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How to hang blinds

Hanging blinds at home is supposed to be easy, but it can be a real headache if you don't know what you're doing. Our home improvement expert, Dailyn Matthews, shares the simple things you need to know before trying to dress those windows.

"About a year ago I hung blinds on this window, and just recently the center string broke, so I decided to replace them. They're not exactly the same size as the last ones, so I'll have to remove the brackets and put in new ones," says Dailyn.

When purchasing new blinds, there are a few things you want to consider.

First of all, you want to decide whether you're going to do an inside mount or an outside mount. The inside mount will go on the inside of your window frame. And some of the new construction has metal window frames, which makes it a little more difficult.

"I have a 1950's house," says Dailyn. "So it's a wooden frame, much easier to work with. Also, you might want to consider an inside mount if you're going to hang drapes. The outside mount will go on the outside of the window frame."

The depth requirement of your window frame is something to keep in mind. You want to make sure that the blind you're going to purchase is actually going to fit inside your window.

"When you go to hang your new blinds, you need to measure out your brackets," says Dailyn. "I suggest you measure the window, split the number in half and you'll find your center point. That's exactly where your center bracket should go. In the instructions, it usually indicates how far off the corners that you should hang that bracket. Mine says four inches, so that's exactly where they are."

New drapes -- super simple, and super fast!

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