How to Measure Blinds

While having a professional measure your windows is the best choice, these are the instructions to do it yourself.

how to measure blindsUse a ¾" or 1" steel tape measure for the most accurate measurements (cloth tape should not be used), and follow these simple steps:

  1. Inside mount: For width (a), measure across the window casing from one inside edge to the other.  For height (b), measure the inside area from the top inside edge down to the top of the sill.

  2. Outside mount:  For width (a), measure from one edge of the casing to the other, adding a minimum of 3", or 1 ½" on each side for headrail brackets.  From height (b), measure from the top of the window sill up to the desired top of the blind.