Honeycomb Shades are aptly named. These window shades are made by combining hundreds of honeycombs to make a beautiful, soft, and energy efficient shade. They are also called cellular shades for the very same reason. Please read this information in order to help in your decision as to whether honeycomb shades are right for you, and if so, which configuration to select.
Honeycomb shades provide a very soft and warm feel to any room. They are also a product that will improve the energy efficiency of your home. The positives are many, but you should also clearly understand that the functionality of cellular shades is such that you cannot tilt the slats like a horizontal blind in order to see out, or to let light in. Honeycomb shades do offer 2 ways to let in the light or provide you with an outside view.
The first way is by raising the shade from the bottom. All of our cell shades provide this ability. Most by pulling on the lift cord, but we also offer cordless cellular shades that can be raised by simply lifting the bottom rail until the shade is at the desired height.
The second way is very cool. It is called Top Down. You will notice that we offer the feature Top Down/Bottom Up on most cellular shades. This works by pulling on a cord located on the opposite side of the shade than the lift cord. What happens is that the window shade actually lowers from the top. The advantages of this are many. The reason I like it so much is that I can maintain my privacy, yet still let in daylight by lowering the top of the shade. Way cool!
As you shop around our web site for your new honeycomb shade, you will notice some key differences in the products.
The size of the cell itself varies from as small as 3/8" to as big as 3/4". It really depends on what looks best to you.
Single cell or double cell construction is also a choice. The single cell construction will weigh less, so for large windows, this may be your best choice. The double cell construction will provide better insulation. Our best selling product is the 3/8" double cell.
You also want to consider the opaqueness or light level. Light filtering honeycomb shades allow light to gently filter through the shade, which actually gives your room a very warm and cozy feel. Room darkening shades do exactly that. They allow very little light to filter through, but they are not quite blackout shades. Then of course there are the blackout shades, which will provide the most light blockage possible. These shades are ideal for bedrooms and media rooms, where complete darkness is the desired effect.
Another really nice option is continuous cord loop. The lift cord stays the same length, eliminating the extra cord hanging down when the shade is raised. This is a very good safety feature, especially if you have small children.
Please note that not all features and options are available on every shade, and not all can be bundled together. We have put together a great assortment for you to choose from, so happy shopping. We know that you will love your new SelectBlinds brand of Honeycomb Shades.