How to hang verticle blinds

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How to hang verticle blinds
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Vertical blinds offer privacy and keep out unwanted sunlight. They are often used to cover windows or sliding glass doors and can be mounted inside or outside the window or door frame. Mounting hardware should be included when you purchase vertical blinds.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Screwdriver
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Drill
  • Mounting kit (included with blinds)
  • Anchors (optional)

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Instructions

    Inside Mount

  1. 1

    Take the mounting kit out of the box. Inside mount blinds fit inside a window or door frame.

  2. 2

    Hold the top portion of the blinds, or the headrail, level with the top window or door. Center the headrail inside the frame and make a pencil mark at each end. Measure four inches in from each of these marks and make another mark.

  3. 3

    Measure one inch out from the glass window or door. Make a mark on each side of the window frame. This is where you will mount the brackets.

  4. 4

    Place the left bracket in front of the one-inch mark and at the four-inch mark. With the bracket properly aligned, mark the holes for screw placement. Use a drill to create a pilot hole. Repeat on the right side.

  5. 5

    Place the left bracket in line with the pilot holes and use a screwdriver to secure the bracket with screws. Repeat for the right side. If you have a weak spot or feel the blinds are too heavy, you may want to use anchors. Snap the headrail into the two brackets to secure in place.

    Outside Mount

  1. 1

    Take the mounting kit out of the box. Outside mount blinds fit on the wall or ceiling above the window or door opening.

  2. 2

    Use a tape measure to find the height of your blinds, if your blinds are floor length. Mark the height on the wall above the window or door. Measure two inches up from your height mark and make another mark. The mounting brackets will be installed at the two-inch mark.

  3. 3

    Hold the blinds against the top of the door or window and centre. Mark each end of the headrail. Measure four inches in from each end mark and make another mark.

  4. 4

    Place the left bracket below the two-inch mark and at the four-inch mark. With the bracket properly aligned, mark the holes for screw placement. Use a drill to create a pilot hole. Repeat on the right side.

  5. 5

    Place the left bracket in line with the pilot holes. Use a screwdriver to tighten both screws to secure the bracket. Do the same for the right side. If you have a weak spot or feel the headrail is too heavy, you may want to use anchors. Place the headrail into the clips and snap to secure.

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