Measuring for Vertical Blinds

vertical blinds PerthWhen you are measuring your windows for custom vertical blinds, the following tips and tricks will help guarantee that you get vertical blinds that will perfectly fit. Whether you are looking for wood vertical blinds, vinyl vertical blinds, or fabric vertical blinds observing the tips below will essentially help you get precise measurements.

1. Measure the width of your window’s opening. Include the trim of your window. If there’s available space, add at least four inches to both ends for overlap. This is to make sure that you do not have gaps in the blinds that will allow light to enter.

2. Take a measurement of your window’s opening. Include the trim again for this measurement. Then add at least three inches at the top so there’s room for mounting the brackets above the window frame (or door frame). Then at the bottom, add your desired overlap. If your vertical blinds will hang down to your windowsills or your floor, minus at least one inch for clearance.

3. Allow for door handles. If you have a sliding door or French door, and the handle protrudes, it will interfere with your blinds, especially with wood vertical blinds. Depending on the door handle’s placement, you can take measurements from the opposite side to the inside of the door handle, to keep the blinds from obstructing the function of the door. Consider getting extension brackets if necessary. Such brackets will add depth to the head rail, providing some clearance for the interfering door handle.

4. Keep in mind that measurements for vertical blinds are determined by the width first, then the length. For instance, 65-inch by 47-inch wood vertical blinds are 65 inches wide and 47 inches long. Putting the numbers in the wrong order when you buy blinds could result in treatment that does not fit your door or window. The worse part is that you may not be able to return the blinds.

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