Honeycomb shades are a smart way to add privacy and style to your home. They come in various 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 review 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 reduce your heating and cooling costs.
As a bonus, they can also help with:
- Sound absorption
- Room darkening
- Blocking 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 style! Whether you want sheer or opaque for more natural light, or blackout for your bedroom, Louver Shop of Pittsburgh has the ideal material choices for you.
You'll also be able to choose from a wide array 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 families with children! Or with smart automation, which makes moving 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 such as Amazon Alexa or Siri.
All these customization options might feel complicated at first, but it's a fun and even satisfying process when you work with Louver Shop of Pittsburgh. 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 known as cellular blinds, are made of honeycomb-style fabric, but they don't have chambers. Instead, they capture air by using the hollow cells inside the honeycomb-style construction to create pockets that regulate temperature and keep your home cooler in summer and warm in winter.
One more difference is how each style attaches 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 have two layers, with one on each side.
The more cells a shade has, the more insulation it gives. 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 recommend selecting as many cells as your budget will allow. Luxury 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 very 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% greater energy efficiency. When finishing 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 give the light-filtering and blackout capabilities you want, plus optional PowerView® motorization, which makes them a great choice for media rooms or moving shades on large windows.
Start Customizing Your Honeycomb Shades Now
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 Pittsburgh is proud to provide the most energy-efficient solutions available.
See it for yourself during a free consultation from the comfort of your living room. There's no pressure 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 request your free consultation today.