How to Measure

     You measure for the blinds and send the information to us. Upon completion of your blinds, we ship your product and you install the blinds. 

The savings for measuring your own blinds with Make Measuring Easy is insurmountable. With this option, you take responsibility for the accuracy of the measurements.   

 

Make Measuring Easy Instructions

  • Measure each window individually, as size variances are common.
  • Record width first, then height (also referred to as length) to the nearest 1/8".
  • Measure width from left to right, height from top to bottom, using a steel tape measure. Do not use a cloth tape.
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Select your window fashion type for measuring instructions:
Horizontal Blinds and Fabric Shades
Inside mount:

  • Inside mount blinds and shades are installed inside the window casing. Minimum depth requirements vary by product and head rail type. Ask your designer or sales associate for details.
  • Measure the exact inside width of window casing from one inside edge to the other in three different places. Record the narrowest measurement.
  • Measure the exact height in three different places from top edge of opening to top of sill. Record the longest measurement.
  • Do not take any deductions for clearance. (The factory will take necessary deductions for a perfect fit.)

Outside Mount:

  • Outside mount blinds and shades are installed outside the window casing, covering an area larger than the window itself.
  • Measure the exact width to be covered. Be sure the measurement overlaps the window opening by at least 1-1/2" on each side (3" total overlap) to ensure light control and privacy.
  • Measure exact height to be covered, including desired overlap. (Typically from top edge of molding to bottom edge, or to top of sill if there is one.)

Vertical Blinds
Inside Mount:

  • Inside mount blinds are installed inside a window casing or door, or wall to wall in a room. The window casing must be at least 2-3/4" deep for track flush mount or 3-3/4" deep for louvers flush mount. Otherwise, an angle bracket may be necessary.
  • Measure the exact inside width of window casing from one inside edge to the other in three different places. Record the narrowest measurement.
  • Measure the exact height in three different places from top edge of opening to bottom, or top edge of sill if there is one. Record the shortest measurement.
  • Do not take any deductions for clearance.

Outside Mount:

  • Outside mount blinds are installed outside the window casing, covering an area larger than the window itself.
  • Measure the exact width of window, including frame if there is one. Add 3" for each side (6" total overlap) to ensure light control and privacy.
  • Measure height of window from top edge of molding to bottom edge, or to top of sill if there is one. Add 3" to allow for adequate mounting area above the window.
  • If blind extends to floor (i.e., to cover patio door), measure height in three places, take the smallest measurement and deduct at least 1/2" for clearance so the louvers don't touch the floor.
  • The factory makes NO allowances on outside mount.

NOTE: If you want the entire window uncovered when the blind is fully open, you may need to add more than 6" to the width. Ask your decorator or sales associate for the correct amount of overlap.

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