I bought these shades to replace wood blinds in my bedroom. My bedroom faces the street so for privacy I always had to keep the wood blinds closed and I even installed curtains for added privacy/black out purposes so I could sleep at night. This is not
necessary any more and these shades are the total package. With these shades I have privacy, can let in natural light during the day and significantly reduce the light noise when I go to bed. I'm sleeping better and enjoy being able to have natural light during
the day without sacrificing privacy. I am thrilled with these shades and have since purchased additional shades for all of my street facing windows. Installation was a piece of cake and the fit was perfect. I would highly recommend these shades.
I ordered two of these shades, for the windows directly across from our TV. I love the light filtering part, and my husband loves the blackout shade when watching TV. Now both of us are happy. I was also surprised at how easy they are to raise and lower.
And they look fantastic.
I loved the Day/night blinds that I purchased for my guest room, that I bought more for my home office! I really love the flexibility of these blinds!
The shade works well, the customer service was very helpful. We purchased the same shades with a cord 3 years ago, the cord broke but unfortunately we couldn't get the same color (off white)with the cordless, so now the center (large) window has 1 shade
of off white and the 2 side windows which are much smaller have something different. The shades with the cords were annoying. The strings were too long but the did last 3 years. When ordering these shades if you follow the instructions they have on the website
for measuring, it worked well but I'm sorry we didn't add 2 inches on the length. We ordered the exact length and it needs an extra inch for some reason.
Shades look great and work smoothly so far. They do exactly as advertised- either complete blackout (or almost complete, there is a line of line getting in from sides and upper and bottom part)of light filtering option (NO see through at all, only light).
Valance/cassette looks elegant (which I couldn't see on any photos on the site), size fit perfectly. 2) Ordering: I had an online chat with a representative that gave me the wrong information on the blinds. From the photos I didn't understand if the blind
gave the option of complete blackout or complete light filtering, or if it was upper half of the blind blackout and lower half light filtering. The representative said they were half and half. Only after I read all of the reviews carefully, I understood the
blinds can be blackout or light filtering, and I ordered them anyway but with a few weeks delay. Representatives should be more knowledgeable on the products they are representing. After ordering the products came quickly, well packed and exactly as ordered.
3) Installation: first one took a Loooong time to install (about one hour). The instruction manual was almost useless, not enough information. Second one was much quicker. It was the first time my husband and I install blinds, he is fairly handy. SelectBlinds
could easily print a DETAILED instruction manual AND post a good installation video on the web. 4- Customer service: after being installed I noticed a defect on one of the blinds, a crumple on the material. I sent photos to a representative and she immediately
ordered me a new blind, that came quickly. I didn't have to send the defective one back, and it saved me on shipping. 5- I think the site should have more and better photos of the products in all angles, open/closed, closeups, etc. Would help future buyers.
It would also be nice if they let customers post their own photos of the installed products. Overall I'm very happy with the result, the shades look and work great,you cannot see any difference between a professional installation or ours. I have already recommended
them and I have a friend that already ordered blinds for her house on Select Blinds. They also cost a fraction of other "leading brands", and I did my research. Cannot say anything about durability.
Our new 1/2" Day/Night Cordless Cellular shades are like getting two shades in one. A light filter shade for when a little sun protection is desired and a blackout shade for total privacy. You can operate each shade independently, much like our top down bottom up feature. Check out the great product video. As with all of our products, these shades come with a limited life time warranty.