How to Hang Patio Blinds

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You can hang blinds on a patio with an outside mount or an inside mount if you have enough room to clear the door handle. If you have a deep doorframe of about four inches, the inside mount will look nice on the patio door. Both methods of hanging the blinds will only take about fifteen minutes to a half hour to do and you will have the window covering on the door.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Drill
  • Drill bit
  • Flat tip screwdriver
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Mounting hardware

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    Inside Mount

  1. 1

    Hold the rail of the blinds up to the ceiling of the doorframe, bringing it out far enough on the doorframe to clear the patio door handle. Center the rail and make a mark at each end of the rail.

  2. 2

    Use the tape measure to measure in two inches from the ends of the rail markings. This will be where you place the brackets.

  3. 3

    Measure in one inch from the edge of the doorframe and make a mark. This is where the front of the bracket will line up.

  4. 4

    Place the bracket up on the doorframe matching it to the marks that you have made. Use the drill to make the pilot holes. Do this on each side.

  5. 5

    Use the flat tip screwdriver to tighten down the screws to hold the bracket in place.

    Outside Mount

  1. 1

    Place the rail of the blinds on the wall, three inches above the doorframe. Mark the ends of the rail with a pencil after you have centered the rail over the doorframe.

  2. 2

    Use the tape measure to measure in one inch from the end mark of the rail. Make a mark with the pencil. This is where the brackets will be placed.

  3. 3

    Hold the bracket up by the one-inch mark and use the drill to make pilot holes for the screws.

  4. 4

    Use the flat tip screwdriver to tight down the screws to hold the brackets in place.

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