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Cord and Wand Control Blinds

Posted February 23rd, 2008 in Learn by BLINDFinder

Once a blind has been lowered, the slats can be tilted open, closed or anywhere in between. The traditional mechanism for titling slats is through a rotating wand or “stick.” Today there is another option available, the cord tilt. With this feature, tilting is achieved through the use of two cords. Pull on one cord and the slats tilt up, the other tilts them down.Cord tilts provide what most consider to be a cleaner look as well as a generally easier tilting experience as compared to wand blinds. This is especially true when it comes to larger blinds. For the majority of blinds cord tilts are the default option, however, some vendors still ship their products with wand controls. We recommend the cord tilt for an all around better blinds experience. To learn even more about blinds, head back to our blinds learning center or jump to our purchasing page if you’re ready to buy your window treatments.

2 Responses so far.

  1. MaryLee says:

    Your info has helped me make most of the decisions regarding window blinds. Can you help me make a decision as to whether I should have the lift cord and cord tilt on the same side or opposite sides?

    Thank you.

  2. BLINDFinder says:

    It’s always great to hear that we’re helping people out! As for your question regarding the placement of the cord tilt and lift cord…. For aesthetics, most people put on the cords on opposite sides. The exception to this rule-of-thumb is when you have a window that is difficult to reach, whether it be stuck behind furniture, or a corner window in the kitchen with one side that is difficult to reach. Under these conditions, it is most common for the cords to be placed on the same side (the side that easily reached). I hope this helps. Best of luck!

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