Introduction

Installing Window Shades tout »
Gain control of the natural light entering your home by installing cellular window shades. These readily available window treatments permit you to change the ambiance and appearance of a room - from bright and cheery to dimly lit and peaceful - in just seconds.

Cellular shades, which are also called honeycomb shades, feature two layers of pleated polyester fabric that are fused together. These easy-to-install shades are sold at home centers, lumberyards and design centers in dozens of sizes, colors and styles. For this project, we installed cordless shades that don’t have an annoying pull string. To raise or lower the shade, you simply grasp its lower rail and push up or pull down. Note that cellular shades aren’t just for windows; they can also be installed on French doors.

Cellular shades are custom-cut to size, so be careful when you measure and record the dimensions of your windows.
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    Tools List

    • ratcheting screwdriver
      Multi-tip screwdriver
    • Awl
      Awl
    • 16-foot tape measure
      Tape measure
    • two-foot level
      2-foot level and straight board
    • drill
      Drill/driver with 1/16-inch-diameter bit
    • utility knife
      Utility knife

    Shopping List

    1. WINDOW SHADE

    2. MOUNTING BRACKETS AND SCREWS (COME WITH SHADE)

    3. WOOD SHIM