What are standard sizes for Venetian blinds?
Depth determines the size of slats, but standard window lengths are:
- 36 inches.
- 48 inches.
- 60 inches.
- 72 inches.
What sizes do wooden blinds come in?
Metal blinds come in ½”, 1”, and 2”, and then wood blinds are offered in 1”, 1 3/8”, 2” or 2 ½ ”. The mounting depth of your window is also a deciding factor. If you want the blind to sit flush with an inside mount, you cannot put a larger slat in the window than the available mounting depth.
Can wooden venetian blinds be cut to size?
You should be able to cut aluminium and pvc slats with a pair of strong and sharp scissors or maybe tin snips if you have them. The slats from wood venetian blinds can be cut individually with a hand panel or jigsaw but for the best results all the slats should be cut together with a powered chop saw or bench saw.
How do I measure for a Venetian blind?
How to measure for ‘inside’ mount
- To start, draw a square or rectangle on a piece of paper – this is your window frame.
- Grab your tape measure and place it within the inside window recess.
- Measure the length (vertical drop) from the top of the inside recess to the base of the window sill.
- Double-check both measurements.
What blind size do I need?
Measure both the width of the window and the height of the window. Consider adding an extra 3 inches to the width and height for optimum light control and privacy. Extending the blinds outside the window will also provide the space needed for the mounts and help the window appear larger than it actually is.
What’s the difference between Venetian and wooden blinds?
Wooden blinds can be made with ladder tapes instead of lift cords; these run up and down the front and back of the slats rather than through them, so you have two options when it comes to wooden blinds; but Venetian blinds are made with lift cords only, and never ladder tapes.
Are there standard blind sizes?
If you’ve ever wondered what the standard size of window blinds is, the standard window length ranges from 36 to 72 inches, and the standard width ranges from 24 to 60 inches. However, window sizes and shapes can vary greatly, especially in older homes or homes with custom windows.
Can you cut wooden blinds to fit?
Occasionally window blinds are mis-measured and are too large to fit in the window frame. Most horizontal blinds such as wood blinds and faux wood blinds can be trimmed or cut down to the right width so they can be installed.
How much gap do venetian blinds need?
We recommend your venetian blind overlaps your window recess by at least 5cm on each side (10cm overall). The more your venetian blind overlaps your window recess, the more light you eliminate. Measure the height from where you want the top of the headrail to start, and the bottom bar to finish.