I got these for my bedroom and then got a set for my son's room. They have unique features and are very reasonably priced. We live in a city with great views, so I don't want people being able to look in my windows, but I want to see the mountains and the valley. So top-down means I can have my views but the lower part of the window has shade coverage. I like the natural light and I can control the view! They are also handling well the rough handling of a 4 year old who plays with the cords when I'm not in the room.
For the price you cannot go wrong. Quality is good and operation is good. I like them because there are no strings and you can keep the bottoms down and still enjoy the sun coming in from opening the tops only. I only discount one star because sometimes they stick a little when I putting them down in a hurry and don't go down completely straight.
Gave 4 stars instead of 5 simply because the shades are a little cheaply made. I would not recommend them for a high traffic area--lots of adjusting the shade every day. Otherwise, they are a great value at this price. As noted in other reviews, the ivory has an unusual tint to it, but the separate photo of the color now posted on the website is fairly accurate. Super easy installation and good instructions. It helps to have a drill & electric screwdriver. I used an inside mount and had no trouble at all.
We got these shades 9 months ago. Easy to install because they are so light. Worked well in the beginning, but with daily use, have already started to tear apart and malfunction. They would be a great deal if they held up for any amount of time. I would get these only if they are for cosmetic purposes and not for daily use! They look nice.
I can't comment on the quality/color because we never mounted them. I don't know if the quality is poor or excellent but the reviewi won't post without putting something. We ordered the blinds for an inside mount, and the mounting bracket is too deep for my windows. Shallow mount brackets are needed, but not available, nor were there specs on the depth of the bracket . I never thought this would be an issue. The bracket (for inside mount) is 1-3/4" deep and I would have to mount them on the inside-top of the window frame--however, the screw holes (on the top of the bracket) start approx 13/16" away from the back of the bracket-which in my case exceeded the depth of the window. We could've messed with it to mount, but the blind would not sit flush and would tip back, and obviously not function properly. I hope that makes sense. Customer Service was very nice and put a call tag on them. I was disappointed, because for the price I would've liked to use them!
I'm giving these shades 5 stars based on value. For the price, these shades are great!! As stated by others "ivory" is more yellow than one would think but if you have earth tones in your room, these will work!!! The pull strings are cheaply made, 1 has already ripped out of the plastic pull but it's an easy fix.
Easy to install. Mine are corded, some reviews said they were completely cordless but mine are cordless on the bottom and have short cords for the top-down. Love them....was quoted over $900 for these style blinds through a local company so I was ecstatic to find these. They are a little yellowish when open, but when completely closed they are ivory. The light does make them a little yellowish but I dont mind because I did not want stark white anyway. Even Lowe's quoted me over $200 per blinds. GREAT BUY!!!!
This product is VERY IVORY in color. Very yellow. If you are looking for a beige tone, you are likely better off going with white rather than ivory because it is so yellow. Save yourself from the $** return shipping costs and go white instead!
I was looking for Top Down/ Bottom Up blind to be used for the porch of the new home I bought. Everywhere else I looked, it was a lot more expensive, so I decided to go with Overstock. I bought 8 of these blinds out which I had to return 3 of them for exchange because the blind wouldnt go up or down and occasionally worked. Overstock customer service was excellent. But this product is not worth the money.