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Cellular Shade Lift Options

Cellular Shade Lift Options 

You’ve decided you like the look and features of the Cellular shades, now to narrow down what lift option you want.  Our Cellular shades come with quite a few lift options as well as options for optimal privacy and light filtering.  We are going to go through each one with you.  But first let’s go over what Cellular shade options are available. 

Bottom Up: 

This is the most known functionality when it comes to window coverings.  It opens from the bottom and can be raised up to any level you want, or fully opened to the top of the window.   

Top-Down, Bottom-up:  

This option not only allows you to open it from the bottom up but if you want to let light in but still allow privacy you can lower the top down.   This is one of our favorite options.  Perfect for bedrooms and bathrooms. We especially recommend this option for room darkening shades as it adds the ability to have light and privacy in a room.  

Tri-light Shades: 

This option allows you to choose a sheer fabric for the top portion and a regular or room darkening fabric on the bottom.  It allows you to adjust the regular fabric with the top-down, bottom- up functionality.  When the top comes down the sheer fabric is seen allowing for extra light in but keeping the harmful UV rays out.  This allows you to have adjustable privacy depending on your needs.   This is a perfect option for bedrooms as you can have the room darkening fabric as well as a sheer or light filtering option on top.  


Now it’s time to discuss the control options. 

Continuous Cord: 

When you have heavy shades to lift or shades that are hard to lift,  continuous cord control is a great option.  Instead of having a hanging cord this option uses a cord loop and cord tensioner.  This helps the cord stay at a constant length so that cords aren’t a temptation for children or pets.   

Alta Cordloop

Cordless Lift: 

With cordless lift there are obviously no cords.  Instead there is a handle on the bottom rail that you lightly push up on or pull down on to open and close.  This simple and easy to use lift system is our most popular. 

Alta Cellular Shade Cordless option

Cordless Lift and Lock:  

This option is similar to the Cordless lift in that it doesn’t have cords you have to mess with.  However, instead of just a handle there is a button you push to unlock it to lift.  Then when you release the button it locks to the desired height.   

Alta Cellular Shade Cordless Lift & Lock


We also offer several different motorized options – making it possible to open and close your shades with a push of a button, or even better with a simple command to Alexa.  Our design consultants can help you narrow down the perfect choice for your home or business.


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This entry was published on April 22, 2020.

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