Honeycomb shades are a great way to add privacy and style to your home. They come in a variety of pleat sizes, including single and double cell. Which is best? Let's go over what honeycomb shades are, how they differ from cellular shades and which pleat style you should choose.
Let's compare the pros and cons of each pleat style, so you can make a decision for yourself which option will fit best in your home!
What Are Honeycomb Shades?
These shades have distinct geometric chambers. This design traps air at the windows, which are your home's main source of energy loss. This helps control temperatures, stop energy loss and keep your home more comfortable. It may even help you save on your heating and cooling costs.
As a bonus, they can also aid in:
- Sound absorption
- Room darkening
- Stopping UV rays
- Soften harsh incoming light
You can find this window covering in many colors, styles and fabrics, so you have plenty of options that'll work with any décor type! Whether you are looking for sheer or opaque for more natural light, or blackout for your bedroom, Louver Shop of Colorado has the right material options for you.
You'll also be able to select from a variety of pleat sizes and light control options, including top down, bottom up.
You can even customize these shades as a cordless lift, which is perfect for homes with children! Or with smart automation, which makes adjusting and scheduling your window treatments simple. You can do this with your phone or even with your voice if you have a compatible smart home automation system like Amazon Alexa or Siri.
All these customization options might seem complicated at first, but it's a fun and even enjoyable process when you work with Louver Shop of Colorado. Your local design professional will go over all your options with you during your free, in-home consultation.
What's the Difference Between Honeycomb and Cellular Shades?
Cellular shades, also called cellular blinds, are made of honeycomb-style fabric, but they don't have chambers. Instead, they trap air by using the hollow cells within the honeycomb-style construction to form pockets that control temperature and keep your home cool in summer and cozy in winter.
One more difference is how each type connects to the window frame. Honeycomb shades are installed inside the window frame, while cellular shades sit outside it.
What's the Difference Between Single- and Double-Cell Honeycomb Shades?
Single-cell honeycombs are created with the same piece of fabric throughout. Chambers are staggered to give improved insulation and make your home more comfortable. Double-cell honeycombs come with two layers, with one on each side.
The more cells a shade has, the more insulation it provides. It's also important to note more cells generally mean a shade is going to be more expensive, but the exchange is better comfort and potentially lower energy bills.
We advise choosing as many cells as your budget will allow. Premium window treatments, like our Hunter Douglas honeycomb shades, have as many as six layers of fabric and five insulating pockets.
Hunter Douglas Duette® honeycomb shades feature a special honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb design, making them the most energy-efficient shades available. They're also highly customizable, with two styles, multiple fabric layers and four pleat sizes to pick from.
At 11/2", Trielle® offers the largest pleat size and 20% greater energy efficiency. When creating your window treatments, you'll be able to select from designer material with subtle texture or blackout fabrics for maximum comfort.
With Hunter Douglas Applause® honeycomb shades, you'll enjoy an energy-efficient window treatment that suits your budget. These triple-cell shades offer the light-filtering and blackout capabilities you want, plus optional PowerView® motorization, which makes them a great option for media rooms or moving shades on big windows.
Start Customizing Your Honeycomb Shades Now
While single- or double-cell shades are a good place to begin for boosting energy efficiency, it's worthwhile to keep future energy savings in mind. Louver Shop of Colorado is proud to provide the most energy-efficient solutions available.
Experience it for yourself during a free consultation from the comfort of your living room. There's no pressure to buy, just access to expert design guidance. With your vision and our expertise, we can make your dream of a beautiful home happen. Contact us at 888-428-1415 to schedule your free consultation today.