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How to measure for vertical blind
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When designing your blind, choosing the right fit is key to the perfect blind.
There are two different types of ‘fits’ for Vertical Blinds. Find your fit before measuring your window.

The blind and its track are installed on the face of your windows architrave.

Important Notes:

  • When installed on your architrave, the slats will stick out up to 90mm from your window
  • Perfect for sliding doors and large windows
  • Great for when your recess is shallow or obstructed

The blind and its track are installed within your windows recess.

Important Notes:

  • Cheaper than architrave fitted blinds
  • Will blockout less light than architrave fitted blinds
  • Blinds in the recess look neater
  • A minimum recess depth of 70mm (for 89mm slats) and 90mm (for 127mm slats) is required
  • Watch out for any obstructions in your recess that would stop your vertical blind slats from rotating or opening

Tips:

  • Always measure in MM
  • Double check all of your measurements
  • Write “width” or “drop” next to your measurements to avoid confusion
  • Always put width first
  • Don’t make any adjustments to your measurements unless instructed to here or by our team members
  • It’s better to be 1mm too short than 1mm too long
  • If you need further help, call us on 1300 772 807

Measure Your Width

  • Measure the exact width of your frame across the top of your window
  • Add 100mm to each side (200mm total) – This is to ensure you get full coverage.

Measure Your Drop

  • Measure from the top of your window frame to where you would like the blind to finish.
  • We recommend having the blind finish 100mm below your window
  • For full length windows, we recommend you measure to 10mm off the floor. Take notice of any floor matts or objects that may dictate how low you can go.

Choose your stacking setup

Take notice of your windows layout, and decide whether you would like left, right or centre opening blinds

Measure Your Width

  • For 89mm slats, you need 70mm of unobstructed depth
  • For 127mm slats, you need 90mm of unobstructed depth
  • Measure the exact width inside the window frame at the top of the window
  • If your window is not this deep, call us on 1300 772 807 and we will double check if a blind will fit

Measure Your Drop

  • Measure the exact drop of your window inside the frame.

Choose your stacking setup

Take notice of your windows layout, and decide whether you would like left, right or centre opening blinds

Got questions?

Our team is here to help!

Call us on 1300 772 807

Got questions?

Our team is here to help!

Call us on 1300 772 807

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