Cellular Shades (Honeycomb Shades) - San Diego
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Cellular Shades (Honeycomb Shades)

Cellular shades - Honeycomb shades
Clean, crisp style for almost any décor!  Honeycomb shades have the look of a pleated shade, but have many advantages, including hidden lift cords and a high insulation value due to the internal air pockets.  The double-sided nature of cellular shades allows for a wide range of colors and textures to the room side with a white backing for a consistent look from the exterior (and for compatibility with HOA restrictions). 

Several pleat sizes and fabric textures are available in sheer, semi-sheer, semi-opaque and opaque versions.  Honeycomb shades are light weight and come in wide widths up to 174”.  When raised, even the largest shades compress (stack) to just a few inches for unobstructed views.  Other features include various lift systems, top-down/bottom-up operation and the ability to order custom shapes (arches and angles) and tile cut-outs.

Honeycomb shades are also available for skylights and in vertical versions for slider doors.

Our Cellular Shade Offerings:

Good:  Portrait Cellular Shades

Our most affordable cell shade.  Limited fabric texture options, but a wide range of colors.  Available in three semi-opaque pleat sizes and two room darkening pleat sizes.  Standard cordlock, continuous cord or cordless lift operating systems (NA 3/8 pleat).  Top-down/bottom up available (cordlock only).  No custom shapes.

Better:  Kathy Ireland Home Honeycomb Shades

More fashionable colors and textures, including semi-sheer.  Three pleat sizes (two for room darkening).  Cordless lift available for all pleat sizes except 3/8 room dark.  Cordless and cordless top-down/bottom up available.  Custom shapes, dual fabric shades and motorization available.

Better:  Comfortex Cellular Shades

Comfortex is known for their variety of double-cell cellular shades, although they also offer ¾ single cell shades.  Comfortex also has what is probably the widest array of fabric choices among the moderate priced options on the market.  Shades are available with all standard lift systems, including cordless and cordless top-down/bottom up.  One unique offering from Comfortex is an affordable, innovative side-rail system for near total light block and energy efficiency (qualifies for federal energy tax credit!).

Best:  Hunter Douglas Duette Honeycomb Shades

Hunter Douglas is the company that originally brought honeycomb shades to market under the Duette® brand name.  The Hunter Douglas Duette collection still leads the market for variety of pleat sizes, fabric textures and colors, opacities (sheer, semi-sheer, semi-opaque and opaque), and other options.  The Hunter Douglas Architella honeycomb fabric is the most energy efficient option on the market.  Hunter Douglas also leads the market with six lift systems, including their exclusive Ultraglide fixed-length cord/clutch system.  Motorization is available, including group controls.  Custom shapes and cordless sidelight shades are available.

Ask about Federal Energy Tax Credit Certification on Duette Architella shades!