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Measuring - An Important Step When Buying New Blinds

Apr 30, 2008
One of the more popular window coverings is blinds and they come in many different sizes as well as varying in texture and color.

An important first step, even before shopping for blinds, is to measure your windows. It is usually ignored by most and can be costly in the end because what you purchase may not fit your window area. Therefore, if you were to measure first, you can have window coverings that look like they were custom fit.

When you measure a window for blinds exact measurements are important, because even one inch of difference may make a big impact on how your blinds look and fit. Measure the window across horizontally and down vertically, so you have the exact dimensions of your window. Adding a little length to your measurements vertically can help compensate for the inch or two of space between the brackets and the top of the window.

There are professional window places that do the measurements for you and install them as well. But, if you're interested in doing it yourself it is really not that difficult because all you need is accurate measurements then put up a couple of brackets. Even though some blinds may have different slats, this will not change the measurements in any way.

Measuring your windows prior to making any purchases will guarantee the professional way they look when they are hung. People will not only notice the color, style and material you choose but the workmanship too. This task does not require you to be a carpenter because really all you need is a measuring tape.

As mentioned earlier, measuring is the key to installing blinds and by doing this before you bring your new blinds home will save you time, money and a lot of frustration.

Blinds vary in both width and height, and they are available in numerous sizes and styles. Knowing whether you need thirty-six inch long mini blinds or they need to be sixty inches long, measuring first will help you be prepared, so that finding and installing your blinds will be a snap.

Such a popular way to decorate your home is by installing blinds. A lot of people like the versatility, the privacy, and when you need it the most, they keep the light out too. If you have a custom window you can actually measure to get an exact fit for your blinds. With so many accessories, in every size and style you can imagine, it makes it hard not to get your measuring tape today and redecorate your home with brand new blinds.
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