Concealing Blinds in Windows & Doors

Configurations, Sizes and Technical Drawings.

Hidden blinds in slimline glazingRecessed blind in the ceilingRecessed roller shades in cornerDouble blinds - privacy blind and blackout blindConcealed blinds in shaped windowHidden blinds in sliding doorsHidden blinds in floor-to-ceiling glazing

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Multiple Configurations

Blinds can be concealed inside the wall or inside the ceiling, with the blind gap towards the window or towards the room. The most common configuration in windows and doors, is to use a headbox only, however in rooms where blackout blinds may be required, Blindspace side boxes and bottom boxes are also frequently used.

Bottom-up blinds can also be concealed in windows and gables with or without side boxes to conceal wires or blind side channels.

As a general rule, blinds should be installed as close to the window as possible to minimize gaps on the sides of the blind. This increase privacy, reduce light coming in and warm air circulating to the room. With Blindspace side boxes, gaps can be eliminated and 100% blackout can be achieved.

It is important to allow for protrudning door and window handles when configuring the blind gap close to the window.
Blindspace Illustration Blind Concealed in Ceiling

Blind concealed in ceiling

Blindspace box with gap towards the window and Blindspace cover painted at site to match the ceiling. Skim coat flanges on both sides.

Blindspace Illustration Blind Concealed in Wall

Blind concealed in wall

The most popular Blindspace wall configuration with blind gap and skim coat flange towards the room.

Blindspace concealed blinds with side channel for blackout blinds

Concealed blinds and side channels

Blindspace boxes on three or four sides of the window, concealing both blind and blind side channels for blackout blind.

Recessed curtain track - Blindspace illustration

Concealed blind and curtain track

Recessed curtain track installed next to the Blindspace box. Blind gap towards the window to allow the curtain to stack under the cover.

Skylight blinds with no visible wires
Close-up Blindspace installation

Fixing area detail

Close-up showing fixing area with counter-sink screws through skim coat flange, scrim tape, jointing compund and finished wall paint.

Sizes and Technical Drawings

The size of the Blindspace box required depends on the type and size of the blinds to be prepared for. The larger the glazing area and blind, the more space is needed to hide the blinds. As a general rule, a bigger box also allows for more options and easier installation.

Standard Blindspace S Series boxes are available in 100x100 mm and 110x130 mm. For single roller blinds in floor-to-ceiling glazing, we recommend S110x130, however S100x100 is the most popular option. S Series is available in 6m lengths or cut to specification.  

Custom Blindspace C Series are made to order in any dimension with no minimum order quantity. Dimensions in the table below are popular sizes. C Series is available in 3m lengths or cut to specification.

We provide splice pins to align two boxes and splice plates to align covers together over longer runs.

Boxes, covers and end caps are provided in white or powder coated to any standard RAL colour.

Blindspace Concealment Details for Roller Blinds

The required box size will depend on the brackets, tube, fabric and hem bar used. Blind max area may apply.
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9700 mm
6100 mm
4200 mm
3800 mm
Drawings
Max Height
C210x270
C175x235
Roller Blind XXL (SHY 110mm tube 75mm bar)
Roller Blind XL (SHY 80mm tube 75mm bar)
Roller Blind XXL (SHY 160mm tube 75mm bar)
Roller Blind L (Benthin RL01)
C135x200
Roller Blind M (Benthin RM01)
Example Blind
4900 mm
6400 mm
3900 mm
4000 mm
2800 mm
Max Width
Blindspace Box
S110x130
S100x100
2900 mm

Concealment Details for Roller Blinds with Side Channels

Blind max area may apply, see drawings and specifications from blind supplier.
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9700 mm
6100 mm
4200 mm
Drawings
Max Height
C210x270
SHY 160mm Tube 75mm bar
SHY 110mm Tube 75mm bar missing both
SHY 80mm Tube 36mm bar
C175x235
SHY 60mm Tube 36mm bar
Example Blind
6400 mm
4900 mm
3900 mm
2900 mm
Max Width
Blindspace Box
C135x155
C110x130
3000 mm

Concealment Details for Double Roller Blinds

Blind max area may apply, see drawings and specifications from blind supplier.
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2900 mm
3000 mm
Drawings
Max Height
High Box, Blinds stacked
Wide Box, Blinds side-by-side
C110x180
Two Boxes, Blinds side-by-side
Example Blind
2800 mm
2900 mm
2900 mm
Max Width
Blindspace Box
C220x130
S110x130
3000 mm

Sample Installation Details including Corners

Example configurations
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2900 mm
2900 mm
2900 mm
2900 mm
Drawings
Max Height
S100x100R Corner M
Blinds installed in corner with mitred boxes
Blinds installed in corner with butted boxes
Blinds installed together with curtain track
Blinds installed towards the room
S100x100N + RTF1
Blinds installed towards the window
Description
2800 mm
2800 mm
2800 mm
2800 mm
2800 mm
Max Width
Blindspace Box
S100x100I
S100x100R
2900 mm
S100x100R Corner B
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3800 mm
3800 mm
Drawings
Max Height
Blinds installed in corner with mitred boxes
Blinds installed in corner with butted boxes
Blinds installed towards the window
Description
4000 mm
4000 mm
4000 mm
Max Width
Blindspace Box
S110x130R Corner M
S110x130R
3800 mm
S110x130R Corner B

Concealment Details for Cellular Duette Blinds

Blind max area may apply, see drawings and specifications from blind supplier.
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4200 mm
3800 mm
Drawings
Max Height
Duette 25
Duette 25
C110x200
Duette 25
Example Blind
2200 mm
2200 mm
2200 mm
Max Width
Blindspace Box
C110x170
C110x130
2200 mm

Blindspace to Future-Proof

A bigger box allows for more future options.
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3000 mm
2200 mm
Drawings
Max Height
Double Blind, ZIP, Cellular
Single Roller Blind, ZIP, Cellular
110x200
Single Roller Blind
Example Blind
2200 mm
2200 mm
2800 mm
Max Width
Blindspace Box
110x130
100x100
2900 mm

Installation Instructions

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Installation instructions

Headbox for Windows & Doors
Headbox & Side Boxes for Windows & Doors

Get in Touch

We are happy to answer any question you may have or forward you to one of our many local partners. We work with selected Blinds and AV companies around the world and we assist architects, designers, property developers, glazing companies, contractors and home owners to conceal blinds and recess curtain tracks, in their projects.

Are you interested in becoming a local partner? Do you operate a Blinds or AV company with excellent client reviews? Get in touch to learn more!  

Use the form below, send an email to sales@blindspace.com or give us a call (24/7) on any of the numbers below.

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About Blindspace

Founded in Sweden at the historic cotton mill Nääs Fabriker in 2016, our mission is to provide more people with beautiful, bright and energy-efficient places in which to live, work, and play. We want to be the preferred choice among architects, contractors and shading specialists, to conceal blinds and recess curtain tracks in any window.

We have filed several patent applications and will continue to innovate for and with our customers and partners. We partner with companies globally for mutually beneficial relationships. This includes blind specialists, blind manufacturers, AV companies, and architectural glazing companies. We develop and provide standard and bespoke solutions, design support, drawings, samples and training.

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