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Which is Better, Single-Cell or Double-Cell Honeycomb Shades?

Honeycomb shades are a great 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 best? Let's review what honeycomb shades are, how they differ from cellular shades and which pleat style you should select.

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 distinct geometric chambers. This design captures air at the windows, which are your home's main source of energy loss. This helps control temperatures, prevent 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
  • Stopping UV rays
  • Soften harsh incoming light

You can find this window covering in various colors, styles and fabrics, so you have lots of possibilities that'll work with any décor type! Whether you are looking for sheer or opaque for additional natural light, or blackout for your bedroom, Louver Shop of Charleston 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 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 like Amazon Alexa or Siri.

All these customization options might feel complicated at first, but it's a fun and even satisfying process when you partner with Louver Shop of Charleston. Your local design professional will review all the possibilities 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 within 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 style connects 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 the same piece of fabric throughout. Chambers are staggered to provide better 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 gives. It's also important to note more cells generally mean a shade is going to be more expensive, but the trade-off is better comfort and potentially reduced 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 feature 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 choose from.

At 11/2", Trielle® boasts the largest pleat size and 20% more energy efficiency. When finishing your window treatments, you'll be able to choose 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 capabilities you want, plus optional PowerView® motorization, which makes them a great choice for media rooms or moving shades on big windows.

Start Designing 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 future energy savings in mind. Louver Shop of Charleston is proud to offer the most energy-efficient solutions available.

See 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.

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