- Use a steel measuring tape. Be sure and include the size of your measuring tape in your measurement if used as part of the measuring.
- Round down to the nearest eighth of an inch.
- 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.
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.
Some products are available with multiple blinds on one headrail. In order to save money and minimize the risk of shipping damage, consider ordering these as separate blinds/shades and install side by side. On those products that have a valance, be sure to request a common valance and specify the size of valance you want."
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.