Stylish Ceiling Fans on a Budget
To everyone out there that has ever struggled finding a well-designed, stylish ceiling fan on a budget, you are not alone. I am usually not one to willingly design a space with a ceiling fan out of general prejudice against most of the available options. Don’t get me wrong. There are a fair number of fans that I could get behind but that usually comes with a shiny price tag.
Restoration Hardware, Rejuvenation, and the like all have options that could easily be designed into a space. The only issue is that most of my favorite options, as seen below, tended to be $500+. Given the extent of our renovation and my general bias against ceiling fans, I struggled reconciling spending that much money on an item I wasn’t excited about purchasing in the first place.
You might be wondering if I seem so disinterested in ceiling fans, why am I even bothering installing them in our house.
Well, two reasons. First, the tenant apartment bedrooms and living room absolutely required them. I don’t think I have fully yet explained some of the odd electrical issues with the house. With exception to the kitchen and bathroom, the first floor apartment spaces don’t currently have any overhead lights or wall switches. They each have a basic, pull-chain ceiling fan, sans light. I don’t think either Owen or I had it in us to put the apartment up for rent in the market in that state. On the flip side of the coin, we also didn’t want to shell out the money to an electrician to wire up the ceiling and add a switch.
The next best solution was to replace all of the ceiling fans with up-to-date versions that included a light as well as a wall-mounted remote. This solved both the light and the lack of switch issue. We were seriously considering a couple different Restoration Hardware options but ultimately landed on a more economical choice from AllModern for the two tenant bedrooms.
Aside from the first floor electrical challenges, we also decided we needed a fan in our master bedroom on the third floor. Given that it is in the recently renovated attic and we just installed a giant casement window that precludes us from installing a window-unit A/C during the summers, we thought it was an absolute necessity from an air flow standpoint.
Now, as this was our personal space and not the tenant’s, I had slightly higher standards when it came to style.
Stumbling through internet, I happened to come across the perfect fan that was recently released to the market. This beauty is only $199 and makes me smile. Appropriately named the classic “Hepburn,” this fan by Hunter was the perfect choice to go along with all of the other brassy light fixtures we will be installing throughout the rest of the house.