Hanging New Blinds
Whether you recently moved into a new home or apartment, or you have lived in your current residence for an extended period of time, you may feel the urge to switch up your home decor. One excellent way to change your home decor is to alter the color, texture or design of your blinds. Hanging new blinds is often more difficult than making the initial decision to change them. Follow a few simple steps with a few simple tools and you will be one your way to beautiful, new blinds in no time.
There are four options available to you and your budget for hanging new blinds:
- Glue a wooden block to the wall to hang the curtains or the blinds. Take a quick trip to your local hardware store and purchase wooden blocks (pine, cherry, olive) that fit the style of your curtains. You may wish to take proper measurements prior to purchasing your wooden blocks so that the blocks are not obvious. You will also want to purchase construction adhesive for wood. Purchase decorative hooks to drill into the wooden blocks so that you can properly hang, or mount, your curtain rod or blind pole.
- Your second option is to purchase a more decorative block (could be gold plated, painted or even made out of quality plastic). This decorative block is meant to enhance the quality and style of your blinds or curtains. Bring along a sample photo of your blinds or a sample of the fabric of your curtains to properly match with a decorative block choice. To secure a variety of options, be sure to check online or check antique stores in your town. Mount the rod or pole just like with the wooden block.
- If you are in a hurry or are not picky about the appearance of your hanging mechanism, use plain plastic or metal hooks to mount your pole or rod. Using a drill bit, install the hooks appropriately. If your curtains or blinds have a decorative flare to them, they may have an additional piece that covers where they are mounted, thus making this option cost effective.
- Your last option for hanging new blinds is to install a wall fastener. If your walls are built with drywall, this option may be the best for you. Drywall often leaves empty spaces immediately behind the wall, thus making it extremely effective to use raptor anchors to properly secure your hook. A raptor anchor is a relatively inexpensive hook that wraps around the back of the wall to secure the item you are drilling into the wall.
With a little patience and a little planning, you can easily hang your own blinds and curtains to create a fresh new look in the interior of your home or business.
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