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Ceiling Fan Blog

  1. Vintage Ceiling Fans Style for Retro Interior Designs

    Vintage Ceiling Fans Style for Retro Interior Designs

    What are the best vintage ceiling fans for a Retro Vibe?

    Retro Ceiling Fans, a subset of vintage ceiling fans, are a beautiful touch in contemporary and vintage homes. Retro ceiling fans complement many interior designs, including:
    Art Deco,
    Industrial,
    Mid-Century Modern,
    Minimalist,
    Modern,
    Scandinavian,
    Shabby Chic, and
    Steampunk.

    Retro Ceiling Fans also work in Traditional style homes.

    Felix, Ceiling Fan Expert at Hansen Wholesale

    By Felix,
    Ceiling Fan Expert
    at Hansen Wholesale

    Felix knows what interior design concepts work with Retro Vintage Ceiling Fans. He likes retro ceiling fans because they typically have a clean look. Vintage ceiling fans of a retro style make a great splash in many contemporary style homes. Some remind him of his favorite music, or an old girlfriend.
    If you're not thinking of Retro when you think Vintage
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  2. Vintage Ceiling Fans Style: Rustic Ceiling Fans

    Vintage Ceiling Fans Style: Rustic Ceiling Fans

    What rustic looking vintage ceiling fans should I use in a rustic home?

    Interior designs of rustic style work with Rustic Vintage Ceiling Fans. These Interior Design Styles include:
    Contemporary Craftsman,
    Farmhouse,
    Greek Revival,
    Log,
    Mountain,
    Southern,
    Spanish,
    Steampunk, and
    Tuscan.

    Rustic Ceiling Fans also work in Traditional or Modern style homes. They provide contrast to juxtapose on contemporary detail.

    Terry, Ceiling Fan Log Expert at Hansen Wholesale
    By Terry,
    Ceiling Fan Expert
    at Hansen Wholesale

    Terry is a fan of Rustic Vintage Ceiling Fans. It’s a pretty broad category within ceiling fans, so it can work with a plethora of architecture and interior design styles. It all depends on your taste!
    Other types of Vintage Ceiling Fans include Retro,  Mission or Craftsman Style Ceiling Fans, or Victorian
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  3. Vintage Ceiling Fans Styles: Craftsman Ceiling Fans

    Vintage Ceiling Fans Styles: Craftsman Ceiling Fans

    What vintage ceiling fans should I use in my Craftsman-style home?

    Interior designs in the Craftsman style (late 19th or pre-WWI 20th Century) work with Craftsman Style Vintage Ceiling Fans. Mission or Craftsman style ceiling fans work with interior designs of the following types: Bungalow,
    Contemporary Craftsman,
    Craftsman,
    Mission, or
    Mountain.

    Craftsman Ceiling Fans also may work in Prairie or Shingle style homes.

    Erick, Ceiling Fan Expert at Hansen Wholesale

    By Erick,
    Expert on Ceiling Fans
    at Hansen Wholesale

    Not long ago, Steve talked about certain ceiling fans with vintage designs that didn't need changing. Last week, Andrew told us about Vintage Ceiling Fans of the Victorian Style.

    Now, Erick explains Craftsman and Mission style vintage ceiling fans. When you keep your Craftsman home design intact, Craftsman style vintage ceiling fans are a beautiful addition. Erick knows which Craftsman style Vintage Ceiling Fans are best.

    Some other types of Vintage Ceiling Fans include Retro Ceiling Fans, Rustic

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  4. Vintage Ceiling Fans Styles: Victorian Ceiling Fans

    Vintage Ceiling Fans Styles: Victorian Ceiling Fans

    What retro or vintage ceiling fans should I use in my Early American-style home?

    Homes and interior designs in the style of Early American (pre-1830) often work well with Victorian or Fancy Style Vintage Ceiling Fans. Specifically, interior designs of the following types:

    • Colonial,
    • French Colonial,
    • Georgian,
    • Greek Revival,
    • Tudor,
    • Victorian

    Victorian Ceiling Fans also may work in Mediterranean, Steampunk and Tuscan style homes.

    Andrew tackles a particular type of vintage ceiling fan - Victorian Style Vintage Ceiling Fans. You could use many Fancy or Victorian Ceiling Fans in any home where you want a vintage ceiling fan look. But really, these are the best styles your ceiling fans will compliment. Last week, Steve gave a different take on Vintage Ceiling Fans - he presented some ceiling fans whose designs have stood the test of time. Felix tackled Retro Ceiling Fans, another kind of vintage, another kind of ceiling fan. Terry took care of Rustic Ceiling Fans.

    Andrew, Smart Ceiling Fan Expert at Hansen Wholesale
    By Andrew
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  5. Vintage Ceiling Fans: Some Traditional Designs Are Still the Best

    Who designed the longest-lasting vintage ceiling fans?

    Craftmade makes the longest-running ceiling fan with no design changes, the Craftmade CXL. Fanimation is close with its Bourbon Street. The Hunter Original hasn’t changed much. Casablanca revitalized the ceiling fan market with the Panama, almost unchanged.

    Steve, Ceiling Fan Expert at Hansen Wholesale
    By Steve,
    Ceiling Fan Expert
    at Hansen Wholesale

    ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Steve is a proponent for that old adage. Today, ceiling fan expert Steve breaks down some now-vintage ceiling fans from fandom. These ceiling fans were well-designed and sold well straight away. They continue to sell well, and they’ve needed no or almost no changes since introduction. On the subject of Vintage Ceiling Fans, Andrew honed in on which Victorian Ceiling Fans work with certain architecture and interior design styles.

     

    Vintage Ceiling Fans: Some Traditional Designs Are Still the Best

    July 14th, 2017

    Disclaimer:
    First of all, what we in the trade call

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  6. Remote Control Ceiling Fans - Market Summary

    Who makes the best Remote Control for Ceiling Fans?

    Emerson may make the best remote control ceiling fans on the market. Fanimation is close behind. Hunter brings something new to the game with their Wi-Fi control Smart Home ceiling fans.

     

    Felix, Ceiling Fan Expert at Hansen Wholesale

    By Felix,
    Ceiling Fan Expert
    at Hansen Wholesale

    There really aren’t any bad remote controls for ceiling fans. But, of course, some are better than others. Then again, a lot has to do with personal preference and, perhaps most importantly, which fan you like best. Felix gives us the run-down.
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  7. The Best Wall-Mount Fans

    Who makes the best Wall Mount Fans?

    Matthews Fan Company makes the finest quality wall-mount fans. They are handmade with final hand-assembly in the USA. When you need a fan for a low ceiling room or other places ceiling fans just won’t work, wall mount fans are the answer.

    Terry, Ceiling Fan Log Expert at Hansen WholesaleBy Terry,
    Ceiling Fan Expert,
    Wall Fan Expert and
    Personal Shopper
    at Hansen Wholesale

    There are a lot of people looking for ceiling fans for low ceilings. If you have a 7 foot or even 8 foot ceiling, you may not be able to fit a ceiling fan in because of law. Terry has the answer: Wall-mount ceiling fans are a great alternative.

     

    The Best Wall-Mount Fans

    Great Wall Mount Fans

    Some of my favorite ceiling fan manufacturers also make outstanding wall fans. Matthews Fan Company comes to mind - they make the Rolls Royce of wall fans. Craftmade, Fanimation and Savoy House also make some of my favorite choices.

    Why a Wall Fan?

    Building Code dictates that there must be 7 feet from the bottom of your ceiling fan blade to your floor. When you have a 7 foot ceiling, you simply can’t have a ceiling fan.  If you have an 8-foot ceiling, there are Hugger Ceiling Fans (otherwise known as flus

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  8. The Best (And Most) Unique Ceiling Fans

    Who makes the best Unique Ceiling Fans?

    The top ceiling fan manufacturers produce both traditional and unique ceiling fans. Ceiling fan companies make unique fans for unique people who treasure their own style and homes. Look to the top ceiling fan manufacturers for the best in uniquely styled ceiling fans.

    Erick, Ceiling Fan Expert at Hansen Wholesale

    By Erick,
    Expert on Ceiling Fans
    at Hansen Wholesale

    Erick has sold a lot of unique ceiling fans to a lot of unique customers through the years. They all have their own beautifully unique reasons and stories. Erick now knows how to connect them with the right unique ceiling fan.

    June 23rd, 2017

    Start with the Best Ceiling Fans (And Their Manufacturers)
    It’s actually not hard to find great, unique ceiling fans. Start with the best ceiling fans. Every manufacturer makes great traditional fans because they have to. But they also want to express creativity through their designers. When they can, they unleash their most creative designers with the task of creating something different.

    Unique Modern Ceiling Fans
    The Modern (or Contemporary) Ceiling Fan Category is a great place to start. Designers carte blanche t

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  9. Getting Your Smart Home Connected with WiFi Ceiling Fans

    Who makes the best Wi-Fi Ceiling Fans?

    Hunter (and soon, Casablanca) make the best Wi-Fi Smart Ceiling Fans for the home. They integrate with Homekit, are easy to install, and Hunter keeps them competitively priced.

    Andrew, Smart Ceiling Fan Expert at Hansen WholesaleBy Andrew,
    Smart Ceiling Fan Expert
    at Hansen Wholesale

    Andrew is one of our resident techno-geeks, so it was only a matter of time before he told you about Wi-Fi Ceiling Fans. There aren’t many out there yet, but we have some great choices! Andrew gives you the rundown.

    Getting Your Smart Home Connected
    with a Wi-Fi Enabled Smart Ceiling Fan

    June 2nd, 2017

    You’re now able to do a Smart Home Conversion that includes a Wi-Fi Ceiling Fan. This is a rather large step in the slow-moving Ceiling Fan industry. If you're thinking about a Smart Home conversion, Hunter has three beautiful Wi-Fi ceiling fans for you.

    Flexibility
    You can start your ceiling fan from your phone wherever you are. You could be at the office, away from way home, or even traveling. Turn the LED lights on your smart ceiling fan to the desired brightness so you come in to a well-lit, welcoming home.

    So, say you’re in China on business and you can see from your home surveillance that Fluffy looks hot.

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  10. You Might Need a Ceiling Fan If...

    There are many obvious reasons for needing a ceiling fan. Most often, it’s because your old ceiling fan isn’t worth fixing. But there are many other, non-obvious reasons to need a ceiling fan, and Steve has heard over 20 years of excuses.

    Steve, Ceiling Fan Expert at Hansen Wholesale
    By Steve,
    Ceiling Fan Expert
    at Hansen Wholesale

    Steve has heard every reason in the book for needing a ceiling fan. And yes, there is a story behind each and every one of these. Give Steve a call to talk about them. (ed.)

    All the Reasons You Might Need a Ceiling Fan

    May 26th, 2017

    1. If your wife snores too loudly, you might need a ceiling fan. (But not one of ours.)

     

    1. If you live South of the Mason-Dixon Line, you might need a ceiling fan.

     

    1. BTW, If you live North of the Mason-Dixon line, you might need a ceiling fan.

     

    1. If your husband has a man cave, you might need a ceiling fan.

     

    1. If you just can’t relax, you might need a ceiling fan.

     

    1. If you like to race sailboats in your bathtub, you might need a ceiling fan.

     

    1. If you have an old-style tube TV, you might need a ceiling fan.

     

    1. If your ice maker is broken, you might need a ceiling fan.

     

    1. If your A/C costs too much, you might need a ceiling fan.
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