Cordless blinds are going to be the only solution for lifting mechanisms in the future. The future is now. If you are concerned about child or pet safety, then you should choose cordless blinds for your windows. Not only are they safer, they are also more attractive. The video posted with this blog shows the Hunter Douglas EverWood blinds with the LiteRise feature. They are so smooth and almost effortless. Keep in mind that you must be able to reach the top of the window in order to stack them all the way up or to pull them down from the up position.