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Friday, January 23, 2009

How to Measure for Window Blinds and Shades

Measuring your windows for blinds and shades is easy; you just need to know the basics. Then you are armed with most of the information you need to order blinds. Why do this? Because, you can save considerable money by not hiring someone to come out and perform this very basic task. And, because ordering blinds from the various discount window treatments retailers requires that you have your own measurements. In return you can save money and usually have access to a much greater selection, especially if you shop online.

First you will need a steel measuring tape, for accuracy, a piece of paper and a pen to write down the measurements. Next you will need to decide whether you want your blinds or shades to be inside mounted or outside mounted. Inside mounted means that the blind or shades will fit within the window casing and outside mount means that the blind or shades will be mounted outside the window casing.
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