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If you are looking for easy to lift wood blinds, please take a look at this blog and video of the Normandy Wood Blinds with Smart Release from Norman Window Fashions. We will discuss some of the options and features down below.

These Are Easy to Lift Wood Blinds

The major trend in horizontal blinds, whether real or faux wood blinds, is to go with cordless operation. Though cordless is a great option, there are reasons to consider using a different lifting and tilting mechanism. Let’s quickly discuss a couple of them.

  • Hard to Reach- If you can’t reach the top of your window, then a cordless option may not be practical.
  • Arthritis or Weak Hands- One of the biggest users of the Smart Release mechanism is Retirement Communities. They require very little grip strength and lift strength.
  • Safer Mechanism than traditional Corded Blinds- Because these cords are mounted to the wall, they are safer than free-flow cords, which are standard for most horizontal blinds.

How Are They Easy To Lift Wood Blinds?

How do these blinds work? To raise, you pull on the continuous cord loop which is spring assisted and the axle inside the headrail gently lifts the bottom rail almost effortlessly. To lower the blinds, you just give a tug to the opposite side of the cord and the blind gently lowers itself. Please watch the video to see it in action.

Specs For Normandy Wood Blinds with Smart Release

These are a fantastic system, but they are very specialized for easy to lift wood blinds. Therefore, Norman Window Fashions has placed a significant upcharge on this feature. When we are helping our clients design their window fashion choices, we help them determine which windows might benefit most from this lifting and lowering mechanism.

You can look at the chart on the left to see some limits to what this product can do. One of the most critical issues that you will see has to do with the maximum height of this lift system. The Smart Release mechanism can only lift up to 78” of height. So, if you are planning a large opening, 6 1/2” feet is your tallest option.

Also, you will notice that the minimum width is 22”. This means that some of your windows, like near the front door or in a bay window may not be wide enough to to use this system.



Which Easy To Lift Wood Blind Mechanism is Best For Me?

Well, we are back to the reality. Which type is best for me and best for you will probably be different. We can have the exact same home, and personal choices will make our selections different. I don’t want to get into all of those reasons now, but when we meet in person at your home or project I will go over every single option so that you will be making the perfect choice of window treatments for YOU.

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Kempler Design is located in Reno NV and serves the northern Nevada and Lake Tahoe regions with a mobile design showroom. Paul Kempler, its founder is considered a window fashions expert. Kempler Design has been featured in many prestigious projects, including the HGTV dream home in Lake Tahoe. Kempler Design works with homeowners as well as interior design firms looking for a local contact in the Reno/Tahoe area or is available for travel.

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