How to Measure

Our Advice on Measuring for your Window Blinds

 

Whatever blind you want, measuring your window is easy. Just follow the instructions below.

* Always use a metal or wooden tape for better accuracy. Plastic tape measures can bend and stretch.

* Get someone else to help by holding one end of the tape.

* Consider window handles and wall tiles that may obstruct the raising and lowering of the blind.

* Always use something safe to stand on rather than stretch.

Exact or Recess? 

Choose Recess – Inside Mount – when you want your blind to fit inside the window recess.

Step 1: Measure the inside width at 3 locations-the top, middle and bottom. Record the smallest of the 3 measurements. This is your ordering width. We will make necessary deductions (approx. 1/2")

Step 2: Measure the height at 3 locations-the left side, middle and right side. Record the largest of the 3 measurements. This is your ordering length.

Choose Exact – Outside Mount – when you want your blinds to hang outside the window recess.

Step 1: Measure the width of the area you wish to cover. If space allows we recommend adding 2-3" (1- 1.5" each side) to this measurement to help eliminate light seepage. This is your ordering width and will be the overall measurement of the blind.

Step 2: Measure the height of the area you wish to cover. This is your ordering length. We recommend adding 3 or 4 inches to this number to insure maximum light gap overage and to cover the window completely.

Please Note: When measuring bathroom or kitchen windows, if you have tiles that are fitted into the window recess you MUST measure the width of the recess between these tiles and use that as your width measurement. Otherwise your blinds will not fit properly.

 

 

 

Quick Measuring Tips for Bay Windows

 

Additional to the above recommendations please follow also below instructions for “Bay Windows”.

Width – Right angled bay window
Measure the width of all three sides.
Make the following adjustments to allow for the depth of our headrails. 
Blind 1 – Deduct 4 + 4 = 8cm* (as shown in red) 
Blind 2 – Deduct 4 + 1 = 5cm* (as shown in red) 
Blind 3 – Deduct 4 + 1 = 5cm* (as shown in red)
Select the “Bay Window” option.
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* These allowances are the minimum that we recommend but you can allow more.


Width – Three sided bay window
Measure the width of all three sides.
Make the following adjustments to allow for the depth of our headrails. 
Blind 1 – Deduct 3 + 3 = 6cm* (as shown in red) 
Blind 2 – Deduct 3 + 1 = 4cm* (as shown in red) 
Blind 3 – Deduct 3 + 1 = 4cm* (as shown in red)
Select the “Bay Window” option.
2

* These allowances are the minimum that we recommend but you can allow more.
 

Width – Five sided bay window
Measure the width of all five sides.
Make the following adjustments to allow for the depth of our headrails. 
Blind 1 – Deduct 3 + 3 = 6cm* (as shown in red) 
Blind 2 – Deduct 3 + 3 = 6cm* (as shown in red) 
Blind 3 – Deduct 3 + 3 = 6cm* (as shown in red) 
Blind 4 – Deduct 3 + 1 = 4cm* (as shown in red)
Blind 5 – Deduct 3 + 1 = 4cm* (as shown in red)
Select the “Bay Window” option.
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* These allowances are the minimum that we recommend but you can allow more.
 

External Blind Measurement
Demonstrating how to measure an External size blind when mounting outside a recess.

Recessed Blind Measurement
Demonstrating how to measure a Recessed blind  to be fitted within a window