Concealing Blinds in Windows & Doors

Configurations, Sizes and Technical Drawings.

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 blind. As a general rule, a bigger box allows for more blind options and easier installation.

Custom Blindspace boxes can be made to any size. For single roller blinds in floor-to-ceiling glazing, we recommend standard 110x130 mm Blindspace boxes, however our standard 100x100 mm boxes are also very popular. See size charts and drawings below.

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
210x270
175x235
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)
135x200
Roller Blind M (Benthin RM01)
Example Blind
4900 mm
6400 mm
3900 mm
4000 mm
2800 mm
Max Width
Blindspace Box
110x130
100x100
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
210x270
SHY 160mm Tube 75mm bar
SHY 110mm Tube 75mm bar missing both
SHY 80mm Tube 36mm bar
175x235
SHY 60mm Tube 36mm bar
Example Blind
6400 mm
4900 mm
3900 mm
2900 mm
Max Width
Blindspace Box
135x155
110x130
3000 mm

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
110x200
Duette 25
Example Blind
2200 mm
2200 mm
2200 mm
Max Width
Blindspace Box
110x170
110x130
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

1.     Tools required
2.     Blindspace components
3.     Measure Opening and Pockets for Windows and Doors
4.     Measure Opening and Pockets for Skylights
5.     Cut the Length of a Box
6.     Cut Skim Coat Flanges
7.     Prepare End Caps
8.     Prepare for Electrical Wiring
9.     Fit the Headbox for Windows and Doors
10.   Fit Side Boxes for Windows and Doors
11.   Fit the Headbox for Skylights
12.   Fit Side Boxes for Skylights
13.   Prepare Covers
14.   Apply Scrim Tape
15.   Plastering / Decoration of Walls
16.   Closing Covers for Windows and Doors
17.   Closing Covers for Skylights
18.   Support

Get in Touch

We are happy to answer any question you may have. We support architects, designers, property developers, glazing companies contractors, home owners and blind specialists with their projects. We are also looking for companies around the world to become certified Blindspace partners. We are currently available in 10 countries, contact us for local contacts.

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

+44 20 8798 3945
+1 646 844 7545
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