00:01 – Greetings from Jason
00:43 – Decide on the position of the blind cord
00:55 – Make sure that the blind cord is accessible
01:17 – How long will the chain be?
01:54 – Things you need to consider for long chains
02:40 – Some aesthetic considerations
02:58 – Going for the Metal or the Plastic chain?
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Today we’re going to take a look at “Things to Consider in Blind Cord Options”
Hi, I’m Jason from the company Blockout Blinds and today I’m going to be talking to you about what to consider when selecting your blind controls.
As you might well be aware, pretty much most blinds come with a cord of some type and there’s a couple of things that you might want to consider when you are designing your new blinds. If you have a good design consultant that will go over this with you but some companies neglect to even mention that there are options with the chains or give you the right advice.
The first thing obviously is you need to decide on is if the cord is going to be on the left or on the right of the blind. You might say I’m pretty straightforward, well it is. Things to consider, make sure that it is on the side that is more easily accessible not on the side that one day you might put furniture that will obstruct your ability to use the cord. Just sort of walk into the room is it the closer side or is the side further away, it’s a little practicality.
The next thing you need to consider is the length of the chain. I can make all different lengths, you might wanna have it quite a bit shorter so its up high out of reach. It you do that, it’s fine. However, remember the shorter it is the less distance you can pull the chain which means it’s gonna take you quite a while to pull the bling up and down.
Whereas if you have the blind chain quite long, you’re going to have a nice long length to pull to be able to move it up and down more quickly. Remember though that if your blind cord is lower than 1.6 meters from the ground you need to put a safety device on the chains so the chain can’t be pulled away from the wall. However, in doing that you lose your ability to pull the chain away from the wall to control it.
If this blind was on the wall and I want to put it up and down quite often. I could pull the chain back like this an operate it from a bit of a distance but if I have to install the child safety device the chain will be affixed to the wall. So I have to come right next to be able to move the blind up and down. You just need to weigh up what is more practical to you.
A couple of other things to consider might be on your window. If you have a beam going across the middle of the window, you might want the cord to terminate in line with that beam just for it to look aesthetically more pleasing. You also might want to consider if you want a metal or a plastic chain. Most people will think that the metal chain is stronger but generally a plastic chain is stronger because it’s mold in one piece and its very hard to pull apart. Whereas the metal chain looks nicer and it hangs nicer because it has more weight. However, the little balls are connected to each other with these little pieces of steel and occasionally they can break apart. It doesn’t happen very often but it can happen.
So this are the couple of things that you might want to consider when choosing control options for your blinds and hopefully I made the process easier.
Till next time, I’ll see you then.
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