DIY – Hanging Window Treatments?

Question by kitkat_137: DIY – Hanging Window Treatments?
I just bought a new house; but, there are no window coverings (or fittings) existing. I would like to hang curtains and perhaps blinds in the windows; but, I don’t know how to measure appropriately so that the rod is well-placed and the curtains are long enough. Any advice?

Best answer:

Answer by boredstiff8
Yes, one thing you may want to know is when securing the brackets to the wall you want to secure the screws into wood.. There normally will be wood behind the sheetrock within 2″ along both sides of the window and up to the ceiling. If you try to spread the brackets farther apart the rod will fall down and you will have holes in the wall.

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