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Mini Blinds | How To Meassure

Selecting the Type of Mounting:

Determine whether the blind is going to be installed inside the window frame or outside the window
frame.

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Inside Mount (IB):

Inside mount installations are often preferred because the blinds take up less space in the room.

Measuring the Width and the Length for Inside Mount:

For the width, measure across the top, middle, and bottom of the window opening. Using the
narrowest dimension, measure to the nearest 1/8”. By using the narrowest measurement the
blind will operate correctly.
For the length, measure the up and down dimension on the left, center, and right side. Note
the longest length measurement, measuring to the nearest 1/8”.

The factory will make any appropriate deductions (1/2” standard for inside mount mini blinds).
Do not make any width deductions.

Outside Mount (OB):

Outside mount installations are mounted on the wall or on the window molding. It is best to
overlap the window opening at least ¾” on each side when measuring for mini-blinds.

Measuring the Width and the Length for Outside Mount:

Measure the area that the blind is to cover. For mini-blinds it is recommended to overlap the
window opening by at least ¾” on each side for a total of 1 ½”. To allow for enough space for
the mounting brackets and to cover the bottom of the window, the suggested overlap for a
mini-blind is at least 3” (1 ½” above the window opening and 1 ½” below the opening). If the
window opening has a sill, measure from where the top of the mini-blind will be located to the
top of the window sill.

Note: When outside mount blinds are specified, no factory deductions are taken.

Confirming Measurements:

The most common error in ordering blinds is reversing the width and the length measurements. Always confirm that the width is the measurement that goes across from left to right and that the length is the measurement that goes from top to bottom.
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Control Location Options:

  • Standard: Tilter – Left / Lift Cords – Right
  • Reverse: Tilter – Right / Lift Cords – Left
  • Same Left: Tilter – Left / Lift Cords – Left
  • Same Right: Tilter – Right / Lift Cords – Right

Wand Selection Chart:

Blind

  • 36” or less
  • 36 ⅛” – 48”
  • 48 ⅛” – 60”
  • 60 ⅛” – 72”
  • 72 ⅛” – 84”
  • 84 ⅛” – 96”
  • 96 ⅛” or greater

Drop

  • 24″
  • 30″
  • 36″
  • 48″
  • 60″
  • 72″
  • 96″

and Length:

  • Minimum Width: 13” Standard Controls
  • Minimum Width: 9” Center Tilt
  • Minimum Width: Levolor Riviera 15” Standard Controls
  • Minimum Width: Levolor Riviera 9” Center Tilt
  • Maximum Width: 142”
  • Minimum Height: 9”
  • Maximum Height: 144”

Stacking Height

Blind Drop // Total Stack Thickness

  • 24” // 2 ½”
  • 36” // 3”
  • 48” // 3 ½”
  • 60” // 4”
  • 72” // 4 ½”
  • 84” // 5”
  • 96” // 5 ½”
  • 108” // 6”
  • 120” // 6 ½”

Cutouts:

A drawing with the necessary cutout dimensions is required. The maximum cut in width is 5 ½”

Manufacturing specifications, options, surcharges, and pricing are subject to change without notice.

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