Blinds, Shades & Shutters

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Create the Look You've Been Dreaming Of 

Changing your window blinds, shades, or shutters is one of the most straightforward
ways to change the look and feel of your home. 

How to Measure Window Blinds & Shades for Inside & Outside Mounts

Need new window blinds, shades, or shutters? Learn how to measure properly to avoid costly mistakes so you get stunning window coverings that are the perfect fit.

Follow our tips to measure your windows before exploring our wide selection of blinds, shades, and shutters online. If you need more assistance, bring your measurements to your nearest Lowe's store, where our Windows and Walls Sales Specialists are happy to offer more guidance or to cut your product to size.

We can even arrange an appointment with a professional installer for window blinds, shades, and shutters, and all in-home design consultations for window treatments are free!

Blinds & Shades Measuring Basics

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Blinds & Shades Measuring Basics

Before you shop for blinds and shades, you need to know exactly what size will fit. Always use a metal tape measure to note your window's precise width, height, and depth. If you're adding treatments to more than one window, remember to measure each of them. And never assume they're all the same size!
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Learn to Properly Use a Tape Measure

Understand how to read your tape measure as accurately as possible. Round each measurement to the nearest 1/8 inch, with the beginning of the tape measure having a guide for fractions and markings. If you're still unsure about your assessment, see a Windows and Walls Sales Specialist for more assistance.
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Talk to the Pros

Even if you've measured in advance and know exactly what you need in-store, ask a Specialist for assistance. We not only cut blinds or shades to your specifications, we can also order custom products and arrange an appointment for installation.
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The Difference Between Inside and Outside Mount

Choosing between an inside or outside mount depends on your needs. Each style has its own unique benefits and proper method for measurement.
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Measuring Inside Mount

Inside mount blinds and shades are installed inside the window recess or opening. Make sure your window depth is free and ublocked when adding your window treatment. Measure your window width and height three times at each of the farthest ends and in the centre. Use the narrowest width and the longest height measurements. Flush inside mount means your blinds or shades are installed flush with your window moulding instead of sticking out. The closer your window treatment is to the glass, the more privacy and light blockage you'll have.
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Measuring Outside Mount

Outside mount blinds and shades are installed on the wall, on moulding, or beyond the moulding. This technique can create the illusion of a large window, as well as hide unattractive moulding or trim. A flat mounting surface is also required for outside mounts. Measure the outermost points you'd like to cover, along with the distance from the top of your blind or shade down to your window sill (or as far down as you'd like it to reach). During installation, check your product packaging for specifications, such as mounting requirements and overlap allowances for your window opening.

4 Easy Steps: Our Installation Process

Step 1

Get started and check availability

Check out our selection of products and related accessories to give your home the style it deserves.

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Step 2

Free in-store design consultation

Meet with our professionals to decide what would fit your home best.

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Step 3

In-home measurements

Almost done - all that's left is to measure the relevant spaces in your home so your new purchase fits well.

Step 4

Schedule installation

Now's the fun part! It's time for our professionals to arrive and set things up in your home.

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