Product Spotlight: Honeycomb Shades
We're shining the spotlight on a favorite window treatment of customers and interior designers alike - Honeycomb Shades.
Choosing the perfect window treatments can be a daunting task. With so many options available, homeowners often shy away from even beginning the process. But that’s why we’re here. So, this week we are going to shine the spotlight on one of our favorite window treatments – Honeycomb Shades.
Honeycomb Shades Keep You Warm in the Winter
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) claims that windows account for 25-40% of a home’s annual heating and cooling costs. Older windows can let in drafts during the winter and excessive heat during the summer, and this is one of the reasons why your energy bills can quickly skyrocket out of control. Even newer windows can struggle to offer complete energy efficiency. Fortunately, you have a tool to help you better regulate your home’s temperature and minimize energy loss – Honeycomb Shades.
“If you’d like to combine privacy and energy efficiency, Honeycomb Shades are a good choice,” writes HouseLogic blogger Alyson McNutt English.
Honeycomb Shades add an extra layer of insulation to keep your rooms warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It’s all thanks to the shade’s unique design “energy-saving honeycomb design,” says interior designer Lisa Scheff, which creates pockets of inert air that help slow energy loss by creating an effective temperature-transfer barrier between the window and the room. Now, the style of honeycomb shade you choose will ultimately determine the amount of energy efficiency you receive, but these window treatments can help to reduce heat transfer through a window by as much as 55-65%.
Superior Light Control and Privacy
“Cellular Shades, also known as Honeycomb Shades, are one of the hottest new trends in window shades and are designed for light filtering or for the total blocking of sunlight,” writes interior design blogger Christie Craig of Houston Lifestyles & Homes magazine.
At Next Day Blinds, our Honeycomb Shades come in a variety of styles, including light filtering, room darkening, and sheer shades. Each provides a different level of light control and privacy. However, it is not only the style of these shades that plays a role. Their superior functionality also comes in handy. We are talking about duofold shades, but you may call them Top Down/Bottom Up Shades.
“They can roll down from the top to let in sun, while providing privacy at the bottom,” says Elizabeth Aaron, president of Elizabeth Aaron Interior Design.
Interior Designers Agree
Designed to provide style and energy efficiency, Next Day Blinds’ Honeycomb Shades are a favorite among interior designers and customers alike.
“They (Honeycomb Shades) suit nearly all home décor designs because they afford choices that can be based on opacity, energy efficiency and color,” says Stefan Lucian Gheorghe, owner and CEO of Homedit.com.
Our Honeycomb Shades are available in a large variety of colors, textures, and pleat sizes, ensuring a perfect fit for any decor. These window treatments are also available with several cordless lift options that are certified as “Best for Kids” through the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) – a third-party certification program designed to help consumers and retailers identify window covering products that are certified as safe for homes with young children.
“Cellular shades are one of the most versatile window treatments available today,” says interior decorator Margaret Ryall. “They can be hung by themselves for a very contemporary look or layered with other treatments.”
Snug as a Bug in a Rug
All Next Day Blinds’ Honeycomb Shades are custom fabricated to each window’s specifications, ensuring a perfect fit – essential when it comes to preventing energy loss. Any gaps between the window treatment and the casing provides an escape for heated air. The better the fit, the better the energy efficiency. Our window treatments are never cut to size from pre-assembled stock shades, and all of our fabrics are extensively tested to ensure top performance for durability, ultra-violet protection, energy efficiency, and conformity to rigid specifications for consistency and trueness of glue lines and cell configurations.
“You get a custom-built product, made locally, and custom-tailored to your windows,” says Frank Sisto, Next Day Blinds Vice President of Operations.
As we manufacture each of your window coverings, we make many small adjustments to best suit its specific placement on your casement. We build each window covering, one at a time to the exact specifications of your window and millwork. “Typical custom window coverings are custom for width and height only,” says Steve Freishtat, CEO and Founder of Next Day Blinds. “Our custom window coverings are custom for width and height, but we also give consideration to the depth of the window, the type of millwork, and the projection of the sill.”