Learn how to install faux wood blinds in this easy to follow tutorial.
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You can have a beautifully decorated space when you with affordable faux wood blinds. They look much like real wood and it’s difficult to tell if you are not close enough to feel and smell the product. It’s made of vinyl and you can customize the look of each room in your home with different color faux wood blinds.
Faux wood blinds have many benefits. It’s moisture and humidity resistant so its perfect for areas with high humidity like the bathroom or kitchen. Faux wood blinds won’t warp or fade. they come available for different room applications to block out light or to permit some degree of light to suit the need of the room and your illumination taste (shade).
At the end of the day, faux wood vinyl blinds are a low-cost choice for window and door treatments that won’t break your budget but make great design sense.
This is a general diagram of a window and its components:
Now let’s get to installing our faux wood blackout blinds. We will be anchoring the brackets to the underside of the head jamb – see image above.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Tape measure
- Drill/ Impact Driver (Used in the tutorial is the Ridgid OCTANETM 18V Hammer Drill/Driver and 6-Mode Impact Driver Combo Kit)
- Driver bits (Used in the tutorial is the RYOBI Impact Rated Driving Kit – 70-Piece)
Open your faux window blind package and separate the pieces per the instructions.
You’ll find the screws, valance, valance clip and end box brackets, and depending on the length of the blinds a center installation support bracket.
Prepare box brackets for installation.
You will need to open the hinged gate at the front box bracket.
Open the front of the bracket by pressing on the tab or button of the bracket to release the locking tab while lifting the front gate. The opening depends on the kind of blinds you purchased but for the most part, they are similar. It should look similar to this:
Mark bracket location and holes on the window surface for installation of the blinds.
Measure the blinds and window to ensure you have the proper fit.