Are you trying to get blind measurements for your home’s windows? It may sound like an easy task, but it requires a pragmatic approach. You have to think ahead before you begin measuring. Besides, you also have to decide on the approach to use to get the exact dimensions.
There are many benefits of blinds, such as privacy and keeping out the heat. Trying to get measurements for blinds, and you do not know where to start? This is the post for you. It will tackle the measuring procedure you should follow. It will also give you handy tips to get the dimensions right.
Decide on the Mounting
Whether you are measuring windows in the living room or other parts of your home, you’ll want to decide where the blinds are going to be mounted. Will they be from the outside or the inside? Each mounting has its ups and downs. You will get a clear view when you mount the window from the inside. The head rail will remain at its position, thus making it easy to measure the exact size. It also affords you a view of the window’s molding. It becomes a delicate balance when you want a fitting synchronization between the blind and the molding.
You need to have enough depth to allow fitting for the head rail. There is a variance from one blind to another, but the average horizontal dimension range between 1 to 4 inches, and a vertical dimension of 3 to 4 inches.
Mounting your window from the outside is a technical approach. The window will appear wider and longer than it really is. This is a technique you can use to hide a poorly structured window. You can choose to mount it at the level of the molding, or above or below the molding. Mounting from the inside comes with several merits. You have better light control, and your privacy is always intact.
Measurements of Horizontal Blinds for Inside Mounting
- Start by getting the dimensions for the top, middle, and bottom ends.
- Go with the narrowest dimensions.
- Get the dimensions for the left, middle, and right sides.
- You should stick with the longest dimension.
Measurements of Horizontal Blinds for Outside Mounting
- Get the width of the spot where the blind will be fixed.
- Give an allowance of 3 inches for the overlap.
- Get the height from where the head rail will be to the bottom of the sill. Where you will have no sill, you should go with the full height of the blind.
- Give an allowance of half to one inch. It gives you full control over light.
Measurements of Vertical Blinds from the Inside
- For vertical blinds, get the window’s width from the top opening down to the sill. Measure three different places to be accurate. Go with the smallest width.
- Record the height from top to the bottom sill from three different areas. Here you should go with the longest dimension.
Measurements of Vertical Blinds From the Outside
- Get the window’s width and give an allowance of 3 inches on each end.
- Record the height from top to bottom. Again, give three inches of compensation for the mounting.
Getting the blind measurements for your windows should not give you any trouble after reading this post. You now have the basics to get it right. Keep practicing to make it perfect.