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I have a large double window (73x45 inside measurement) that currently has one large mini-blind covering it.  Would it be possible to install two inside mount blinds so that each window has its own blind? 

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Posted 2011-07-22T19:11:24+0000  by tcrazy tcrazy

Hey there tcrazy,


Welcome to our forums!~ = ) That's an awesome question...


You can definitely do just that! Just be sure to leave a small gap in between the two blinds (around 1/4" works great) in addition to the gaps on the sides of the window. This will leave you room to shift the blinds so that they fit nicely and symmetrically.


You can also opt for what's called a 2-on-1 Headrail design, that is just like it sounds. You'll have one headrail that you will have to mount in the window, but two separate blinds on it that function independently. You can raise one and leave the other down, and place your controls on whatever side you would like. We can order this custom for you, and it's available in most of the popular styles of horizontal blinds. Below is a picture of a Levolor Cellular Blind in a 2-on-1.




The diagram below shows measuring instructions for a 2-on-1 style, but will also work for 2 completely separate blinds like you originally proposed.


2-on-1 measure.PNG


The red would be what you would measure out for a 2-on-1, or one large blind like you have now. To measure out for 2 separate blinds, measure from the edge of one side to the center of the trim between the glass (the blue line.) Do the same for the other side and you will be set. Bring those measurements with you into the store, and explain to the associate what you measured and what you're trying to do. That way we can take the proper deductions. In this case, I would take anywhere from 1/4" to 1/2" off each, that way it gives you adequate spacing room on each side. Height measurements stay the same, so don't worry about those. = )


Hopefully that answers your question and gets you started on your project = )


If you have any other questions feel free to ask, or remember that we do offer measuring services in case it gets too complex. Best of luck!~

Posted 2011-07-22T19:56:23+0000  by Jay_HD_CHI

Thanks for all the information.

Posted 2011-09-29T11:39:05+0000  by maryan1313

Your most welcome = D


Are you planning out a blind project in the near future at your house?

Posted 2011-09-29T13:27:28+0000  by Jay_HD_CHI
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