DIY Measuring & Installation Guides and Specifications

Step-by-step measuring directions, installation guides and specifications for all of our blinds and shades by lift system.


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DIY Measuring & Installation Guides


Aluminum Mini Blinds
Category Measuring Installation Depth
Classic, Deluxe, Ultra Room Darkening View Guide View Chart
Basic View Guide View Chart
Honeycomb Shades
Lift System Measuring Installation Depth
Cord Lock View Guide View Chart
EasyLift View Guide View Chart
Premium Cordless View Guide View Chart
SimpleRise Cordless View Guide View Chart
Motorized View Guide View Instructions View Chart
Pleated Shades
Lift System Measuring Installation Depth
Cord Lock View Guide View Chart
Roller Shades
Lift System Measuring Installation Depth
Cordless Spring View Guide View Chart
Clutch Lift with Beaded Chain View Guide View Chart
EasyLift View Guide View Chart
Premium Cordless with Cassette View Guide View Chart
Premium Cordless without Cassette View Guide View Chart
Motorized View Guide View Instructions View Chart
Savannah Shadings
Lift System Measuring Installation Depth
All View Guide View Chart
Soft Roman Shades
Lift System Measuring Installation Depth
Cord Lock View Guide View Chart
EasyLift View Guide View Chart
Wood Blinds/Faux Wood Blinds
Lift System Measuring Installation Depth
Cord Lock View Guide View Chart
Premium CordLess View Guide View Chart
SimpleRise Cordless View Guide View Chart
Woven Wood Shades
Lift System Measuring Installation Depth
Cord Lock View Guide View Chart
EasyLift View Guide View Chart
Vertical Blinds
Lift System Measuring Installation Depth
Standard View Guide View Instructions View Chart

Installation Depth Requirements for Inside Mounting



Aluminum Mini Blinds
Category Minimum Depth to Install Depth to Fully Recess
Classic, Deluxe, Ultra Room Darkening, Basic 1/2" 1 3/4"
Honeycomb Shades
Lift System Minimum Depth to Install Depth to Fully Recess
Cord Lock (3/4" Single Cell and 1/2" Double Cell) 1 1/4” 2 1/2"
Cord Lock (3/8" Single Cell) 1” 1 3/4"
EasyLift (All Cell Sizes) 1" 2 3/8"
Premium Cordless (All Cell Sizes) 1" 2 3/8"
SimpleRise Cordless (3/4" Single Cell and 1/2" Double Cell) 1/2" 2 1/2"
SimpleRise Cordless (3/8" Single Cell) 1/2" 1 3/4"
Pleated Shades
Lift System Minimum Depth to Install Depth to Fully Recess
Cord Lock 1” 1 3/4"
Roller Shades
Lift System Minimum Depth to Install Depth to Fully Recess
Cordless Spring (Ceiling Mount) 2" 2 1/2"
Cordless Spring (End Mount) 1/2" 2 1/2"
Clutch Lift with Beaded Chain (Ceiling Mount) 2" 2 1/2"
Clutch Lift with Beaded Chain (End Mount) 1/2" 2 1/2"
EasyLift 7/8" 3 3/4"
Premium Cordless with Cassette 7/8" 3 3/4"
Premium Cordless without Cassette 1 5/8" 2 1/2"
Savannah Shadings
Category Minimum Depth to Install Depth to Fully Recess
Contempo Headrail 1" 3"
Deluxe Headrail 7/8" 3 3/4"
Soft Roman Shades
Lift System Minimum Depth to Install Depth to Fully Recess
Cord Lock 1" 2" *
EasyLift 1" 2 3/8" *
Wood Blinds/Faux Wood Blinds
Lift System Minimum Depth to Install Depth to Fully Recess
Cord Lock, Premium Cordless, SimpleRise Cordless 3/4" 3 1/4"
Woven Wood Shades
Lift System Minimum Depth to Install Depth to Fully Recess
Cord Lock 3/4" 2 1/2"
EasyLift 3/4" 3 1/8"
Vertical Blinds
Lift System Minimum Depth to Install Depth to Fully Recess
Standard 2 1/2" 5"
* Teardrop style Roman shades may require deeper recess in order to provide privacy.
** As a best practice, we generally recommend that Vertical Blinds be outside mounted. In certain cases where window or window casement depth allows, these products may be inside mounted.
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