How to install venetian blinds

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How to install venetian blinds

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Project Overview

Venetian blinds are a great way to give a room some privacy and shade. They are also easy to install. We’ll show you how to measure the window, mount the brackets and install the blind. You’ll also get a few handy tips to help you get a quality finish.
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Step by Step Instructions

1 Measure the window cavity
2 Mount the brackets for the blind
3 Install the Venetian Blind
  • Step 1. Measure the window cavity

    Measure the window cavity so you know what area the blind needs to cover. You can buy venetian blinds in standard sizes, or you can order made to measure blinds to cover any sized window. Allow for a couple of centimetres of clearance on either side and add a couple of centimetres of extra length


  • Step 2. Mount the brackets for the blind

    Select a point on either side of the window cavity to mount the end brackets. Set them slightly back from the glass so the blind has room to run smoothly. Use the bracket as a template to mark the screw holes. Then pre-drill the holes and screw the brackets into place. If the window cavity is wide, it’s a good idea to include a bracket in the middle to support the weight of the blind.
  • Step 3. Install the Venetian Blind

    Open the catches on the brackets and slot in the blind. Then lock the catches to secure the blind in place. Release the sash cord to make sure the blind is running smoothly. Finish by installing a cleat on the architrave. This will give you somewhere to tie up the sash cord and keep it out of the way.

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Drill
  • Ear muffs
  • Impact driver
  • Ladder
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Safety glasses
  • Spirit level
  • Tape measure
  • Venetian blind kit
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