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Made to Measure or Ready Made

Making the choice between made-to-measure and ready-made blinds 


A made-to-measure or ready-made blind simply refers to the manufacturing process of your blind. For made-to-measure, you'll need to provide the exact measurements of your window and your blind will be created to fit, whereas a ready-made blind comes pre-packaged, to be installed straight away, you just need to ensure you choose the right size. But what else separates these two blinds? 
 

The right price

Choosing made-to-measure blinds or curtains is expensive, right? Wrong. 
Made-to-measure products will of course encounter a slightly higher price due to the fact that there's more labour involved than in ready-made blinds, but that doesn't mean they aren't affordable. Some of our styles of made-to-measure blinds start from around as little as the £10 mark, meaning you can have well-dressed windows for less! 
 

The perfect fit

A common problem with ready-made blinds is having too much material that sits on your window sill when the blind is down. While this might not be the worst problem - the blind will still block out light - it can cause issues if your home battles with condensation. Particularly with material blinds, having excess blind material pressed against a window that has condensation can lead to damp, and sometimes mouldy, blinds!
 

It's easier than you think

If you'd love a made-to-measure blind but are put off by the prospect of having to take the measurements yourself, fear not. We provide comprehensive guides on how to make sure you take the right measurements, and if there's anything you're unsure of, simply give us a call and we'll be happy to help. 
 

A matter of time

If you're choosing a ready-made blind in-store, you do have the added advantage of being able to take it home straight away. But a made-to-measure blind takes much less time to order than you may at first think. At Direct Blinds, if you order from a certain selection before noon during the week, you can have your made-to-measure blind arrive on your doorstep the very next day - simple! 
 

It's all in the control

While there might be a great range of ready-made blinds to choose from, nothing gives you the control over how the end product will look than a made-to-measure blind. Take a look at our range today, and get in touch should you have any queries.