3 Reasons to Love Top-Down/Bottom-Up Shades

From windows to doors, top-down/bottom-up shades offer unparalleled adaptability. With their innovative and lightweight design, these shades provide both aesthetic appeal and functionality. At Takoy Windows by Design, we can help you find reasons to fall in love with top-down/bottom-up shades, too!

Why We Love Top-Down/Bottom-Up Shades

With their functional beauty, flexible operation, and exceptional layering capabilities with other window treatments like drapery, we have so many reasons to love top-down/bottom-up shades. These are the top three reasons we just can’t get enough of top-down/bottom-up shades:

  • Energy & Cost Efficient: Top-down/bottom-up shades provide the ultimate in innovative energy efficiency. On hot and humid days, block out the sun by raising your shades from the bottom up to cover just the top part of your window. During the winter, lower shades from the top down to allow the sun to come in and heat your home. The versatility of these shades helps you maintain a consistent and comfortable interior temperature reducing utility costs over time.
  • Light & Privacy Control: Top-down/bottom-up shades allow you to let in light without compromising your privacy. With the operation flexibility these shades offer, you can truly adjust your light and privacy levels to accommodate your needs at any time of the day, night, or season. Top-down/bottom-up shades give you all the functionality of traditional shades, but they also allow you to let sunlight in without fully opening your shades or get a bit of privacy without fully closing them.
  • Safe for Kids & Pets: Top-down/bottom-up shades are cordless, so there are no strings or chains for small children and curious pets to get tangled in. To raise and lower your shades, simply push up or pull down.

At Takoy Windows by Design, our team of experienced designers can help you find the perfect shades for you!

Hunter Douglas Top-Down/Bottom-Up Cellular Shades

At Takoy Windows by Design, our top pick for top-down/bottom-up shades are the Duette® Cellular Shades by Hunter Douglas. Duette® Cellular Shades provide all of the benefits we love about top-down/bottom-up shades but they also feature exclusive high-quality fabrics from the Alustra® Collection so that you never have to compromise your style. With their honeycomb cellular structure, these shades optimize energy efficiency and help reduce exterior noise for a quieter and more comfortable environment.

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Exclusive Fabrics
  • Light & Privacy Control
  • Sound Absorption
  • Motorization

Hunter Douglas Duette® Cellular Shades can be easily motorized using the award-winning PowerView® Automation system for added convenience. Open and close your shades any time of the day or night nearly effortlessly with a push of a button on the smartphone app or remote, or choose voice command. The PowerView® system also allows you to schedule your shades to open and close for increased security and energy efficiency when you’re away.

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At Takoy Windows by Design, our experienced design team can help you achieve the window treatment look you want with the functionality you need. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!

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Located in Meridian, Idaho, we proudly serve the Treasure Valley area, including Ada County, Canyon County, Meridian, Eagle, Boise, Nampa, Caldwell, Kuna, Star, and Middleton, ID.

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