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Cellular Blinds

An in depth look at skylight blinds and other window shades and coverings.

Everyone likes to make their home look attractive and there are many features in the home that can be used for this purpose. The window coverings are one of these and these typically serve both a practical and decorative purpose. While providing a home with some privacy, they can also help to make a home look attractive from inside and out. If you prefer using blinds on your windows there are a few to choose from, although cellular blinds can be a good option to consider.

Cellular blinds are also commonly known as honeycomb blinds and this name is given as a result of the shape of the blind. They are manufactured from a series of individual cells which are glued together and when lowered and viewed from the side the cells resemble a honeycomb structure. Unlike other blinds which can be opened to provide a view even when lowered, a cellular blind totally closes off a window when it is lowered. However they can be produced in a few different materials and this ranges from light filtering/sheer fabrics which still allow a view out of the window even when the blind is lowered to opaque material which blocks off much of the light coming into a room.

Cellular blinds come in a few varieties. It is possible to get single, double or even triple celled models. They also differ from other blinds in that while most are raised from the bottom up to open them, a cellular blind can be raised up from the bottom or lowered down from the top to open it. They come in a huge variety of colors and shades such that whatever your home d├ęcor you will be able to find a blind that matches.

There are a number of advantages to using cellular blinds in a home. The air pockets which open up in the cells when the blinds are lowered or raised are energy efficient and this can help to stop heat loss from a window. This in turn will typically mean that the heating can be turned down and this can save you money. In warmer climates they can help to stop heat entering a house by blocking off the sunlight and this can also help to reduce your energy costs as you become less reliant on the AC to cool a room. If you live in an area with a lot of sunlight then a cellular blind of light filtering material can be a good choice as it can block direct sunlight from entering a room while still providing enough light for the room to be comfortable to use.

There are a number of outlets where cellular blinds are stocked and they are widely available for sale. There are a number of internet retailers that have them for sale and Blinds Galore and Blinds Wholesale are examples of this. They can also be found in-store and home improvement retailers such as Home Depot and Lowes are places to look. The price will largely be dependent on the size of the window although prices for smaller blinds can start around the $30 to $40 mark. However as the size of the blind increases so does the price and costs into the low to mid hundreds of dollars are not uncommon.

Using cellular blinds in your home can be a good choice for your windows. They are energy efficient and good looking and this can help you improve the comfort of your home as well as giving it an attractive and stylish appearance.