Project Overview

Vertical blinds are an excellent option when you want to give a large window or a sliding glass door some shade and privacy. They don’t take up too much room and simply slide out of the way. Installing them is a quick job you can easily do yourself. Watch this video and find out everything you need to know to get the job done. Continue to step-by-step instructions

Step by Step Instructions

1 Measure up your window or sliding door
2 Mount the brackets to the architrave
3 Install the track for the vertical blind
4 Hang the vertical blades
  • Step 1. Measure up your window or sliding door

    Measure up the width of the glass and frame that you need to cover. Allow approximately 50mm of overhang on either side of the frame. This will reduce the amount of light leaking through the sides. It will also give you enough room to draw the blinds all the way off the face of the glass. Vertical blinds can be made to measure but are also sold in standard sizes, so purchase the size that’s right for your job.
  • Step 2. Mount the brackets to the architrave

    The frame above your window or door is called the architrave. Mount your brackets on the architrave in a straight and level horizontal line. The simplest way to make sure your brackets are level with each other is to check if your architrave is level. If it is, then mount your brackets flush with the top of the architrave. It if isn’t, use your level to draw a straight, horizontal line across your architrave and mount your brackets along that line. To mount your brackets, pre-drill holes for the screws and screw the brackets into place.
  • Step 3. Install the track for the vertical blind

    Lightly tighten the cleat on the end of each bracket. Then take the track and clip it into the cleats. Sometimes the cleats can be slightly out of alignment with one another. Use the track to get them into line and then firmly tighten all the cleats in place.
  • Step 4. Hang the vertical blades

    The vertical blades of the blind are longer than the height of standard windows and doors. You’ll need to adjust their size so they hang 10mm or so off the ground. Measure your required length, fold the top of the blade over at that length and use the rod and hanger supplied to lock that fold into place. Trim off any excess material and then hang the blade on the track. Then simply hang the wand on the track and you’re done.

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Impact driver
  • Ladder
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Power drill
  • Safety glasses
  • Scissors
  • Spirit level

Materials

  • Vertical blind
bedroom

Ideas & Projects 10 indoor D.I.Y. projects for winter When it’s cold and wet outside, starting an indoor project is an excellent way to spend your winter. These D.I.Y. projects will keep you warm and help to brighten up every room in the house.

industrial dining setting

Ideas & Projects How to achieve an industrial style look in your home Rough and ready warehouse style is contrasted with sleek and sophisticated surfaces in a chic new take on the enduring industrial trend.

storage

Shelving & Storage Four storage ideas to tidy your home You’d be surprised how easy it is to clean up your home with the right storage and accessories

A towel rack made out of timber dowel

Ideas & Projects Timber dowel, three ways A rod or two of dowel is ripe with possibilities for your next D.I.Y. project. See how we've used dowel to create a towel ladder, hat rack and herb planter.

Removalist van filled with moving boxes and items

Ideas & Projects How to get your rental bond back If you’re about to move on from your rental property, you want to make sure you leave it squeaky clean.

bedroom

Ideas & Projects D.I.Y. ideas for renters Just because you’re renting doesn’t mean you can’t turn your house into a home. As a renter, there are plenty of D.I.Y. ideas for improving your home and the best thing is, you can take them with you when you move. If you do decide to make more perm...

diy indoor garden shelves 02:08

Shelving & Storage D.I.Y. indoor garden shelves These indoor garden shelves are a great way to display indoor plants and are so easy to make.

Copper firewood rack

Ideas & Projects D.I.Y. ideas to warm up your winter Sometimes, winter can be a bit of a struggle. While blankets and fireplaces are great, there’s lots of other ways to keep yourself warm. Here are some D.I.Y. projects you can do at home to help you get through the winter.

Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.
Top of the content