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ceiling fan or chandelier in great room?

Posted by rayyu12 (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 18, 12 at 16:18

Hi! We are in the process of building a house. I recently saw an inventory home with the same builder that had a chandelier in the great room as opposed to a ceiling fan and it looked great. I really want to get a chandelier, but my husband is worried about summers. The room has a two story ceiling so he's also worried about air circulation. Any suggestions? Pros and cons of each? I would appreciate any advice. TIA!


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RE: ceiling fan or chandelier in great room?

Our home is a great room floor plan also, and dining room is part of the great room with a chandy there over table, so in LR part, we have a ceiling fan on a long rod at peak of high ceiling, and it's on now, with windows open, AC off in cooler weather. We have 13 ceiling fans in this home, in SW FL.


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RE: ceiling fan or chandelier in great room?

we are going to go with a ceiling fan for our great room. i think the air circulation will help a lot as our great room is right next to the kitchen. in winter, you can reverse the blade direction to push warm air down. for a high ceiling, i think it might be useful.
as a compromise though, have you considered the fandeliers? they are ceiling fans that look like chandeliers. they are a little pricey, (but then, so are chandeliers) and have limited style selection, so we are opting to just do a ceiling fan.
here are a few pics of fandeliers


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RE: ceiling fan or chandelier in great room?

Thanks for the suggestions! Our builder has a contract with a lighting company so they get discounts on certain items. I don't think a fandelier is one of them. They look great though. I may consider that in the future!


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