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  1. July 28, 2020

    Does Ceiling Fan Size Matter? Spoiler Alert: Yes, Yes It Does

    A ceiling fan can add visual interest and drama to any room, tying the furnishings together and helping everything appear more finished. 

    Yet, it's important to keep scale in mind. 

    A small, low-profile fan can disappear into a soaring, 12-foot ceiling, while an oversized one usually looks out of place in a small bedroom. Whether your style is bohemian, traditional, eclectic, or modern, balance is key.

    Today, we're sharing a quick guide to choosing the right ceiling fan size, so you can get it right every time!

    Why Does Ceiling Fan Size Matter?

    When we talk about ceiling fan sizes, we're describing a range of factors, including downrod length and blade span. 

    For instance, small fans often sit flush to the ceiling, with a blade span that usually starts around 24 inches and can extend to 49 inches. On the other hand, large ceiling fans include a downrod for 8 to 9 foot ceiling, and longer downrods are available

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  2. July 01, 2020

    How to Fix a Noisy Ceiling Fan to Keep Your Sanity

    One minute, you're relaxing underneath the gentle breeze of your ceiling fan. The next, you're trying to ignore the pesky, repetitive click you hear every time the blades spin.

    A fan should be a source of comfort and convenience in your home, never annoyance. Thankfully, there are a few steps you can take to help eliminate the distraction.

    Today, we're discussing how to silence a noisy ceiling fan, so you can get back to enjoying yours as intended!

    Check the Blades

    Is your ceiling fan making noise? 

    If so, check the fan blade connections.

    There are screws that connect the blades to the blade irons. If these come loose, they can create an aggravating, intermittent ticking sound. In the fan industry, this is known as a "blade tick".

    The same applies to the screws that connect the blades to the fan motor. If these become loose, a ticking noise can also occur.

    While you're inspecting your fan connections,

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  3. June 25, 2020

    The Best Ceiling Fans for High Ceilings

    No interior feature makes a grand statement quite like a sweeping ceiling. Is yours soaring 10 feet high or higher?

    If so, you know that while the look can be striking, it can be challenging to design around these architectural features. 

    For instance, what kind of fan do you need to support that height? Are their certain designs that work better with tall ceilings than others? 

    Today, we're answering all of these questions and more. Join us as we dive into the best ceiling fans for high ceilings!

    How to Find the Ideal Downrod Length

    Before we take a look at some of the best large ceiling fans for high ceilings, let's explain how to properly measure for yours. 

    The key to making a fan look great and operate well is to choose the correct length for your downrod. 

    The downrod is that long, metal pipe that connects the fan's motor housing to your ceiling-mounted hardware. When installed correctly,

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  4. June 16, 2020

    4 Great Portable Fans and Why You'll Be Glad to Have One

    We're on the brink of summer, and temperatures are about to get sweltering. Will every room in your home be comfortable? 

    While ceiling fans are ideal for spacious areas, you might need a more portable option to help keep your smaller rooms as cool as possible. 

    This is where a table fan comes in!

    Compact, portable, and easy to store, these are the perfect solution for your small-space needs. You can even find standing models that make a great style statement.

    Today, we're exploring a few of the features that make these fans so convenient. We'll also explore some of our favorite models and share how you can find the best one for your needs today.

    Why Invest in a Standing, Desktop, or Table Fan?

    You already have a few strategically-placed ceiling fans. Why, then, should you check out a portable fan?

    Think about

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  5. June 05, 2020

    Sleek and Stylish: 5 Types of Modern Ceiling Fans You'll Want for Your Home

    Ceiling fans circulate the air in our homes and make any space more comfortable, cooler, and stylish.

    When it comes to updating your home, modern ceiling fans have quite a lot more to offer in terms of aesthetics and functionality.

    Read on for a list of five types of these unique ceiling fans you'll be excited to install in any space.

    1. Industrial-Style Fans

    The industrial movement is still going strong, and it's no surprise that this style has found its way into the world of ceiling fans. To get this look, try a fan with wooden blades accented with a matte black metal fixture.

    You can find these modern ceiling fans for every room, ranging from small and short blades to extremely long and slender ones. Accent the industrial fan with an Edison bulb to give it an authentic look.

    An industrial-inspired ceiling fan looks fantastic in a larger living area, great room, or home office. Cage-style shades over the lighting add to its rustic

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  6. May 25, 2020

    Keep it Low Profile: Why a Low Profile Fan is The Perfect Fit

    Ceiling fans are a great way to add height and dimension to any room. Yet, what about smaller spaces that don't demand such drama?

    In this case, a low profile ceiling fan is ideal.

    Designed to sit closer to the ceiling than traditional models, these streamlined accessories can help you decorate and cool even the most challenging rooms with ease.

    Still on the fence about investing in one? Today, we're sharing a few of the top reasons why it's smart to purchase one today.

    What is a Low Profile Ceiling Fan?

    As its name implies, a low profile fan features blades that are positioned and balanced close to the ceiling. Whereas most fans come equipped with an extendable downrod to accommodate a range of room sizes, this one is designed to sit nearly flush to the top.

    Wondering if you need one? Look up.

    While many homes feature ceilings that are

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  7. May 19, 2020

    Get Inspired: 7 Outdoor Ceiling Fan Designs for a Cooler Patio

    Spring has officially arrived and summer is quick on its heels. This can only mean one thing: You're about to spend a lot more time on your porch or patio. 

    Today, outdoor living spaces are just as feature-rich and functional as home interiors, including many familiar convenient comforts. 

    Outdoor ceiling fans are one focal point that can tie your exterior together and help it feel like an extension of your living room. Today, we're sharing seven of our top favorites that offer year-round style.

    All of these fans are rated for outdoor use and wet locations by the UL. This means you can be confident that they'll perform as expected while delivering plenty of eye-catching style.

    1. Tropical Leaf Ceiling Fan

    You might not be able to escape to the Hawaiian islands this year, but you can always evoke the laidback vibe of the coast

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  8. May 14, 2020

    How to Find the Best Large Ceiling Fan

    Over the past several years, you may have noticed that there are many ceiling fans that are larger than you may have been accustomed to seeing in the past. Open great rooms indoor with big ceiling spaces to fill; and even greater in size outdoor entertainment areas caused the 52" ceiling fans of yesterday to just not be able to get the job done. 60" ceiling fans became available, but still people wanted more substantial options.

    Industrial warehouse ceiling fans

    With the emergence of fan companies that specialize in warehouse fans, such as Big Ass Fans, people began to learn there were options that could fill more immense living spaces. However, these huge warehouse fans weren't the perfect answer for residential use, because

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  9. May 07, 2020

    Ceiling Fans for Modern Home Technology

    Once the Future, Now the Present

    Todays’ homes feature automation that once was only a fantasy.

    When I was a kid I used to love sitting around watching cartoons. One of my favorites was The Jetsons. I remember George getting home from work, exiting his little spaceship car, then up the vacuum tube style elevator into his home. Once inside he was greeted by his robot dog Astro, and his robot maid.

    Some of the things I saw were so cool, but who would have ever thought some of those things would become present day technology that we take for granted everyday when we use them. One episode even had a kid watching The Flintstone’s on a small computer type device attached to his wrist. Aka: today’s Apple Watch!

    They would speak to activate devices in the home. Now we have Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and so on.

    Now, when we get the spaceship style flying car, that automatically folds into a briefcase, we’ll be getting somewhere!

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  10. March 25, 2020

    The Trending Modern Farmhouse Home Décor

    The Rising Popularity of the Trend

    In home interior design today, one of the hottest trends is what is known as the Modern Farmhouse look. It takes the classic farmhouse style, a more country and rustic look, and combines it with sleek, modern touches throughout.

    I don’t think anything brought this theme to the forefront better than the beautiful home makeovers done by Chip and Joanna Gains, as seen on the hit HGTV series, Fixer Upper. The couple seemed to always find the perfect home in need of a little (or a lot) of TLC and give it just that. With Chip’s construction ability, and Joanna’s keen interior design eye, they would turn what was once a home that not many would care to live in, into a gorgeous masterpiece that is welcoming and a delight to call home.

    By finding a way to mix together the perfect elements of

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