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The 5 Biggest Indoor Blinds Mistakes You Can Easily Avoid in Melbourne

May 12, 2021 Home and Garden

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Buying indoor blinds is an exciting task as they will upgrade your home and add value. However, if not done right, your property value will decrease and you will be left out of pocket and unhappy. We will look at the 5 mistakes to avoid when you are purchasing your indoor blinds in Melbourne. 

Measurements

Failure to take multiple measurements of the same window can result in blinds that do not fit. Some windows can be lightly skew which cannot be detected by the naked eye. Measuring at various points on the window will detect any variations in the measurements. Additionally, it is important to double-check measurements to ensure they are correct. 

Placement of the Blinds

Ensure you decide on where your blinds will be placed before taking your measurements. Indoor blinds can be placed inside of the window frame as well as over the window recess. This decision is critical in ensuring you take measurements from the right area. If not done, the blinds will either be too big or too small for the window and have to be re-made.

Used-Blinds

Although there is nothing wrong with buying second-hand blinds, they will not be the exact measurements for your windows. Additionally, you cannot guarantee they will match your paint, room décor or other home features. 

Fabric Selection

Selecting fabric is important to ensuring the blinds suit your home and décor. Additionally, the fabric selected will determine the level of privacy, light control, and UV protection they provide. Poor fabric choices may result in no privacy where it is needed, too much or too little light, and un damage to your home contents. 

Taking Shortcuts

Trying to do blinds “on the cheap” is a bad choice. With blinds, you get what you pay for so skimping on price means you will be compromising quality. You will ultimately pay the price down the line when your blinds don’t last and have to be replaced. 

Some of the biggest mistakes made when buying blinds in Melbourne include incorrect measurements, not thinking about whether the blinds will be within the window recess or over, purchasing second-hand blinds, not selecting the appropriate fabric, and trying to save money by cutting corners. Be sure to avoid these mistakes in purchasing your blinds.