How to Measure Blinds and Shutters
If there’s one thing you want to get absolutely perfect in the blind installation process, it’s how to measure for blinds and shutters. If your blinds end up too small, you’re likely to have more light come in than you want – and if they’re too big, they’ll look messy. Here are some helpful graphics to show you how to measure for roller blinds, plantation shutters, and other window furnishings.
Inside-mounted blinds fit snugly inside the window frame, creating a sleek and streamlined look. This sometimes allows a stream of light to enter through both sides of the blind. Make sure you check for any obstructions that will prevent the inside mount, such as mullions, handles, winders, locks, or larger window sills.
Sometimes called ‘face fit’, outside mount refers to the fitting of blinds either to the window frame or to the wall outside of the frame. They are combined with a pelmet to help conceal the blind or curtain fittings.
Tips for Measuring Blinds
If you’re looking to find out how to measure for roller blinds or plantation shutters, here are some pro tips on how to get the job done right:
- Make sure you measure every window. Never assume that all windows are the same – even if they look the same, there could be slight size variations.
- Always use a metal tape measure when measuring blinds and shutters. Fabric or plastic tape measures can stretch over time, resulting in misleading measurements.
- Don’t take the measurements from house or building plans – they won’t always be accurate.
- Always measure in metric units (mm).
- Measure windows width x drop (i.e. ↔ x ↕). Do not reverse these.
- To be sure, measure twice before placing an order
Once you have your measurements in millimetres, you can download our ‘Measurement’ form and fill out the appropriate fields. Alternatively, you can enter them on our contact page along with the number of windows and the style of shutter you desire.
For more information on how to measure plantation shutters or any other type of window furnishing, please contact us.