These Rangoon bamboo shades are just exactly what was needed in my brand new renovated kitchen. I had a friend over to aid with the shades being put up, and she was amazed at the difference in my kitchen. (from the "olden" one!) It took a while to figure out the instructions, and the first, largest shade took about 2-3 hours for me to get up, as the instructions had 3 sheets, and 2 were the same. The last sheet was to instruct how to put them up as "Roman" shades. I have a very old house, and the woodwork is quite hard to screw into, but finally got the largest of the three I purchased installed. The colors go perfectly with the newly painted walls. Still have to put up the 2 smaller shades on other windows. Overall, a satisfying, and great experience.