Window Blinds for Casement Windows
October 11, 2010
Window blinds are an attractive, functional, and adaptable option for your casement windows, but installing them can be tricky. That's because casement windows are hinged on one side and use a crank or lever to operate. Blinds can interfere with that crank or lever.
Window Blinds for Casement Windows: The Latest Trends
If you don't want any bulge from your window blinds, you have options:
- Fold away casement crank: Cranks can interfere with both the look and functionality of your window blinds. Replacing your crank or lever with a fold away casement crank will help. Find them at hardware stores or window retailers, but make sure they fit your particular casement windows.
- Between-the-glass blinds: If your budget allows for new casement windows, consider between-the-glass blinds. The blinds are located between two panes of glass and snap onto the mounting. This allows you to clean or replace them. Open and close the blinds using a slider located on the side of the window.
Between-the-glass blinds come with several advantages. They collect up to 200 times fewer allergens and eliminate the blind cord, which can be a strangulation hazard.
Cost for Casement Window Blinds
Window blinds for casement windows come in ranges depending on size, materials, quality, and designer brand name. Mid-range blinds will cost between $150 - $200 Prices for between-the-glass casement window blinds also vary with size and material, but most cost upwards of $200.
How to Install Window Blinds for Casement Windows
To get around this obstacle, consider mounting your blinds on the outside of the window, in front of the crank. Add an inch or so to your height. This will help mitigate the bulge your blinds will make as they hang over the crank.