When it comes time to replace the window treatments in your home, you will likely find that you have such a wide variety of options to choose from, that it can be difficult to decide where to start. With so many options available, how are you supposed to decide which will work best in your home? One type of window treatment which has stood the test of time, being a popular option for many years, are cellular shades (also known as honeycomb shades).
Cellular shades are window coverings made out of multiple layers of pleated fabrics, which creates internal compartments between the layers that resemble honeycombs or cells, giving these shades their name. Cellular shades can have multiple layers of these cells, which are designed to provide additional insulation in your home. If you are considering replacing the window treatments in your home and do not know much about cellular shades, here are just a few of the reasons why you should consider installing these shades in your home.
As we touched upon above, part of what makes cellular shades unique is the way in which their cells are able to make them great insulators. This is due to the fact that the cells between the layers of fabric work to trap air, helping to prevent cold air from entering your home, or warm air from escaping, during the winter, and the reverse during the summer. This helps to make cellular shades one of the most energy-efficient window treatment options available. Since the primary source of energy-loss in most homes is through their windows, these shades can go a long way to save you money on your energy bills. Additionally, the more layers of cells your cellular shades have, the more energy-efficient you home will become, which makes these shades a great investment.
An equally fantastic reason to consider cellular shades for your home is the fact that they are available in a cordless option. This can make these shades much easier to use, as you do not have to try to deal with the hassle of raising and lowering your shades using a cord, and trying to get them to stay in the right place. Simply raise and lower your shades by hand, and they will stay wherever you leave them. A lack of cords also makes these shades more aesthetically pleasing, as you will not have to worry about unsightly looking cords in your home. Furthermore, this makes these shades a safer option in homes with children, as you will not have to worry about your young ones tangling themselves, and/or injuring themselves, in any cords.
For anyone with nosy neighbors, or who live in communities in which homes are close together, privacy is often a must when choosing window treatments for their home. Luckily, cellular shades come in a variety of opacities so that you can choose how dark you want your shades to be. You will have the option to either choose a shade which lets in some view/light, or you can choose blackout shades that allow for complete privacy in your home, as well as various shades in-between. This gives you the complete control to decide how much of the outside world you want to let into your home, as well as how much of your home you want to outside world to see.
Finally, many homeowners like cellular shades due to the variety of design and style options that are available. With cellular shades, homeowners can choose a material, texture, style, color, and design that best fits their personality and home décor. This will ensure that not only will your new window treatments be as unique as you are, but also, you will be able to purchase treatments that blend into/match the style, layout, and design of your home. This, among other reasons, makes cellular shades the best option for many homeowners.