Although installing mini blinds can seem challenging if you have never done it before, the whole process can actually be completed in six easy steps.
Things You’ll Need
*Something to measure with (yardstick, retractable rule, etc.)
Measure the width and height of the window opening where the blind is to be installed. This is vital, as it will indicate what size of blind you will need to procure upon going to your local hardware store or home decorating center.
Choose your mini blinds. Many types and styles are available at your local home decorating center, although you will probably have to custom order certain types. Target, K-Mart, and your local dollar store are ideal locations for less expensive blinds, while stores like Home Depot, Lowe’s, and even Sears offer custom-made blinds. Your choice will vary, depending on how much you are willing and able to pay.
If you have standard sized windows you can try your local discount store where ready-made blinds are available for about $5. If you are going this route, make sure you choose the correct width for your window opening. The height measurement is not as critical because blinds can be shortened, just make sure the length of the blinds you purchase is at least the same measurement of the height of your window opening. If not, you will not be able to install them correctly.
Most blinds come with mounting hardware. Screw the mounting brackets into the top corners of the window opening. Some blinds are wide enough that they need supported in the center. If your blind comes with a center mounting bracket, slide the blind into the end brackets and mark where the slot is on top of the blind. This will be near the center. Remove the blind. Screw the center mounting bracket into the top of the window opening where your mark is.
Slide the blind into the mounting brackets. Make sure the center bracket (if equipped) snaps into the slot on the blind. Install the end bracket covers and blind control rod.
If your blind is too long for the opening, follow the instructions that come with the blind for reducung the length of the blind.
There you have it. That wasn’t so hard, was it? As a result of a little bit of effort on your part, your room now looks much better and more full of life. If you have other rooms that need mini blinds installed, simply follow these instructions again, as many times as you need it.