Top-down, bottom-up shades are exactly what they sound like — a window treatment that you can raise and lower from both the top or the bottom.
The goal with a top down, bottom up shade is to provide privacy while still allowing in lots of natural light.
what are the benefits?
This style of window shade offers a lot of flexibility. Unlike traditional shades that only open from the bottom, this design allows you to customize the exact position of your shades. It’s the easiest way to achieve your ideal level of privacy, light control, and comfort.
For example, in a bedroom or bathroom, a top down, bottom up shade can be adjusted to allow light in from the top while still maintaining privacy at the bottom.
In your living room, if the evening sun is shining in your eyes or making it difficult to watch TV, you can cover your windows completely. Or raise the shades from the bottom to allow in some light.
Top down, bottom up shades are also an excellent choice for those worried about harmful UV rays damaging floors and furniture. Depending on the time of day, you can position your shades in exactly the right way to block the sun’s harmful rays while still allowing in lots of natural light.
How do top down bottom up shades work?
Most top down bottom up shades work through a simple cord mechanism and two top rails.
The first rail is called the mounting rail. The mounting rail is attached to either the inside or the outside your window, depending on your preference and the depth of your window.
The second rail is called the floating rail. The floating rail clicks into the mounting rail. When you’re ready to lower or lift your blinds, this floating rail can be disengaged by pulling on the cord (or on a tab in cordless options).
If you’re convinced that top down bottom up shades are right for you, the next step is to call LC Window Treatments
You may have determined the type of shade you want, but there are still quite a few decisions ahead, including: