How to Hang Window Blinds – A Step-by-Step Guide

Window areas can look a bit boring and drab without the right window dressing or decor. A great way to make them look better is by installing blinds for windows. They look amazing and it’s a great way to actually have a focal point on your window. If you decide to use window blinds, you need to consider several things so as to opt for the right ones and you might need professional help for installing them. Tag along as we take you through a step-by-step guide to hang these blinds. We have covered everything from measuring to ordering and cutting them for appropriate installation.

There are two ways to hang window blinds – in the first method, you can have it sitting inside the window cavity, which is a recess or a reveal; in the second method, you can have it sitting on the outside where it overlaps the window frame area.

Let’s start with the step-wise guide to install Venetian blinds, Roman blinds or other kinds of blinds.

  1. Measure the Opening Cavity of the Window Area

The first thing you need to do is measure the opening cavity of the window area. You need to do three horizontal measurements and three vertical measurements. Start from the top followed by middle and then the bottom. Keep the shortest measurement for the horizontal. Keep the longest measurements for the vertical three measurements.

  1. Measure in Millimetre for Accurate Sizing

Measure in millimetres to give an accurate size of that window area. Note down the measurements on a piece of paper Give these measurements at the store from where you are placing your order. They can custom-make the blinds to suit the style that you require.

  1. The Kit Will Come with All the Attachments

When you get your blinds from the store, it comes as a full kit with all the screws, brackets, and blinds – everything that you need to install it in place. The only thing you need to have is the tools. The tools that you need are a tape measure, pencil, hammer, spirit level, and a hammer drill with a masonry bit to match the size of the anchors supplied.

  1. You Will Need a Good Quality Bit Suited for Concrete

If you are drilling into a hard concrete lintel, you need a good quality bit suitable for concrete.

  1. Measure the Window

Now, measure the centre of the cavity and allow for a hundred mill overlap at the top (to accommodate the mechanism). Just make sure that the centre point is also marked on the blind. The next thing to do is account for the brackets, which are going to hold the rail in position.

  1. Attach the Brackets to the Blinds

Don’t measure that on the wall; just hit or rather put them onto the rail. This way, you can make sure that they’re evenly spaced and they don’t interfere with any of the mechanisms, which is very important. So, just open the bracket and slide it in to try and find where it fits right. This way, all the mechanisms will work fine. Follow the same on the other side. Once the two brackets are in place, leave them in position.

  1. Use a Spirit Level to Ensure That the Blind Is Straight

Now take the whole blind itself, hold it up in position, and then mark the position of each of the brackets making sure you’re using a spirit level to ensure that the blind is equalized. Mark the top of the brackets and the centreline or where the holes will be drilled. Once your brackets are marked, just take a spirit level and then just hold it the across the points to make sure that the blind didn’t dip down.

  1. Mark the Drill Holes

Use a masonry bit to drill homes in this position. A handy tip when drilling into masonry is to use a vacuum cleaner as it results in a lot of mess. Alternatively, make use of an old envelope below the hole so that it’ll catch all that dust as you start drilling.

  1. Mount the Brackets

Now your holes are drilled. Take the brackets and mount them making use of the anchor bolts that have been supplied. Pass them through the hole and knock them tightly into position.

  1. Attach the Rail to the Brackets

Once the brackets are all firmly mounted to the wall, it’s time to insert the rail line up that seated position matching up onto the wall. Make sure that those brackets don’t interfere with the window mechanisms.

  1. Clip-On the Supplied Plastic Clips

With the rail and blind securely in position, now make use of plastic clips. Clip those in position to hold the cover, which will hide that rail mechanism. This makes it look nicer.

So, there you have it – a simple installation procedure for blinds. Give it a try and you’ll find that it’s absolutely easy to install blinds on your own without professional assistance.

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