Benefits of Fitted Blinds, Plus How To Measure and Install
Window treatments are among the most important — and often overlooked — design features in a home. Not only do they add a touch of colour and style to a room, but they're also incredibly useful when you want to protect your family’s privacy. Window dressings enable you to control the amount of light and heat that enters your home, helping you save money on energy bills and improve comfort throughout your humble abode.
Not all blinds are created equal. One-size-fits-all curtains and blinds that can be found at local shops don’t provide the same benefits as custom-fitted blinds. Also known as made-to-measure blinds, this blind style is custom made to fit the exact dimensions of your windows.
The seamless fit offers aesthetic benefits but also enables you to get the most out of your window coverings. Learn more about fitted blinds including benefits, how to install them and where to get your hands on quality products.
Benefits of Fitted Blinds
Fitted blinds are more effective when it comes to light control, privacy and energy efficiency compared to other blind alternatives. The huge range of styles ensures you’ll find something that fits your design aesthetic whether you’re into art deco design, sleek silhouette, or bright boho style. Here are the main benefits of fitted blinds.
The main benefit of fitted blinds is that they are designed to perfectly align with your windows. Gone are the days when blinds would protrude or stick out from the frame. With fitted blinds, the fabric or material ends exactly where your window frame does. This makes it easy to open and close windows and operate the blinds, without getting snagged on window cranks or handles.
Fitted bespoke styles are available in a wide range of blinds, making this style a popular choice for any room in your home. You can find fitted roman blinds that add class and elegance to your living room or made-to-measure blinds that fit snugly in bay windows. Fabric pleated blinds can draw attention to stunning views in conservatory windows and wooden blinds add a natural touch that can warm up a room. In addition, there are Perfect Fit blinds that simply snap into place so you don’t have to worry about using a drill and screws.
The seemingly endless options make it easy to find the right type of window blind for your home. Not only are there different styles, but fitted blinds are also made of different materials including wood, aluminium, PVC and various fabrics.
If you’re looking for waterproof options that can withstand humid environments including bathrooms and kitchens, fitted blinds made of aluminium and faux wood can stand up to the challenge. For something softer or to add texture, you can find fabric blinds in cotton, silk and polyester. The sky's the limit with fitted blinds, ensuring there is a style for every window in your home.
Privacy and Light Control
Fitted blinds offer excellent privacy and light control. Since these blinds fit perfectly in your window frame, light doesn’t seep through the sides or edges. That makes them even better at blocking out light or trapping heat in compared to one-size-fits-all blinds. Since these blinds are available in a wide variety of materials, you can choose the best one for your needs.
Blackout fabrics are perfect for blocking out light in bedrooms and nurseries where you want a dark environment to promote sleep. Blackout blinds also work well in offices, classrooms and theatre rooms where light can cause a glare on digital screens.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, voile or sheer fabrics can be used in spaces where you want a little privacy, but still want the light to stream in. Want the best of both worlds? You can have it with fitted Day & Night blinds that feature alternating strips of fabric that can be adjusted to completely block light out or let it filter through sheer panels.
For many of us with children and pets, safety is often at the forefront of our purchasing decisions. With fitted blinds, you’ll have peace of mind with safety features that prevent cords from tangling or trapping the ones we love.
All of our blinds feature built-in pet and child safety mechanisms including short control chains that help protect your family without sacrificing style and functionality. Each blind adheres to the British Blind and Shutter Association safety guidelines so you can enjoy beautiful window dressings that are safe for the whole family.
Fitted blinds are custom made to fit your windows precisely, offering a seamless and minimal aesthetic. While that may sound expensive, you don’t have to break the bank to afford custom-fit blinds. In fact, fitted blinds cost as little as £9.99 and at Make My Blinds, you’ll find stunning styles up to 70% off high street prices. Ultimately, the blind style, material and size of your window will determine the cost of your fitted blinds.
How To Measure and Install Fitted Blinds
Measuring and installing fitted blinds is easier than you may think. You can choose to measure and install the fitted blinds yourself or you can work with a home fitting service. If you choose a home service, you’ll need to schedule a home appointment where a professional fitter will come out to offer free measuring or a free quote for measuring and installing the blinds. Some companies may also offer a free fitting, but this cost is usually baked into the base price of the blinds. While working with a professional is easy, it can also be time consuming and expensive.
Fortunately, you can measure and install fitted blinds with minimal hassle on your own. We offer video tutorials and written fitting instructions for all types of blinds, including conservatory blinds.
Just head to our How to Measure For Your Blind page and choose your desired blind style from the list. There, you’ll find specific instructions and tips on how to measure for your new blinds.
Once you receive your blinds, head to our installation guide page where you’ll find tutorials on how to install all of our blind styles. If you find yourself stuck or want a little extra help, our trained customer service team is always happy to help out. They’re easily reachable by telephone (0117 457 4242), email ([email protected]) and live chat so you can get answers to your measuring and installation questions quickly.
Where To Get Fitted Blinds
Not sure what blinds fit your style? We offer a huge range of top quality fitted blind styles from roller blinds and vertical blinds to aluminium venetian blinds and skylight blinds for Velux and Dakstra windows. That means it’s easy to find the perfect match for every room. In addition to styles, you’ll find extensive colour, pattern and material choices to fit your home’s decor. From bright and bold hues that brighten up a room to soft neutrals that frame in a gorgeous view, you’ll find what you're looking for at Make My Blinds.
Each order is custom made to fit the exact dimensions of your windows and doors. Since our high-quality blinds are made to measure, they can be used in any room in your home, even if you have unusually shaped windows. Plus, you’ll find options to match your UPVC window frames for a tailored look. Whatever style or material you want, we’ve got the perfect fit.