With summer in full swing, at least in our part of the planet, great minds are turning to the question of how to keep cool for the next few months. Here in Florida, the AC is already cranked up, but even with the cool air flowing from the vents, it’s helpful to have a ceiling fan. A fan helps circulate the air to make a body feel cooler and it helps save on the electric bill too. If you live in a region where AC is not a requirement once you flip the calendar to June, ceiling fans are still a bonus for every room in the house. Throw open the windows and let the fans do their duty to stir the breeze!Read More
Ah, summer is here and the livin’ is easy! While most of us still have our day-to-day lives to attend to, summer does bring on a more relaxed atmosphere with warm weather, cookouts, and longer days to enjoy friends and family. Early summer is especially nice when you can throw wide the doors and windows and enjoy a pleasant breeze. You can help Mother Nature by installing ceiling fans throughout your home to keep the air moving on a still day. While a ceiling fan will not cool your home, it does make you feel cooler thanks to the wind chill on your skin.Read More
Nestled into a slope on the southern shore of Lake Simcoe just north of Toronto, a one-room sleeping cabin offers a peaceful respite from the rest of the world. The homeowners desired a retreat from their main cottage, located just up the hill, where they could enjoy the waterfront views. The award-winning design is a glass cabin surrounded on three sides by cedar slats. Inside the 275-square-foot space, the bare essentials include a bed with built-in drawers, storage cabinets, and a wood-burning stove. Above the bed, a modern ceiling fan helps stir the summer breezes and, in the winter, circulate the warm air provided by the wood stove.Read More
Our outdoor living spaces help stretch our square footage whether it’s a front porch, screened room, or covered deck complete with outdoor kitchen for that Labor Day barbeque you’re planning. If you live in an area with a mild climate, these outdoor living areas can be used most months out of the year and are the perfect spot for entertaining or just relaxing with the family. Studies have shown that homes with porches sell better and often entice those driving through the neighborhood or browsing the internet to take a second look.
This lovely covered porch is ready and waiting for a crowd to gather with its comfy couches, strings of delicate lights, and a citronella candle to keep the bugs at bay. And of course, that gorgeous view of the woods is surely filled with the delightful sounds of birds and wildlife! Topping it off is a ceiling fan to keep the breezes moving even on a still day. This fan has a rustic light kit much like our Barnstormer Cast Guard Ceiling Fan Light Kit which can be found in our Light Kits and Accessories collection.
The Barnstormer Light Kit features a cast guard and glass which can be customized in one of four traditional finishes — galvanized, black, white, or dark green. The glass itself also comes with options including textured, ribbed, or colored glass. The Barnstormer design comes straight from the Atomic Era and can lend a rustic, industrial, or even nautical feel to your space.
And starting tomorrow, you can take advantage of our big Labor Day Sale on this and many other items! Barn Light Electric wants to recognize the hard work & craftmanship that goes into each of our American-made shades so we are offering a 15% discount for our customers. Just enter the code HANDSPUN12 at checkout to receive your savings! See complete details here and take advantage of our special pricing between August 30 and September 3rd!
Top photo courtesy of Nina Gotlieb with Actual Size ProjectsRead More
Lots of light and a stunning view of the Texas Hill Country are the main features of this beautiful space which includes an elongated kitchen, dining area, and living room. The floor-to-ceiling windows on the left give a real sense of being outdoors and on the right, the counter running the length of the room provides plenty of work space above and storage space below. Although one long, open space, each area is neatly defined with the placement of furniture, and both table and floor lamps provide ambient lighting to complement all of the natural light. Keeping the Texas heat at bay are two sleek modern ceiling fans, much like our Zonix Ceiling Fan, with a finish to match the stainless kitchen appliances.
The Zonix Ceiling Fan sports minimalist style with its three blades that feature a 54″ sweep. You can create a number of different looks with this fan by choosing the same finish for both the housing and blades, or getting a bit creative by mixing and matching finishes. The housing comes in either a satin nickel or oil rubbed bronze finish. Two blade sets are available including the matching satin nickel finish or a reversible set that features cherry on one side and walnut on the other. You can add a light kit to this fan, and downrods come in eight sizes ranging from six inches to 72 inches.
Now you may ask yourself….do ceiling fans really help cut cooling and heating costs? The answer, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, is a definite yes! In the summer, ceiling fans can reduce your use of air conditioning by creating a breeze in the room which gives a wind-chill effect on your skin. In the winter, by reversing the blade direction, you can help force the rising warm air back down into the room to keep you cozy!
Top photo courtesy of Lake | Flato Architects and Photographer Frank OomsRead More
Today’s the big day! Our Father’s Day Sale begins at midnight so be sure to like us on Facebook to get the checkout code you’ll need to save on lighting, industrial decor, and more. How about something to help Dad, Grandpa, or that annoying brother of yours keep cool all year long?
Whether that special man in your life has a game room, man cave, or a simple workout space, a modern ceiling fan will keep him cool and look way more stylish than the standard builder fan that’s probably hanging there now. These beautiful, sleek fans not only provide years of cooling comfort but also serve as a functional piece of art in the center of the room.Read More