I ordered roman shades for two large windows with OUTSIDE mounts. I preferred SelectBlinds' fabric selections over JC Penneys, Sears, and others I compared. Two concerns: the design/manufacture of the Roman shades "pull-up" system seems flimsy. I'm gentle with items in my home; but if these were used regularly by a family I don't think they'd last very long. Next, the outside mount design assumes all windows have trim around the frame. My home was built in the 60's and none of the windows have trim around them. Because of the location of eye loops used for the Roman shade design the brackets sent with the shades weren't large/long enough for installation. I had to go to the local hardware store and buy 5 other brackets for each shade installation. I also had to relocate the pulley/lock mechanism to the underside of the rail so I wouldn't have to use brackets so long that the shades hung far away from the wall to accommodate that fixture. I don't know if the average customer would have thought to make these changes if installing their own shades. I'm lucky I'm handy, and was taught to creatively fix things when growing up. Bottom line, your web site could list another option or two so the proper brackets shipped with the shades, and the pulley/lock mechanism was mounted in the best place for installation and operation. Too much info?
I ordered a house full of blinds as we moved into a new home (41 windows to be exact!). Initially, I had a consultant come out from a major department store to who me their wares and measure windows. After the estimate came back at almost $12,000, my husband encouraged me to look elsewhere. I found select blinds on line. After reviewing the products I ordered samples and was pleasantly surprised. The quality in my best estimation was of that of the major department store I received the quote from, (and in some cases, I believe it was better with more selection for color choice, etc.). I ordered from select blinds, got nicer blinds and saved over $6,000.00 dollars. I had a professional installer put them in for me for $375.00. They look terrific and I've had compliments galore.
I accidentally ordered one blind too large by one inch in the width. Select blinds gave me specific directions for return and will cut the bind down to proper size for a fraction of the original cost. An additional benefit to customers.
I would recommend select blinds to anyone. For selection, price and convenience, they can't be beat!
I was a little hesitant about the blinds, based upon the price and ordering online without an example of the product, so I ordered one as a sample. I was very pleased with the quality of the silk, the quality of the worksmanship and the operation of the shades. I ordered more of the same, (Clar silk, flat panel, Roman Shades w Blackout), for another room.
I was a little nervous spending so much $$$$ on-line shopping, but your instructions and assistance in ordering was wonderful. The roman shades were more that I expected. They are just beautiful fit the windows perfectly and look absolutely beautiful. I'd recommend you to all my friends. Thanks! Kathy
We purchased a new home and needed blinds immediately we ordered for the living room , office, and bedroom. They are all perfect and arrived quick. Would definately order again.
Premium Roman Shades will add a touch of elegance to any room in your home. These Roman window shades can be manufactured in three fold styles to fit in with any decor. Both the Flat Fold and Classic Fold styles are included in the price, and the material rich Hobbled Fold is available as an option for a very reasonable charge. Shop with confidence. SelectBlinds' Premium Roman Shades are the Roman Window Shades made from high end fabrics that have been featured on ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. As with all of our products, the Premium Roman Shades come with a limited lifetime warranty.
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