How to install roller blinds

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Roller blinds are a cost-effective way to add style, colour and privacy to your room. They’re easy to install and come in a range of fabric styles and colours.

Tools and materials

Blind kit (which includes blind, brackets, screws, safety tension device)

Drill Drill bit kit (including Philips head drill bit)

Eye protection

Measuring tape

Pencil

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1. Measure the size of your window

Make sure you’ve got everything you need and that you’ve measured up the size of your window. Take your specs to your local Bunnings store and they’ll let you know when your blind is ready. Most roller blinds come in a kit, which includes everything you need – brackets, screws, the blind and a safety tension device. 

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2. Mark up where you want your brackets

You may want to mount your roller blind either in the window recess or on the face of the window – the brackets contained within the kit are universal, which means you can use them for either face or recess mounts. With a pencil, mark up where the brackets should go and decide which end you want your chain to hang from. The ball chain mechanism can be easily changed from left to right by swapping at the pin end.

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3. Drill a pilot hole

You will need a drill bit that is slightly smaller than the screw you will be using. There are two types of bracket – the pin bracket and the bracket that goes where the chain is. Ensure each bracket is on the correct side of the window frame and corresponds to the chain mechanism/pin in the blind.

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4. Screw your brackets in

Screw your brackets in with your drill – use eye protection for this bit to protect your eyes.

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5. Hang your blind

If you’ve got a small window you can probably do this yourself, but ours was bigger so we enlisted a friend. Mount the blind into the brackets. Make sure you secure the chain end first.

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6. Secure your chain

This last step is an important one. The chain on a roller blind can be a choking hazard for children, so make sure you secure this using the safety tension device in your kit. Thread the chain through the safety bracket and attach it to the window frame by screwing it in.

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7. Sit back and relax

Your blind is up, you’ve got your privacy – and no more sun waking you up at 5 o’clock in the morning, winning!

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