Recess Window

Are you planning to enhance your windows with some elegant curtains? If you have recessed windows and are wondering whether to adjust your measurements, you've come to the right place. In this guide, we will answer the frequently asked question: "Should I deduct one and a half centimetres from the length of my recessed windows?" The short answer is yes, and we'll explain why in this comprehensive guide.


Understanding Window Recess

Before we delve into measuring your recessed windows, let's clarify what a window recess is. Also known as a window reveal, it refers to the space between the surface of a window pane and the wall in which the window is situated. To determine whether your window features a recess and, if so, to measure its depth is the first step in deciding whether to opt for an inside or outside curtain track or pole when designing or installing window treatments.


Why Deduct 1.5 Centimetres?

When measuring windows for curtain poles and tracks in recessed windows, it's crucial to deduct one and a half centimetres from the total width. This adjustment ensures that your curtain track fits snugly within the recessed area. Without this deduction, your curtain track may be too large for the window, leading to installation challenges and an unattractive appearance.


Step-by-Step Guide: Measuring for Recessed Windows


Step 1: Gather Your Tools

Before you begin, gather the following tools:

  • A measuring tape
  • A pencil
  • A notepad or paper


Step 2: Measure the Width

Start by measuring the width of your recessed window from one end to the other. Measure at the top, middle, and bottom of the window, noting down the smallest measurement as your window's width.


Step 3: Deduct 1.5 Centimetres

Now, deduct one and a half centimetres (approximately 0.6 inches) from the width measurement you obtained. This adjustment ensures that your curtain track will fit within the recessed area comfortably.


Step 4: Select Your Curtain Pole or Track

With your adjusted measurements, confidently choose a curtain pole or track that matches the dimensions. Consider the style and material that best complements your interior decor.


Step 5: Installation

Once you have your curtain pole or track, follow the manufacturer's instructions for installation. With the correct measurements, the installation process should be smooth, and your curtains will hang beautifully within the recessed window.


By following these steps and deducting one and a half centimetres from your measurements, you'll ensure that your curtain poles and tracks fit perfectly within your recessed windows. This small adjustment can make a significant difference in the overall appearance and functionality of your curtains.


When it comes to recessed windows, precision is key. Deducting 1.5 centimetres is a simple yet crucial step in the process of measuring for curtain poles and tracks. It guarantees a tailored fit and ensures that your curtains will enhance the beauty of your windows and your living space. If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our team at  01494 460198.


So, go ahead, measure your recessed windows with confidence, deduct that 1.5 centimetres, and enjoy the perfect curtain setup that transforms your home's ambiance.