How to install indoor roller blinds

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How to install indoor roller blinds

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Project Overview

Putting roller blinds on your windows is a quick and affordable way to give any room privacy and shade. Mount the brackets on the window frame, put your blind into place, secure your sash cord and the job is done. This video shows you how easily you can do this job yourself.
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Step by Step Instructions

1 Measure up your window frame
2 Mount the brackets on the window frame
3 Install the roller blind on the window frame
  • Step 1. Measure up your window frame

    You can either get a blind made to measure, or use a standard one and trim it to size yourself. Measure the size of your window cavity so you know what area that you need to cover. Then decide if you’re hanging your blind inside the cavity of your window or over the top. If you’re hanging inside the cavity, allow a 30mm gap on each side of your blind so the blind doesn’t catch on the sides.
  • Step 2. Mount the brackets on the window frame

    Measure out the points for where your brackets will sit on either side of the frame, making them the same height and depth relative to the window. Hold the bracket in place and pre-drill the screw holes. Then use the impact driver to screw the brackets in.
  • Step 3. Install the roller blind on the window frame

    Mount the rolled up roller blind into the brackets. Once the blind is in place, secure the sash cord’s control bracket to the window frame. The sash cord raises and lowers the blind. A loose sash cord can be a choking hazard for children. It’s a good idea to screw a control bracket for the cord onto the frame.

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Black marker
  • Hammer
  • Impact driver
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Power drill
  • Safety glasses
  • Screwdriver

Materials

  • Roller Blind
  • Sash cord bracket
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