Inexpensive and great for the right application
I originally ordered these for a 23" x 23" window, thinking they could be shortened like other blinds. Turns out that's not correct. These are 23" x 72", and you cannot make them shorter. Therefore, I don't really view these as window shades so much as door shades, since very few windows will be 23" x 72".
Luckily, I had a back door that needed some shades as well, and this worked perfectly in that application. It's still longer than I need (I would never lower the shades all the way down to
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the floor), but since half of the door was taken up by a window, it's not too awkward to have the the shade half-drawn. It's surprisingly compact even when bundled up at the bottom.
I should also note that the mounting mechanism is simple but actually pretty user-friendly, as it allows a bit of play from side to side (and even a tiny bit up and down) in case you don't get your drill holes aligned quite right for the eight included screws.
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