Honeycomb shades are a smart way to add privacy and style to your home. They are offered in a variety of pleat sizes, including single and double cell. Which is better? Let's go over what honeycomb shades are, how they differ from cellular shades and which pleat style you should choose.
Let's review the pros and cons of each pleat style, so you can decide for yourself which option will fit best in your home!
What Are Honeycomb Shades?
These shades have defined geometric chambers. This design traps air at the windows, which are your home's main source of energy loss. This helps regulate temperatures, prevent energy loss and keep your home more comfortable. It may even help you reduce your heating and cooling bills.
As a bonus, they can also aid in:
- Sound absorption
- Room darkening
- Stopping UV rays
- Soften strong incoming light
You can find this window covering in various 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 Ft. Lauderdale has the ideal material choices for you.
You'll also be able to choose 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 great for homes with children! Or with smart automation, which makes adjusting and scheduling your window treatments a breeze. You can accomplish 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 partner with Louver Shop of Ft. Lauderdale. Your local design professional will go over all the possibilities during your free, in-home consultation.
What's the Difference Between Honeycomb and Cellular Shades?
Cellular shades, also known as cellular blinds, are made of honeycomb-style fabric, but they don't have chambers. Instead, they trap air by using the hollow cells inside the honeycomb-style construction to form pockets that regulate temperature and keep your home cool in summer and warm in winter.
One more difference is how each type attaches to the window frame. Honeycomb shades are installed within the window frame, while cellular shades stay outside it.
What's the Difference Between Single- and Double-Cell Honeycomb Shades?
Single-cell honeycombs are created with one piece of fabric throughout. Chambers are staggered to provide improved insulation and make your home comfier. Double-cell honeycombs come with two layers, with one on each side.
The more cells a shade has, the greater the insulation it provides. It's also important to know 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 selecting as many cells as your budget will permit. 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 unique honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb design, making them the most energy-efficient shades you can buy. They're also highly customizable, with two styles, several fabric layers and four pleat sizes to pick from.
At 11/2", Trielle® boasts the largest pleat size and 20% more 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 fits your budget. These triple-cell shades give the light-filtering and blackout features you need, plus optional PowerView® motorization, which makes them a great choice for media rooms or moving shades on large windows.
Start Designing Your Honeycomb Shades Today
While single- or double-cell shades are a good place to begin for improving energy efficiency, it's worthwhile to keep long-term energy savings in mind. Louver Shop of Ft. Lauderdale is proud to provide the most energy-efficient options available.
Experience it for yourself during a free consultation from the comfort of your living room. There's no obligation 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.