Summer heat is on and will continue for some time. The course of the coming weeks will include many days when a soft breeze could optimize the comfort of your living space. Ceiling fans can create that effect. Even in our air-conditioned homes, or outside on the patio, cool air doesn't always flow well. Stale air can settle in less-ventilated spots. And a ceiling fan on the porch can help you enjoy the beauty of nature, in comfort.
Ceiling fans not only keep soft breezes stirring to caress us on days when temperatures rise. They evoke the romance of tropical breezes, earlier times, less-stressed lifestyles. Thinking of choosing a ceiling fan to enhance your home and ensure summer comfort through the heatwaves to come as the season progresses? Following are some important considerations for making the best possible selection.
Ceiling fans range in price from less than $100. for basic models to well over $500. for top quality, enduring, elegant designs. Fans on the lower end of the price range may be appropriate for starter homes and apartments, garages or workshops.
But spending a bit extra to purchase a higher-end model will pay off in the long run. There is a well-designed, moderately priced fan that will add to your décor and function well, no matter the style or floor plan of your home.
Did you know ceiling fans come in different ratings, based on whether they will be installed in an area where the air is dry, damp or wet? Making the right choice regarding these ratings not only helps your fan function better and last longer, it facilitates safe operation.
Ceiling fans are available in a wide range of diameters - from blade spans less than 23 inches to over 96 inches. First you will need to determine the size of the space where you plan to mount a ceiling fan. Measure the room's width and length, then multiply them together to find the square footage. Charts are available as guidelines for choosing the right size fan.
Buying the right ceiling fan is important for best effect. Do your research or consult a professional. A contractor experienced in ceiling fan installation can make calculations and determine precisely what size is best.
Choosing the best ceiling fan mount to facilitate proper position of your fan aids energy efficiency.
This is a matter of personal preference. Assess the space. Is sufficient lighting already present? If so, choosing a fan with a lighting fixture isn't necessary.
If the area is lacking light, there are many ceiling fans available featuring attractive lighting fixtures. Even if you do have sufficient light, you may choose a model featuring a light fixture, simply for its attractive appearance.
Whether your home is open and contemporary in design, or contains cozy furnishings that meld with your antique collection, a fan will be available that blends in and is aesthetically pleasing. Perhaps you want a rustic style fan for a family room. Maybe your porch has a tropical theme you would like to accent with the right fan choice - even one featuring leaf-shaped blades. Whatever your style and taste, if you shop around a bit, you're likely to find just what you have in mind.
Some people have taken that approach and turned it around. Finding a lovely fan that gets your creative juices flowing can be exciting. Why not re-design a room around your new fan? Install wicker and plants to create a tropical effect. Re-furnish a room or simply change out a few pieces. Visit a second hand shop or a store or website featuring designer accessories that will work with that unique fan you simply couldn't resist.
These are great, efficient choices for porches, garages, warehouses, and outdoor areas like patios. The fact that these fans can also drive away mosquitoes and other insects and pests will be much appreciated when you entertain guests outdoors on those sultry late-summer evenings.
Most ceiling fans operate with the use of a pull-chain, but there are other options available for flow control. Some fans come with remote controls. Wall controls can sometimes be installed for convenience.
Hand-held remote control offers the greatest versatility. Fan control is accomplished from a distance of up to 30 to 50 feet, without leaving the comfort of bed or chair.
Push button wall controls are great for homes with kids. Positioning the control out of reach of children's hands can eliminate potential problems. Wall installation also ensures you won't misplace the remote control unit.
The site of the fan and your household conditions will determine the best choice of pull-chain length or type of fan control that's most convenient.
Ceiling fans don't just create airflow. Their varied colors, styles, finishes and unique shapes can truly set the mood of your space. A well-chosen ceiling fan can draw a room together. After you have chosen a new fan, contact us to add a luxury sink as another beautiful addition to your home.
Busy homes often have cluttered pantries. It's a natural side effect of cooking quickly, stocking groceries quickly, and always keeping a little extra supplies in the back of your pantry. In a new house, that pantry clutter is comforting, knowing there are always a few boxes of stuffing or cans of beans for a rainy day. But over time, pantry clutter can start to weigh you down.
Why let that happen when you have warm summer weekends and spare time for home projects? If you're refreshing your home and your mindset for summer, why not refresh your pantry?
Right now, the housing market has never been so hot. Homes are being snapped off the market almost instantly, when bidding wars don't slow down the process. This is a great time to currently be a homeowner, outside the market chaos. Of course, if you've been dreaming of a change in scenery, your best option is to invest in changes to your house. Kitchen renovations, in particular, can transform your experience of the home and have great potential for return on investment (ROI) - if you know what you're planning for.
Let's dive into a few kitchen renovation ideas to invest in your happiness and the long-term value of your home.
With the weather warming up, many people are headed back out to the garden to nurture life from the soil. Whether you are a whiz with seasonal blossoms or manage a delicious home vegetable garden, there are definitely a few home features that can enhance your gardening ability. Preexisting flowerbeds, a patio made for planters, nice areas of rotating sunlight and a very deep sink all make a difference.
At Fossil Blu, we believe a deep Farmhouse sink can enhance your gardening capabilities. Many people build themselves a deep-basin sink outdoors--or in their potting shed-- to make gardening easier on the go. This also keeps the potting mess outside of the house.