These are just as nice as the custom-order blinds you'll find at the home improvements stores, and are about one-third of the cost. The 'tilt' side has two cords which you pull, instead of the wands that you find on some of the other wooden blinds. The valance that is included is a piece of moulding that snaps on the top and adds an instant touch of 'custom'. Installation was simple and I had all six up within 90 minutes, without the aid of another set of hands. Highly recommended.