Blinds conspiracy

Whom do I have to speak to in getting out of this custom blinds type of scenario? I mean seriously. Is there some window blinds mafia that you have to initiate into?
Here’s the deal. We’re looking for some blinds for the house, and they measure out to be 25″ from inside edge to inside edge. We’re not talking about a custom-built house here, oh no. It’s a spec home and a dang nice one (at least we love it). So you’d think that everything is standard right?
Apparently most people that have three pane windows all have it custom done. What’s strange is that if you go to Lowe’s or Home Depot, they have every single odd numbered inch you could think of “except” 25 inches. I mean, why they skip from 23 to 27 is beyond me. And why this even occurs? What the heck.
So someone point me in the direction of whom I have to pay homage to as I’d like to get some blinds up.
Photo Credit: (unfoldedorigami)

  • Sue

    Ben, blinds are built in ranges for standard window sizes. If yours are not in that range, then you order custom. There has to be a gap on each side of the blind. The smaller the gap the better.
    Go here: http://www.blinds.com
    There is a how-to-measure video and all kinds of sizes.

  • Sue

    Ben, blinds are built in ranges for standard window sizes. If yours are not in that range, then you order custom. There has to be a gap on each side of the blind. The smaller the gap the better.
    Go here: http://www.blinds.com
    There is a how-to-measure video and all kinds of sizes.

  • I know that. The point is more of the fact, why does it skip from 23″ to 27″. I doubt that the home from Shuggart is a non-standard window. Yet, wherever you go to look at blinds they skip 25″ width. Blinds.com is a good source, but their sizing for width looks like they cut it for you more than pre-made. Nothing wrong with that, but it’s still odd that a “standard” size doesn’t have standard width blinds.
    So in actuality, it’s not so much of not knowing where to buy, as much as why this actually even happens. If it’s standard, you should be able to buy the part.

  • darkmoon

    I know that. The point is more of the fact, why does it skip from 23″ to 27″. I doubt that the home from Shuggart is a non-standard window. Yet, wherever you go to look at blinds they skip 25″ width. Blinds.com is a good source, but their sizing for width looks like they cut it for you more than pre-made. Nothing wrong with that, but it’s still odd that a “standard” size doesn’t have standard width blinds.
    So in actuality, it’s not so much of not knowing where to buy, as much as why this actually even happens. If it’s standard, you should be able to buy the part.