Master Do-It-Yourself: Follow This Step-by-Step Guide to Installing Half Round Window Blinds
Half round windows can create an elegant, classy vibe in your home or workspace, making them a wise choice for indoor decor. However, hunging blinds in this curved window design can appear daunting to many as the arched shape may seem tricky. Luckily, with these steps you will see it’s not much more difficult than fitting regular windows with blinds.
Before starting any installation project it’s important to take accurate measurements of the window. Start by taking the measurements of the window’s top, bottom, and sides and then making a note of the height in the middle and on both sides. These measurements will be used to purchase the right sized blinds for your window. Also, it’s a good idea to check if the window has a support beam running down the center – this is known as a mullion.
The blinds you buy should be checked over carefully to make sure they’re in good condition before beginning. Make sure all mounting equipment and the brackets are included. Power drill in the end mount brackets to the side window jams and then hang the head rail – the rail that runs horizontally across the window – from these brackets. If the head rail is over 48 inches and does not include a mullion, then L brackets must be fitted.
The blinds should be inserted into the head rail and then the arch should be attached to the top of the rail with the center bracket – again depending on the width. For arched windows larger than 48 inches without a center mullion, a shelf should be installed to the side window jams with L brackets as an extra support to avoid any sagging in the middle. Place the blinds underneath and attach with the same set of brackets.
When installing blinds in half-round windows there just a few more steps than regular windows. Doing the required measurements at the beginning carefully and with accuracy is key. After that, its just a case of drilling in the end mount brackets and the L brackets in the right order before mounting the arch and assembling the other components. With these steps in mind, your half round window is ready to be fitted with blinds.