In this article, let us discuss “How To Hang Blinds”. Blinds are basically called practical, relatively inexpensive and it is really very easy to install. You will just have to follow all these given steps and you will have your blinds installed in very less time.
How do you install inside mount blinds?
Usually installing blinds and windows in your home may also be an easy DIY project. You will just need to select the type of window treatment which you like. Then you will have to decide that you will prefer an inside mount or an outside mount set. Both of the inside and outside mounted blinds and shades which have mounting brackets included. This article will explain how to install blinds and shades on your own window frame.
Learning how to hang blinds by simply using an outside mount installation. Which basically provides better light control. This can improve the look of windows by simply making them appear larger.
Inside Mount Installation:
- Before installing blinds, you will have to use metal tape to know where to place the headrail brackets. And then you will need to mark the location.
- After that you will have to measure and mark the recommended distance away from the window. And this will make sure that the vanes rotate freely.
- After that, you will have to use a power drill to drill pilot holes where all your marks meet.
- Then simply screw through each bracket by using the valence clips attached. Always make sure that your brackets are even before screwing them in completely. So, you will have to modify them as needed.
- Then you will need to connect the headrail by simply placing it in front of the brackets. And then rotate it down until it fixes into place.
- After that you will have to use the wand or cord to evenly space the plastic stems with the headrail. And then simply move the stems until the inside parts are visible.
- Then you will have to connect each vane by sliding them up into each of the stems. They should have snapped into place.
- And if your blinds basically have a cord, you will have to install the safety bracket or tension pulley on the window frame to keep the cord taut.
- And when the vanes are completely attached, you will have to install the valance on the valance clips.
- Then you will need to test the operation by simply having the cord to open and close them.
Outside Mount Installation:
- You will have to select the thing which is at the bottom of your window where you want your blinds to hang. Then you will need to measure up to the top of the window, the length of the blind you ordered. And then easily mark this location.
- After that you will have to place the headrail on this marking. And then make two more marks 4 inches in from each end of the headrail.
- Then you will have to align the top of the first bracket along with the first 4-inch mark and fasten it to the wall with the supplied screws. You should repeat this process on the other bracket also.
- After that you will have to hook the front of the headrail into the brackets. And then rotate it back until it fixes into place.
- Then you will have to use the wand or cord to evenly space the plastic stems along the headrail. And then simply rotate the stems until the inside parts are visible.
- After that you will have to attach each vane by sliding them up into each stem. They should fix into place.
- And if your blinds have a cord, you will need to install the safety bracket or tension pulley onto the window frame to keep the cord taut.
- And after that when the vanes are attached, you will have to install the valance onto the valence clips.
- And then you will have to test the operation by simply pulling the cord to open and close them.
Where should blinds brackets be placed?
- You will have to position the first bracket in the upper corner of the window frame.
- Then you will have to drill pilot holes where the screws should go, then you will need to drill the screws into place to secure the brackets.
- After that you will have to install the blinds by sliding the headrail into the brackets.
- And then you will have to close the brackets to secure the headrail into place.
Should blinds be inside or outside mount?
If you are really new to buying window treatments. Then one decision you will need to make before going to measure or placing your order is inside mount vs outside mount. Read this article to find out what these mount styles are and when to use them properly.
Should I Install My Blinds as Inside Mount or Outside Mount?
As long as your window frame has more depth to mount blinds inside the opening, we always recommend you an inside mount. An outside mount (basically known as for installing the blinds on the wall or trim above the window). It is usually only recommended when windows are too short to mount inside or when there are consequences like a window crank.
When you are going to decide inside mount vs. outside mount, then the first thing you should do is to measure the depth of your window frame. This can be the actual depth. You will have to check your window for consequences like cranks. Handles, alarm sensors, and tile or trim that usually wraps into the window opening.
So you will need to measure from where these consequences stop to the edge of the window molding or drywall. For most of the double hung windows, make sure that you are going to measure from the farthest protruding pane to the main edge of the trim. You will need to check the product specifications basically for the blinds or shades which you would like to order to find out if you have more depth to use an inside mount.
What is an Inside Mount?
An inside mount is basically called when blinds or shades are fixed inside the top of the window frame. The window treatment brackets may be screwed into the ‘ceiling’ of the window opening or sides.
So, if you are trying to install window treatments as an inside mount will exactly give your windows a clean, finished look, and also allow blinds or shades to be flush with the trim or wall, and does not cover decorative molding.
When Will You Install Blinds by Using an Inside Mount?
We always recommend you to choose an inside mount for 95% of our customers unless window depth or consequences which basically prevent them from doing so. Most of the inside mounts will need a few inches of window depth to anchor the brackets on. So you will need to check the specification section on your particular product for the exact depth which is needed. And this section will list minimum depth and then fully recess all the depth requirements.
If your windows are having the minimum depth, you can also install your treatments, but the headrail may stick out slightly behind the trim. If your windows have the fully recessed depth, you will be able to set your blinds back far enough so the headrail is flush with the wall or trim.
What is an Outside Mount?
An outside mount is when blinds or shades are basically installed on the wall above the window or even directly on the window trim. This mount style may also be selected when there is not enough window depth to mount inside, or when you are going to more coverage to darken a room.
When Should You Install Blinds with an Outside Mount?
An outside mount is always recommended when window frames are too small for mounting hardware to be installed, or when there are consequences like window cranks, security sensors, tile or trim that prevent your treatments basically from lowering all the way.
Some customers will also choose an outside mount if they usually want to block more light. Inside mounted blinds and shades can also have small gaps on the side that let some light inside it. Making all the blinds larger than the window covering and mounting on the wall above will also provide more complete coverage. This is the best solution for nurseries, bedrooms, or media rooms.
How easy is it to install blinds ?
Horizontal blinds are basically easy to install. A screwdriver is all that is required to install your blinds, or for an easier installation, you may also use a cordless screwdriver, or a drill with a 1/4-inch Hex head drill bit. Even before starting the process, you will have to carefully unpack your blinds and then mounting hardware.