Shades Of Home

Shutters & Blinds
1200 Speers Road Oakville ON L6L 2X4
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9.9 10 (110 reviews)

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Dominic Stalteri from Mississauga
Dominic Stalteri from Mississauga
1 review Mississauga, ON
10/10

Window coverings

I dealt with Stephen at Shades of Home. I found him helpful and easy to deal with. He is knowledgeable and knows his stuff. He did not try to sell me something that I did not need.

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OJ from Oakville
OJ from Oakville
1 review Oakville, ON
10/10

Blinds through whole house

A superior service and willing to explore alternatives in window coverings whether drapes or blinds and shutters. After consultations which were made easy by their friendly approach and suggestions, our blinds were installed efficiently and with care. Have recommended Shades of Home to many friends with confidence that the process from selection to installation will be great.

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Thank-You OJ.
I remember helping you 15 years ago with your home in north Oakville. I appreciate you taking the time to put your experience into words as well as for all your referrals over these past 15 years.

Thanks again,
Steve Poxon, Owner

David Yeung from Oakville
David Yeung from Oakville
1 review , ON
10/10

Installation of sun screen for the apartment

We need sun screens for our brand new condo unit mostly for sunlight control due to the large SW facing windows. We also want to preserve the lake view as much as possible while the screens are covering the windows. Marie was obviously very experienced and quick in helping us find the right combination of screen type and colour to match the décor. She even managed to get the manufacturer to expedite the delivery and Kirk was very competent in getting them installed in a much shorter than usual wait time due to our pending month long vacation. We are very pleased with their service and would not hesitate to recommend them to our neighbours.

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Thank-you David
I'm so happy to have Marie working out of my Oakville showroom and happy that you had such a great experience. She puts a lot of effort in her dealings with her clients and I'm always overhearing her on the phone with our workroom staff and suppliers asking (in her sweet way) for a favor on behalf of her clients.
(You can tell that I am the owner but Marie is the boss)
Thanks again
Steve Poxon, owner, Shades of Home

Lena Gallagher from Oakville
Lena Gallagher from Oakville
1 review Oakville, ON
10/10

Window Coverings

Stephen’s quality of service is exceptional and his input in making the right decisions for my home was invaluable. He is very knowledgeable in his field and is very quick to understand a client's need and provide alternative solutions that are both practical and esthetically pleasing. Stephen is also very easy to work with, friendly and exceptionally trustworthy. It’s been almost 4 years after our installation and all of our window coverings are still in perfect working condition and look as good as the day they went in. We have not had a single fault with any of them which is indicative of not just the great quality of the product but also the high quality of installation. Stephen provides true value for money and more importantly, longevity and durability in the products he provides. I have no hesitation in recommending Stephen.

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Hello Lena
Thanks for the recommendation. It means a lot to me knowing that even after all this time you're still loving your home and your window treatments. If there is anything you need, please don't hesitate to call.
Sincerely, Steve Poxon, Owner

Steve Campbell from Oakville
Steve Campbell from Oakville
1 review Oakville, ON
10/10

Window Coverings

We bought shutters and blinds for all windows in our new home. Steve Poxon, the owner of Shades of Home was easy to talk to and very knowledgeable. His prices were very competitive and the installation was completed on time and without incident. There were a couple of minor issues later that required adjustments and Steve sent his repair person over promptly. This was the third time I have purchased blinds from Shades of Home. The first time I purchased from them was in 2004 when we had shutters installed to cover an eight foot high set of sliding patio doors off the kitchen. Steve mentioned to me that, because of the size of the doors, the blinds may sag slightly over time and he would come back to adjust them if necessary. They did sag a bit after a while but I never bothered to call until 3 years later when we were selling the house. I don't think Steve had expected to be called 3 years later and he certainly was not obligated to do anything but he came over and fixed the problem personally.

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Hello Steve
Thanks for the recommendation. I've lost track of time and I've almost forgotten that I had helped with the window treatments in your previous two homes.
My, how time flies! It just seems like yesterday when I started Shades of Home then I realize it was back in 1986
Thanks again for the recommendation on HomeStars.
Sincerely, Steve Poxon, Owner

Sundeep Khosla from Oakville
Sundeep Khosla from Oakville
1 review Oakville, ON
10/10

Blinds and Shades for 2 properties

Excellent service. Steve is knowledgeable about the product, the alternatives and he has an excellent interior designer and install technician. In fact, when I was missing the dimensions of a condominium property in Toronto, Steve was resourceful enough to source the dimensions of this condo unit from the web. Sundeep

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Lisa
Lisa
2 reviews Old Toronto, ON
8/10

custom drapery and shades

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Thank you to Marie at Shades Of Home for all her great advice. She assisted us in choosing new custom drapes, sheers and roman shades for our main floor. She also helped us choose paint colours to co-ordinate. Everything looks awesome! I'll definitely call for our next reno.

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Astrida from Carlisle
Astrida from Carlisle
1 review Carlisle, ON
10/10

BLINDS/DRAPERY

WE RECENTLY HAD CUSTOM BLINDS AND DRAPERY SUPPLIED AND INSTALLED BY SHADES OF HOME AND WERE COMPLETELY SATISFIED WITH THE PRODUCT AND THE LEVEL OF SERVICE PROVIDED BY HILARY AND KIRK. BOTH WERE VERY PROFESSIONAL AND EFFICIENT AND WE WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THEM.

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Hello Astrida
Thanks for taking the time to write about Shades of Home. Hilary and Kirk both provide a high level of service to my clients and they make it easy for me operate the business especially out of my newest location in Waterdown. I hope you also mention us to your friends and neighbors. I'll be sure to pass along this letter to Hilary and Kirk. They'll both be pleased to get positive feedback from their clients.
Sincerely, Steve Poxon, Owner, Shades of Home

Claudia from Brampton
Claudia from Brampton
5 reviews Brampton, ON
9/10

California Shutters

We were looking for a solution to heavy draperies and expensive curtains that kept breaking (Hunter Douglas blinds) we immediately saw a difference in the quality of window coverings, maintaining heat in the winter, and keeping shade in the summer months - helps with lowering utility bills a bit while looking great. I would highly recommend Shades of Home - no gimmicks and just delivery of what product we had been searching for.

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Morgan from Oakville
Morgan from Oakville
1 review Oakville, ON
10/10

Custom Drapery

Thanks so much to the team and Shades of Home, espcecially Marie. The advice she gave was great and the drapes we chose look lovely. The quality of the drapes and the installation of them was very professional. We were pleasantly surprised at how quick it was from point of order to point of installation.

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More about Shades Of Home

Shades of Home is a family business with 2 window treatment and soft furnishing Showrooms in Oakville & Toronto. We offer personalized design & decor consultations with our drapery and window covering specialists and expert guaranteed installations. Our Drapery and Window Covering Specialists have years of experience to help, everyday. Shades of Home has been providing Custom Window Treatments in Oakville, Mississauga, Milton, Burlington and the surrounding GTA for over 25 years. 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 25 years in the window covering business

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

CALIFORNIA SHUTTERS: We provide Custom Wood Shutters, Eclipse Vinyl Shutters, MaxXmar Wood & Vinyl Shutters, Hunter Douglas Vinyl & Hybrid Shutters and Richwood Engineered Wood Shutters. We will recommend the right shutters at the best price for everyones specific requirments.

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 - 25 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 some 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
Owner

LOCATIONS

TORONTO SHOWROOM - Marie Iannace - Custom Drapery & Hunter Douglas Specialist
Steve - Hunter Douglas, Levolor Blind, Shade and Shutter Specialist
Nargis - Showroom Assistant
Ben, Raj, Izzy and Doug - Installations

OAKVILLE SHOWROOM
Hilary Barichello - Custom Drapery & Window Covering Specialist
Steve - Hunter Douglas, Levolor Blind, Shade and Shutter Specialist
Lina - Showroom Assistant
Nargis - Showroom Assistant
Ben, Raj, Izzy and Doug - Installations

CATEGORIES
Shutters & Blinds, Drapery & Curtains, and Home Automation
PRODUCTS
Custom Drapery, Sheers & Roman Shades. Blinds, Shades, Upholstered Headboards, Wall Coverings
SERVICES
Custom Drapery Workroom, Upholstery, consultations, installations
BRANDS
Hunter Douglas, MaxXmar, Graber, SunGlow, Elite, Altex, Eclipse 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 for all 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
30
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
10
PAYMENT METHOD
Visa/Mastercard/Cheque/Financing
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
Limited lifetime warranty
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