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Contemporary Ceiling Fans - Minka, Mathews, Modern!

When it comes to cooling-off one or several rooms in your home, ceiling fans can do the job and conserve energy. And, If you use the fan in conjunction with your air conditioning you can improve air flow and lessen the use of your air conditioner.

Styles of ceiling fans run the gamut. If your home is modern and your decorating style is contemporary, take a look at the selection of contemporary ceiling fans. These bold and sleek fans are available for both indoor and outdoor use.

But if you buy one for outdoor use be sure that is rated as such. Generally the fan will say: indoor/outdoor. What about low profile fans? A number of manufacturers make modern low profile fans. These fans are attached directly to the ceiling without a downrod and are good for small rooms where more clearance is needed.

Here are some of the most popular modern ceiling fan brands:

  • Monte Carlo
  • CasaBlanca
  • Minka
  • Hunter Douglas
  • Craftmade - price range: $100 - $500
  • Modern Fan Co.
  • Mathews

A particular favorite is Minka. The Minka ceiling fans below include most of what is available. These ceiling fans range from $200 to $1000:

  • Airus
  • Cobra
  • Calebria
  • Concept I
  • Concept II
  • Fanamation Centaurus
  • Palisade
  • Enigma
  • Vetricco
  • Draco
  • Volare
  • Hunter Tribeca
  • Alchemy

Contemporary ceiling fan design

What defines a modern ceiling fan? Probably a combination of strong lines and a streamlined look. Popular materials include chrome, brushed aluminum and clean white. There are also other great finishes to choose from. For something very different Mathews makes a number of interesting modern fans; one in particular is an hourglass support arm that grasps bullet-shaped motor housing. It's very cool.

How much do they cost?

If budget is a concern, take a look at Hunter first and then compare to the other brands listed. Expect to spend anywhere from $300 to over $1000 for a sleek styled fan. To learn the more about ceiling fans, like why it's not a good idea to buy under powered fan, read Lighting Designer, Chandron Param's, Ceiling fan article.

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