This is our 2nd home that we have used Select Blinds in personally. My husband is a general contractor and he has had a hard time finding a better quality for the price when comparing to name-brand blinds that have an over-inflated price.
He just installed 15 of the wood blinds of varying sizes, cord options and wands vs. no wand and we are always impressed. No longer are the valances held in by the plastic clips that wear down over time. Now they are held in by a magnetic piece that slides into the rail (behind) so it is not visible from the front. The crescent valance is not as rounded or moon shaped as I thought it would be--which had me a little worried initially. You have to really study it to notice any real curvature--it goes well with the window trim.
The color is consistent with every other blind that was ordered, the finish/paint on the wood is smooth and easy to clean or wipe down, the wands are smooth and stable. Depending on the window location we ordered some that had the fixed-mount cords (slider door for the sheer roll-up) or the cordless version--really like the ease and functionality of these--or the cord that hangs to one side or the other.
There is much improvement on the string pulley system as well from years past. Depending on the width of your window (two to four strings) the string-pulley system now feeds into a wooden dowel that converts it into one thicker, stronger string so no more getting a catty-wompus angle (trying to line-up the strings) with your blinds. They now pull evenly up or down.
We have recommended Select Blinds in the past to friends, family and clients and will continue to do so in the future.
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