Recs for Top Down/Bottom Up Blinds?
May 3, 2014 11:35 AM   Subscribe

I am looking for recommendations for top down/bottom up blinds. The main requirement is that they be fairly durable over time. (I have done some internet searching and Hunter Douglas seems to be a favorite for quality, though a little out of my price range, but I hear Sears may sell blinds made by them under a different name).
posted by nanook to Home & Garden (4 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
After shopping around, we found the best price on the Hunter Douglas ones through Costco one year ago. They've held up great so far; no fading although they face west in the hot southwestern sun, and the bottom blackout panels are effective.
posted by zepheria at 12:03 PM on May 3, 2014

My folk's vacation house has the Hunter Douglas installed throughout the house. After 5 years or so now, they've held up quite well. Very satisfied.
posted by humboldt32 at 12:41 PM on May 3, 2014

I've got a set of Levolors that were vastly more affordable than the Hunter Douglas ones I could find. I've only had them for about a year, so I can't tell you about long-term durability, but I will say they work as well and look as good as they did a year ago.
posted by town of cats at 5:34 PM on May 3, 2014

I have Crystal Pleat blinds in my den, and they've held up extremely well for 19 years! I think I originally ordered them through Lowes, but of course they are available online now :)

They are Graber brand I should add.
posted by PlantGoddess at 5:50 AM on May 4, 2014

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