Proper measurement is the foundation of impeccable window treatments. Whether you're adorning your windows with elegant drapery or outfitting them with stylish Roman Shades or Woven Woods, getting the measurements right ensures a flawless fit that enhances the beauty of your space. In this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through the steps of measuring correctly for different types of window treatments, so you can transform your home with Everhem's exquisite designs.
Drapery Measurements: Framing Your Windows with Perfection
Width Matters: Begin by measuring your window's horizontal width from the outside edge to the outside edge. Take measurements at three key points: the top, middle, and bottom of the window. This practice helps account for any irregularities in your window frame.
Calculating Stack: Stack refers to the additional width required for your drapery and hardware beyond the window width. It ensures that your drapery panels won't obstruct the window when opened, creating a sleek and functional look. We recommend a minimum of 10 inches of stack width per side if you have the space.
Vertical Length: Measure the vertical length of your windows from the outside top edge to the floor. Take measurements at three locations: left, center, and right. This ensures that your drapery panels will hang uniformly and create a balanced appearance.
Mounting Height: Consider the additional mounting height above the window. Everhem hardware requires a minimum height of 3 1/2 inches above your window trim for proper installation. However, if space allows, we recommend selecting 10 inches above the top of the window frame. This ensures your window treatments have the room to shine.
Inside Mount Roman Shades/Woven Woods: Precision for a Polished Look
Window Frame Width: For inside mount Roman Shades or Woven Woods, measure the inside edges of the window frame width at three locations. Round down to the nearest 1/8 of an inch and record these measurements. Precision here ensures a snug fit within the window frame.
Window Frame Length: Measure the inside edges of the window frame length at three points and round down to the nearest 1/8 of an inch. Consistency in measurement is essential for even and well-fitted shades.
Consider Depth: The depth of your window determines which Custom Control you can choose for your Inside Mount shade. Measure the flat mounting surface available on your window, rounding down to the nearest 1/4 inch. This information helps in selecting the right shade control.
Outside Mount Roman Shades/Woven Woods: Expansive and Stylish
Window Frame Width: For outside mount shades, measure the outside edges of the window frame width at three locations. Round up to the nearest 1/8 of an inch. To ensure complete window coverage, add about 2 inches to the total width measurements, accounting for your desired additional width.
Window Frame Length: Measure the outside edges of the window frame length in three places and round up to the nearest 1/8 of an inch. To guarantee full coverage once mounted on the wall, add 5 inches to the total height of your shade. Be sure to account for your desired additional mounting height.
Designer-Recommended Mounting Heights:
Wall Mounting Above Window: A recommended height of 5 inches above the window trim.
Door Mounting: Suggested height is 2 inches above the window.
Window Trim Mounting: No additional mounting height is required, but ensure you have 2 inches of flat mounting surface on the trim itself.
Please Note: If you select Shade Operation Front and are mounting on drywall above the window, your window trim's depth should be less than 2 1/2 inches. If the depth exceeds 2 1/2 inches, we suggest selecting Shade Operation Back for a seamless fit.
With these precise measurements, you're well on your way to transforming your space with Everhem's exquisite window treatments. The attention to detail ensures that your selections fit seamlessly, enhancing both the aesthetic and functionality of your home. So, measure with confidence and let Everhem elevate your windows to new heights of beauty and sophistication.
Need Help? Our Design Team Can Help You Measure Perfectly:
We understand that measuring for window treatments can sometimes feel like a daunting task. That's why Everhem is here to support you every step of the way. Our expert Design Team is just a message or call away, ready to guide you through the measuring process. Whether you're uncertain about the right measurements, need advice on selecting the ideal window treatment style, or have any other questions, our team is dedicated to ensuring your project's success. With their wealth of experience and knowledge, you can have confidence in achieving a precise fit and a stunning outcome. Don't hesitate to reach out to us; we're here to make your journey to beautiful window treatments as smooth as possible.