Can vertical blinds hang outside recess?

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Can vertical blinds hang outside recess?

In summary, for Venetian, roller and vertical blinds, we would recommend they be hung from within the recess. However, Roman blinds would be better suited outside the recess, as they are able to let more light enter into the room.

Should I fit my blinds inside or outside the recess?

The main advantages of hanging your blinds outside of the recess are that more light will enter the room when the blinds are open. You can block out more light when the blinds are closed. However, any items that you have placed on the windowsill won’t be visible when you close the blinds.

Do blinds have to go inside the window?

Whether or not you fit your new blinds inside or outside of the window recess usually comes down to personal choice (unless your window itself causes specific limitations) but if you’re buying blinds, it’s one of the first choices you’re going to have to make!

What does recess and exact mean on blinds?

Recess blinds are designed to fit snugly within the window opening itself, while exact blinds generally sit outside the window recess, overlapping slightly on either side.

How high should outside mount blinds be?

The mounting hardware for your blinds usually hangs above your window and its frame, so your blinds need to be slightly longer than the window. Add 2–3 inches (5.1–7.6 cm) to account for the height between the mounts and the top of the window.

How much wider Should outside mount blinds be?

Because you’re mounting the blinds outside the window on the wall above, they need to be slightly wider and taller than the opening. We recommend going at least 2″ wider than the opening on either side, so 4″ total.

What is a recess fitting?

Recess fitted is where the blind sits neatly inside the window frame recess.

How far should vertical blinds be from the floor?

A common rule of thumb is to ADD 2 inches to the length of the vertical blind. In other words measure from the floor to 2 inches above the moulding. If you have no moulding measure from the floor to 2 inches above the top of the opening.

How many inches to add to outside mount blinds?

3 inches
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.

How do you Fit blinds to a recess in a window?

If you’re fitting the blind outside the window recess ensure that measurement C in the diagram below is the same to ensure even window coverage. If you’re fitting the blind inside the recess you can top fix the brackets to the lintel or face fix the brackets to the window frame.

Can blinds be retracted?

Blinds fitted outside the recess can be retracted so as not to cover any window space, and thus let in all available light. This is especially useful if you only have small windows. Whilst the blinds are closed, inward opening windows can still be opened.

Can you open a window with blinds on?

Whilst the blinds are closed, inward opening windows can still be opened. Also, since the blinds are set somewhat away from the window pane, ventilation from open windows can be better compared to inside the recess fitted blinds.

What is the best way to hang blinds?

This method of hanging blinds positions the blind right next to the window, within the recess. It should be noted that this method isn’t always available as, generally, a recess depth of 7.5cm is needed to ensure there is enough room for the blind.

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