The other day, I purchased some new blinds to hang for all the
windows. The windows I have came with the house. The previous owner
installed them and all I really know is that they are the "home depot"
brand. I also have to believe that they are standard sizes and
The problem that I ran into is that I had to put some spacers between
the jamb and the blind support. In the future, I would like to
replace the window casings. But at the time, it just seems like the
standard blind size is too small for the window. So, for example, I
bought 30" wide blinds. On the box, it says that it's a half inch
less than what it says, which would bring it to 29 1/2. But yet,
around the windows, I have probably at least 1 inch on each side of
the blind, which shows the white portion of the window (not the window
part that moves, just the part that sits in the wall).
To draw it out very rudimentary, it would look like this....
| casing | white window | blind |
when, I think it would be..
|casing | |blind|
My question, in order to fix this, could I add a "jamb extension"? Is
this what one is used for? Also, the reason why I think something
isn't right is because on the window itself, there's about a quarter
inch 'step' that would be exact blind measurements.
Just wondering if I could add a 1" strip of wood to around the
vertical jambs so it would match up to the blinds.