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Blinds Measuring Guide

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 done on the top, middle and bottom, and take the smallest measurement, and to the nearest millimeter, not in feet and inches.

You will need:

• Metal tape measure (to measure in three sections - top, middle, bottom or left, middle, side etc)

  • • Pencil & paper
  • • Ladder
  • • Measuring worksheet

 

Window Elements

You will need to measure the sill, the width and the height/drop.

 

Guides

 


 

Measuring Roller Blinds

There are two ways of measuring windows for roller blinds. These are recess fit, or inside mount, where the blind fits within the window architrave, and the other is face fit, or outside fit, in which the blinds cover the face and a small portion of each side of the window frame.

 

  

 How to measure Roller Blinds: Recess Fit / Inside Mount

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

These are the measurements you’ll need:

  1. Sill – Measure the depth of the windowsill to make sure your window frame can accommodate the blinds. 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.

  1. Width – Measure the EXACT inside width of the window. We recommend 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.

  2. Height/Drop – Measure the EXACT inside height of the window. Again, we recommend 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.

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.

Now that you have your measurements, check out our selection of roller blinds to make your order. Once your blinds have been delivered, all you need to do is follow the simple installation instructions that are included in the shipment or watch this helpful video.

How to measure Roller Blinds: Face Fit / Outside Mount

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 you’ll need:

  1. Width – Measure the EXACT outside width of the window. Note that we don’t make deductions for face-fitting blinds, so whatever width you provide will be the width of the blind from bracket to bracket.

  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.

Now that you have your measurements, check out our selection of roller blinds to make your order. Once your blinds have been delivered, all you need to do is follow the simple installation instructions that are included in the shipment or watch this helpful video.

Measuring Roman Blinds

How to measure Roman Blinds: Face Fit / Outside Mount

Roman roller blinds are only available as face fit (outside mount).

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 you’ll 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.

Now that you have your measurements, check out our selection of roman blinds to make your order. Once your blinds have been delivered, all you need to do is follow the simple installation instructions that are included in the shipment or watch this helpful video.

 

Measuring Venetian Blinds

How to measure Venetian Blinds: Recess Fit / Inside Mount

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

These are the measurements you’ll need:

  1. Sill – Measure the depth of the windowsill to make sure your window frame can accommodate the blinds. The minimum depth required depends on the type of blind. Please refer to the specifications for your chosen product.

The minimum sill measurement guide for adequate room for a recess fit is:

  • 60mm - for 50mm timber venetian blinds and

  • 70mm - for 63mm timber venetian blinds

*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.

  1. Width – Measure the EXACT inside width of the window. We recommend 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.

  2. Height/Drop – Measure the EXACT inside height of the window. Again, we recommend 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.

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.

Now that you have your measurements, check out our selection of venetian blinds to make your order. Once your blinds have been delivered, all you need to do is follow the simple installation instructions that are included in the shipment or watch this helpful video.

 

How to measure Venetian Blinds: Face Fit / Outside Mount

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 you’ll 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.

 

Now that you have your measurements, check out our selection of venetian blinds to make your order. Once your blinds have been delivered, all you need to do is follow the simple installation instructions that are included in the shipment or watch this helpful video.

 

 

 

Measuring Vertical Blinds

How to measure Vertical Blinds: Recess Fit / Inside Mount

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

These are the measurements you’ll need:

  1. Sill – Measure the depth of the windowsill to make sure your window frame can accommodate the blinds. The minimum depth required depends on the type of blind. Please refer to the specifications for your chosen product.

The minimum sill measurement guide for adequate room for a recess fit is:

  • 70mm - for 89mm slats for vertical blinds and

  • 90mm - for 127mm slats for vertical blinds

  1. Width – Measure the EXACT inside width of the window. We recommend 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.

  2. Height/Drop – Measure the EXACT inside height of the window. Again, we recommend 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.

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.

Now that you have your measurements, check out our selection of vertical blinds to make your order. Once your blinds have been delivered, all you need to do is follow the simple installation instructions that are included in the shipment or watch this helpful video.

 

How to measure Vertical Blinds: Face Fit / Outside Mount

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 you’ll 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.

 

Now that you have your measurements, check out our selection of vertical blinds to make your order. Once your blinds have been delivered, all you need to do is follow the simple installation instructions that are included in the shipment or watch this helpful video.

 

Measuring Panel Glide Blinds

How to measure Panel Glide Blinds: Face Fit / Outside Mount

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 you’ll 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.

 

Now that you have your measurements, check out our selection of panel glide blinds to make your order. Once your blinds have been delivered, all you need to do is follow the simple installation instructions that are included in the shipment or watch this helpful video.

Measuring Sliding Door Blinds

Both roller blinds and vertical blinds are recommended for sliding door window coverings.

 

We recommend using face fit vertical blinds across the entire door, or face fit individual roller blinds to cover each door panel, because they’re smaller, lighter, and offer more options for light control.

 

Sliding doors need to be addressed slightly differently to windows. 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, or by selecting the side the slats will stack will also determine the side the chains or wands are on.

 

How to measure Sliding Door Blinds: Face Fit / Outside Mount

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 you’ll need:

  1. Width – Measure the EXACT outside width of the first door frame, then the same with the second (or third if applicable). 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 door 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.

 

Now that you have your measurements, check out our selection of vertical blinds, roller blinds and panel glides to make your order. Once your blinds have been delivered, all you need to do is follow the simple installation instructions that are included in the shipment or watch this helpful video.

 

Measuring Corner Window Blinds

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.

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