Measuring - Inside Mount
  • Use a steel measuring tape.
  • Measure to the nearest eighth of an inch - don't round your measurements.
  • On your notes, clearly indicate which measurement is the width and which is the height. It is very common to transpose measurements. Always indicate the WIDTH measurement first, then the HEIGHT last. (W x H)
  • Remember one very important thing when measuring for an inside mount - Take the ACTUAL WINDOW OPENING SIZE to give to us, our factory will take all the proper allowances for it to fit into that opening.

Is an Inside Mount Right For Your Window?

Before taking any measurements, step back from your window and decide if you want to mount the window treatment inside the window recess, or outside on the wall or molding. We usually recommend an inside mount when possible because it provides a cleaner look. However, an outside mount can make a window appear larger or hide an unattractive window. For an inside mount, the window opening must have enough unobstructed depth to allow mounting. When measuring for an outside mount, be sure to allow for the height of the product's headrail in your measurements.

We will custom make your blinds to the sizes you write on the order. If these sizes are incorrect it is impossible to change the blind, so take your time and double check your measurements.

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Specific Measuring Instructions Below:
For an inside mount: 

Measure the opening width at the top, center and bottom, recording the narrowest width. Always measure to the nearest 1/8", and be sure to use a steel tape measure. See tip below.

Measure the height left, right and center, recording the tallest height.

When you specify inside mount, the factory will make your blind slightly narrower than you specified to allow for operating clearance. They will deduct between 1/16" and 3/8" from the width on each side. The deductions are made so that the blind will not rub or scratch your window frame. So do not take the deduction yourself. Provide the exact window opening width.

For a flush inside mount (the blind completely recessed so that the top of the blind does not project out of the opening) check that you have enough depth.