Cordless blinds and shades not only make life easier, but they're also safer for homes with children and pets, all while enhancing the overall aesthetic with their clean and uncluttered looks. Once you see window treatments without cords, it’s hard to go back to the old system. And most importantly, cordless window treatments work beautifully. Decades of innovation and research have created cordless technology that works flawlessly and stands up to daily use.
How do cordless blinds work?
Cordless window blinds and shades work by using sleek, ergonomic handles to guide your blind or shade into place by gently lifting the bottomrail. This makes it a breeze to control privacy and adjust the light coming into your home. Having window treatments that are so easy to use means you’ll enjoy adjusting your shades and blinds to get the full benefit of the sun, views, and fresh air.
Advantages of Cordless Blinds and Shades
Easy To UseIf you’ve never used cordless window shades or blinds before, gently lifting a cordless window treatment with the touch of a hand will be a revelation. Cordless blinds and shades are incredibly easy to raise and lower.
SafetyHaving no cords improves safety in homes with children and pets.
Enhanced AestheticsGoing cordless means a clean and uncluttered look.
Endless OptionsOur wide range of cordless options means you have endless freedom when selecting your blinds and shades. Nearly every set of blinds or shades can be ordered as cordless.
Popular Cordless Shades
Cordless Cellular Shades & Pleated Shades
Cordless cellular or pleated shades work by simply raising and lowering the bottom rail to your desired position. The narrower the width of the window, the lighter and easier the shade is to maneuver. Some cordless window shades have a small clear handle on the bottom rail to provide a convenient place to grab ahold of the shade. The whole process feels effortless. Open and close your cellular and pleated shades with a pinch of your index finger and thumb. Cellular shades are a popular product because they increase the energy efficiency of your home with honeycomb-shaped cells that trap insulating air. A cordless configuration turns these versatile shades into the ultimate window-treatment.
Cordless Natural Shades
Cordless natural shades work much like a set of cordless cellular shades and cordless horizontal blinds: lower the shade holding the bottom rail level and then gently pulling it down into place. To raise your natural shades, hold the bottom rail with both hands and tilt the back of the bottom rail about 45 degrees towards you and lift to the desired position. (This 45-degree angle allows the folds of your natural Roman shade to align so that the shade raises more smoothly.) Graber’s sophisticated cordless mechanisms make it surprisingly easy to raise and lower these beautiful and durable natural shades.
Horizontal blinds are everywhere. The cordless version of the ubiquitous horizontal blind is something that must be experienced. A set of real-wood blinds in a cordless configuration seems too good to be true. They can be raised and lowered with complete ease to exactly the position you desire. Lift and lower by holding the bottom rail. This simple process is the same for cordless vinyl or aluminum blinds as well as cordless wood or faux wood blinds. Light and privacy control—adjusting the slats of the blind—can be accomplished with a wand, another cordless control that’s simple to use.
Shutters are one of the most classic and durable window treatments. And, by their simple design, they are completely cordless. But their simple operation allows for several control options. Louvers can be opened or closed using a tilt bar or by adjusting the louvers directly with a hidden tilt option. Split tilt allows you to adjust the top and bottom portion of the shutter separately.
Cordless Control Options
Every Graber cordless lift system will work seamlessly and with minimal effort. The cordless systems have been designed for both durability and convenience—which means you get a window treatment that will simplify your life, not complicate it. An upgrade to Graber’s new and innovative UltraLite Cordless Lift System takes the cordless experience to the next level.
If you’re looking to upgrade your window treatments to the highest level of ease and convenience, motorized control is what you’re looking for. Motorization allows you to get the most out of your cordless blinds or shades. You’ll enjoy freedom from cords, ease of use, and a clean, sophisticated look. You’ll also enjoy the ultimate in control: you can operate your window treatments with remotes, smartphone apps, or a motorized wand. Each option has its own benefits—your Graber Design Expert can help you find the option that’s right for you.
The Graber UltraLite Cordless Lift System
If you’re ordering solar or roller shades, you need to consider upgrading to the Graber UltraLite Cordless Lift System. This advanced technology allows you to lift and lower your shade with the slightest touch for precision placement every time. Operation is incredibly easy: when the shade is closed, place two fingers on the hem grip or bar and lift the shade to the desired position. When fully retracted the shade tucks into the headrail until your next use. Not only does the UltraLite lift system have a smoother operation than other systems of its kind, it is also ultra-quiet. And the UltraLite shade allows less light in at the edge of the shade. (This silent operation and excellent light control means an UltraLite shade is ideal for bedrooms.)
Standard Cordless—A Remarkable Experience
Decades of testing and real-world experience have produced Graber’s outstanding cordless window treatments. The standard cordless lift system has a “jog-and-stop" mechanism: a small extra tug on the hem bar allows your shade to pause in position. To retract, give a small tug to release the shade and allow it to roll back up to the top rail and out of sight. Not only do the cordless options operate simply and easily, they have transformed what people expect from their blinds and shades. Instead of cords, people enjoy uncluttered window treatments. They also end up adjusting their windows more often—because it’s so easy and pleasant to do—and so they enjoy optimal light, privacy, and fresh air.
The Bottom Line: Cordless Makes Life Easier
Getting cords out of the way makes your window treatments look better. That lack of cords also improves safety in homes with children and pets. And cordless blinds and shades make life so much easier—a simple lift or pull brings privacy and light control in an instant. Upgrading to cordless window blinds or shades lets you get the most out of your window treatments and improves your lifestyle by making a part of your daily routine smoother and easier. Your Graber Design Expert knows just how to upgrade your life with cordless technology.
Start your search for the perfect cordless window treatment—order your swatches today!