If you’re looking for a simple DIY project to tackle this January, we have the perfect project for you: fitting Venetian blinds.
The whole process for ordering and installing Venetian blinds is incredibly simple, which makes it a great New Year's DIY task to start the year off with some décor changes.
Measuring For Your Venetian Blinds
Measuring your windows for a new set of Venetian blinds is a breeze, and you should be able to measure up your windows in a matter of minutes. All you’ll need is a tape measure as well as a pencil and paper to note down your sizes.
If you are fitting Venetian blinds within your window’s recess, you just need to simply measure the size of the recess top-to-bottom and side-to-side and note down your measurements.
However, if your recess walls aren’t even, you should take your measurements from three separate locations in the recess and use the smallest measurements so the side of the blinds don’t clip your wall.
If you are installing your new Venetian blind outside of the window’s recess, then you need to measure it slightly differently. Your measurements will be the size of the blind from the very top to the very bottom and from bracket to bracket.
So you should measure the size of the window, then add 100mm to the width of the blind and 140mm to the drop of the blind to ensure it properly covers the window.
Ordering Your Venetian Blinds Online
Once you have the measurements for your new metal Venetian blinds, you need to find someone to make them!
You should find a trusted online blinds retailer like DotcomBlinds.com to buy your new blinds from. Once you’ve found a supplier, you should order some free samples to see the material of the blinds in person before making your order.
Once you’ve selected a material to use on your blinds, get in touch with your selected blinds retailer, provide them with your sizes and they’ll make your blinds to your sizes and deliver it to your front door ready for installation.
Fitting Venetian Blinds in Your Windows
Once you’ve received your blinds from your chosen retailer, it is time to install them in your window.
Fitting Venetian blinds is typically an easy job that can be done in around 10 minutes. Still, as all retailers will have small differences and quirks to their blinds, it’ll be best just to follow the instructions provided by the blinds manufacturer.
But typically, to install metal Venetian blinds, you’ll need: a power drill, screws, wall plugs, a screwdriver, a tape measure, and a spirit level.
How To Care For Your Venetian Blinds
Now that you have your new blinds installed, it’s time to relax and enjoy your beautiful new blinds.
There are a few ways you can look after your new blinds to keep them looking their best. For metal Venetian blinds, it’s recommended that you dust them every few months to keep them looking good and to ensure that they’re used gently to prevent the slats from getting tangled. Other than that, your metal Venetian blinds will be fine and require a minimal amount of maintenance.