How to buy blinds and shades

November 9, 2016

Most people think they know how to buy blinds and shades, because it’s such a simple process – measure the window, choose a style, find a store and pay your money. Simples.

But having bought what they thought was the perfect blind things suddenly get complicated when it comes to fitting.

Challenges arise, which people hadn’t considered, the fitting process takes much longer than anticipated and more often than not an element of bodging creeps into the job.

For that reason we go all out on our Made To Measure Blinds website to take you through the buying process step by step, from your initial decision-making to fitting.

We provide detailed instructions on our website and with your blind, and have compiled a series of ‘how to do it’ videos so you can plan the fitting properly.

Every element is covered.

  • We explain the different styles and categories of blinds and their suitability for your needs.
  • We talk you through which materials to use in which location and for which purpose.
  • We explain why Made To Measure Blinds trump readymade blinds.
  • We talk you through the measuring process and how to avoid all the possible basic errors you could make – errors that will have you face-palming and saying: ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’

Once your Made To Measure Blinds have been delivered we know you’ll want to get it right first time, so there are instructions with your blinds and video guides on-line.

We even have helpful hints of drilling through tiles and how to deal with challenging lintels.

We want your blinds to last, so we provide information on cleaning and servicing your blinds, and we take safety very seriously, too, so there are simple safety features and guidelines to follow.

So, have fun browsing and choosing your blinds using these links to help you.