Honeycomb shades are a smart way to add privacy and style to your home. They are available 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 compare the pros and cons of each pleat style, so you can make a decision for yourself which option will work best in your home!
What Are Honeycomb Shades?
These shades have defined geometric chambers. This design captures air at the windows, which are your home's primary source of energy loss. This helps control temperatures, prevent 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 strong incoming light
You can find this window covering in various colors, styles and fabrics, so you have plenty of possibilities that'll work with any décor style! Whether you are looking for sheer or opaque for more natural light, or blackout for your bedroom, Louver Shop of Philadelphia has the ideal material choices for you.
You'll also be able to select from a wide array 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 a breeze. You can do this with your phone or even with your voice if you have a compatible smart home automation system such as Amazon Alexa or Siri.
All these customization options might seem complicated at first, but it's a fun and even satisfying process when you work with Louver Shop of Philadelphia. Your local design professional will review 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 feature chambers. Instead, they trap air by using the hollow cells inside the honeycomb-style construction to form pockets that control temperature and keep your home cooler in summer and warm 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 stay outside it.
What's the Difference Between Single- and Double-Cell Honeycomb Shades?
Single-cell honeycombs are made of the same piece of fabric throughout. Chambers are staggered to give better insulation and make your home more comfortable. Double-cell honeycombs come with two layers, with one on each side.
The more cells a shade includes, the more insulation it provides. It's also important to note more cells typically mean a shade is going to be more expensive, but the trade-off is improved comfort and potentially reduced energy bills.
We recommend 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 have 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® boasts the largest pleat size and 20% greater energy efficiency. When creating your window treatments, you'll be able to select from designer material with understated 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 offer the light-filtering and blackout features you want, 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 start for improving energy efficiency, it's worthwhile to keep future energy savings in mind. Louver Shop of Philadelphia is proud to offer 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 advice. 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.