size of ledge
by Mary Nelson-Boyce
(Fountain Hills, AZ)
We have a window with an eyebrow arch over it. We like the idea of the top down honeycomb shades for the arch but have only 1" ledge. I could not find the dimension of the width of the ledge for this. Could you please let us know what that is and if there is a way to adjust the blind to accommodate only 1" ledge.
The minimum mounting depth for this shade is 3/4". The only thing is that if you have only a 1" ledge is that it will not be flush with the ledge, the shade will protrude slightly, but will still be able to be installed.
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Window extends into foundation wall ledge.
(Columbia, Missouri, USA)
basement window extending into foundation wall
Basement bedrooms have thick foundation wall with ledge, into which the windows extend. Shades cover the window for privacy and darkness, but are not aesthetically pleasing.
Windows are 70" wide x 52.5" high; top is 7.5" from ceiling. The thick wall ledge is 54" from the ceiling, but the window extends down to 59.5", with a typical window sill there.
I would like to soften the window appearance and thought about jabots on the sides, extending to the wall ledge; a valance would extend across the top to cover the existing shade.
I thought about additional sheers to cover the entire window, but the upper ledge sill extends 1.5" into the window area on each side.
Any suggestions for this weird layout in two basement bedrooms??
By adding the sheers and valance you should definitely be able to overcome this problem.
First, the valance and maybe even the sheers should protrude from the wall more than the foundation ledge.
The valance itself should extend about 4" on each side (this is the recommended amount for any valance).
Make the Jabots long enough that they should cover the foundation ledge.
The sheers themselves should also be outside mounted and can be wider than the window itself if they protrude enough. The valance and jabot should protrude more than the sheers.
Here you can see valances with jabots.
Good Luck with your project.
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