Honeycomb shades are a smart way to add privacy and style to your home. They are offered in various pleat sizes, including single and double cell. Which is best? Let's review what honeycomb shades are, how they differ from cellular shades and which pleat style you should select.
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 captures air at the windows, which are your home's primary 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 bills.
As a bonus, they can also aid in:
- Sound absorption
- Room darkening
- Blocking UV rays
- Soften harsh incoming light
You can find this window covering in various colors, styles and fabrics, so you have lots of options that'll work with any décor type! Whether you want sheer or opaque for more natural light, or blackout for your bedroom, Louver Shop of Kansas City has the right 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 get 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 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 feel overwhelming at first, but it's a fun and even enjoyable process when you partner with Louver Shop of Kansas City. 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 feature chambers. Instead, they capture air by using the hollow cells within 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 within 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 one piece of fabric throughout. Chambers are staggered to give improved insulation and make your home comfier. Double-cell honeycombs have 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 typically mean a shade is going to be more expensive, but the trade-off is improved comfort and potentially lower energy bills.
We advise selecting 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 have a special honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb design, making them the most energy-efficient shades you can buy. 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% more energy efficiency. When creating your window treatments, you'll be able to select from designer material with subtle texture or blackout fabrics for the greatest 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 capabilities you need, plus optional PowerView® motorization, which makes them a great option for media rooms or moving shades on big windows.
Start Customizing Your Honeycomb Shades Today
While single- or double-cell shades are a good place to begin for boosting energy efficiency, it's important to keep long-term energy savings in mind. Louver Shop of Kansas City is proud to provide the most energy-efficient solutions available.
Experience it for yourself during a free consultation from the comfort of your couch. There's no obligation to purchase, just access to expert design advice. With your vision and our expertise, we can make your dream of a beautiful home happen. Call us at 888-428-1415 to schedule your free consultation today.