The installation was so easy. I was lucky that the screw holes on the inside of the window from the previous mini blinds matched up to the hardware for these blinds. For this width, there are are just two L brackets, on on each end. (Wider widths have another bracket in the middle, I think.) You screw those brackets to each upper corner of the window. There's a screw coming down from the top of the L bracket & you pop the shade up so that a connected screw comes through a hole in the top of the blinds. The hole is long & gives plenty of wiggle room. One of side was harder to get in than the other, but it really just needed an extra push. There are wing nuts that then get screwed on to hold up the top of the blinds. I appreciate the ease of installation because it's a one-person job and takes no more than a few minutes. As other reviewers noted, at night it is nothing more than a filter. You can't see out but people can still see in. If you want a shade that blocks the view in, versus just a pretty light filter than finishes off the room, find another shade.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? same color as shown
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. much better than I expected for the price
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? extremely
I purchased 22 of these shades (19 were this size) to replace high-end 2" mini-blinds in my house. I was tired of looking at the white/sterile blinds and most of all I felt they were NEVER clean. I can tell you that these bamboo shades are perfect for my rooms! They instantly warm up the space, but don't overpower the decor. They are crisp and clean and are well-made! Don't let the light color fool you. The bamboo is true light bamboo, but is more earth-toned than white. Installation is a breeze once you get the first one up. They can be cleaned with the brush attachment on any vacuum or a duster. So much easier to clean than mini blinds! If you want to warm up your room and update your look, buy these blinds! Oh, and they aren't room-darkening blinds. The light will shine through.
I bought these blinds for all the windows in my house. These blinds were easy to hang - we hung all 18 blinds in 3-4 hours. I read the other reviews and purchased my own screws to ensure we didn't have any issues - would also recommend purchasing washers that are a bit larger than the ones provided. They are light filtering but we still noticed that the house stayed cooler in the summer heat once the blinds were installed.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color is accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great quality for the price
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate Description - needed window depth as a measurement.
This was my second bamboo blind purchase from Overstock.com and I am just as happy with this product as I was with the first set. Very easy to install, too. I did it without any assistance (other than my cordless drill). It looks great in our coastal bathroom!
The only down side to these shades is the fact that they are so long when I don't need them to be, I will just have to make them look right by raising them to the bottom of the windows. They are all the same lovely color and they really look good and I am very pleased with them.
I ordered these after reading all the great reviews. I couldn't be happier with them. I bought four blinds, 2 large (70" w) and 2 small (26"). The total cost for all four was cheaper than just one blind from other online blind stores. They are a little 'greener' than what is shown on the photo, but once they are installed and you're not looking at them up close, they look beautiful and natural. The blind itself is of excellent quality. But as is stated in other reviews, the screws that are included are not great. You'll definitely want to use sturdier ones, especially if you're installing a large blind.
For the price these shades are better than I expected. They are substantial looking and quite stylish. They give my sun room just the right amount of coziness without sacrificing light. I immediately bought more for my kitchen. Both orders arrived in less than a week.
No real instructions, as I was doing this myself without a man. When drilling into the window frame pilot holes are the key. First blind took me a while but the next two where a breeze. Shades the kitchen from the sun and keeps it cool but still lets light in so it's not super dark. Love it.
We ordered these to replace venetian blinds in our hot tub room. We found the perfect size for our windows as well as a color that would work well. My husband put them up quickly and we both stood back and admired them. The color of all three shades matched which was something I worried about before we got them. The price was right, we found just what we wanted and the shipping was fast. Highly recommended--thanks Overstock!
I bought two smaller sizes of these shades for my closet and laundry room to test them before purchasing seven-ten for my living and dining room. they look good, but.... one always sticks when opening and closing. this will be a twice daily occurrence, so i'm not sure if i'm going to move forward with these for my living and dining room yet or not.