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.
I live in Seattle where having light to let into the house is a premium. I love the functionality of these shades. Fully closed they let filtered light in. Opened top down half way I get to see my craftsman divided window panes. Moving them up part way I don't see people walking down the sidewalk but I can see my rose bushes. I have four 23 inch windows and four 19 inch windows. I watched a youtube video on how to cut the 23 inch down to 19 inch. That may not be for everyone to do but with this house built in 1903 with some of the windows being a non standard size to avoid the expensive custom built options that are available I thought at this price I could take the chance. It has worked out and they are fully operational. One cautionary note. The dictionary definition of alabaster is bright super white but in fact that option in these shades have an yellow brown color so if you want white shades order the white not the alabaster.
We bought our new home in 2014. No window treatment were included, I searched local stores for something different. I didn't want just "mini blinds" for the living room. I found items similar to these as a very high cost and not at the width I needed which added more money to have them customized. By chance I went on Overstock (which was my first time) and what do you know, they had what I wanted with the exact width I needed. I got 3 window treatments for less than what one would have cost me at the "other" store, very happy. It is now 3 1/2 years later and they look and work as well as the first day
I ordered a whole set of these for the house. Unfortunately the Measurement Chart they provide (for INSIDE MOUNT) is not as accurate as I expected; I could have easily ordered an a shade that was 1 inch wider than what they recommended. I followed the directions for the "Inside Mount" measurements - perfectly - but still think the size/width is too small/narrow for the window. I recommend ordering the same size/width blinds as the inner window frame (for inside mount). Ex. 30 inch window = 30 inch blinds. Otherwise you'll have a large gap between the shades and window and will see the mounting hardware at the top/sides of the window frame. Have had problems with a few "slipping" - the cord does not seat well/tight into the roller, which means they occasionally fall/lower on their own....
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