General help and advice on how to get the most out of your curtains and blinds…
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You can fit your blind either inside or outside the window recess, when deciding which you prefer it is important to remember that the outside recess fitting is preferred when;
- the recess is less than 7.5cm (3″) deep
- it is an inward opening window
- where the window width or height varies by more than 2cm (3/4″) (more usual in older houses)
IMPORTANT: Where possible we recommend that custom made curtains are measured and hung by a professional fitter.
Measuring Curtain Width
Measure the track or pole (a) and not the window. The track or pole should extend beyond each side of your window to enable your curtains to be pulled well back during the day. The usual allowance is at least 15.2cm (6″) of track either side of the window, you may need to add more for very wide windows. If a curtain overlap is required add (b) plus (c) for the final track width. [read more]
First, decide where the pole or track is to be positioned – this can either be on the window frame or above it on the wall.
Measuring the Width
Measure the required width (A), taking into account the space needed for the curtains to be drawn back either side of the window (B). We recommend at least 15.2cm (6″). This measurement will increase for wider windows to allow the curtains to draw back away from the window. [read more]