Hanging Blinds

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated March 20, 2017)

Have you ever noticed how hanging blinds often seems to be more difficult that it needs to be? Whether it is due to having a hard time getting everything nice and level or it's due to the blinds falling down and causing a little damage to your walls, this task can be a major pain in the patootie if you don't know what to do.

There is some good news about hanging blinds: it doesn't need to be as difficult as people usually make it out to be. Here are a few methods you can use to help make your blinds look as nice as possible when you hang them.

  • Use existing hardware. Perhaps the single easiest method for hanging blinds is to use existing hardware. What this entails is simply removing any old, existing blinds and then replace them with your new blinds. This is the easiest and least expensive method since you are utilizing work that has already been done.
  • Tension rods. Another inexpensive alternative to hanging blinds would be to use tension rods. While this method will not work for all blinds, it will work with many cloth blind variants. The tension rod is a spring-loaded device that uses the tension generated by the springs to hold its place, even with the added weight of blinds. Simply push in the ends of the rod and put it into place where you want the blinds to hang.
  • Do your own work. Doing your own installation is certainly an alternative method you can use to hang blinds. When doing your own work, though, you will need to first measure the space that you will be working with and be sure that you write down the measurements. This allows you to choose the proper-sized blinds for your window. Purchase the blinds that you wish to use and carefully read the installation instructions that come with the blinds. These will differ according to manufacturer and should be read several times to ensure that you understand what needs to be done. Take your time and be careful when you are installing your blinds so that you only have to do the work one time. If you plan to make any new holes in your wall, keep in mind that you may want to put in a drywall sink. This will help keep your screws in place in the drywall used in many homes and make a more secure anchor for your blinds.
  • Hire a professional. One way to be certain that you get guaranteed results is to hire a professional. Though this is the most expensive method, usually you can get a guarantee on any work that they do.

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Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...

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