Measuring your windows for those spellbinding blinds is, often, much ignored, yet, all-important task.
Unless the blinds are properly measured, they just cannot display their fullest glory in the room.
Mis-fit blinds are worse than having none on the windows. Therefore, it becomes vital to properly measure for your window blinds.
This is a simple and diligent task, and there’s absolutely no need to entrust it to an expert.
All you need to do is follow simple instructions, and you are done with an indispensable process in made to measure blinds.
Here’s a quick lowdown on all you require to do to measure for your window blinds:
- Decide beforehand if you want your blinds installed within the window opening, i.e., Inside Mount, or on your wall or trim, i.e., Outside Mount. Inside Mount is the preferred mode as it gives out a tidier feel to the whole blinds arrangement. However, if the opening is too shallow or the window is out of square, Outside Mount will give out a better picture.
- Always use a steel measuring tape instead of the soft one. This is due to the ease with which steel-measuring tape can help you in measuring the dimensions.
- Remember to measure down to the nearest 1/8”. Rounding off the measurements can be extremely detrimental to the overall looks of the final product.
- Use a big and tidy paper to note down all your measurements. The Height and Width columns should be clearly demarcated with the measurements for width preceding that of height. And never, for a second, believe that height and width of your windows will be the same, because even if the windows look square, there is definitely some difference in their dimensions.
- For Inside Mount, you just need to measure the height and width in three different places, i.e., top, middle and bottom. As mentioned earlier, measure to the nearest 1/8 of an inch. For width, use the narrowest measurement, and for height, use the tallest measurement. Take no deductions.
- For Outside Mount, you just need to measure the height and width in three different places, i.e., top, middle and bottom. As mentioned earlier, measure to the nearest 1/8 of an inch. For horizonal blinds, add 3 inches to the height and width measurements, and for vtertical blinds, 3 inches to the height measurements and 4 inches to the width. Take no deductions.
Finally, remember that measurement of blinds may be the first, but, certainly, the most important step in made to measure blinds for your house windows.
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