Installing window blinds is a great way to carry a room’s style and design even further and to dress up an average window. On a practical level, they are a wonderful way to let in the amount of natural light that you want during the day and to ensure privacy at night.
Unfortunately, window blinds can also be a big hassle! Bob Vila takes on the 3 most common blind problems and offers suggestions for what to do about them. Here’s a brief run through of his tips:
#1: Restringing window blinds: This is helpful to know if a string gets accidentally cut or frayed.
#2: Replacing the tilt mechanism: Blinds can’t function and give you the privacy you want it the gear that lets them tilt is not working properly.
#3: Replacing the valance clip: Because the valance clip on blinds is usually made of plastic, it can become brittle over time and needs periodic replacement, yet is still easy to accomplish.
These are all relatively easy fixes that don’t take much time and here is one of the videos in the article to get you started…
To read the article and watch the other DIY videos, go to: Back to Basics: Common Window Blind Repairs