When you are thinking about updating the blinds in your property there are many different types you can go for. Blinds are a simple and easy way of changing the look of your room without having to spend a lot of money.
There are many online sites offering “made to measure” blinds and these can be really good value for money, plus you will also get the added bonus of keeping the sunlight out if you want it to be dark and also keeping out harmful UV rays.
Once you have decided to buy some blinds you will need to measure up for them as it is very important you give exacting measurements for any blinds made for you. The reason for this being you will often be unable to return made to measure blinds or get a refund should they not fit.
In order to make a very accurate measurement of the blinds you will need to use a steel tape measure, I would highly discourage you from using a cloth one as these could be liable to stretching. The first thing you need to decide is if the blinds are to go inside or outside the recess of the window. If they are to go within the recess of the window then you will need to measure the width and the height of the recess. It is always worth taking a number of measurements of the window as they can be different sometimes if the window is not quite true. You should then give the minimum width that you get as this will ensure the best fitting possible.
If you are putting your blinds on the outside of the recess then you firstly need to decide how much to overlap the recess. This is purely personal choice and preference, however there is a suggested overlap of 60mm which translates to 2.5″ at each side of the recess at both top and bottom and both sides of the recess.
Once you have these measurements you can go online to somewhere such as www.247blinds.co.uk
and they will make your blinds and have them out to you the very next day.