How to measure plantation shutters
The plantation shutters add a clean, classic look to any window. In fact, the goal should be to make them look like part of a window.
But if they are a DIY addition to your home design, how is that possible? First, it’s important to order from a top supplier like West Pier Blinds, but how do you measure Plantation shutters are almost equally important.
Getting dimensions that accurately describe the shape of your window is essential for us to be able to make you a blind that fits your window perfectly.
From the tools you need to step-by-step instructions, we have a complete primer on how to measure under a plantation shutter.
Plantation shutters need measuring tools
The plantation shutters do provide a bit of headroom and maneuver, but the more precise the better. It’s not like estimating whether a new piece of furniture is suitable for a room.
The measurement of indoor blinds requires precise and high-quality tools.
you need to:
A sturdy metal tape measure. When measuring a large window, cheap tapes may give them too much information and may give too long measurements.
Write down your size with a pen and paper. You don’t have to use them, but our printable guide makes it easier for you to remember which measurements and reduces you
I forgot to measure it
Frames cut from our website. Based on the two-dimensional description, it is difficult to see how the three-dimensional frame is placed on the window. So we give you template
Print, cut and stick to the window frame.
When measuring, fix the frame cuts in place with paint tape or tacky putty.
If you can’t comfortably climb from the floor to the top of the window, use a ladder or stool. Safety is important even when measuring, so move the ladder instead of trying to stretch
Take a second measurement from the same location.
If the window is particularly large or the ground is particularly high, you may need someone to help you size it. Make sure they know to measure from the other side of the cut When you read the other end of the tape.
When you measure the window, be sure to clamp the strap in the middle to prevent it from sagging.
Decisions before plantation blinds measurement
Obviously, there are many configurations for windows. One of the lovely things about indoor blinds is that they can adapt to almost any situation.
Would you like a full height shutter or other configuration?
Full-height blinds are a classic and appealing choice. Because the shutter slats can be opened to let light and fresh air into your space, they allow full control.
Similarly, they can
Turn it on or off completely to keep your privacy.
There may be situations-such as a street-facing window-when the top opens, you want the bottom of the shutters to close. Cafe or layer of shutters
Probably the best option.
For more information, see these shutter type guides.
Are your blinds built in or out?
If your window is recessed, we recommend that you choose an interior installation. (The groove is the difference between the wall plane and the window surface.)
In these cases, the frame is pre-drilled, allowing the frame to drill into the sides of the window groove.
If installed outdoors, is the shutter frame connected to a wall or window frame?
This decision depends partly on the material of the window frames and walls, and partly on aesthetics. If you need help deciding, please feel free to contact us.
Either way, it will have a major impact on how you measure your figure.
What size Louvre do you want?
The shutter slats of the West Pier Plantation shutters come in four sizes: 64mm, 76mm, 89mm, and 114mm. The size of the slats will have a significant impact on the look and function of your
But they also affect how big a frame you need to install external shutters. The frame also needs to be deep enough to keep the blinds far enough from the window, so
Any handle has proper clearance.
How far do you want to put your interior frame in the recess of the window?
Indoor blinds can be installed so that when they are closed, there is a smooth plane and wall surrounding the window. They can also be placed between walls and windows Or very close to the window.When making this decision, be sure to take into account any window handles and other window hardware.When measuring, pay attention to placing the frame cuts at the appropriate depth.
The size of the window notches can vary at different depths, enough to affect your
The blinds should be.Special tips for cafe or floor to floor blind measurement
In some cases, you may not want to use a full-height shutter for your window. Cafe shutters and layer-by-layer shutters are a great solution for these windows.
The important thing to keep in mind when measuring these configurations is that you want the shutter at the bottom to cover any middle portion of the horizontally divided window.
For cafe shutters, what you want to measure is that the top of the shutter is at or slightly above the top of the railing in the middle of the window.
For layer-by-layer blinds, you will take measurements so that the blinds are separated at or just above the same track.More about why you choose a cafe or a layer of shutters can be found in their separate guide.How about measuring the middle track on a full-height shutter?For tall windows or when you order internal shutters to cover the door, the middle rung is an additional horizontal solid panel of the shutter panel, adding visual interest and Stability of plantation shutters.
The measurements you enter for these intermediate tracks determine the position of the middle section relative to the shutter height.We are always happy to answer questions and guide you in decisions such as where to place the middle track. Because this is not always an obvious decision, many customers will ask us
Suggestions for this part of their plantation shutters project.Things to avoid when measuring plantation shutters This is indeed a simple process, but there are some potential errors to be aware of.Don’t guess, We need you to measure three times in each direction. Even if the first two are the same, it cannot be assumed that the third one will be the same.The same applies to windowsills. Each part of the window sill needs to be measured individually, as if it were its own window.
In addition to determining whether a window frame has shifted from a square over time, taking three measurements is also a great way to repeatedly check whether what you see is accurate.
In other aspects,plantation shutters
Then, it is much more difficult to make the same mistake three times.
Don’t measure until you decide the framework you need
There are some important differences between the frame options, especially internal and external mounting frames. If you change your mind after measuring (or realize your window Another type is required when measuring), you may need to go back and measure again.Before you know what size frame you need, you have to choose the width of the slat. If you decide on a different Louvre size after measuring, keep this relationship in mind.Don’t rush to work
Measuring plantation shutters is easy and doesn’t take much time, but it’s important to give it your full attention. If you know you’re ready to order, it’s best
Measure directly before ordering through the website.Also, before taking measurements, remove houseplants, books and furniture from the window frame. It’s easy to think you can measure the distance around them, but centimeters really matter Find the perfect spot for your plantation shutters.Don’t think
Treat each window separately. Never think that two windows look the same as their size. The house will change over time and you want to make sure you get the perfect Fits every window.