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Old 12-28-2005, 07:16 PM   #1
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See Through Shades/ Blinds?


Finishing up a house and the H.O. asked me where she can get some shades/ blinds you can see out but can't see in. Anyone heard of such an animal? And I thought I heard it all. Thanks
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Old 12-28-2005, 07:28 PM   #2
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Re: See Through Shades/ Blinds?


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Top down/Bottom up Duette. Put a sheer up top and something else for the bottom, and you can decide what you want.

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Okay heres an opposite question:

WHere can one get some truly light tight curtains or other decent looking interior window covering? (Decent in this context means something to replace the 1/4 inch pressboard sheet thats up there now :p

Pretend it is for a darkroom. Even small light cracks are too much.
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Old 12-28-2005, 10:36 PM   #4
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Re: See Through Shades/ Blinds?


Sorry Flor, Duettes are cellular shades and they do offer the options that you said but have no 'see through' qualities. Silhouettes are horizontal blinds with a sheer on both sides. Luminettes are the same thing, just vertical, with the sheer on one side. Both are offered with the 'Eclipse' (blackout) option.

We're swimming before we hit the water here. Tell me what you want and I'll shoot you some recommendations and prices.
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We're swimming before we hit the water here. Tell me what you want and I'll shoot you some recommendations and prices.
I (my ho) wants something that they can see through but no one can see them. Not sure if they exist.
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but have no 'see through' qualities
Of course they do. On a top down bottum up it is 2 shades in one.
The top shade can be a shear and the bottom can be whatever else in the line.
So when you put the top down it is sheer, and pull it up for the other. Or inbetween, or raise it all up.
They are also available in blackout which takes away 99% of the natural light.
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Flor thanks for the input. I will show my client what you recommended.

Teetor, or anyone else, I would like to here what you recommend.

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I do blackouts for home theaters and turtles. I can't stand light when I'm sleeping either. You are not going to find a total blackout from one product, it's going to take layers. Blinds will always have a 'light gap'. In my bedroom, I use plantation shutters and lined drapes that are mounted close to the wall. There is a 9" overlap all around and a valance on top. This is about as close as you can get without going to tin foil and duct tape.
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kinda figured that there was not gonna be a quick-fix answer to this one.
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Hows about see through from the inside and no see through from the outside? Anything?
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Re: See Through Shades/ Blinds?


Generally speaking, horizontal blinds allow this feature but don't think of it as a 2-way mirror. It involves heights and angles.

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