Everything you need to know about made to measure blinds

Everything you need to know about made to measure blinds

Amy Kilvington

By Amy Kilvington

Content Writer at Blinds Direct
Tue 21 Apr 2020

At Blinds Direct, we’re known for our range of handmade to measure blinds, all crafted in-house at our dedicated facility in Yorkshire. Today, we’re going to explain everything you need to know about our made to measure blinds and why they’re the best choice for your home.

What are made to measure blinds?

Made to measure blinds are custom made to your measurements. Unlike ready made blinds, which are only available in a certain amount of standard widths and drops, made to measure blinds are crafted to your exact requirements. This ensures a seamless fit and no need for alterations.

As well as being the correct width and drop for your window, made to measure blinds come with a number of customisable options including lining type, chain colour and side controls. This ensures that your new blind is the perfect choice for your room.

Why are made to measure blinds more expensive?

Because made to measure blinds are custom made, they require more care, skill and manufacturing hours. We employ a team of talented crafters to work in-house, which means your blinds are handmade, not churned out by machines. These extra skills and man hours mean that your made to measure blinds may be more expensive than their readymade counterparts. However, we strive to offer our customers fair prices that still reflect the quality of the product.

How much should you spend on made to measure blinds?

The price of made to measure blinds varies. You will pay a different amount depending on the style, size and finish of your blind, as well as the retailer you are shopping with. As a rough guide, a made to measure wooden blind may cost anything from £12.00 to £300.00 depending on your measurements, and you can expect to pay around 20% less for faux wooden blinds. Made to measure roller blinds tend to be the cheapest option, whereas Roman blinds are a more luxurious choice. Modern solutions, like Day and Night and Perfect Fit blinds, are also more of an investment, starting from around £20.00 and £50.00, respectively.

When it comes to purchasing made to measure blinds, be sure to do your research and shop with a manufacturer that’s known for its quality and customer service (the cheapest isn’t always the best option!)

How do you choose made to measure blinds?

When you’re hunting for a new made to measure blind, you need to consider a few things. First, the room where it’ll be installed: is it going in the bathroom, the conservatory, or maybe a child’s bedroom? The type of space will determine the style of blind you should choose. For instance, a compact and water resistant blind, like a PVC roller, is best suited to a bathroom, while vertical blinds or Perfect Fit blinds work well in a conservatory.

You should also think about the functionality you require for this space. If it is a ground floor room that is overlooked, privacy is a must, so wooden blinds might work best. Bedrooms will benefit from a made to measure blind with blackout lining, while home offices will benefit from the versatile light control of a Day and Night blind.

We explain more about the best blinds for different rooms in our Which room? series. Just follow the link to find out more.

How do you measure for new blinds?

Measuring for a new blind can be daunting, especially if you’re planning to spend a lot of money. That’s why we offer simple measuring guides for every single blind style. By following an expert measuring guide, you can ensure that you’ll get the perfect measurements for your blind. Of course, if you’re still worried about mis-measuring, you can take out our Surefit guarantee, which covers any incorrect measurements and gives you that extra peace of mind.

Can you cut made to measure blinds?

Since your new blinds are to measure, there should be no need for alterations. However, if you do choose to adjust your wooden blinds or faux wooden blinds, you can use a hacksaw to carefully cut the louvres and/or pelmet.

We hope you found this guide to made to measure blinds useful. Are you looking to replace your current window dressings? Discover the full collection of blinds, curtains and interior products at Blinds Direct. For more information, get in touch with our friendly and helpful team.

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