Hacks for Measuring and Installing Bottom Up Cellular Shades​

Window shades honeycomb, like almost all window blinds and shades, can be mounted outside the window frame, or they can be mounted inside the window frame. Inside mounting requires accurate measurements, particularly the width. If the width is measured too wide, the window honeycomb shades won’t fit inside the window frame, and if the measurement is too narrow, the shade will let light in on the sides. And if the measurements are very narrow, the window shades will not offer complete seclusion. Calculating the height correctly is also crucial. If the measurements are too short, the shade will fall short of the bottom of the window, allowing in light, and in very short shades, compromise your privacy. The best selling room darkening top down bottom up honeycomb shades at Affordable Blinds are measured in a way that is too long causes the cellular shade material to overlap at the bottom. The shade will however provide privacy.

Installing Bottom Up Cellular Shades

Choosing mount type of top down bottom up honeycomb shades

We recommend that windows are measured in three spots. To correctly measure the widths for an inside mount cellular shade; take three measurements inside the window frame. Have a notebook and pen to write the measurements, and round all down to the nearest eighth of an inch. Take the third measurement across the bottom, take the second measurement for your inside mount honeycomb shade in the middle, and the first measurement across the top of the window. It is vital to note that we will make any necessary deductions to ensure a proper fit for your honeycomb shade, so please present accurate measurements. Measuring the height is the same. Take three measurements; the right side height, the middle height, and the left side height. To make sure that your honeycomb shade is long enough, round the height measurements up to the nearest eighth of an inch.

Quick Install of Cellular Shades

For outside mount of your honeycomb shades, measure your windows in the same three places for width and height, but spread the metal tape measure so that it spreads enough to give you allowance of the window frame.

Installing honeycomb shades is essentially quick. Inside mount window shades need two to three brackets, dependent on the width of the cell shade. Just screw the brackets into the top of the window frame in the suitably recommended spots, tilt the head rail into the brackets, and slide the mounting bracket locking mechanism into place. Outside mount installation is very similar. It is also possible that you may be required to use extension brackets to be sure the shade clears the window frame affordable window blinds can be hard to come by here at DIY Home Hacks we are happy to continue bringing them right to your finger tips.

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