Window Treatments

Window treatments add the finishing touch to any home. Ask any woman. Most guys could care less and the ladies can't live without them.

Picture of a draperies and hobble shades

Guys, she is going to buy them whether you want them or not. In this section we will try to help you understand how to measure for and install them.

We will even throw in a few articles about some of the choices you can make. Most of those will be geared toward the practical side of the different window treatments and not toward what looks best.


01-31-2010
Choosing a Mounting Style for Blinds or Shades
The very first step in purchasing or ordering any blind or shade product is to determine how it will be mounted so that you can take the proper measurements. These items are either ordered to fit insi......Read More


01-31-2010
How to Measure for Pleated Draperies
This article is titled "How to Measure for Pleated Draperies" but the same basic rules apply anytime you are measuring for draperies, curtains, valences or most any other type of window treatment.......Read More


01-31-2010
How to Install a Traverse Rod Part One
This is part one of a two part illustrated article that will show you everything you need to know in order to install a traverse rod.......Read More


01-31-2010
How to Install a Traverse Rod Part Two
This is part two of a two part illustrated article that will show you everything you need to know in order to install a traverse rod.......Read More


01-31-2010
Installing Window Treatments on Masonry Walls
Installing window treatments or anything else for that matter on masonry walls present a much different challenge than a normal installation. Masonry walls come in three forms but for our purpose they......Read More


01-31-2010
Materials for Installing Window Treatments
The most frustrating part of working around the home is stopping for the multiple trips back to the hardware store. Stocking up with enough of everything to install a room full of items won't set you......Read More


01-31-2010
Measuring Blinds Frameless Windows
Frameless windows offer you the opportunity to have a fully inside the opening blind. The normal 3 inch plus depth can accommodate almost every blind or shade on the market and allow it to be install......Read More


01-31-2010
Measuring Doors for Blinds
Blinds for doors are usually mounted on the door though sometimes they are mounted on the wall above the door. Blinds on doors are almost always measured and installed as an outside mount. A single ......Read More


01-31-2010
Tools for Installing Window Treatments
The truth is that you really don't need any fancy tools to install window treatments. If you are willing to suffer a bit you can do it with nothing but a screwdriver, tape measure and a pair of sciss......Read More


09-20-2008
How to Convert a Traverse rod to One-way draw
Converting a two way draw traverse rod to a one draw is a very simple process. A rod has a Overlap carrier and an under lap carrier. The names make sense if you view the rod from the front. In the pic......Read More


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