About Us

About Blinds Etc

Veteran owned, and serving the Coeur d’Alene and Spokane areas for over 30 years. Impeccable Google Reviews, personalized service and a wide selection of window treatments including wood blinds, interior shutters, curtains & custom draperies, vertical blinds, horizontal blinds, solar shades, roll screens, room darkening shades and more.

Our Story

In 1991, Alan and Mary White sold a business in Pennsylvania and traveled in search of new adventures. Once we drove by Lake Coeur d’Alene, we knew we discovered our new home. When shopping for shades for our home we noticed that there was a need for quality window fashions at a competitive price. Between Alan’s experience in the military and as a Sales Manager in our previous business and Mary’s CPA background, we established Blinds Etc Inc. We offer a local, family-owned, personal experience for our customers. 

Since that time we have serviced over 6000 clients in the greater Inland Northwest. With our new showroom in Rathdrum Idaho, Blinds Etc is better able to display the latest in window fashions. From the newest upgrades in motorization to the hottest new styles, Blinds Etc continues to be the best choice in both quality and price. 

Blinds Etc can offer the most competitive pricing due to our belief in the Dave Ramsey principle of operating our home and business debt-free. We also prepay all of our suppliers and receive additional discounts which we pass on to our customers. 

Our constant training from our manufacturers keeps us updated and current with all of the new trends ranging from motorization to colors and styles. The product lines we offer have the best warranties in the industry. 

Blinds Etc Inc. offers both showroom appointments and free in-home consultations. Our goal is to provide our customers with a NO-PRESSURE custom design plan to fit YOUR budget.

Common Questions

We’re asked a lot of window covering questions and we’re happy to answer them all!  Here are a few that are most common:  

Why is working with a local, family owned company important?

To put it succinctly, we live here. We have families here, our friends live here, our business connections are here.  We run into our customers (who become friends) often, at local events, family gatherings, business meetings and just out and about – at the grocery store, gas station and even in traffic!  You’d be surprised how many times we’ll be at a traffic light, only to look over and see one of our customer friends waving at us!  

And since we’re not a franchise, more of your hard earned dollars go back into our local economy.

What can I expect when setting up a Free Consultation? 

Before the appointment we will send you some short product videos to give you some inspiration and ideas. At the appointment you’ll walk us through what you need in each room.  Do you need blackout shades to sleep or are you happy with light filtering shades?  Do you need cords to operate tall windows or do you prefer a cordless or motorization plan? 

While we’re measuring your windows, you’ll have the opportunity to browse through sample books and ask questions about each style, comparing them to your decor, etc. We’ll be right there to help you with selectiong the right treatments, the numerous options available and educate you about new, innovative products on the market. Your new window treatments will last for decades so we want you to be comfortable with your choice.

Once you have selected a window treatment that you like, we will enter the sizes and product into our quoting system and present you with a quote on the spot.   The quote has no extra hidden charges.  The tax and installation is included in each separate line item so that you can pick and choose which windows you would like to order according to your budget.  

If you choose to order your blinds, we will place your order ASAP and text you an estimated ship date from the manufacturer.  We never hold onto orders and place them in batches.  We want your blinds to arrive as soon as possible so we don’t delay. 

What if the blinds are the wrong size?

Unlike online companies, Blinds Etc does all the measuring and GUARANTEES you’ll get the right size.  If for some reason a blind arrives that doesn’t fit, WE WILL do all the work of re-ordering and shipping, at NO added expense to you.  Moreover, if there’s something wrong with a blind out of the box, we’ll either repair it on the spot or order a completely new blind… at no expense to you.  Let US take care of all the shipping, ordering and testing hassles.  We’ve been here before and make things easy!

Seraphinite AcceleratorOptimized by Seraphinite Accelerator
Turns on site high speed to be attractive for people and search engines.