Schedule a consultation for a custom blinds installation by reaching out to the contractor or service company with your ideal time and date, typically through email or by calling the company directly. Some major home improvement retailers also partner with local design and construction firms to offer consultation services through the retailer's website, as of 2015.
Many contractors and blind installation specialists handle consultation appointments manually, rather than through online forms and tools, meaning you must contact the contractor directly to book your appointment. Begin by deciding on the time and day that works best for you, as well as some alternatives in the event that the contractor is not available then. You should also know how many windows need blinds and their approximate size so that the contractor may allot the appropriate amount of time during the consultation. Once you decide on a time, make sure you confirm it during the correspondence and follow up with the contractor the day before to ensure that the time is still valid.
Some retailers, such as Home Depot, allow you to submit a consultation request for blind installation through the Services section of their websites. These forms typically begin by asking for your address to confirm that the store offers coverage in your area. You must also provide your full address and contact information so that a consultant may follow up with you to make an appointment.