Non-Stodgy Traditional Ceiling FansMonday 24th March 2014 10:35am
Let’s clear something up right now. Traditional ceiling fans are the ones that don’t include lighting. In the past, they didn’t work all that well and they weren’t much to look at. They were dull brown on brown flat-bladed machines with a chain that you couldn’t quite reach. It doesn’t have to be that way anymore. Today, you can get traditional good looks and efficiency.
Clean lines, nice finishes and tightly integrated blades are what I look for when purchasing a fan. A fan should be a complement to a room, an extension of the room’s function and its decor. Whether it’s a remote controlled fan with a brushed nickel finish and maple coloured blades or a wall controlled fan with dark brass and dark cherry blades and whether it’s indoors or outdoors, a traditional ceiling fan should couple function with class.
A great looking and advanced traditional ceiling fan is the Hunter Savoy Ceiling Fan. The Savoy offers finishes in nickel, brass, bronze and white, along with a variety of materials for the blades. It also has settings for both winter and summer. It’s currently on offer, so it may be a good time to upgrade.
When selecting a ceiling fan, consider the room’s furnishings. If the room has too many hard edges, soften it up with a palm leaf blade like the Martec Hamilton Palm Leaf. The texture of the blade will add some curves to an otherwise rigid room. If the room is very soft, consider the straight edges of the Hunter 1886 Series for contrast. The decorative base will add a hint of complexity to the room, too.
My must-have for a ceiling fan is a remote control. It’s great to have a switch on the wall or a chain control, but it can be a hassle to use. The comfort and ease of adjustment should be hand-held and thanks to many newer designs and upgrade kits, it can be. The Hunter DIY LCD Ceiling Fan Remote Control Kit is a great product that puts the control in your hands – no more chain strain.
Choosing a Fan
The most important factor to consider is this: do you love it? Be sure to compare and contrast when choosing a traditional ceiling fan. Consider at least three traditional fans to figure out if incorporating your choice into the décor or letting it stand out is what you want. Always ask yourself if the function of the fan, aside from cooling, is to be eye-catching, ornamental or to disappear into the background. Follow your instincts and choose a fan with confidence.
The new traditional style ceiling fans offer many options for customisation. The available options for the size, number and style of blades and the colours and the speeds available are nearly endless. Break the bonds of the switch and chain; it’s the new millennium. These aren’t grandpa’s fans.