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Installing Blinds and Shades 101

Wondering the basics for how to install blinds, shades and drapes? It’s probably easier than you think. Follow these steps and you’ll be well on your way to a successful installation. Did you know that 99% of our customers install on their own? With no blinds, construction or installation experience before, you too can make a seamless install. 


Be sure to open and inspect your product upon receipt to ensure you have all necessary hardware and parts before you install.


It is best to read through the installation instructions completely prior to beginning your installation.

Use only the manufacturer provided hardware.
you will need

If you want a flush mount, consider mounting depths and valance distances.

man with tool
install own
out side mount
wall mount

On outside mount installs use a level to ensure a level install.

wall mount

On outside mount installs find the center of the window to ensure equal hangover on each side.

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