Door Blinds - How to Measure for French Door or Traditional Door Blinds
Door blinds can be any blind or shade mounted as a door mount blind
. French door blinds or traditional door blinds are simply outside mount blinds or shades with hold downs to keep them from swinging as the door opens or shuts. When measuring for french door blinds
there are several things to consider....
How to Measure Vertical Blinds for Sliding Glass Doors
When measuring window blinds for sliding glass doors
it is important that you measure the blind to fit as on OUTSIDE mount. Vertical blinds are a common window treatment for sliders. More times than not there is not enough depth in a window to mount vertical blinds
inside the window frame. Often there is Moulding encasing the window and your measurement must allow for it. A common rule of thumb is to ADD 2 inches to the length of the vertical blind. In other words measure from the floor to 2 inches above the moulding. If you have no moulding measure from the floor to 2 inches above the top of the opening....
Horizontal Window Blinds Stack Height
When horizontal window blinds
are raised or lifted they gather at the top next to the headrail. The height of the gathered slats is called the "stack height" of the venetian blinds. The longer the blinds, the larger the stack height will become....
Vertical Blinds Stack Height
When vertical blinds
are drawn, the open vanes gather together forming a "stack" on one side of the window. The size of the vertical blinds stack will vary and is directly proportional to the width of the window blinds
. The wider the window blinds are, the more vanes the blinds have and the more room the stack will take up....
2" and 2 1/2" Horizontal Window Blinds Installation Instructions
When installing horizontal window blinds, the same process can be used when installing all types of horizontal blinds. This page will cover basic installation of our 2 and 2 1/2" blinds....
Parts for Installing Horizontal Window Blinds
Below is a list of parts that are used when installing horizontal blinds. Note: You may not receive all the parts listed. You may also receive additional parts that are not needed. We will only send you the horizontal blinds parts for your particular application....
Mini Blinds - Instructions for Installation of 1" Aluminum Mini Blinds
1/2 inch micro and 1 or 2 inch aluminum mini blinds installation instructions. This page explains basic installation for aluminum blinds which is similar to installing horizontal wood blinds.
Here are some simple steps for installing mini blinds....
Honeycomb Cell Shades - Installation Part 1 of 2
Our honeycomb cell shades
are made to be either an inside mount or an outside mount, depending on what you desire. A few tools are required to install your blinds.Measuring TapeBattery or Power Drill¼ Hex head bit or Phillips driver bit
Bamboo Shades Installation - Part 1 of 2
This page covers the basic installation for each of the woven wood bamboo shades (standard, premier, platinum) offered at Blinds Chalet
. Part 1 of 2...
Door Blinds - How to Install Hold Down BracketsDoor blinds
need hold down brackets to keep the blinds from bouncing around as the door is opened and closed. Hold down brackets are used at the bottom of outside mount blinds or shades to tie down the bottom of the blind. ...
How to Hang Mini Blinds on Metal Doors Without Magnetic Blinds
When hanging a mini blind on a metal door there are a few different options such as magnetic mini blinds. Magnetic blinds for steel doors attach to the metal door with the use of magnetic brackets. This is a good option for a temporary window blind. The best method and most permanent is to attach the blind using metal screws. Magnetic mini blinds can move over time, while screws will keep the blinds fixed in place....
Honeycomb Cellular Shades Are One Of Many Energy Efficient Window Shades
Honeycomb cellular shades can be a great window shade that is both aestheically pleasing and conserves energy during both winter and summer. Window blinds do make a difference. Blind Chalet has created an energy calculator to give customers an idea of the savings your home could receive based on your square footage....
Affordable Roller Shades
Roller Shades are an ideal window treatment
for homes and offices. They are a perfect compliment for floor-to-ceiling windows and large windows that receive direct sunlight. Their sheer weave design comes in a variety of openness, which refers to the amount of light enters the room. Roller shades maintain views while blocking UV rays and help keep rooms cool. As a mid-summer incentive for homeowners and companies trying to beat the summer heat, some companies are offering discounts on popular roller shades....
Benefits of Light Filtering Insulating Blinds
Light filtering blinds offer the benefits of several different blinds in one. These blinds combine the beauty and style of a Roman Shade with the insulating qualities of a Cellular Shade and the light filtering abilities of a Venetian Blind
. They really are the all-in-one shades that provide style and more importantly energy efficiency....
Smart Weave Solar Screen Roller Shades
Have you ever been in a restaurant of office where the sun hits you right in the eyes? You are squinting to see what’s going on, but the strain on your eyes soon gives you a headache. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a solution to the problem? There is. Smart Weave Solar Screen Roller Shades
block glare and UV rays. They can be lowered to keep the sun’s rays out, but let light in. They help maintain views, so the room continues to have light unlike drapes or traditional blinds. ...
Measure the Difference ComforTrack Double Cell Shades Make
Fall is here. Despite record setting high temperatures across the country in the last few weeks, cold weather will be moving in soon. In the mountains, nighttime temperatures are already reaching into the 20’s and 30’s. There is no better time to help insulate drafty windows or single pane windows than with ComforTrack cell shades
to keep the cold out and help reduce energy bills....
Green Window Treatments
Many people ask if there are ways to incorporate eco-friendly window treatments into their home design and still have a stylish appearance. There are. Bamboo offers and exotic flair to homes, while roller and solar shades give a subtle polished appearance to a room. Cell shades
are probably the most plain as far as design goes, but the selection of rich, neutral colors are a great compliment to any room....
Best Ways to Build Romance Over the Holidays
While winter wonderlands and sparkling lights stir romance in many, the realities of guests, kids and shopping often get in the way of holiday romance. It can be hard to feel sexy when a baby has just spit up on you, or you have lists to get done that run a mile long. However, it’s important to remember that our minds and our bodies need to relax in order to stay healthy and feel loved. ...
New Year – New Blinds
Sometimes New Years resolutions are made with the best intentions to keep them, but because of financial situations, they sometimes get pushed over from year to year. This year, why not fulfill those resolutions while there are sales and discounted items so that you not only get to cross that item off your list, but you get the sense of accomplishment of doing what you said you were going to do?...
Window Treatment Solutions for Seniors
Looking for window treatment solutions for seniors? Some blinds and shades are heavy, difficult to operate or have thin cords that can be problematic to grip. However, there are window treatments out there that provide ease of use. As people age, some may suffer from arthritis and other age related conditions. Opening and closing blinds shouldn’t be difficult for anyone of any age. As such, we have compiled a list of window treatments that are easy to operate, lightweight and still stylish....