Honeycomb blinds, also known as cellular blinds, are regarded as the most energy-efficient window treatments. Designed to provide privacy, perfect light control and insulation, these blinds have channels that trap the air coming from the windows. Thus, it reduces heating bills in the winter and keeps the rooms cooler during the summer.
But this type of window treatment comes in different sizes and installing the wrong one may reduce its energy-efficiency and impact how it looks inside your house. Here are a few tips below on picking the perfect honeycomb blinds for your home.
1. Consider the size and location of your window first.
Honeycomb blinds with small cell sizes have narrower pleats. This style is the right window treatment for smaller windows, such as the ones in the bathrooms or basement. Medium cell sizes, on the other hand, are the most common choices because this generally brings the right balance for all kinds of window sizes. Large cell sizes with wider pleats are ideally better for big windows with deeper window sills. These add sophistication and refinement to a dining or living room.
2. Decide between single cell and double cell.
Cellular blinds are constructed with air pockets (cells) that are shaped like honeycombs, either as a single cell or double cell. The latter is more expensive; however, if you live in a place with extremely hot or cold weather, you’ll likely get the most out of double cell honeycomb blinds.
Over time, double cell honeycomb blinds can save you more money from your heating bills or air conditioning bills since these provide a higher level of insulation. However, if you live in an environment with moderate temperature, then a single cell honeycomb blinds should be perfect.
3. Choose the opacity of the material.
There are at least four different types of opacity to choose from: opaque, semi-opaque, sheer and semi-sheer. If you want more natural light coming from the window, then go for a sheer material. If you’d like to black out the room, then go for the opaque material. Opacity controls how the light is filtered so you may use different materials depending on the room.
4. Pick the operation option.
Most honeycomb blinds today are cordless, which means there are no more cords that could cause accidental strangulations, especially if you have kids in the house. But you have the option to choose between manual and motorised operation to lower or raise the blinds. Motorised honeycomb blinds make use of a remote control. This is actually more convenient but may cost a little extra.
Let the Experts in Honeycomb Blinds and Shades Guide Your Choice
Would you like to learn more about picking the perfect blinds for your house? We can definitely guide you with your choices here at Watson Blinds. We have been in the business for over 50 years and we have a wide range of options for you to choose from. Don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll be happy to answer your questions at any time during office hours. Call us today!