I am so pleased with these blinds for the price. They fit perfectly and therefore seem like a custom fit. By contrast, Pottery Barn, which asks about $150 more for their window treatments, only offers 64" long blinds. My windows are 54". Who needs the 10 extra inches? These extend right down to the bottom sill without the useless, ugly extra blind buildup. The installation was not bad at all - probably took 2 hours in total for two blinds. They don't have the faux wood grain look like some faux wood blinds on the market. They are completely smooth - if that matters to you. Because Overstock did not have the size I wanted in the Snow White, with some hesitation, I went with the Pearl White. It is a slightly creamier white. I painted my trim Benjamin Moore White Dove and it blended almost perfectly with the trim. The valance, which has the design of crown molding, is a nice finishing touch. A great buy.
I priced this type of blind everywhere and no one had the price that Overstock did. They were meant to be behind a sheer. My thought was if they aren't that great, they really won't show. Was I wrong. They are just beautiful. I spent quite a bit of money 2+ years ago putting up window treatments - I am so sorry I didn't just think to use this type of blind throughout the house. I would have saved thousands. They are just right.
Honestly, I took a chance with these blinds. You never know if your own measurements are correct or whether you take into account of the header rail in the length or whether or not the manufacturer adds or subtracts an eighth or quarter of an inch here or there. I've owned six condos and two homes in my life and one of the first installations to do is window treatments. I took a chance on these are they were perfect in every way...... Seriously, this is not a canned review. The installation was a piece of cake. Four screws into the inside mount of the window that hold up the brackets. The header rail of the blind just clips right in. I would say the installation was 8 minutes each. These blinds are so clean looking. There are no cords and the plastic tabs are a good idea to install to pull down or up these blinds. All nine of the blinds that I ordered 8 x 34" and 1 x 26" FIT PERFECTLY. It's like they were made for the condo. I am so please with all of them. The condo looks so finished and clean. Bravo.
After buying a new house that needed dozens of window treatments, we couldn't afford anything much more expensive than these shades for now. They come in a good variety of sizes, so I was able to find a close fit for most of my windows. The only thing I don't love about these is that the cord is very awkward to get out of the way when the shade is up. Very long, and the wider shades come with multiple cords that get tangled together easily. They do seem to work fairly well as far as I can tell, but we will see with time if they hold up. All in all, for the price, these look good, but you definitely get what you pay for as far as functionality goes.
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