Top Down Bottom Up Shades and Window Blinds

Window Covering Ideas: Choosing the Best Top Down/Bottom Up Window Coverings for your Home

Top Down Bottom Up Shades Offer Both Privacy & Natural Light

The Top Down/Bottom Up lift control system (also called duofold) is ideal for rooms where privacy is a necessity, but also where natural light is desired. Window shades with this option have cords on each side; one cord allows the shade to be raised from the bottom up and the other cord allows the shade to be lowered from the top. These shades are also available in a cordless option, something that is important where child safe blinds & shades are required.

This popular lift option allows for that versatility when adjusting window treatments (including honeycomb cellular shades, pleated shades, bamboo or woven wood shades and roman shades) to control privacy and lighting levels. In a "nutshell", top down/bottom up lift control systems offer the best of both worlds insofar as simultaneous light and privacy control are concerned.

The top down function for window treatments is effective for ground floor rooms, where maintaining privacy is important (bathrooms, bedrooms), yet still allow light to enter by having the sun filter through the opening at the top of the window. At night, "top down" window treatments are particularly effective if you also have "top down" windows, which will allow the breeze to enter your home while maintaining safety.

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Honeycomb Cellular Shades

Honeycomb cellular shades, also known as honeycomb shades, cellular shades, or simply cell shades, have become extremely popular for the softness and warmth they add while providing substantial privacy. Cell shades provide the most insulation from heat or cold of any custom window shade and will either filter or block natural light depending on your fabric choice. The honeycomb shape of the cells traps air providing excellent insulation, energy efficiency, and sound absorption. Popular options on cellular window shades include cordless, top down bottom up, and cordless top down bottom up operation.

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Pleated Shades

Pleated Shades offer a clean look to complete any room's decor. They are available with a privacy liner, continuous loop lift cord and top down bottom up lift system. Pleated shades are fabric window shades made from a single continuous layer of woven polyester fabric with a wide variety of colors to choose from. If you're on a budget pleated shades are an economical alternative to cellular shades.

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Roman Shades for Living Rooms

Roman Shades are a classic choice that brings elegance to any room, and come in a variety of fabrics. They are best known for their opulence and are made with high quality, stain resistance fabrics, hand tailored to your window sizes. Some roman shade options include pleated and hobbled fold style, cordless, top down bottom up, and room darkening or blackout roman shade liners.

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Bamboo / Woven Wood Shades

Bamboo or Woven Wood Shades add casual elegance and texture to any room. Made from a variety of natural and man-made fibers, bamboo woven wood shades softly filter natural light or add an optional liner for extra light control and privacy. They are the perfect window treatment for warmer climates. Closed, they allow the breezes to pass through the windows while blocking the sun's harsh rays and damaging UV light. They come in a variety of different weaves, colors and stains.

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