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The Low Down on Top-Down Bottom-Up Shades

More often than not, my customers are always looking for a fresh perspective on ways to spruce up their home décor. That’s why they call me!  During home remodels, I tell home owners that the sky is the limit (and not the roof)!

A popular item on many of their to-do lists is, of course, window treatments. For those looking for a new angle on their window treatments, look no further than top-down bottom-up shades!


Top-Down Bottom-Up Shades

Top-down bottom-up shades (let’s just refer to these as TDBU for the rest of this entry) are incredibly useful in all types of rooms and situations. For ground-floor level rooms in your home, a TBDU treatment will allow you the level of privacy you desire while allowing light into the room through the top section.

This is particularly helpful for your TV/media room, where glare is your number one problem. TDBU shades would allow you to raise the bottom portion to a level that shields the TV screen while allowing a controlled level of natural light in your room.

Cut the Cord

These shades go great with cordless lift options, offering a clean-cut and minimalist look. Another great addition is a remote kit which gives you unprecedented control over the lighting conditions in your room with only the lift of a finger.

Tri-Light Shades

While not a standard TDBU, tri-light shades operate on the same idea just in a bit different way.

Generally, the bottom portion of a tri-light is a cellular shade fitted with a heavy light-filtering or blackout option. The top portion consists of a lighter fabric that allows for much more light than their bottom counterparts.

Tri-Lights are a great, fashionable way to add a sense of style and utility to your home. With a variety of fabrics and colors at our disposal, there’s no room in your home that these window treatments can’t help!


Of course, thinking horizontally, mounting two shades on one head-rail (with a great-looking valence) can assist in much the same manner if privacy is not much of a concern in the room.

Are you ready to take the next step toward making your house the home of your dreams? No problem, we are always on call for new and current customers!

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Contact Steve Dannenmueller, the Authority on Shutters, Blinds, & Closets.

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