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
- Hunter Douglas
- Craftmade - price range: $100 - $500
- Modern Fan Co.
A particular favorite is Minka. The Minka ceiling fans below include
most of what is available. These ceiling fans range from $200 to
- Concept I
- Concept II
- Fanamation Centaurus
- Hunter Tribeca
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