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

Honeycomb shades are a smart way to add privacy and style to your home. They are available in various 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 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 primary source of energy loss. This helps regulate temperatures, prevent energy loss and keep your home more comfortable. It may even help you save on your heating and cooling costs.

As an extra benefit, they can also aid in:

  • Sound absorption
  • Room darkening
  • Stopping UV rays
  • Soften strong incoming light

You can find this window covering in many colors, styles and fabrics, so you have plenty of possibilities that'll work with any décor type! Whether you want sheer or opaque for additional natural light, or blackout for your bedroom, Louver Shop of Charlotte 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 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 Charlotte. 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 feature chambers. Instead, they trap air by using the hollow cells within the honeycomb-style construction to form pockets that control 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 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 improved 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 know more cells generally mean a shade is going to be more expensive, but the exchange is improved 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 chambers.

Hunter Douglas Duette® honeycomb shades have a unique honeycomb-within-a-honeycomb design, making them the most energy-efficient shades available. They're also highly customizable, with two styles, several fabric layers and four pleat sizes to pick from.

At 11/2", Trielle® offers 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 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 option 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 improving energy efficiency, it's important to keep long-term energy savings in mind. Louver Shop of Charlotte is proud to offer 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 request your free consultation today.