Blinds dress up the interior

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Blinds dress up the interior

Postby kainebob » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:48 am

The old curtains just didn't cut it anymore, so we went to Blinds.com and replaced all the window treatments except for the slanted glass windows on the aft part of the cabin top. This is a very easy installation: You discard the valance and the mounting hardware, but drill two small quarter inch holes in the upper metal part of the blinds that are custom made for you in width and length. A 2.5 inch wood screw with a large washer will easily hold them up. Please note that when you are measuring the salon, master berth and aft head areas, the valance can easily take the wider blinds, whereas the front v-berth and forward head is narrower and you must purchase the narrower 1 inch blinds. It'll supply you a nice clean look.
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Re: Blinds dress up the interior

Postby Charlie0 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:59 pm

Very nice. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Blinds dress up the interior

Postby thugger » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:08 am

Nicely done! I have a set of blinds from Blinds.com waiting installation now. I'm embarrassed to say that I ordered them last year, and just haven't gotten around to installing them. This weekend! :D Thanks for the fastening tip!
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Re: Blinds dress up the interior

Postby StevenD » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:05 am

Bravo, very nice!
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Re: Blinds dress up the interior

Postby Mike Massingill » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:26 pm

Thinking about this.
Do they rattle?
Are they held down to restrict movement?
Are they wood, plastic, or metal?
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Re: Blinds dress up the interior

Postby Don Prior » Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:13 am

I have 1" wood strip blinds on Brassbounder. I use velcro type sticky strips on the base to hold them from swinging.

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