When it comes to window treatments, homeowners are often faced with a bewildering variety of choices, each offering unique benefits and styles. Among the most popular options at the moment are perfect fit blinds, which can provide great light control and privacy, with a neat, modern appearance. But can they be fitted on any window type?
Understanding Perfect Fit Blinds – What They Are and What They Can Do
Perfect fit blinds, also known as frame-fit or no-drill blinds, are precisely measured and designed to fit snugly within the window recess itself. They are usually made of lightweight materials like aluminium or uPVC, offering a sleek and seamless finish when installed correctly. These blinds are secured to the window frame using clips or brackets, eliminating the need for drilling holes in the walls or frames.
This design style offers a range of advantages, like excellent window coverage, good adjustability and an unobtrusive appearance.
Suitability for Standard Rectangular Windows
Perfect fit blinds are ideal for standard rectangular windows commonly found in most homes. These windows have straight edges and relatively flat surfaces, providing an ideal setting for the precise measurements required for perfect fit blinds. Your fitter will examine your windows during your free no-obligation consultation in any case, but standard rectangular windows are usually a perfect fit for perfect fit blinds.
Variations in Window Sizes
While perfect fit blinds are versatile and adaptable to different window sizes, there are limitations. As the name suggests, these blinds are designed to be a perfect fit, meaning they work best when the window measurements are relatively standard. For unusually large or small windows, achieving the exact fit may be more challenging, and custom blinds solutions could become necessary – which is what we do best here at Expression Blinds!
Specialised Shapes and Angled Windows
One of the limitations of perfect fit blinds is their suitability for specialised window shapes or those with angles. Arched, triangular, circular, or irregularly shaped windows pose challenges for standard frame-fit blinds, as their design requires flat and straight surfaces. In such cases, alternative window treatments like curtains, drapes, or custom-made blinds may be more appropriate – your fitter will talk you through all of the options available to you.
Casement and Tilt-and-Turn Windows
Perfect fit blinds can be installed on casement and tilt-and-turn windows, but they may not be the most practical choice. These types of windows open inwards or outwards, and the blinds might interfere with the operation or limit access to the window handles. In this case, INTU Micro blinds may be able to fill the same role with a considerably slimmer profile, retaining maximum functionality in your windows.
Considerations for Skylights
Skylights can provide more of a challenge for inexperienced blinds fitters due to the angle of the window and the effect that gravity can have on the blinds fitted to it. This isn’t an issue for Expression Blinds – our expert fitters have more than enough experience to install perfect fit blinds on even the trickiest skylight!
Multi-pane windows are seen in many period houses and older buildings in the UK, and feature grids or bars dividing the glass into smaller sections. This may make it easier to source small glass panes for them, but it doesn’t lend itself well to perfect fit blinds. While perfect fit blinds can be installed on such windows, the presence of glazing bars or sash bars may result in more visible gaps between the blinds and the individual glass panes. This could affect the blinds’ ability to provide complete light control, leading to frustrating openings for sunlight to sneak in. Your fitter will be able to advise you on the best course of action here.
Consideration for Window Depth
Perfect fit blinds require a certain depth within the window recess for proper installation. In windows with limited depth, such as some older properties or certain architectural styles, these blinds may not be feasible. This is something that your fitter will talk to you about at the time – if they decide that the window frame depth isn’t enough to comfortably house perfect fit blinds, there are alternative options which may work just as well for your needs.
Before deciding on perfect fit blinds, it is essential to carefully assess the specific window type and speak to your fitter or the Expression Blinds head office team. In cases where perfect fit blinds are not suitable, alternative window treatments like custom-made blinds, curtains, or drapes can be considered to achieve the desired look and functionality. By understanding the possibilities and limitations of perfect fit blinds, you can make informed choices to ensure the best possible light control and privacy, and the best-looking décor result for your home or business.
Can I Buy Blinds Online?
At Expression Blinds, we not only offer custom blind fittings but also have an easy-to-use online sales portal where you can conveniently buy blinds online! Our selection includes a wide range of blinds to suit your preferences and needs. All you need to do is take a few measurements to ensure the perfect fit, and then you can place your order online.
Once your blinds arrive, all you need to do is fit them – since they’ve been made to your specifications, they should fit perfectly.
What to Expect During Your Free Consultation
At Expression Blinds, we don’t employ commission-based salespeople: our staff are only motivated to help you find the best blinds for your unique situation. One important part of that is your free, no-obligation consultation, which is why we begin all our jobs that way.
Once we’ve found a date and time that suit you, one of our experienced fitters will visit your space, take careful measurements of your windows or doors, and have a thorough discussion with you about your needs.
Getting a good understanding your needs and wants is crucial to us, as it enables our fitters to present you with the most suitable options to achieve your goal in a neat, aesthetically-beautiful way. Drawing from their years of expertise, they can offer recommendations, walk you through various approaches to meet your goals, and take precise measurements to ensure a perfect fit. With Expression Blinds, you can be confident that there are no hidden charges or surprise fees – you’ll receive a written quote on the same day, providing transparency and a guarantee on price.
Located in Lymm, Cheshire, Expression Blinds has been serving customers with top-quality blinds for over a decade across the North West region. We cater to cities like Liverpool, Warrington, Manchester, Chester, Blackburn, Stockport, Wigan, and St Helens. If your town is not on this list, don’t worry – simply get in touch with us, and we’ll do our best to reach you and provide our services.
Contact Expression Blinds for More Information On Perfect Fit Blinds
If you are still looking for more information on Perfect Fit Blinds (or any other type of blinds for that matter) or would like to speak with a professional before making a decision, our head office is always available to assist. You can reach us via the Contact Us page or call us on 0161 241 9686 between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday to Friday. Our dedicated team would be delighted to help you with any inquiries!