Rated 3.4 out of 5 by 11
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 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by DesertRat Looks nice in Kitchen & Family room
These are easy to install and the cord is adjustable. We installed them inside the window frames with the bracket attached to the top of the window frame. The cut wasn't exactly right and we had to bend the brackets outward (toward the wall) to allow for the slightly too long cut.
The cord on the kitchen shade was far too long for the 36 inch high window but we were able to open up the little piece that attaches the two cord ends together and cut the cord and make it shorter.
When you buy these cut-to-fit shades you are at the mercy of the person doing the cutting. On our first purchase the lady who helped us knew what she was doing. Today, the young man seemed to have no clue as to how much to cut off. He was going to cut them to the dimensions of the window without allowing for the brackets. This shade hasn't been installed yet, so the jury is out as to whether it will fit without too much adjustment.
March 3, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by OMah Cord too long
I bought these in the store where they cut them to fit my measurements. The width is fine, but the cord is too long and is not adjustable. I phoned Bali for help and they advised me to make a custom order instead. There was no way to anticipate that the cord would not be adjustable.
January 31, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by WalterP No way to shorten chain! Worthless!
For a product that is designed to be cut to custom-fit any window, it is completely worthless if your window isn't long enough to fit the length of the chain. They give you NO way of shortening the chain either; something I honestly was silly enough to expect. I am completely disgusted by this "customizable" product.
September 6, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mesinnh roller shade with chain
this is a pretty good product. It went together easily. The only issue is that it is geared towards a full size window. My window is only 48 inches - shade wise, it is fine but the chain is too long to attach to the wood frame and there is no apparent way to shorten the chain. But it fit the need of a hard to reach window.
July 11, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by charlescrabcake The blinds look great in our guest bedroom.
The salesperson was very experienced and helpful. The blinds went up with some modification of the window trim. I also omitted the pull cord hold down as it too didn't conform. Overall I like the look of this product, and we softened up the window treatment with sheer drapes.
May 8, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by pcmaven Does stop the sun.
The shade was easy to install, but the included screws were too long for my wooden window frame. I can't find a way to position the shade at an intermediate position. Since the window frame is dark, I now wish I had ordered the chocolate color.
February 6, 2013