How to measure for Window Guides
Measuring window blinds is a crucial step when purchasing new window treatments, as the fit is a significant part of just how good your blinds will look once installed.
In this article, we’ll go over the steps for measuring your windows for blinds, including recess size, inside the window recess, and the exact size of the outside window recess.
The first step in measuring window blinds is to determine the recess size. This measurement is the depth of the window recess, from the front to the back. To get this measurement, use a tape measure to measure the depth of the recess in three places – the left, the right, and the centre. Record the smallest measurement, as this will be the one you’ll use when ordering your blinds.
Inside Window Recess
If you’re planning on installing your blinds inside the window recess, you’ll need to take additional measurements. Start by measuring the width of the recess from left to right. Again, take three measurements – at the top, middle, and bottom of the recess – and record the smallest measurement. Next, measure the height of the recess from top to bottom, again taking three measurements and recording the smallest.
Exact Size Outside Window Recess
If you prefer to install your blinds outside the window recess, you’ll need to measure the exact size you want your blinds to be. Start by measuring the width of the window frame from left to right, making sure to add a little extra on each side to ensure full coverage. A good rule of thumb is to add 10cm (4 inches) to each side. Next, measure the height of the window frame from top to bottom, again adding a little extra for full coverage.
When measuring window blinds, it’s important to be as accurate as possible. Remember to double-check your measurements and record the smallest measurement when taking multiple measurements. By following these steps, you’ll be able to find the perfect fit for your windows and ensure that your new blinds look and function their best.
In addition to measuring for standard windows, it’s important to know how to measure blinds for French doors and bay windows.
When measuring blinds on French doors, it’s important to consider the space between the doors. Measure the width of the doors and the space between them, and record the measurements. For inside-mounted blinds, measure the height of the glass pane and the width of the frame. For outside-mounted blinds, measure the width and height of the glass pane and add an extra 10cm (4 inches) to each side and the top to ensure full coverage.
Bay windows can be tricky to measure, as they often have angles and curves. When measuring for blinds on bay windows, you’ll need to take multiple measurements to ensure a perfect fit. Start by measuring the width and height of each individual window. Next, measure the distance between each window, taking into account any angles or curves. For inside-mounted blinds, measure the depth of the window recess and the width and height of each individual window. For outside-mounted blinds, measure the width and height of each individual window, adding an extra 10cm (4 inches) to each side and the top.
When measuring for blinds on French doors and bay windows, it’s important to take your time and be as accurate as possible. If you’re unsure about any measurements, it’s always best to consult with a professional or contact the manufacturer for guidance. By following these steps, you’ll be able to find the perfect blinds for your French doors and bay windows and ensure a flawless fit.
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By following these guidelines and taking accurate measurements, you’ll be able to find the perfect window blinds for your home.
If you’re looking for a blinds professional to perform measurements for you and deliver blinds to your precise specification, contact Paul James Blinds today and discover the difference an experienced and professional service can make.
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