Window blinds are very useful because they regulate natural light and give you privacy especially for homes and buildings with glass windows. Alana Southwell, a content curator at All Weather Blinds will help you out with correctly installing window blinds and shutters.

There are a number of attractive window treatments and shades for you to choose from. The market offers a wide variety of these, and you can freely select one depending on the interior design of the building, your preference, and the style as well as the functionality.

If you’ve been doing your own home renovation project and you’ve reached a point wherein the budget set is limited, you always have the option to opt for installing window blinds all on your own. This can be quite tricky, especially if you haven’t experienced simple DIY renovations in the past. Still, it can be a great experience to try something new once in a while, and you can even find this as a fulfilling task once completed.

Window Measurement

After selecting the right kind of window blinds or shutters that would best suit your needs, the secret to correctly installing them is to have the accurate and correct measurement. Blinds that are too small could result to poor shade coverage. This could either cause the room to be brighter than what is preferred, and could potentially affect the overall look of your home’s modern or retro interior.

When proper measurements are taken, you can easily have your window blinds installed, and you can also allow just the right amount of natural light to brighten up your home.

To start, you need to prepare the materials which include a pencil, measuring tape, and scotch tape.

First, you can start by positioning your measuring tape an inch from one window jam, and then tape the measuring tape to make sure that it is positioned correctly for accuracy. If you have someone who can assist you, you also have the option to have him hold the measuring tape in place. Mark the point from which the measurement began with a pencil.

Then you can start measuring to the other end, until you reach an inch before the opposite window jam. You may then proceed with marking the spot using your pencil. These marked areas will be utilized for installing the window blinds.

As for buying the window blind sets for the rooms at home, you can accurately measure each side of the window frame. You can give the measurements to the seller, and they can help you find the right size for your windows. Some sellers also offer to make adjustments or cut window blinds and shutters for their customers.

Proper Installation

Prepare your window blinds, drilling equipment, and the screws for installation. Once you have all of these near your work area, you may start drilling into the areas you’ve previously marked with a pencil.

After which, properly position your installation brackets in line with the drilled areas. Once done, you can twist the screws into place to secure the installation brackets.

Pick up your window blinds and position it correctly; carefully slide the head rail to the installation brackets. Then, push the blinds backwards until you hear it snap into place. To complete the task, remove the wrapping and unwind the cord to let the blinds down. Adjust the blinds as you prefer.

Other Installation Options

There are other types of window blinds that are difficult to install. This is the reason why many homeowners opt to leave the task to the experts instead. Also, some manufacturers and sellers (although not all), offer discounted or free window blind installation services.

There are many other types of blinds that you can choose depending on their functionality. Aside from providing privacy and regulating light, custom blinds can also be used to convert empty outdoor spaces to useful places.

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Alana Southwell is a pro when it comes to arts, and is fond of simple home improvement and renovation. She likes writing blogs, bonding with her family, or contributing her useful ideas at All Weather Blinds. You can find her on Twitter: @Alana_Southwell.