Buying shades for your entire house can get expensive quickly so it was important that we find something inexpensive, but that also look nice. These satisfy both of those requirements. I love that they are both light filtering and blackout. Most of our windows are south facing and the blackout feature was nice during the summer when we needed to try and keep the inside of the house as cool as possible. They were also incredibly easy to install and customizable to 1/4" so they even fit a couple of our wonky windows.