superior products for our clients - Many times it's Hunter Douglas with their unique products and operating systems, but many times we recommend a value alternative without sacrificing quality or warranty.
Your new home looks great and I'm happy to have been asked to help with some of the finishing touches.
Steve Poxon, Owner

Lucy Furbacher in Toronto
Lucy Furbacher in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Custom drapes and vertical blinds

Shades of Home equipped our entire condo with vertical blinds and custom drapes across our large living room windows. I am particularly happy with my beautiful drapes which match the room perfectly. Design help from Marie was much appreciated. The installation was professional and free of fuss.

Approximate cost of services:
$6,000.00
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Hi Lucy
Your condo looks awesome and what a great view of the city! I really enjoyed helping you select the best treatments to enhance your view and protect your furnishings. The motorized drapery in your living room are beautiful. I'm sure your husband plays with them - especially when there's a sporting event on TV in the middle of the day ;)
Thanks again, Marie Iannace - Co-Owner, Shades of Home

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More about Shades Of Home

Shades of Home is a Family Owned Interior Design/Decor business specializing in Custom Drapery, Sheers and Motorized/Automatic Window Treatments.

We've been in businesss since 1985 and have assisted thousands of homeowners, designers, builders & renovators with a variety of window treatments and soft furnishings. Our designers and staff have years of experience AND a passion for what we offer our clients.

Shop by Brand, Hunter Douglas, Shade-O-Matic, Elite, Graber, MaxXmar, SunGlow, Altex, Eclipse, and more. Complete custom drapery with 4000+ designer fabrics, Unlimited styles and price ranges all expertly tailored and installed. And a huge selection of custom drapery hardware and motorization options.

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WHO WE ARE - over 35 years in the window covering business

We do one thing, and we do it Really, Really Well.

Our DRAPERY SPECIALISTS and workroom can create any soft fabric treatment. Our showrooms carry a huge selection of designer drapery fabrics for our clients to choose from. Many of our drapery clients come to us after we have provided 'functional' window treatments in their homes or in their friends home and others have found our showroom on their own.

MAXXMAR offers some of the most innovative and well priced window treatments in the marketplace today. We offer the full line of MaxXmar window fashions at prices our competition can't beat.

HUNTER DOUGLAS: We have been a Hunter Douglas dealer for over 20 years. Both of our showrooms are SHOWCASE SHOWROOMS meaning you will find every Hunter Douglas product on display with staff who can explain every Hunter Douglas option and our volume pricing ensures that it will be unlikely you will find a lower price on you Hunter Douglas Manual and PowerView shades.

SUNGLOW: Specializing in the manufacturing of Sunscreen roller shades for residential and commercial applications, we offer SunGlow to our clients who are looking for oversized shades not available from Hunter Douglas, Elite or MaxXmar. Their experience in Somfy motorization, linked shades, height and width makes them one of our key suppliers for commercial and condo applications.

ELITE WINDOW FASHIONS: Since 1967 this Canadian company has been offering a wide selection of quality window coverings. Well priced with fabrics similar to Hunter Douglases offerings, including e-motion and Somfy motorization.

MOTORIZATION We have been selling, installing and programming motorized shades and drapery long before it became an entry level option for automating window coverings - 35 years to be exact. Knowledge AND experience is an absolute necessity and all of our staff and technical installers are trained. Not only will the shades be properly installed but also programmed and integrated into a variety of smart home systems.

Our sales approach is one of collaboration. Our staff is hired for their ability and trained to spend enough time with the client to fully understand their expectations, needs and budget. Then we can suggest options and allow the client to make the value decision for themselves.

We spend the extra time with each client to ensure they are choosing the right product that will provide solutions to their needs. We try our best to balance privacy, light control with the right product that fits within the clients budget.

All in all I strive to make the environment and experience as stress-free as possible for my staff and clients.

Sincerely,
Stephen Poxon
Marie Iannace
Owners

LOCATIONS

OAKVILLE SHOWROOM -
Marie Iannace - Custom Drapery & Hunter Douglas Specialist
Jasmina & Leslie - Window treatment Specialists
Steve - Motorization & Home Automation Specialist
Ben, Raj, Izzy and Doug - Installations

TORONTO SALES OFFICE
Marie - Custom Drapery & Window Covering Specialist

CATEGORIES
Shutters & Blinds, Drapery & Curtains, and Home Automation
PRODUCTS
Custom drapery, sheers, blinds & shades, Motorized blinds, shades, drapery & whole home solutions.
SERVICES
Custom Drapery Workroom, Upholstery, consultations, installations, whole home motorization solutions & installations.
BRANDS
SOMFY, Hunter Douglas, MaxXmar, SunGlow, Elite, Shade-o-Matic Shutters Joanne Fabrics, Kravet, Alendel, Unique Fabrics, Robert Allen, CDH, Trax, Decor Drapery Hardware
STYLES
Contemporary, modern, transitional, traditional
SPECIALITIES
Smart Home Motorization and Automation of all custom window treatments. Power drapery track, power roller shades, powered skylight applications, pocket roller shades, integration into home automation systems.
WEBSITE
http://www.shadesofhome.ca
YEAR ESTABLISHED
35
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
10
PAYMENT METHOD
Visa/Mastercard/Cheque
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
Limited lifetime warranty
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