How Do Top-Down Bottom-Up Shades Work?

In the market for some new window treatments, but tired of the same types you’ve previously owned? Maybe you’ve been at a friend’s house in Everett, Mill Creek or Monroe, or a new business, and notice they have these window shades that seem to be different every time. Sometimes they’re pulled up, sometimes they’re pulled down, and sometimes they’re positioned strategically in the middle. You wonder, do they have different window treatments every time you stop by? No - they have Top-Down Bottom- Up Shades! Still confused? No worries, we will walk you through the magic of how these shades work.

Top-Down Bottom-Up Shades

As much as we love the Pacific Northwest sun, sometimes a little variety and control over its effects is a huge bonus. Top-Down Bottom-Up Shades are a fantastic option for light control, privacy control, and UV ray control to protect your floors and furniture.

Budget Blinds of Snohomish County offers Top-Down Bottom-Up with Cellular Shades and Woven Wood Shades. These shades operate essentially as two separate sets of window shades on each window, allowing much more flexibility to meet your needs at any given time.

Normal shades function from one mechanism that is at the top of the window and enables the shades to be pulled up from the bottom. The difference in Top-Down Bottom-Up Shades is not only do they function by pulling the shades to the top, they can also be pulled towards the bottom as well.

Typically, these shades are cordless and are used by pulling on a plastic tab to your desired placement. To operate, gently pull the tab down to release it from the headrail and stop when you reach the right spot for you. To lift the bottom shade, you pull on the bottom tab. It’s truly a simple operation, yet allows so many more options on placement.

For instance, if you want privacy yet still love natural light, you can pull from the bottom-up tab and have the majority of the window covered except for the very top portion. Or perhaps the sun is glaring inside the room and needs a bit of shade, yet the glare is in middle of the window view and you don’t really want to cover the entire thing. You can pull both the top-down and bottom-up tabs to cover the middle of the window, while there is a space left above and below for the overflow sunlight.

Budget Blinds of Snohomish County has an abundance of color and material options for both Cellular Shades and Woven Wood Shades. No matter your style, there is a Top-Down Bottom-Up option to help you create your perfect atmosphere.

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