FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Can I install blinds myself?
Yes, you absolutely can! If you follow our
guidelines, the process can be relatively simple. Once you nail down the measuring aspect, you’re ready and raring to go.
When you’re looking to buy online through Shades by You, make sure you let us know exactly what dimensions your window width and height are so that we can tailor your designs 100% to your specifications.
You will need to be handy with a drill, step ladder, and screws – but considering you’re reading up on where to buy blinds online, we’d hazard a guess that you’ve already got that sorted 😜
What are the easiest blinds to install?
There really isn’t much to the installation process, no matter the kind of design you choose. The main difference is where they sit on your window – be it inside the frame or on the outside. Before diving into measure your window, make sure you know whether you’d prefer external or internal designs so that you know whether to order a recess-fit blind (gives a clean look and the option of adding sheer curtains); or a face-fit design (better light blockage and slightly easier to install).
Either way, you’ll have to mark the spot with a pencil for each bracket, drill a few holes with a 3mm bit, and slip the brackets into place so your coverings can sit pretty and snug over your window.
Recessed designs need their brackets in place before the blind goes in. After that, you just slip the design in place and you’re ready to knock off for a beer.
If you’ve missed the mark on measurements or got yourself a face-fit design, it will hang from above your window. You can easily fit the awning and brackets together; screw them into the pre-drilled holes and presto! She’s all set.
If DIY is still a new concept to you, it’s not as intimidating as it sounds. There’s hope for you yet. We’re veterans at installation, but know that there are people who need a bit more guidance – which is why we’re here to lend a helping hand.✋
Call us at any time (okay, well, 9 to 5, Monday to Friday) and we’d be more than happy to answer any questions.
We even have a specialist installation service for those situations where even our
troubleshooting tips can’t chase away a bad day (unlikely).
How long do these designs take to make?
If you’ve given us all the right info, your order will reach you within a few weeks. We’re based in Melbourne (yes, we love coffee) and have an amazingly experienced onshore team that knows exactly what they’re doing. This is part of the reason why we’re known as one of the most reputable, supportive DIY online blind services out there. We’re a rare breed, and we like it that way.
We’ve been making quality products for quite some time; we have over 30 years’ experience in the industry, which is nothing to sneeze at. So you can expect to get your stunning, new custom-made designs speedily shipped and installed in no time 💨
Where are our blinds made?
Our consultants are Aussies and speak too much slang, while our warehouses are also based in this Land Down Under. Our attitude is pretty Aussie too – and we’re proud of it.
While our team is onshore designing a versatile range of
timber shutters, we are also bringing to life a range of designs in our nifty workshops overseas.
But no matter where your product travels from, you’ll always get a commitment to quality, style, and an easygoing attitude (especially on a Friday).
That’s exactly why we think you’ll appreciate it when it comes to shopping around for your new custom-made blinds online.
Don’t just take our word for it. We’re here to help you from A to B, and we guarantee that you won’t experience this level of customer service and support anywhere else. When you speak to our team, you speak to us – those good, old Aussies that hang out at Bunnings for a sausage sizzle on a Sunday and watch AFL religiously. Just kidding – but you do always get our experts; no shortcuts, no fluff – just authentic customer support when you need it. 🙌