How to measure windows for interior shutters

Measuring your windows to get a quote couldn’t be any easier! How to measure windows for shutters

We don’t need totally exact sizes in order to provide a written quotation, but the rough estimate we e-mail you will be a good indication of the cost of your shutters if you get roughly the right sizes, and here’s how…

  • Take a tape measure (ideally a metal one) and offer it up to the window where the frame is (as the red lines in the picture).
  • Make a note of the size for the width and height.If you are interested in getting several windows fitted with shutters, it is best to measure them all and we will give you a price for them all.
  • If the window doesn’t have a large frame, or isn’t recessed like this one, simply measure to the edge of the glass.

We don’t need an exact size at this stage. If you like our estimate, we can measure for a final cost when we invite us for a final quotation. That’s it!

Remember that we’ll ensure the fit is perfect if you proceed! 

For examples of specific types of windows and how to measure them see below:

Specific window types

How to measure bay windows for shutters

Measure a bay window for inside shutters quotesBays are probably one of the most common window types which people choose to have us install shutters onto and luckily measuring them for a quote is super easy. For bays the heights will be identical on each of the windows so you only really need to measure heights once (we only need a rough height for a quote). If there are three sections to your bay, you would have three widths and three heights (heights all the same). If you have a four section bay, there would be four – it really is that simple! Bays can go right up to eight or nine sections and each window has to have it’s own shutter so please provide all the measurements for us.

Read more about shutters for bay windows here

Half height or Cafe style shutters

Half height or cafe shutters measuringOnce again we are sure you will find that measuring for half height shutters is similar to regular windows below, the difference being that you should only get a height roughly as high as you would like the shutter panels to reach. Please note that the height must be at least around 40 cm for us to be able to be able to manufacture the shutters.

Check our page of cafe style shutters for more info

How to measure special shapes windows for shutters

There are many odd shaped windows which could have shutters on themFor any and all special anf odd shaped windows we need the biggest dimension. For example if you have a round windows we need the measurement which is from the widest part. The same applies to triangles or curved windows like a sunshine arch. Easy peasy!

How to measure doors for internal shutters

How to measure internal doors for shuttersFrench doors and any other interior door has the same way of getting the dimensions, whether they are straight at the top or have a curved shape. In the image example we will have two panels because there are two doors. Don’t worry at all about where the handle will go or anything other than a rough size. If you decide to proceed with Cheap Shutters, our consultant will get perfect measurements for you!

Measuring standard windows

Measuring a standard window for shuttersStandard windows are the simplest to measure for shutters. Take your measure and get the longest distances for height and width. Measuring just outside the glass is probably easiest, as in our example. If you make an appointment for our consultant, he’ll take precise dimensions for your exact windows, based on the shutters you prefer for that window.