Are you struggling to get the right measurements for your new blinds? We’ve met the same challenge, and it’s clear that a millimetre can make all difference between an aesthetically pleasing window finish or a glaring mismatch.
This comprehensive guide will walk you through accurately measuring your space, whether for inside-mount or outside-mount blinds, ensuring a flawless installation process. Ready to perfect your space with precision-measured blinds? Let’s dive in!
Importance of correct measurements for blinds installation
Getting the correct measurements for your blinds installation is crucial. Accurate dimensions ensure a perfect fit and seamless operation, so we encourage you to take this step with utmost precision. We custom make your blinds to the measurements you provide us, which emphasises how vital these initial figures are.
Measuring inaccurately can lead to ill-fitting blinds that won’t suit your window or door frames properly. An ill-fitted blind detracts from both its functional and aesthetic purposes — it might let in unwanted light or not entirely cover the glass surface as required, compromising your privacy.
Essentially, wrong measurements mean wasting time on reorders and additional costs for adjustments. To avoid this hassle and unnecessary spendings, use a steel tape measure for high accuracy rates; they’re reliable against stretching or bending issues common with cloth tapes. Measurements should always be written in millimetres (width x drop), maintaining a uniform measurement scale prevents misinterpretations when manufacturing your custom-made blinds.
No two windows are exactly alike – even those appearing similar will likely have minor variations in size due to construction differences. So, make sure you measure all windows individually before ordering any treatments! Furthermore, look out for obstructions like window handles, locks, phone sockets, picture rails or alarm sensors that could interfere with proper fitting of the blind.
Cementing our commitment towards ensuring successful installations across all homes; we promise highly accurate measuring guides tailored specifically for homeowners like yourself who value getting things done right – the first time round!
Measuring for inside-mount blinds
When measuring for inside-mount blinds, start by deciding on the best location for the blind within the window recess.
Deciding on the best location for the blind
Selecting the ideal location for your blind installation demands mindful consideration. The first step is to decide whether you wish to install inside-mount blinds that sit within the recess, or outside-mount blinds that attach above and beyond it.
If you’re leaning towards a slick, streamlined look, choose inside mounts but ensure your window recesses are deep enough to accommodate them.
For outside-mounted models that offer increased light control and privacy, confirm there’s sufficient space surrounding your windows for this type of fitting. Take note of obstructions like window handles and locks which could interfere with the operation of your new blinds.
Investing time in choosing the right spot ensures we custom make your blinds precisely according to these measurements.
Consider all potential obstacles such as phone sockets, picture rails, or alarm sensors before finalizing an area. Assessing different locations not only provides clarity on where exactly to install but also helps in accurately determining what size fits best specifically in millimetres (mm).
Measuring the width of the area requiring a blind
Start your blinds journey with the correct measurement of the width. Success hinges on accuracy, and that begins with using a steel tape measure. It’s essential to record measurements in millimetres for precision—this will inform us how to custom make your blinds suitable for your space.
Our guide advises measuring the inside of the window frame from one edge to another where the blind will sit. Run your tape across the top, middle, and bottom of the window recess; sometimes widths differ slightly at different points due to building quirks or shifts over time.
Don’t overlook obstructions like window handles, locks, phone sockets, picture rails and alarm sensors. Take note not just of their existence but their locations – these could impact where you position your blind.
Armed with careful measurements taken multiple times for accuracy, we can create ideal blinds tailor-made just for you. Your attention in this stage paves way for flawlessly fitted blinds catering every aesthetic and functional need of yours!
Measuring the height of the area requiring a blind
To measure the height of the area where you plan to install your blinds, grab your trusty steel tape measure, and follow these simple steps. First, position yourself at one side of the window opening and extend the tape measure vertically until it reaches the desired length for your blinds.
Make sure to consider any obstructions like window handles, locks, phone sockets, picture rails, or alarm sensors that might interfere with the blind. We want to ensure a smooth installation process without any hiccups! Take this measurement in millimetres for precise accuracy – after all, we custom make our blinds to fit perfectly based on the measurements you provide us.
Speaking of accuracy, don’t forget our handy tip: always measure multiple times to confirm consistency and eliminate any chance of error. Even if your windows appear to be identical in size, it’s essential to measure each one individually because slight variations can occur.
Measuring for outside-mount blinds
When measuring for outside-mount blinds, you’ll need to measure the width and height of the frame. This ensures a perfect fit and a sleek look. Don’t forget to account for any obstructions like window handles or locks.
Discover our complete guide for accurate measurements and hassle-free installations!
Measuring the outside width of the frame
To ensure a proper fit for your blinds, it’s essential to accurately measure the outside width of the frame. This measurement is taken from the outside of the architrave on one side to the outside of the architrave on the other.
Using a steel tape measure, start by aligning it against one side of the frame and extend it across to the opposite side, making sure to keep it level and taut.
Remember that precision is key when measuring for blinds, so always take your measurements in millimetres (mm) for accuracy. Don’t assume that all windows are identical in size; be sure to measure each window individually even if they appear similar at first glance.
As you measure, keep an eye out for any obstructions such as window handles, locks, phone sockets, picture rails, or alarm sensors. You’ll want to position your blind away from these obstacles so they don’t interfere with its operation or installation.
Measuring the outside height of the frame
To measure the outside height of the frame for your blinds, it’s essential to get accurate measurements that ensure a perfect fit. Start by using a steel tape measure and measuring from the top of the architrave down to where you want the blind to hang.
Make sure to measure both sides of the window frame in case there are any variations. Remember, these measurements should be taken in millimetres for precision.
It’s important not to assume that all windows are the same size, even if they look identical at first glance. Consider any obstructions like window handles, locks, phone sockets, picture rails, or alarm sensors when positioning your blind so they won’t interfere.
Blinds measurement guide
When it comes to measuring your windows for blinds, accuracy is key. Our blinds measurement guide will walk you through the process step-by-step, ensuring that you get the perfect fit for your space.
First and foremost, remember to use a steel tape measure and always take measurements in millimetres (mm) for precision.
To start, measure the width of your window from inside the recess if you’re planning on installing inside-mount blinds. Be sure to measure at three points – top, middle, and bottom – as windows are often not perfectly square or level.
Take note of the smallest measurement to ensure that your blinds fit properly.
Next, measure the height of your window again from inside the recess. Measure at three points – left side, centre, and right side – and jot down the shortest measurement. This will help prevent any issues with clearance when opening or closing your blinds.
If you’re opting for outside-mount blinds instead, measure the width from one end of the architrave to the other on each side of your window frame. Again, take measurements at three points – top, middle, and bottom – and record the widest measurement this time.
Lastly, measure the height by taking measurements from above your window frame down to where you want your blinds to hang outside of it. As before with inside-mount blinds, make sure to measure at three points – left side angle point towards ground vertical pole alignment direction until reach ground.
By following these simple steps in our Blinds Measurement Guide along with using a steel tape measure in millimeters (mm), you’ll be well-equipped to accurately determine what size blind is needed for each individual window in every room throughout your home.
Tips for accurate measurements
For accurate measurements, always use a steel tape measure and measure in millimetres. Take multiple measurements to ensure accuracy, considering any obstructions or protrusions that may interfere with the blind’s placement.
Always measure in millimetres
At Blinds Deal, we understand the importance of precise measurements when it comes to installing blinds in your home. That’s why we always recommend measuring in millimetres for ultimate accuracy.
By using a steel tape measure and recording your measurements in millimetres, you can ensure that your blinds will perfectly fit every time. Remember, even the smallest discrepancy can cause a blind to be too big or too small, resulting in an ill-fitting window treatment.
So, take the time to measure carefully and make sure you’re getting the right size blinds for your space.
Why do we stress measuring in millimetres? Well, it’s all about precision. When you measure in millimetres, you’re working with a smaller unit of measurement that allows for more accuracy than measuring in inches or centimetres.
With such fine increments available, you can ensure your blinds are tailored specifically to each window’s dimensions. Whether it’s inside-mount or outside-mount blinds that you’re installing, taking precise measurements is essential for a seamless fit and professional finish.
Measure multiple times to ensure accuracy
To ensure accuracy when measuring for blinds, it’s important to measure multiple times. Mistakes can happen, and taking the time to double-check your measurements can save you from headaches down the line.
Remember, precision is key when it comes to installing blinds that fit perfectly.
Use a steel tape measure for accurate measurements every time. Make sure you measure in millimetres (mm) for precise results. It’s also a good idea to measure all windows, even if they appear to be the same size. You’d be surprised how often windows vary slightly in dimensions.
Take into account any obstructions or protrusions near your window, such as handles, locks, phone sockets, picture rails or alarm sensors. Position your blind where they won’t interfere with these elements.
By measuring multiple times and considering potential obstacles, you’ll ensure that your blinds fit seamlessly into your space.
Consider any obstructions or protrusions
When measuring your space for blinds installation, it’s essential to consider any obstructions or protrusions that may affect the fit of your blinds. Common obstructions include window handles, locks, phone sockets, picture rails, and alarm sensors.
These elements can impact how the blind is positioned and its functionality.
To ensure a proper fit, make sure you position the blind in a way that won’t interfere with these obstructions. Consider their location and plan accordingly when measuring for your blinds.
This will help prevent any potential issues or difficulties during installation.
By considering these obstructions or protrusions from the beginning, you can save yourself time and frustration down the line. So, remember to carefully analyse your space before measuring for your blinds to ensure they fit seamlessly and function properly in your home.
Blinds to suit every space by Blinds Deal
At Blinds Deal, we offer a wide range of blinds to suit every space. Whether you need inside-mount or outside-mount blinds, our custom-made options ensure a perfect fit for your windows.
Contact us today for the best blinds that will enhance the beauty and functionality of your home.
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At Blinds Deal, we understand the importance of correctly measuring your space to install blinds. Our team is here to help you every step of the way, ensuring a seamless and precise installation process.
With our custom-made blinds, it’s essential that you provide accurate measurements for a perfect fit.
When it comes to measuring your windows, remember to always use a steel tape measure and record your measurements in millimetres (mm) for optimal precision. It’s crucial to measure both the width and height of each window, even if they appear to be the same size. This ensures that we can create blinds that perfectly complement each individual space in your home.
Our comprehensive blinds measurement guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to measure for inside-mount and outside-mount blinds. We also offer tips for achieving accurate measurements, such as measuring multiple times and considering any obstructions or protrusions like window handles or locks.