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How to Install Blinds on Windows

Blinds of literally any kind are the most serviceable version of window treatment, which you can easily expect to serve you for long. Now, with the blinds comes the major concern of how to install them the right way and whether you need to seek professional assistance in this regard or not.

As a matter of fact, most of the blinds are easy to install, and you can consider the difficulty scale similar to that of installing a curtain pole. However, some other privileged versions do require professional installation so as to achieve the best outcomes. As for now, we’ll be considering the mainstream kinds of blinds, essentially for which we don’t need to spare the installation expenses.

The Easy And Effective Blind Installation

Ahead is a simple yet useful way in which you can carry out the installation of window blinds yourself. It’s super DIY-friendly and even if you’re just a novice, the entire procedure will require up to a day for completion, at best.

Your Checklist

Though you’ll find most of the supplies within your newly bought blinds package, here’s what you need to get from your personal toolbox:

  • Pencil
  • Screwdriver or Drill (Drill is a preferable option)
  • A high head and the good old DIYer spirit

1. Taking The Measurements

Taking The Measurements

Start by measuring the width of your intended window(s), so as to determine the dimensions of the blind requirement. 

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  • For Inside Mounting: In case you’re opting for the inside mounting of your blinds, avoid going way too narrow at the edges or you’ll end up having gaps on the sides, which is meant to compromise your privacy protection. 
  • For Outside Mounting: It’s a more favorable idea since you get a greater level of coverage (the blind profile covers the entire window frame). Outside mounting of the blinds is meant to require more material since the dimensions will exceed the window frame. 

2. Getting Your Blinds Prepared

Getting Your Blinds Prepared

Your blinds should be in perfect accordance with the widths of your window(s) and you can easily find most of the blinds to be ideally fitting for your windows. Still, if you don’t manage to get the right-fitting blinds, then custom-cut blinds are your thing to go for. They can be made to suit the dimensions of your rather differently shaped windows or, let’s say, some specific requirements.

Once you’ve got your hands on the blinds, unpack them and ensure the presence of all the essentials (consult the given instructions for this purpose!). Keep your pencil and screwdriver ready!

3. Marking The Bracket Holes

Marking The Bracket Holes

Start by holding the brackets in spots where you prefer your blinds to be installed. At this point, you need to be extremely careful about preventing your brackets from coming into close contact with the blind mechanism, which is likely to interfere in any way.

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  • For Inside Mounting: Leaving an inch or similar space works quite fine most of the time when you’re going for an inside mounting of your blinds. 
  • For Outside Mounting: Outside mounting is a more versatile phenomenon, and you can have any kind of suitable marking in this situation.

A good idea to ensure the right marking is to use the template included in the blind package for marking the bracket holes since that effectively eliminates the likelihood of any misconduct. 

4. Drilling The Pilot Holes

Drilling The Pilot Holes

Next comes the drilling of the pilot holes, which will be used for screw installation. The screws will then hold the brackets.

5. Installing The Blinds

Installing The Blinds

Keep the window blind brackets in place, followed by lining up the holes and installing the screws. Do the same procedure for the second bracket, as well. As an alternative to the drill, you can also make use of the screwdriver. However, that’s going to require you to work a bit harder, particularly if you’re dealing with metal or wooden window frames.

Finish off by popping the end cap onto the blind’s top rail, followed by placing it into the brackets, and you should be good to go with your newly fitted blinds. Most of the blind types snap directly and quickly onto the brackets.

In The End

By this time, you should be able to successfully flaunt your interiors (and exteriors) with your newly installed smart-looking window blinds. Not to mention the incredibly crediting sensation of nailing the entire procedure yourself. Blind installation, for sure, is one of the most useful skill sets, and mastering it can save you a serious deal of bucks, which you would otherwise need to spend on professional installation services.

While going through our above-mentioned precise guide, you must have got the idea that all it takes is a little bit of efficient approach and you can easily ace conducting nearly every single home improvement project yourself. 

Hoping your next blind installation project will be a literal breeze for you!

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FAQS (Frequently Asked Questioned)

For the inside-mounting of your blinds, you’ll need to make precise measurements of your intended window(s) and get the blinds that are wide enough to sit inside the window space and avoid going way too narrow, as this will compromise your privacy by letting in excessive light.

From the top, the blinds should overlap the window by at least 1-½’’. However, some window blind products require additional spacing for their mounting hardware, so the overlapping can extend more than 1-½’’.

In the first place, the blinds should be 3 inches higher than the window trim, so as to provide accommodation for the mounting brackets. Besides, they should be around 4’’ wider than the window, in such a way that the width goes up to 2’’ on each side’s opening.

Both horizontal and vertical blinds can be chosen depending on the window profile and major space requirements. Horizontal Window Blinds are the right choice for smaller windows, as they provide perfect light adjustment and privacy maintenance, while also giving off the sense of spaciousness. Whereas vertical blinds work well for larger windows or sliding glass doors/ patio doors, and they are really easy to handle too.