I researched many different blinds and also had a blind consultant come and measure my windows for hunterdouglassblinds. These blinds are about 8 to 10 Xs cheaper and look great. They function well and provide the privacy we needed at the bottom of the window. The top down function utilizes a cord and the bottom up use a simple hand push up system. I have gotten several compliments and I love them. One blind out of seven, came in not working but Overstock is working to resolve this problem. Great purchase.