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
Lift System Measuring Installation Depth
Cord Lock View Guide View Instructions View Chart
Honeycomb Shades
Lift System Measuring Installation Depth
Cord Lock View Guide View Instructions View Chart
Cordless View Guide View Instructions View Chart
EasyLift View Guide View Instructions View Chart
SimpleRise Cordless View Guide View Instructions View Chart
Pleated Shades
Lift System Measuring Installation Depth
Cord Lock View Guide View Instructions View Chart
Roller Shades
Lift System Measuring Installation Depth
Cord Lock View Guide View Instructions View Chart
Cordless View Guide View Instructions View Chart
EasyLift View Guide View Instructions View Chart
Clutch View Guide View Instructions View Chart
Savannah Shadings
Lift System Measuring Installation Depth
All Systems View Guide View Instructions View Chart
Soft Roman Shades
Lift System Measuring Installation Depth
Cord Lock View Guide View Instructions View Chart
EasyLift View Guide View Instructions View Chart
Wood Blinds/Faux Wood Blinds
Lift System Measuring Installation Depth
All Systems View Guide View Instructions View Chart
Woven Wood Shades
Lift System Measuring Installation Depth
Cord Lock View Guide View Instructions 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
Lift System Minimum Depth to Install Depth to Fully Recess
Cord Lock 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 and 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 (Ceiling Mount) 2" 2 1/2"
Cordless (End Mount) 1/2" 2 1/2"
Premium Cordless No Headrail 1 5/8" 2 1/2"
Premium Cordless with Headrail 7/8" 3 3/4"
Clutch (Ceiling Mount) 2" 2 1/2"
Clutch (End Mount) 1/2" 2 1/2"
EasyLift 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" *
Savannah Shadings
Lift System Minimum Depth to Install Depth to Fully Recess
Contempo Headrail 1" 3"
Deluxe Headrail 7/8" 3 3/4"
Vertical Blinds
Lift System Minimum Depth to Install Depth to Fully Recess
All Controls ** 2 1/2" 5"
Wood Blinds/Faux Wood Blinds
Lift System Minimum Depth to Install Depth to Fully Recess
Cord Lock, SimpleRise Cordless, Premium 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"
* 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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