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Blinds Measuring Guide

Measure

Taking the correct measurements in the first place is the key to a smooth, hassle-free installation. You’ll need a metal tape measure, a pencil and a ladder. And remember, all measurements need to be to the nearest millimeter, not in feet and inches.

 

Measurement Guide Icons

 

Recess Fit Roller Blinds

Sometimes known as ‘inside mount’, this is where the blind will sit inside the window frame.

These are the measurements we need:

  1. Sill – Measure the depth of the windowsill to make sure your window frame can accommodate the blinds or curtains you’re after. The minimum depth required depends on the type of blind. Please refer to the specifications for your chosen product. Window handles or bars can affect the fit of a blind, so make sure you take these into account when deciding how you want it mounted. An outside mount might be better in some cases and is usually recommended.

  2. Width – Measure the EXACT inside width of the window. We suggest taking three measurements: across the top, across the middle and across the bottom. Record the smallest measurement so the blind sits inside the window frame.

  3. Height/Drop – Measure the EXACT inside height of the window. Again, we suggest taking three measurements, down the left side, down the middle and down the right side. Record the smallest measurement so the blind sits inside the window frame.

Diagram for Fitting Recess Fit Roller Blinds

Note: There’s no need to shorten your measurement to allow for clearance at the bottom of the blind. We’ll take that into account. All we need from you are the exact inside window measurements.

Face Fit Roman Roller Blinds

Also known as ‘outside mount’, this is where the blind will be mounted on the wall and cover the total window area.

Here are the measurements we need:

  1. Width – Measure the EXACT outside width of the window. We suggest taking three measurements: across the top, across the middle and across the bottom. Record the largest measurement so the blind covers the entire window frame.
  2. Height/Drop – Measure the outside height of the window, starting from the point at which you’d like your blinds to sit above the window, down to the point at which you’d like your blinds to finish. The Blinds Company will not make any deductions from an outside measurement and you will receive a blind exactly at the size you requested.

Diagram for Fitting Face Fit Roman and Roller Blinds

 

Sliding Doors

Sliding doors need to be addressed slightly differently to windows. For example, you’ll need to work out where the controls for the blinds will be, so you don’t have cords or chains obstructing an open doorway. We recommend using individual blinds to cover each door panel, because they’re smaller, lighter, and offer more options for light control. We would only recommend face-fitting roller blinds for sliding doors.

Corner Windows

Follow these easy steps and you’ll come up with a spot-on measurement for corner windows.*

Decide which blind will fit right into the corner (Full) and which blind will butt up against (Butt). No matter which style of blind you choose, there will be a small light gap here, between the blinds. We suggest positioning the gap to minimise the amount of light coming in, or in such as way as to make the gap less obvious when entering the room. Refer to the diagram on the right.

For full: Measure the first blind a to b into the corner without making any deductions and then second blind c to d.

Instructional Diagram for Fitting Blinds for Full Corner Windows

For butt: Measure first blind e to f and then second blind g to h. * The Blinds Company only recommends roller blinds for corner windows.

Instructional Diagram for Fitting Blinds for Butted Corner Windows

* The Blinds Company only recommends roller blinds for corner windows.

Order

Simply navigate to the blinds or curtains you’d like to purchase, and add them to your shopping cart. Alternatively, you can phone in your order on 1300 301 368 and talk to a member of our friendly, experienced team. We guarantee delivery between 14 and 21 days of your order and ship nationally FREE OF CHARGE.

Install

Once your blinds have been delivered, all you need to do is follow the simple installation instructions that are included in the shipment.

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