Decorating your window and open spaces is not only just for style but functionality as well. When it comes to window accents there are various options you can pick from like drapery, shades, shutters, and blinds. Even within blinds, you have plenty of options to choose from. One such unique option you have is top-down-bottom-up blinds. Ever had those days where you find it too bright or dull? Ever experienced those moments where the glare from the sunlight is just unavoidable no matter how you adjust your blinds? Top-down-bottom-up blinds aim to provide you with more flexibility with almost any type of ambiance you want to set. They’re not only functional but add a hint of whimsy to your space with the way they operate.
What are Top-Down-Bottom-Up Blinds?
Ever experienced days where you needed more light and the amount that’s entering your space through your current window accents is just not enough? Experience facing difficulty when it comes to creating the right ambiance for movie nights or just when your loved ones come over? That’s where shades, shutters, and blinds come in. They give you ample flexibility to adjust the ratio between light and shade. A unique type of blind is top-down-bottom-up shades or also known as TBDU.
Top-down-bottom-up shades come with a unique name and functionality. These are shades that open up from the bottom as well as the top simultaneously while being suspended in the middle. When you want direct sunlight while working you can open it from the bottom, or when you want to enjoy some sunshine and shade at the same time then you can open it from the top! When you open it form the top the panels move downwards and when you try to open up from the bottom the panels move upward towards the center – hence the name!
How do Top-Down-Bottom-Up Blinds Function?
They work very similarly to corded blinds but only with its unique twist. To operate both parts (the top and bottom) smoothly and efficiently, these blinds normally come with two separate cords that are attached to two different railings. There is a mounting rail attached to one cord when you tug on this cord, the bottom panels get pulled up – this is how it works in other shades and shutters as well. The second rail is a floating rail, and when you tug the cord attached to this railing the panels on top are released and they move down. These blinds also come with a cordless option as well!
This unique function allows you more versatile light control and privacy than normal shades. Have the bottom half covered with the top exposed if you want privacy but still let some light in. Raise the bottom a bit if you want to be able to see out but still have the sunlight out of your eyes.
Where Can Top-Down-Bottom-Up Blinds be used?
TBDU blinds come with a very different operation, they provide a fresh appeal to the conventional blinds. They’re made with a durable construction but also provide additional features. They can be added to different rooms for different reasons too! Here are some room spaces that will be perfect for these blinds:
• You want to give your living room more flexible in terms of light control then the TDBU blinds can be installed there perfectly when you’re working you can adjust as much light as you like and once you’re done, you can set the mood by reducing the amount of light by closing the blinds or closing one portion of the blinds.
• Apart from the conventional places of your home, these blinds are perfect for your restroom or bathroom spaces too, when you want your bathroom bathing in sunlight you can open either one or both parts of the blind and for those private moments, you can keep them shut! Plus, they’re design and functionality will easily match the bathroom setup!
How to fix Top-Down-Bottom-Up Blinds?
When it comes to installing TDBU blinds, people often feel unnerved with the technicalities. To install them you will need to know all the different parts and the assimilation of those parts. But here are some tips, tricks or insights that’ll give you a more comprehensive understanding of how to install them:
Disclaimer: Please follow these instructions at your own risk. ZebraBlinds takes no liability for any issues or damaged caused through following DIY methods. Since all blinds and shades are different, we always recommend checking with your blind manufacturer or retailer first before making any modifications to your blinds. As well, if you are uncomfortable on your own, look for the help of a professional.
• First things first, for any type of installation certain tools need to be kept in handy, some of them are a drill, screwdriver, screw gun, screws and a pencil.
• It is important to remember that these shades come with two cords that function for two distinct mounting rails, one will help you pull up the bottom panels and the other will help you pull down the top panels.
• First, you’ll have to take out a mounting bracket (same for inside out outside mount) and then evenly place it on the window frame. It should be positioned such the window frame is evenly positioned with the mount. For this, you’ll have to use screws and a screw gun.
• Next, you’ll have to attach pleats known as bumper to the headrail. Make sure the bumper does not get caught with the bracelet. You’ll have to do this on both sides. Once this is done then you can attach the headrail to the bracket and viola, your shades are ready! Just make sure they fit great so that they don’t fall when you tug the cord!