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Top-Down Bottom-Up Shades

Top-down bottom-up shades offer a lot of flexibility and versatility – all in one window covering. Now you don’t have to choose between privacy and letting natural light into the room. Top-down bottom-up shades let you have both at the same time. These blinds can be raised from the bottom and lowered from the top – so you can fully control privacy and light control. For example, if you want to let light in with a high degree of privacy, leave the bottom of the shades closed and lower the top of the shades so light can come in through the top of the window.

Various operating systems from simple cord controls to full motorization for both the top-down feature and the bottom-up feature.

  • New Health Canada Guide Lines has eliminated most Top-Down-Bottom-Up shades due to strangulation hazards.

    MaxXmar Better Fit Shades are currently the only TDBU Shades approved by Health Canada

  • We would suggest you contact us from time to time as manufacturers engineer products and operating systems that pass the Health Canada Corded Window Treatment Regulations become available.

MaxXmar BETTER FIT Shades

These are shades that come with a frame specifically engineered for European Tilt & Turn Windows.  The shades fit within the glass portion with a frame that rests on the window frame.

California Shutters

Shutters are not impacted by the Health Canada Regulations.  These can be provided as a ‘Cafe’ style or full coverage with a split divider rail to offer the best in view/privacy.

Duolite Honeycomb Shades

Cellular Shades with a Sheer upper fabric separated from the lower privacy or blackout fabric.  Raise or lower the Sheer portion to adjust your level of privacy.

Duette Top Down Bottom Up Duolite Shades

Duette® Honeycomb Shades are the original cellular shades, specifically engineered to provide beauty and energy efficiency at the window in both cold and warm climates. Their honeycomb construction traps air in distinct pockets, which creates insulation that can help lower your energy bills.

Duolite is two honeycomb shades, combined, so the upper portion is a sheer fabric allowing for a clear view of the exterior while the lower fabric can be light filtering or blackout.  Approved by Health Canada.

Maxxmar betterfit cellular shades

BetterFit Cellular shades from MaxXmar are available in Bottom Up and Top-Down Bottom-Up configurations and not impacted by Health Canada Regulations.

Designed specifically for European Tilt & Turn Windows and doors.


The ultimate in versatility, Top-Down/Bottom-Up window shades and shadings offer you the ability to operate window treatments (including Roman shades, cellular honeycomb shades and woven wood shades) from the top down, bottom up, or in combination to meet all your privacy needs while still giving you access to natural light.

Available with multiple operating systems including manual or Motorization & Automation.


Flexibility: Unlike traditional shades that only open from the bottom up, the Top-Down/Bottom-Up design option lets you customize the exact position of your shades to fit your ideal level of privacy, light control and comfort.

UV Protection: Even on cloudy days, damaging UV rays can fade and deteriorate your furnishings. With Top-Down/Bottom-Up shades, you can position your shades to block the sun’s harsh rays while still bringing in natural sunlight.