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Top Down Bottom Up shades are a great way to get insulation, privacy, child safety and affordability solutions for window treatments in your home. You’ve probably seen top down bottom up shades many times in the past, so I won’t tell you too much extra about them. I will use this platform to tell you about things you should consider. Controls- There are many ways to control honeycomb shades; cords, motors, retractable cords, cordless. You NEED to pick the right option for your circumstances. In the attached video, you will see the Hunter Douglas top down bottom up LiteRise cordless option, but there are reasons that you might not want this option. On the surface, it might seem like the right option to choose, but once you look at your home, you may feel differently.

Hunter Douglas Applause Shades

Hunter Douglas Applause Shades

Here’s a scenario to consider. What if you are a retiree and you have shades over your bathtub. Do you want to have to climb into the tub every time you want to adjust them? Would you want your loved ones having to do the same thing? What if you live in a home with very high ceilings? If you look at your windows, you will notice that some of the windows are very tall too. Will you want to grab a stepladder every time you want to lower or raise the honeycomb shades? Will you want to find the extension pole that is available and then try to fit the small hook through the seemingly even smaller hole in the handle? What if you are vertically challenged and have to move the shade that is over the kitchen sink? Clearly, it is very important to make the right choice in your control system. We could spend a lot of time talking about the pros and cons of your top down bottom up shading controls, but you are better off talking to your trusted window fashions expert to get a consultation which will help you to do so.

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