Blinds, Shades & Shutters

What are Top Down/Bottom Up Shades, & How Do They Work?

"Once you've lost your privacy, you realize you've lost an extremely valuable thing." Billy Graham


Everyone needs privacy. It’s a basic human right. There is, however a problem. Nearly half of the world’s population lives in a dense urban environment. This means your neighbors are probably closer than you’d like. They can easy see into your windows when you leave your blinds or shades open. You see, traditional window treatments put you in a tough predicament. Do you allow natural light to flood your space and beautifully illuminate your home, while sacrificing your privacy? Or do you keep your shades shut, protect your privacy, and live under the glare of fluorescent light? It’s a tough decision and one that homeowners are forced to make each and every day, especially when it comes to bathrooms and bedrooms.

There is, however, a solution that will allow you to experience the best of both worlds: Top Down / Bottom Up Shades.

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How do Top Down / Bottom Up Shades and Blinds work?

The solution to your privacy needs is Next Day Blinds. We offer several top down bottom up shades, also known as duofold shades, that allow more privacy by giving users a choice of opening window shades from the bottom up (the traditional method), or from the top down. The latter allows users to permit natural light to enter the home without giving up any privacy. That’s what we like to call a win-win. During the day, you can adjust the shades until you have the right level of privacy, light, and view, and at night, you can simply close them to block out that pesky streetlight.

Next Day Blinds has an extensive collection of duofold shades, including our:


<p>Founded in 1993, Next Day Blinds is a fully integrated, full-service custom window covering company located in Jessup, MD, just 25 miles from Washington, DC, and 15 miles from Baltimore, MD. From sales and design to manufacturing, measuring, installation, and service, we do it all. Our goal is to help you create a better tomorrow by providing a superior result–blinds, shades and shutters that look nicer, last longer, and are there when you want them.</p>