A stylish ceiling fan can add personality and utility to almost any room, making it an ideal item to focus on when planning a simple lighting makeover. AND they offer benefits!
The American Lighting Association reports, "During the summer months, a fan operating in the normal mode can reduce how cool you feel in a room by as much as eight degrees, allowing you to raise the air conditioner's thermostat and reduce energy costs."
Not only that, but you can use ceiling fans year round since they can help circulate warm air in the winter as well. Plus, today's ceiling fans are visually interesting. You're bound to find one that perfectly complements your space.
Speaking of space, when selecting a stylish ceiling fan, always keep the ceiling's height in mind. Building codes mandate that fans must be at least seven feet above the floor. Optimal height is somewhere between 8 and 9 feet, depending on the space. Fan retailers sell downrods in various lengths to help you achieve the ideal height. And for rooms with low ceilings, hugger fans are great options.
Now, let's look at some of our favorite ceiling fans.
1. Torsion from Modern Fan Co. This well-designed fan gives off a hip industrial vibe. See it on display in Dark Bronze with mahogany blades in our Waltham and Allston showrooms.
2. The Ball Collection from Modern Fan Co. Yep, we love the Modern Fan Co., and this fan is a good reason why. Modern, sleek, GORGEOUS. See it on display in Aluminum in both of our showrooms. Also available in Gloss White.
3. Artemis from Minka Aire. This ceiling fan with light and wall control provides ultimate flexibility. If you're not sure about the light, you can put a cap over it. (We ship the product with the cap for added convenience.) The curved Dark Koa blades give this fan a ton of personality.
4. Minka Aire Concept Hugger. Are you dealing with a shorter ceiling? Then, this fan from Minka Aire is the perfect solution. Available in multiple finishes and ideal for transitional styles, it comes with a handheld remote that you can also mount on the wall—no need to run wires and install a switch box. Check it out in person in our Waltham or Allston lighting showrooms.
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