Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 53
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by larchmontlaura nice blinds but HORRIBLE to cut to size- had to make 4 visits to Home depot- blade not sharp enough- not enough stock in the
nice blinds but HORRIBLE to cut to size- had to make 4 visits to HD for miss cuts & missing stock
August 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MommaR Just what I've been looking for!
I've been searching for an inexpensive roller shade for the window above my kitchen sink for two years. I didn't want to spend a lot on a custom shade, so I was very excited when I found this on the Home Depot website! It arrived pretty quickly and was fairly easy to install. I was a little skeptical about the plastic chain, but it is surprisingly sturdy. My only complaint is that the back side is a thin white material. I wish it matched the front side, but it's not a huge deal. I would definitely buy this shade again and I'm really glad that I made this great purchase!
March 28, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DMG1 Quality shade but may need some adjustments to fit window
This is a good quality shade that operates very smoothly and looks beautiful on my windows. There are 2 issues; however, but they can be easily overcome. 1. A standard vinyl roller shade when cut tip-to-tip (the inside dimensions of a window) is cut 1" shorter than the inside dimensions to accommodate the side brackets. Ex: if inside window dimension is 25", the resulting cut shade will measure 24". If a standard roller shade cutter is used employing standard cuts, it will result in a shade width that is too wide. To accommodate the brackets & mechanism for this particular shade another 3/8" has to be added to the cut. Ex: if inside window dimension is 25", the resulting cut shade will measure 23 5/8". 2. The chain may be too long for some windows and although the instructions included in the packaging doesn't discuss chain length, the length can be shortened. You need to examine the bead chain connector on the chain. There are a few different styles of bead chain connectors for plastic chains. The one on the shades that I bought, the cover of the connector slides over the beads. (Note: Some bead chains connectors snap over the beads.) I found it easiest to slide the covering off by using pliers. It did not require any force, but I found it difficult to do with my fingers. Once slid off, there are 2 beads resting in a pod. Remove them from the pod, cut to length you want, place back in pod and slide cover over pod. By the way, the chain can be mounted on either side of the shade.
September 17, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Thannie Not worth the money
We did not want to go top of the line in a bathroom where the last shade got moldy - so we figured $45 was more than enough. It looked nice, but that's where it ended. First, the store cut it wrong at least 3 times and we had to keep returning. The last time we just cut it ourselves and hung it. We should have just returned it and got our money back, but after all the effort and long trips, we kept it. Well it does not really clear the sides so we leave it mostly up. And we know the plastic cord is not going to last. If you want something sturdy - that you can open and close every day, this is not the shade for you. Have something custom made.
August 6, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Julie Size is Confusing
The line "No deductions are made to this blind - the actual width of this blind is the same as width ordered" is confusing. I couldn't figure out if it meant the fabric width or the assembled width. Bottom Line - Order the blind width the same width as the window for an inside mount - the fabric is then cut 1" narrower than the window to accommodate the hardware.
January 13, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by lou2 attractive fabric
The fabric on these blinds is very attractive at an affordable price. I wish they offered them in a cordless model...I would order many more.
November 3, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by akaAmy Great Look - Beware Big Hardware
This product looks nice when installed, with the backing it offers light filtering, and in the evening hours allows for moderate privacy. All the hardware is included, BUT the exterior box description and directions lack useful information (see below). We installed these in our kitchen windows with an interior fit.
I went to the store with the intention of replacing traditional spring loaded roller blinds, but I loved the natural look of these and was happy to see they were in the "cut to fit" section. I based my measurements on our old standard roller blind, and after the first blind was cut I realized that the blind is continuous loop, not spring loaded, and then when I got home and opened the packaging I found the blinds hardware is much larger than a traditional roller blind (brackets are 2x2.5") and "cuts in" more. I would have been better off going home and evaluating the hardware fit in our windows and then going back to have the blinds cut for the best fit.
Useful install tips: The directions only show a top down install (ceiling mount/or on side in a deep window), but we installed these like traditional roller shade hardware pointing out (our windows are too shallow - less than 1/2" deep - to do otherwise) and because of the larger hardware they do stick out farther. The blind rolls off the back (wood strip adds weight in bottom hem) and the cord works most logically on the right - that means the diamond hardware on the right, and circle on the left (the cord may be able to be installed on the left with adjustments). The continuous loop cord can be adjusted to fit shorter windows by opening the tiny seam on the stopper with something like a razor blade. To get the cord measurement it may help to have your cord guide installed where you want it first, and I'd also suggest popping the bead in and giving it a test run before cutting and closing the cord case back up. The cord runs better with less slack.
The system works pretty smooth, and a bonus I had not considered, was that the loop makes it easier to retract harder to reach windows all the way up. Wish I hadn't cut them before evaluating all the components, but overall happy.
May 18, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cindy Excellent product
The shades are beautiful and well made, easy to install and operate, and they do a great job of shading but letting light in.
May 6, 2014