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Custom Blinds Newcastle | How to Measure for a Perfect Fit?

Custom blinds can make a bold statement in pretty much any room. These blinds can add versatility to any window treatment, whether you are just moving in or redoing an existing window. No wonder they are so popular among residents in North East’s best-loved city: Newcastle upon Tyne.

However, if you want to get the most bang for your buck, make sure your custom blinds are precisely measured to fit your windows.

Here are a few pointers to keep in mind as you measure your windows:

Measure the window with a steel tape measure to ensure accuracy and round each measurement to the nearest 1/8 inch. Measure twice to eliminate inconsistent results. We recommend taking the initial measurement, writing it down, and then measuring it again. If the two match, you are on the right course for precise window measurements. First, measure the width, then the height. Even if your windows look like they are the same size, they are often not. Therefore, take individual measurements for each of your windows. Provide the manufacturer with precise measurements from your windows so that they can make any necessary adjustments.

Decide whether you will install the blinds on the inside or outside of the window frame. Most homeowners in Newcastle upon Tyne prefer the sleeker, more modern aesthetic of the blind sitting on the inside of the window frame—this adds depth to the window and allows for other window treatments, such as curtains. If the window depth is insufficient, an inside mount may not be possible, which is why the blind should be mounted on the outside of the window sill. Custom blinds will block out most light when used on the inside of the window sill.

Take your measurements into account for mounting. If you want to mount the blinds on the inside of the sill, measure the width and height in three spots inside the sill. For width, we recommend measuring from the top, centre, and bottom. For height, we recommend measuring from the inner sill’s left, right, and centre. You can take the measurements for mounting the blinds on the outside through the window moulding. Make sure that you allow at least an inch and a half for the hardware on outside mounts.

When installing your new custom blinds, make sure you have the right tools to make the job as easy as possible. Here are some of the tools you are going to need:

  • Steel tape measure
  • Drill with various bit styles
  • Pencils
  • Level
  • Ladder or step stool

To get the most out of your new custom blinds, take your time and follow the instructions to a tee.

If you are looking for high-quality custom blinds Newcastle based or in the surrounding areas, including Washington, Sunderland or Durham, Crystal Blinds North East is the company to call. If you would like a free quote or appointment, please feel free to call us at 0191 483 4441 or write to us by filling an online form.