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Curtains & Blinds in Ilminster, Taunton, Yeovil and throughout Somerset

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© Carols Curtains & Blinds   Hazelwood, The Lane, Horton, Ilminster TA19 9QJ
Interior Design | Made to Measure Curtains | Made to Measure Blinds | Fabrics | Hand Made Curtains | Ilminster | Taunton |  Somerset
Tel: 01460 53968
Decide whether your curtains or blinds will be inside or outside the window recess
Use a metal tape measure as they are more accurate
All measurements need to be supplied in centimetres for curtains and millimetres for blinds
Please check all your measurements to make sure they are correct
For curtains and blinds
Keep a record of your measurements for your records
Full length curtains will be made to clear the floor by 1 cm unless otherwise stated.
Short curtains should hang 10 - 15 cms below recess or 2.5 cms above a radiator
Always measure the pole/track and not the window.
Measure the width between finials for poles
Measure the width from end to end for tracks
Include any overlap in your measurements for tracks that overlap in the middle
Poles/tracks should be fitted 12 - 15 cms above the recess
Curtains outside a window recess
Allow an extra 20 -30 cms either side of the window recess for curtains to pull back clear of the window and allow as much light in as possible
Sill length curtains will be made 1 cm clear of the sill
Curtains inside a window recess
Blinds should be fitted 10-12 cms above window recess
Blinds should hang 10 - 12 cms below the recess (check there are no obstructions under the recess such as radiators)
Allow an extra 5 - 10 cms either side of the window recess
Blinds outside a window recess
CAROLíS Curtains & Blinds
GENERAL MEASURING TIPS

Curtains & Blinds in Ilminster, Taunton, Yeovil

and throughout Somerset

We provide a complete curtain lining service or can supply tape, cord, piping, rings, hooks, eyes and a variety of other accessories for your own use.
© Carols Curtains & Blinds   Ilminster
Interior Design | Made to Measure Curtains | Made to Measure Blinds Fabrics | Hand Made Curtains | Ilminster | Taunton | Somerset
For curtains and blinds
Decide whether your curtains or blinds will be inside or outside the window recess
Use a metal tape measure as they are more accurate
All measurements need to be supplied in centimetres for curtains and millimetres for blinds
Please check all your measurements to make sure they are correct
Keep a record of your measurements for your records
Full length curtains will be made to clear the floor by 1 cm unless otherwise stated.
Short curtains should hang 10 - 15 cms below recess or 2.5 cms above a radiator
Always measure the pole/track and not the window.
Measure the width between finials for poles
Measure the width from end to end for tracks
Include any overlap in your measurements for tracks that overlap in the middle
Poles/tracks should be fitted 12 - 15 cms above the recess
Curtains outside a window recess
Allow an extra 20 -30 cms either side of the window recess for curtains to pull back clear of the window and allow as much light in as possible
Sill length curtains will be made 1 cm clear of the sill
Curtains inside a window recess
Blinds outside a window recess
Blinds should be fitted 10-12 cms above window recess
Blinds should hang 10 - 12 cms below the recess (check there are no obstructions under the recess such as radiators)
Allow an extra 5 - 10 cms either side of the window recess
CAROLíS Curtains & Blinds