North Blinds Ilkley

Blind Fitting Mistakes To Avoid

You’ve chosen the perfect pattern, texture and colour for you blinds and now comes the time to fit them. Here we’re taking you through some of the most common mistakes we see when it comes to blind fitting and how you can avoid them.

Measure, Measure and Measure Again

Obviously if your measurements are wrong in the first place, the blinds aren’t going to fit properly when they arrive.

There are several measurements you need to take of the window or space the blind will be fitted into, including height, depth, width. You also need to consider where exactly the blind will be hung. For example, will it be hung close to the window or in front of the window. Will the fittings be inside the frame or outside?

Our blind selection consultation includes guaranteed measurements so that the right-sized blinds arrive.

Read The Instructions Thoroughly

Fitting blinds has several steps to ensure the blinds hang correctly, are level and cover the entire window. That’s why it is important to read the instructions carefully before you start, otherwise you may end up drilling holes where they shouldn’t be!

Have The Right Tools

Just because your blind is a lightweight material, doesn’t mean you can get away with a screwdriver to fit them securely to your wall or window frame. Make sure you have a drill, and the correctly sized drill bits, screws, plugs and any other tools required as per the instructions.

A spirit level or other accurate levelling tool is essential to ensure your blinds hang correctly and not at a dodgy angle! Don’t try to eyeball it, as you’ll likely get it wrong, and even a few millimetres can make the blind appear off-centre and unsightly.

If In Doubt, Bring In The Experts

Remember, our service includes expert blind fitting at a date and time to suit you, including evenings and weekends. We’ve been working with the most popular blind companies for years so know exactly what is required to hand the perfect blinds, and we’ve already got all of the tools required.

Contact us today to arrange a no-obligation consultation.

Customer Quotes

“Beautiful electric day/night blinds. Excellent service. We love them so much we went back to buy some more for another room.

Can highly recommend”

Steve Gower
Yes absolutely!!! Lucas was great at helping us choose the blinds & brought an amazing array of samples. And Chris was fantastic when he came to fit the blinds, he was friendly, neat, tidy and went out of his way to make sure everything was just right. We will definitely be using North Blinds again and would recommend them with 100% confidence.
 
Gemma Noller
“Absolutely awesome! From start to finish they were great. Quick to respond, measure, quote & book. Fantastic quality & service all round. Not a bad word to say about them. Oh & the price was extremely good too”
 
Michael Heald
“Really friendly, both Lucas who can and measured up and Chris who installed the blind. They were really helpful and had loads of samples to look through.
Did a great job. We’re happy and I’d recommend them to anyone.”
 
Bob Longworth