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Monthly Archives: September 2018

  1. Using Industrial Ceiling Fans in Your Home

    using industrial ceilings fans in home

    If you’re in the market for an industrial ceiling fan, then you probably love the rugged, functional look of industrial home décor. This popular design style is marked by its use of raw materials, exposed hardware and explicit functionality, taking cues from equipment, lighting and more from old warehouses and factories. Despite the fact that industrial style ceiling fans look like they belong in industrial spaces, they’re made for residential use and are therefore efficient, stylish and relatively affordable. Most residential buyers prefer to use industrial fans that are made to look industrial but perform like your standard residential styles, saving money on operation and maintenance costs.

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  2. 24 Inspiring Designs with Rustic Lighting

    inspiring designs with rustic lighting

    Welcome to the new generation of rustic lighting, where fixtures are as chic, modern and earthy as you want them to be! Traditionally, rustic light fixtures have distinctly down-to-earth finishes in old bronze, antique copper, wood, forged iron and antique or distressed metals. Details like leather shades with stitched trim, woodland cutouts and deer antlers make these lights utterly ideal for any lodge-like setting. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for statement lights for your cabin or if you’re simply trying to make your home feel like one, rustic lights are an ideal place to start your search.

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  3. Choosing Light Fixtures for Any Room in Your Home: A Guide

    choosing light fixtures for home guide

    Choosing the right light fixtures is crucial to good room design for two primary reasons. First: It ensures that you get the appropriate lighting—that is, the ideal light level, angle and type of lighting—for your space, providing comfort and functionality. Second: Light fixtures serve as décor, helping to tie your room together and honor your home’s interior design and architectural style. The trouble is, understanding lighting styles is no effortless task. Here, we’ll help you understand how to pick the right fixtures for any and every room in your home!

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  4. Tips for Choosing Bathroom Lights for Your Home

    Though we rarely think about bathroom lighting as much as we do the lighting in our living room, kitchen or foyer, it’s important to create a lighting scheme in the water closet that’s as functional and stylish as the rest of your home. The last thing you want is bathroom lights that feel harsh and unflattering like the ones regrettably found in many public bathrooms. Instead, you need light that’s suitable for tasks like shaving, applying makeup and getting ready as well as accent lights that highlight the best parts about your washroom sanctuary.

    Kichler Millwright Bath 3-Light

    Pictured: Kichler Millwright Bath 3-Light and Kichler Millwright 1-Light Wall Sconce

    How Bathroom Light Fixtures Are Different

    The first thing you need to know about bathroom light fixtures is that they differ from lights found in the rest of your home. They are different in two primary ways–function (what and where they light) and performance (their ability to withstand damp and wet environments). You’ll find bathroom lights made specifically for installation above or on either side of the vanity. These lights, sometimes called vanity lighting strips, are usually linear with between two and five lamps each. They are specifically designed to supply task lighting around your mirror.

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  5. What to Know When Buying Bedroom Ceiling Fans

    It could be argued that bedroom ceiling fans are the most important ceiling fans out there. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the temperature at which you sleep is important, and sleeping at a cool 60 to 67 degrees Fahrenheit can help you rest better. Why? The experts say that your body temperature actually lowers when it’s ready to sleep, so keeping your bedroom on the cool end can help you fall asleep faster. With this in mind, how do you know which ceiling fans are best for the bedroom? Here are a few things to know before buying a bedroom fan.

    minka aire artemis ceiling fan

    Minka Aire Artemis XL5 LED

    They Should Cool You Down

    There’s nothing worse than trying to fall asleep when it’s hot in the bedroom. A good bedroom ceiling fan should provide a quiet cool without weighing down your utility bill. One of the ways we determine the cooling capability of any given fan is through what we call the Wind Speed Factor. The factor is calculated based on the width of the fan and the CFM (cubic feet per minute of airflow). Look for fans with a higher wind speed factor (measured in miles per hour) if your primary goal is to get the best cool-down possible in the bedroom.

    Shh…They Should Be Quiet

    While many people enjoy the soft whirr of a fan at night—in fact, its

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  6. Everything to Know About the Room Settings Viewer

    If you’re a longtime customer of Hansen Wholesale, you may have noticed that we recently unveiled a new feature called the Room Settings Viewer to help you envision ceiling fans in your space. We have always been committed to helping consumers shop online for ceiling fans and light fixtures, and a big part of our commitment to that is recreating some of the helpful aspects of retail in an e-commerce environment. We will always do our best to ensure that you get the absolute perfect product for your space, style and budget. This handy, new tool is our way of fulfilling that promise!

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