Cellular Shades, or Honeycomb Blinds as they are more commonly known, have continued to be a very popular type of window treatment over the years among those people looking to buy blinds and shutters in Sydney. Even though Cellular Shades tend to be a bit costlier initially, home owners still find them appealing because of the great insulation that they offer, and the long term cost effectiveness of these blinds.
Honeycomb Blinds in Sydney are made up of a continuous sheet of fabric which folds up along the pleats. The fabric is bonded together to form honeycomb like cells, or air pockets. These cells trap air within them and create a layer of insulation between the window and the room. So you can be cool and comfortable during hot summer days and warm and cosy during cold winter months.
Honeycomb Blinds can be found in single, double and triple layer design, depending on the extremity of the temperatures in your area. The cost will depend greatly on the number of layers you want. They also come in a range of pleat sizes and light control options, such as sheer to black out, as well as in a myriad of colours to suit the existing interior of your home.These type of blinds are ideal for non-standard shaped windows as they are very flexible, and are a very low weight type of window blind.
There are many reasons and advantages as to why Honeycomb Blinds in Sydney are so popular among home owners looking for the ideal window treatment for their home. These advantages include:
- Energy efficiency – With greater insulation come greater savings on energy and utility bills. Cellular Shades block the hot and cold air from entering your home, and is the ideal blind for all seasons.
- Noise reduction – If you live close to a busy street or in the heart of the city and are bothered by the level of noise pollution, then Cellular Shades are the best option for you. Due to their great insulation properties, these blinds also reduce noise levels, and are best for bedrooms, nurseries and home office areas.
- Blocks out the light – These blinds are great at blocking out the light completely, especially with the right type of fabric. The ideal type of fabrics for blocking out the light and glare are opaque fabrics and black out fabrics.
- Greater privacy – You can control the level of privacy in your home with Cellular Blinds. They provide the option of opening or closing from either bottom up or top down, so you have the option of deciding if you want to keep the shade open at the top or the bottom.
- Better for child safety – Many blinds come with cords or chains for operating them, which can be a dangerous safety hazard if you have small children or even pets in your home.
- Honeycomb Blinds can be motorised, thus removing the danger, and they also come either cordless or with a detachable cord.
While Honeycomb Blinds offer these great advantages, there are a few disadvantages as well to using them, such as:
- Difficult to clean – Because of the honeycomb structure of these blinds cleaning them can be a difficult task, as you will need to clean each cell for dust and grime that accumulates on them. Hence special care will have to be taken when cleaning these blinds.
- Less control of light – Greater control of light is not possible with these shades as it depends greatly on the fabric type and number of layers.
- Costly – These types of blinds are way costlier than conventional types.
Irrespective of the few disadvantages, Honeycomb Blinds are very versatile, in that they are good for any room in the house. Due to their noise cancelling properties they are best for bedrooms, kids’ rooms, nurseries, study and home office areas.
What are the factors you should consider before buying Honeycomb Blinds?
- Window dimensions.
- Whether with or without a cord.
- Design style, such as fabric, print or colour.
- What additional features you want such as pleat size, number of layers, motorised operation etc.
You can easily find Honeycomb Blinds with many vendors of blinds and shutters in Sydney, but it’s always best to work with someone who has experience and the right know-how when it comes to window treatments.