When it comes to the world of window treatments, there are few blinds as effective as honeycomb blinds. Owing to their versatility, they can be a great fit in any room of the house such as the kitchen, bathroom, living room, bedroom, study and even the basement. Their popularity is because of the fact that they offer excellent resistance to moisture and dust, besides offering a modern and sleek look that can upgrade the appearance of any room. Honeycomb shades have cell pockets inside them to trap heat, cold and light. This unique construction also makes them excellent insulators, and they bring down your bills during both the summer and winter season by keeping the room warm and cozy during winters, and cool and comfortable during summers. In this section, we will talk about the installation procedure of these wonderful blinds. The process is relatively simple, but you have to first choose whether you want an inside mount or an outside mount installation before you order them.
A Step-By-Step Guide To Installation
Before we proceed in telling you the different steps to follow in case of both inside and outside mount installation, you need to have the following tools handy: a steel measuring tape, a pencil, level tool, ladder, hammer and a screwdriver. You also need to ensure that there is nothing missing in the hardware that comes along with the shades. It is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the necessary hardware before you unpack your stuff.
Installing Inside Mount Cellular Shades
1. Your mounting brackets must be evenly aligned: around 2-2.5 inches inside both sides of the top of the window space.
2. Mark the position of the screws using the pencil.
3. Use the measuring tape to ensure that the brackets are even and straight.
4. Drill the screws or use a hammer to fit them in the marked positions.
5. Secure the brackets.
6. Fit the front of the bracket into the headrail and snap it into place by pushing the back portion in the right slot.
7. Test their functioning by either lowering or adjusting them using the headrail/bottom rail or by using the cords. It all depends on what is the operating procedure.
Installing Outside Mount Cellular Shades
1. Ensure that your shades are evenly placed by positioning them on the wall surface.
2. The top of the headrail must be marked on both the left and right outside edges of the shade using the pencil: at a distance of almost 2-2.5 inches from each side.
3. Use a drill bit or tap your screws in place using a hammer. Fasten the screws then.
4. Using the supplied screws, align and fasten the top of the left and right brackets with the pencil-marked areas.
5. Fit the front of the bracket into the headrail and snap it into place by pushing the back portion in the right slot.
6. Use your cords to test whether they are functioning properly.
The Working of Cordless and Corded Cellular Blinds
Corded blinds work when a loop or a string of fabric is pulled accordingly to the desired level at which you want these shades to be set. Cordless cellular blinds, on the other hand, can easily work by just pushing the bottom with your finger. It really is that simple. This procedure is applicable for any shades, cellular or otherwise as long as they are within your grasp. Cordless blinds are also safe to use, as in the absence of a dangling cord, your kids and pets are free from the risk of pulling at it and causing damage as a result. Cordless blinds also come in motorized options, where you can operate them from a distance using a smartphone or remote control. They are quickly gaining prominence in a world of people who do not want to put in any physical effort at all.
To sum up, the installation procedure of cellular or honeycomb shades is fairly simple and uncomplicated. Even with the most basic instructions, you can set them right. You just need to have the right tools such as a pencil, a screwdriver, a hammer and a measuring tape. Before getting on with it, however, you need to ensure that the headrails and brackets and other hardware (depending on the operation) are available. Otherwise, you would have to get in touch with the manufacturer or seek professional help.
Disclaimer: Please follow these instructions at your own risk. ZebraBlinds takes no liability for any issues or damaged caused through following DIY methods. Since all blinds and shades are different, we always recommend checking with your blind manufacturer or retailer first before making any modifications to your blinds. As well, if you are uncomfortable on your own, look for the help of a professional.