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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 come in a variety of 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 select.

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 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 bills.

As a bonus, they can also help with:

  • Sound absorption
  • Room darkening
  • Blocking UV rays
  • Soften strong 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 style! Whether you want sheer or opaque for more natural light, or blackout for your bedroom, Louver Shop of Boston has the ideal material choices for you.

You'll also be able to select 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 perfect for families with children! Or with smart automation, which makes moving and scheduling your window treatments simple. 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 seem overwhelming at first, but it's a fun and even enjoyable process when you work with Louver Shop of Boston. 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 have chambers. Instead, they capture air by using the hollow cells within the honeycomb-style construction to create pockets that control 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 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 the same 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 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 trade-off is better comfort and potentially lower energy bills.

We advise selecting as many cells as your budget will permit. 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 feature 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® offers the largest pleat size and 20% more energy efficiency. When creating your window treatments, you'll be able to choose 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 suits 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 Now

While single- or double-cell shades are a good place to begin for boosting energy efficiency, it's worthwhile to keep future energy savings in mind. Louver Shop of Boston is proud to offer the most energy-efficient solutions available.

See 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. Contact us at 888-428-1415 to schedule your free consultation today.