Honeycomb shades, also known as Cellular shades, are the most energy efficient window treatments available.
This type of shades add an additional layer of insulation to the window to keep your house cooler during hot summer days.
Up to 50% of a home’s cooling energy can escape through the windows, and raise your energy expenses.
The cellular design creates air pockets between two (or more) layers of fabric which trap air in between them,
and acts as barrier that slows down the heat transfer from outside.
Design your blind offers a wide range of custom options such as light-filtering and blackout fabrics, with different lifting systems upgrades like the Cordless Honeycomb Shades, Top-Down-Bottom-Up Honeycomb Shades, and Motorized Honeycomb Shades.
- Small Honeycomb shades have a pleat size of ⅜” and are ideal for small windows and windows that have a shallow depth, or a handle sticking out, because of the shade’s lower profile.
- Medium Honeycomb (Standard) shades pleat size is ¾”, the most common in the market, and available in the widest array of colors and collections. This unique design sure to fit any style and budget.
- Large Honeycomb shades pleat size is 1¼”, and highly recommended for larger windows, especially in larger rooms, and for floor-to-ceiling windows. The grand size of the pleats ease the eyes with less dense horizontal lines, and give a colossal feeling to the window.
When fully open, the Honeycomb Shades stacked tight to the top of the window frame, and the vistas are not compromised, compared to other products.
The most popular feature of Honeycomb Shades is the Top-Down-Bottom-Up, which allows the shade to be lowered down to the bottom window sill, and by that, the top of the shade, to can be lowered to any height you desire. You can set it at head height, neck height, or whichever makes you feel comfortable. It is allowing natural light to come into the room, and enjoying blue skies, while still providing privacy. Top-Down-Bottom-Up popular feature is Ideal for bedrooms and street-facing windows.
Double Cell Honeycomb Shades
The Double Cell Honeycomb construction is available in the smaller ⅜” pleats, and offers two layers. This lite filtering shade helps to insulate your windows, and efficiently saves energy, which promotes energy bills reduction.
When living in a noisy environment, the Double Cell Honeycombs is excellent for noise insulation. If your window is facing the street, or is exposed to the high- way noises, we recommend the Double Honeycomb Shades for noises reduction.
Triple Cell Honeycomb Shades
The Triple Cell Honeycomb Shades have three rows of cells (one layer more than the Double Cell Honeycomb), each acting as an insulating barrier which maximizing energy efficiency. They are perfect for homes facing the extreme situations of heat and noise. Although, Triple Cell Honeycomb Shades are limited in collections and options, you’re A/C expenses will definitely be lower, and the noise will significantly decrease.
Hunter Douglas Applause Honeycomb Shades
Hunter Douglas Applause Honeycomb Shades provide full range of benefits such as the best pleat retention, light control and privacy level options, energy efficiency, and effortless maintenance.
The Applause is the basic collection of the Honeycomb Shades, with simple, yet beautiful fabrics that are sure to fit any style and match any room décor.
Applause honeycombs are rated as one of the most energy efficient honeycomb shades in the market, and are one of the most affordable collection Hunter Douglas offers.
They have no visible cords or holes in between the seams, and their cells are made with True Pleat construction, ensuring even pleats from top to bottom, without them sagging over time.
Hunter Douglas Duette Honeycomb Shades
Newly redesigned in 2017, the Duette Honeycombs have been face lifted, from the bottom with sleeker rails and cordless handles, all the way to the top with a new stylish honeycomb contoured head rail.
Hunter Douglas Duette Honeycomb Shades are mostly characterized by their cell within a cell construction, for better energy efficiency, and most important, the true reflection of fabric color, which is less effected from the liners or outside sun because of the extra layers it has.
The effortless UltraGlide lifting system comes standard on all Duette Honeycomb Shades, regardless of the pleat size, and also available in the larger pleat size of 1¼” which is Ideal on larger windows.
The Duette collection offers the widest range of fabrics, from grass wood mimicking textures, to soft linens and plain solids.
This collection is most favorable amongst designers and interior decorators.
Similar in appearance to Honeycomb shades, they share the visible pleat look. The main difference between the Pleated shades and the Honeycomb shades is that the honeycombs consist of cell shapes from two or three layers of fabric that form compartments that trap air inside them.
One of the benefits of pleated shades over Honeycomb shades are that they allow more light to come in through, since they are made of one layer of fabric.
The Pleated shades are mostly more cost-effective than honeycomb shades, and are recommended in common living areas such as living rooms, dining rooms and kitchens.