I purchased four of these in white to match the trim in my room. The four measured 108 inches and I had 110 inches of space. My handy-man put them up (he's the BEST!), and they look fab! Yes there are thin cords on righ & left side of each unit, but I don't think it detracts from the overall look. I keep them down on the top 10 inches, which lets in plenty of light. Sometimes I pull the bottom up so the stupid cat can gaze out the window. Everyone was amazed at how much I paid (even with the handy-man fee).