Measuring for blinds with cord pull
Step 1 _ For the width of the blinds, use a metal tape measure and measure across the top of the window, the middle, and the bottom.
Step 2 _ If you are fitting into a recess, make a note of the smallest measurement, then deduct a minimum of 1 centimeter. This will be the finished size for the width.
Step 3 _ Then, do the same for the drop — measuring from the top of the recess down to the bottom of the window sill. Write down the smallest measurement. If you are fitting into a recess then subtract at least 3 centimeters. This will be the finished size for the height of the blind. Only use this measurement if you do not want a small roll at the bottom of the blind.
The standard measurement of the blind is the measurement of the actual bamboo material from edge to edge. The fixtures on the top of the blind (metal loops) measure another 2 cm.
Take into account the type of hooks that you want to use to mount the blinds and whether these will be placed horizontally or vertically. Included are hooks for horizontal mounting.
Example _ The window frame measures 150 cm from top to bottom. The blinds must be cut at a maximum of 147 cm if you would like them to hang them without being rolled up at all.
If you would like the blinds to hang within the window frame and go all the way to the edges width-wise, subtract 1 cm from the measurements of the window frame – then the blinds can be rolled up and down without hitting anything.
Example _ The window frame measures 120 cm in width. The blinds must measure 119 cm in order to be rolled up and down without touching the window frame.
In an old building with crooked windows, we generally recommend leaving 1 cm on either side – so here you substract 2 centimeters from the width. You can always substract more, depending on your taste, leaving more of the window frame in sight.
The blinds can be trimmed both in width and length. The trimming can be selected when you select the product.
When you consider trimming the blind length-wise, be advised that we recommend some extra length (about 10 to 15 cm) to hang as a little roll which makes trimming in some cases unnecessary. The roll is visually appealing and keeps the blinds in position by adding some weight at the bottom, this avoids fluttering when the window is open.
This solution will make your blinds fit better too, as you can always keep the gap at the bottom to a minimum. Moreover, it avoids the blinds to be too long when possible stretching occurs over time and a very precise length was initially desired. It just makes things easier.
We do not recommend adjusting the blinds yourself.
The cord pull is placed on the right side of the blinds. It is possible to have the cord pull placed on the left side instead for a surcharge, but we recommend keeping the cord pull on the right. However, please get in touch when your situation does require the cord pull to be on the left.
Diameter of rolled up blinds
Bamboo is a delicate and light material, and when rolled up the roll of the blind is small. For the longest blinds, the roll measures approx. 10 cm in diameter.
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