How to measure window blinds

Published on February 17, 2011 by in window blinds

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Measuring window blinds is relatively easy, but bear in mind that there are two ways you can hang blinds. You can either fit your blinds into the window recess or outside of it. One problem that you may encounter is deciding which type of blind to use. You can choose between blackout blinds, pleated blinds, roller blinds, Roman blinds and Vertical blinds, to name just a few.

If you want your roller blinds to hang inside the recess you may want to give some consideration to handles on your windows. The blind will not hang correctly if it is pressed up against a window handle. First, measure the width of the recess. This means putting the tape measure up against one side of the recess wall to the other and jotting down the size. Then do the same for the depth, top to bottom. Venetian blinds and vertical blinds look great when fitted this way.

For the fitting outside the recess, you first have to decide how much overlap you want on all sides; around two inches at least is recommended. Take your tape measure to the top of the recess with your overlap in mind, and drag it to the bottom, again taking the overlap into account and note down the measurement. Do the same for the width, again with the same overlap as for the drop.

If you bear the above in mind when looking for vertical blinds in Keighley, Bradford you will have peace of mind when ordering that your blinds are going to look fabulous.

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