How to Install Custom Blinds and Shades

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Custom blinds and shades can make your home more your own. This video will explain how to install blinds and shades if you choose to forego the services of a professional installation crew.

The most common type of installation is inside mount, which means inside the parameters of the window. Outside mounts extend beyond the edges of the window, and there are also ways to mount your shades and blinds from the ceiling.

Make sure you have a step ladder, level, drill, measuring tape, screwdrivers, a pencil, and a helping hand if it’s a larger window. You will also need safety glasses, drill bits, and drywall anchors if you’re installing in drywall without studs.

The first step is to install your mounting brackets. This is where you will use drywall anchors if you don’t have or can’t find the studs in the wall. Hold your brackets in place and mark with a pencil where they’ll go. Then pre-drill, make sure the brackets line up, and install!

The next step is easy if the brackets were installed properly. Simply slide the blinder shade into the mounting brackets. That’s it! Now you can test to make sure the blinders or shade opens, closes, and tilts smoothly.

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