Blinds may just be the most effective way of blocking out excess sunlight in your home. Whether you’re looking for something for your skylight windows or more traditional models, blinds are guaranteed to serve their purpose well.
Still, whether you’re looking for wooden blinds, roller blinds, vertical blinds, skylight blinds, or any other type of blinds, you need to consider how you’ll go about installing them first. While most blinds aren’t exactly difficult to install, you still need to know what you’re doing if you want to do it right. To help you along the way, we’ve summed up the process of fitting blinds into four simple steps.
1. Choose between a face fix or a top fix
Once you’ve chosen exactly the type of blind you want for your room, it’s time to pick what you’re going to fix it on. There are two main types you can choose from here – a face fix, which is the method of screwing your brackets directly into the window frame, and a top fix, in which you fit your brackets to the lintel that you can find at the top of the window.
What you choose will mostly depend on the position of your window, though it’s still good to take into account the specific benefits each option carries. With a face fix, you’ll have a much easier time blocking out the light that could potentially seep in through the edges. Top fixes, on the other hand, are simply more universal, as they’re a much more space-saving solution.
2. Install your brackets
You’ll need the brackets to hang your blinds somewhere. This can be easily achieved with a set of screws and a screwdriver. Make sure that you’ve taken your measurements properly in order to ensure that the angle is correct.
3. Put in the blinds
Once your brackets are in place, it’s time to put in the blinds themselves. Make sure that your blinds are cut into the right width, as you’ll struggle with it otherwise. Angle it properly and put it in one side at a time.
4. Safety measures
With your blinds in place, the piece is now fully functional, but there’s one more thing that you should do in order to make sure everything runs smoothly in the long run. First, you should install a safety device on your blinds to make sure that everything stays in place as you pull your blinds up or down. Finally, make sure you add a hanger for the chord on your wall. You’ll want to make sure the mechanism is out of your child’s reach. This will also ensure that it won’t get tangled up by accident as you walk nearby.
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