Shades of Home

Shutters & Blinds
900 Caledonia Road Toronto ON M6B 3Y1
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Simon.R in Oakville
Simon.R in Oakville
1 review Oakville, ON
10/10

drapery

We had some drapery done a couple of weeks ago and are very pleased with the final result. The whole experience from beginning to end was very professional. The installer did an amazing job. Would highly recommend Shades of Home.

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

Eclipse 3.5in Vinyl Window Shutters

We are extremely happy with the selection, purchase experience, installation and follow-up of our vinyl shutters from Shades of Home. Sales staff assisted in our decision making and made a home visit prior to our purchase to ensure that the shutters were exactly what we wanted. The installers pre-booked both measurement and installation dates based on our preferences and were on time, courteous and very professional both times. It took only 3 weeks for the shutters to be built and installed and the workmanship is excellent with all shutters fitting cleanly in our windows. The vinyl shutters are easy to clean and have a nice neat clean look to them. Sales staff also followed up a few weeks after installation to ensure that we were satisfied and that no further work remained. We felt that the price was very reasonable and competitive, with the total $s split over 2 payments. I would have no hesitation recommending Shades of Home for similar purchases.

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Company Response

Hello Jason.
Thanks for allowing us to install shutters in your home. I'm happy you found us and enjoyed the level of pre-during and post installation service we offer all our clients. Your Eclipse UlraSatin shutters will give you years of carefree enjoyment and definitely added additional value to you home. Thanks again for your business.
Marie Iannace

Karen Duffy in Mississauga
Karen Duffy in Mississauga
1 review Mississauga, ON
10/10

Window coverings for entire house - some blinds and some curtains

From start to finish, Marie was excellent. She was considerate, timely with the project and called back always within a short period of time. She came to my house in between decisions to answer questions and go over our decisions if I was second guessing anything. She made changes as well as advising me in areas where I didn't need to spend 'more' money. Once I was ready to place my order, she was also able to throw in a couple of blinds for windows that weren't quoted on (complimentary). Timing was as quoted. I highly recommend Marie and her company!

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Company Response

Hi Karen
Thanks for the kind words. Marie loves what she does and thoroughly enjoys interacting with clients, helping them work within their budget to get the 'look' they want without having to always resort to some brand names that carry a higher sticker price.
Regards, Steve Poxon, owner - Shades of Home

Pat in Toronto
Pat in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Motorized shades throughout new condo

I was in the market for shades for a new condo I had just moved in to, and ended up here. After contacting a dozen different companies, Marie was the most responsive and accommodating. I decided on motorized hunter douglas shades and they look absolutely stellar. Price point was more than competitive, installation was done professionally, and once the order was placed it arrived far sooner than I expected. If only my Wifi worked as well.

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Company Response

Thanks Patrick.
It was nice working with you. I'm glad you had a great experience with Shades of Home. Customers like you make our job rewarding. Thanks again.
Steve & Marie

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

Whole Home Drapery and Shades

I was looking for drapery and shades for my new place. By chance, I went into Shades of Home's Toronto location. Was I ever glad I did!
My experience with Marie and her team from start to finish was excellent.
Marie was very helpful and her suggestions with the design and fabric for each room was on point. She also worked with me to ensure that I stayed within my budget. My drapes and shades were finished within the estimated time and their installers did a great job.
Best of all, I am very happy with the workmanship and look of my drapes and shades.

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Company Response

Hello Maria
Thanks so much for letting us provide the sunscreen roller shades and drapery. It was such a pleasure! I trust your parents will love their space when they come to visit - with a great view! One of the best urban towns in the complex!
Thanks again,
Steve & Marie

Miranda Gurizzan in Old Toronto
Miranda Gurizzan in Old Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Window coverings for kitchen/living room/bedroom

Shades of Home is a nice alternative to the Big Box home improvement chains and paint and paper stores who sell similar products. I was overwhelmed and couldn’t choose so I ended up hanging paper blinds which really worked temporarily.

A quick search online led me to the Shades of Home website which led to an in-home consultation with Marie who came equipped with several samples to choose from. She understood my needs and made it easy for me to choose the proper window covering for the right spaces (kitchen/dining room/living room/bedroom). I felt I had a personal decorator!

Everything went smoothly from start to finish. I felt we made some good choices and am really happy with the end result!

If you are starting a project big or small, I would highly recommend Shades of Home for their personal touch and professionalism.

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Company Response

Hi Miranda.
Yes, Marie really enjoys helping her clients not only with the window coverings but also making suggestions to help with other design decisions. Window treatments may be the final decision for a space but it all has to all work together to make your space your home.
Marie can't help but get excited when a client like you is excited about her new space and asks for her advice.
Thanks again.
Marie Iannace & Steve Poxon, Shades of Home

Jennifer
Jennifer
12 reviews Mississauga, ON
10/10

Draperies for living room, dining room, family room and hall

I’m very pleased with the work done by Shades of Home. The first consultation took place at their office In Oakville where they had countless samples of fabrics. Marie came to measure and go over fabric choices. The draperies were ready on time and installed quickly. There was a slight correction that had to be made and that was done without problem. I was very pleased with all dealings with this company!

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Company Response

Hello Jennifer
Thanks for the review. It was a pleasure working with you and helping you make your choices.
Marie Iannace

ggirardi2003 in Oakville
ggirardi2003 in Oakville
1 review Oakville, ON
10/10

Window coverings

I was in the market for window coverings for my new custom built home. After calling several companies to come out and give me quotes and ideas, ades of Home (Marie) was the only one that offered to come by the house and walk through and take measurements personally first. The others wanted me to either come by the showroom for to take measurements myself first. As a result I went with Shades of Home for my project. Marie was professional, knowledgeable and provided me with many suggestions. She helped me pick out beautiful fabrics for the bedrooms, media room, office and laundry room, and roman shades for my kitchen. For the family room and other kitchen windows Marie recommended roller shades. For the bathrooms, horizontal sheers were installed for a soft look. Installation was quick and efficient and they came on the scheduled date given. I am pleased with the end result and the service Shades of Home provided. I would recommend them to anyone.

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Company Response

Thanks for the review. Marie is uniquely qualified to help homeowners choose drapery fabric and functional window treatments and our clients are always happy with the results. We are happy to add you to our long list of happy clients.

ShaZillmer in Toronto
ShaZillmer in Toronto
3 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

So glad I kept searching

I spent many months, earlier this year, searching for drapery for my new apartment. While I didn't want to re-invent the old pinch pleat drapes my Mom had in the 1980's I really do not like the current style (which seems to be everywhere) of grommet or rod pocket panels.

I was determined not to give up and was so happy when I found Shades of Home's website. As soon as I saw their photos of the ripple fold drapes I knew I had to go and see them. Made an appointment and visited their shop on Caledonia Road. Met with Marie and she helped me select the perfect fabric for both my living room and bedroom. Marie also set up a time to meet me so she could take custom measurements. I was impressed because it's an older building an to say that each room had a few irregularities would be an understatement. Marie told me not to worry... and she was right.

My drapes were delivered on the date promised and the installers were terrific. I am so glad that I took my time and even happier that I was able to work with Shades of Home. Great service... superb quality... highly recommend.

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Company Response

Thanks Sharon. It was a pleasure working for you. And thanks so much for the kind words
Marie iannace

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

Windsor Coverings

We moved into our new house about 2 years ago and contacted Shades of Home to assist us with selecting new living room and dining room window coverings.
They visited our home, suggested several different options and installed the blinds on time and professionally. Everyone we spoke with was courteous and responsive to our needs.
About a year later we recommended Shades of Home to my sister and she was also very pleased with the service and product she purchased.
We recently replaced shutters in our kitchen and den area and Shades of Home again provided us excellent service and quality workmanship.
Fred

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Company Response

It is always a pleasure keeping in touch with our clients and very pleased, based on your experience with us that you referred us to your sister. As we've done everyday since 1985 we continue to strive to provide the best possible service, products at our best prices to everyone who comes into one of our showrooms, calls and allows us into their homes.

Thanks again!

Steve Poxon
Owner, Shades of Home

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More about Shades of Home

What makes us unique is not only the breadth of our experience and products but that we can put together a complete designer solution for your home. We offer personalized design & decor service, expert installations AND the buying power of 4 locations. We have Drapery and Window Covering Specialists with years of experience here to help, everyday. 25 years providing Custom Window Treatments in Oakville, Mississauga, Milton, Burlington and the surrounding GTA. Shop by Brand, Hunter Douglas, Levolor, Shade-O-Matic, Elite, Altex, Eclipse, and more. Complete custom drapery with 1000's of fabrics, styles and price ranges all expertly tailored and installed. And a huge selection of custom drapery hardware and motorization options.

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 Interior Decorators
PRODUCTS
Custom Wood and Vinyl California Shutters, Blinds, Shades, Custom Drapery, Sheers, Custom Bedding and more
SERVICES
Colour Consultations, Installation Services
BRANDS
Hunter Douglas, Levolor, Elite, Altex, Eclipse Shutters Joanne Fabrics, Kravet, Alendel, Unique Fabrics, Robert Allen, CDH, Trax, Decor Drapery Hardware
STYLES
Contemporary modern to traditional
SPECIALITIES
Motorization of 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
25
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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