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Use and Fixation of Window Blinds

Blinds and Shutters

There are a lot of people who think that the window blinds are just the covering elements for the windows. But they don’t realize that a nice and appropriate set of the blinds can make a dull room look alive and attractive. At present there are is a large range of window blinds which you can pick as per your room requirements. Blinds are very easy to change, more over they are cost efficient as well. You can do a lot of variations with your window blinds.

In order to fix a new blind, you need to make holes on the wall. These holes can be filed using a joint compound. These compounds come in different colors and are easily available in local hardware stores. If the hole made is on wooden surface, then you can choose the color which goes with it. But if the hole is on the painted area, then you can paint the compound in any color you want.Blue Window Blinds with lamp

Fixation of Shutters (outside)

While working with hard surfaces like stone or brick for installing shutters outside of the house, you need to have tools like hammer drill and a concrete masonry bit. As per the size of the shutters, you need to measure three to five inches wider then the size of window. It is done in order to allow the mounting of brackets which come with the shutters.

Now you need to attach the brackets to the casing of the window. You can even test the shutters and adjust the measurements as per your needs depending upon the type or kind of shutter you have. Make sure to test a shutter before making a hole.

Fixation for Blinds inside your home

Measure the width and height of the window at 3 places i.e. top, middle and bottom. Consider the smallest measurement for the width and height of the blind you need.

After getting blinds of your choice, you need to have a drill in order to attach the brackets of blind into the wall.

Few points to be kept in mind for installing blinds and shutters –:
  • Check your brackets with a level.
  • Check and measure the level twice and try to drill it once.
  • Close your bracket covers during work.
  • Mark holes with a marker before drilling.

Note: Images from www.stocksnap.io

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Ar. Guneet Singh Khurana is a visionary architect, author, educator and currently working in Design Arch as Principal Architect. He holds degree Bachelor's in Architecture from Department of Architecture, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. His creative approach and interest in designing inspired him to pursue future in field of architecture. He has over five years of extensive experience in the field of architecture and urban design. He is the founder of Archistudent.net (a resource portal, founded in June 2008, dedicated to providing information and knowledge to the growing community of architecture, interior design, landscape and planning). He is recipient of the PAFE Award for excellence in the field of Environment friendly architecture and University Scholarship for excellence in academics.

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