Some people decide not to buy vertical blinds because they don’t want to pay someone to install them. The common misconception that they are terribly difficult to install makes people reluctant to do it themselves. If you’ve been avoiding these convenient and attractive blinds because you don’t want to install them yourself – and don’t want to pay someone else to do it – you should look over the steps for installing them. You’ll see that it’s not as difficult as you may think.
Steps for installing them
Unlike Roller Blinds, their installation involves more than one or two steps. However, by taking your time and following each step as directed, you’ll have your new blinds up in no time.
Gather Tools – In order to successfully install them, you’re going to have to have the right tools. At minimum, you are going to need a level, a drill, a screwdriver, a tape measure and a pencil. You might need some extra tools to complete the job, dependent upon the blinds you have bought; make sure to refer to the instructions that came with them to find out exactly what you’ll need.
Gather Materials – Sometimes, vertical blinds come with everything that you’ll need in order to install them; other times, you have to collect various things on your own. You’re going to need clips, ends, valance corners, the head rail, vanes, clips and brackets and screws. Make certain that you have everything you need easily accessible to ensure you’re not running around from room to the other trying to find what you need during the installation process.
Decide Where to Put Brackets – Take the head rail and decide where you want to place the brackets. They need to be evenly spaced and approximately 8 centimetres from the ends. Use an online resource to figure out how many brackets you will need.
Mark the Position of the Head Rail – Locate the exact place on the wall where you want the head rail to be. Because you’ve already marked out the positions of the brackets on it, marking their position on the wall should be your next task.
Screw Brackets into Wall – Use a drill bit to screw the brackets into the wall. Use nuts and bolts to attach the mounting clips to the brackets. The centre clip should be 4 centimetres from the wall.
Snap On Head Rail – Without everything securely in place, snap the head rail on. To do that, just slide it onto the mounting brackets.
Hang Blinds – Finally, you just need to snap each blind onto the inside of the head rail. This process should go quickly.
There are many choices when it comes to choosing vertical blinds whether custom made or from a retail store, and the task can be a daunting one. With the right knowledge and some experimentation however, you can choose a vertical blind that is perfect for every room in your home. Choosing a vertical blind that is functional and that compliments the style of your home will ensure your happiness with your decision for years to come.