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French doors are incredibly stylish and are an excellent way of providing natural light throughout the home, but we also know that they do provide a significant amount of light and a distinct lack of privacy, so blinds on French doors are a necessity.
Fitting blinds on French doors may seem like a daunting and insurmountable task, but it is much easier than you think! Below is a step-by-step guide on how to install your blinds on French doors to have your lovely new blinds installed in no time at all.
Get the measurements right
The first thing to ensure when fitting blinds on French doors is that you have the right measurements. These types of doors are different from traditional windows and they can, therefore, be more complicated when fitting. Using old-fashioned measuring tape is fine to do your measuring. You will need to measure the width and height of the glass. You do not need to take any notice of the centre moulding. To be on the safe side, it is a good idea to add an inch to each side, so that you can ensure the blinds cover the entire door.
Install at the top centre
The best place to install blinds on French doors is in the top centre of the door. This is because it is the strongest section of the door and so is the best way of avoiding any damage to your wood including splintering. This can happen, particularly as French doors are usually made from oak, cedar or another form of solid wood, which can be prone to splitting.
Which tools should I use?
It’s important to use the right tools to get your blinds set up in the quickest time and make them last as long as possible. Because French doors are usually made from solid wood (cedar or oak, typically), it requires a little more work than an electric screwdriver and normal metal screws. We recommend using an electric drill with a drill bit that is slightly smaller than the screws you will be using for your blinds. When you are creating the pilot holes, make them just below the surface. Insert the pilot hole with a mallet, making sure to use an anchor. At this point, it is now ok to use the screws you previously selected with your screwdriver.
The ‘two-door’ problem
As French doors have two doors instead of one, you need two blinds. Make sure that you have measured each door accurately, you will normally find that each door will measure exactly the same, but it is important to check as the installer may have made them slightly different.
And there you have a quick and easy way of installing blinds on French doors. We told you it was easy! Contact us to order yours today.