Honeycomb blinds are designed in an intuitive fashion that fits well with their name. Instead of being strung loosely as regular blinds are, honeycomb style blinds are glued together to form a continuous surface composed of squares. From the side, the squares take on a honeycomb appearance. The folds between these cells are what allows the blinds to compress or expand. From the front or back, they have a solid but pleated appearance.

The virtues of honeycomb blinds for one's windows are numerous, but not absolutely necessary. Due to the fact that more people are familiar and therefore comfortable with older styles of blinds, honeycomb blinds have a relatively small place in the market. However, don't confuse this with poor quality. For the discerning customer who wants extra function from his blinds for the same expense, honeycomb blinds have no disadvantages and many benefits. These blinds, like other kinds of blinds, can be purchased for quite small amounts of money as well as for larger amounts in the case of high-end brands.

The primary and most well-publicized advantage to a pleated window blind is the more flexible form of drawing. Like all blinds, these can draw up from the bottom. However, unlike most other types, they can also draw down from the top. This is a simple but highly versatile addition that allows the blinds to exert a level of influence over the environment that other products lack.

The more solid design offered by honeycomb style blinds lets in less light and other outside environmental factors than standard blinds do. Their ability to fully contain the room, much like a door would, gives a powerful privacy and absolute control over light that is useful for sensitive areas such as nurseries.

Cat owners and fans of other similarly climbing-proficient pets will find that blinds done in a honeycomb style are more suited to animal abuse. The design can withstand the weight and claws of these animals much more easily. In addition, the surface appearance makes these blinds look less inviting to climb in the first place, preventing potential damage before it occurs.

A common service offered by manufacturers of pleated or honeycomb design blinds is bundling additional blinds more suited for less standard window types. Whereas standard blinds often lack appropriate accompanying blinds to fit smaller half-sphere windows and other odds and ends, manufacturers of pleated blinds tend to be more comfortable with specialized and specific products. This makes them an excellent choice in the case of windows that just won't accept the industry standard.

**Honeycomb window blinds** come in various basic designs to suit different needs. For those who require a certain gentle illumination, translucent ones may be preferred. And if you need a room absolutely blocked of outside light, there are also fully opaque models available. The different levels of thickness offered by one or multi-layer blinds is also an option up to the consumer.

Purchasing honeycomb fabric, plastic, or **wood blinds direct** from the manufacturing company is certainly a viable option. Getting the best prices, however, requires that you look at numerous storefronts. Often this is most conveniently done through internet-based shopping, but many prefer the experience of walk-in shopping. The latter allows for more direct inspection of merchandise before purchase, although you will of course be limited to what your local stores stock.