Welcome back! Last time on Kristine Robinson’s Interiors we discussed the light fixture in the dining area at The Shack. Today, I’d like to show you how we updated the very ugly, old ceiling fan.
Many people have a love/hate relationship with ceiling fans. In areas with a vaulted ceiling, they are often a must…it’s really necessary to move the air at all times of year. In the winter, the heat will rise and collect near the ceiling, and a good ceiling fan will help push that air back down into your living space, where it’s needed. In the summer, the fan can help to circulate the air and create a nice gentle breeze while creating a more even temperature throughout the space.
The Shack has a ceiling fan above the main living space. I’m pretty certain it was installed right when our vacation home was built–in the mid 1980’s. It’s golden oak with shiny brass details.
So I started scouting around for a simple, updated ceiling fan. The fan we choose must accommodate the steeply sloped ceiling, and we’ll certainly have to order a longer down-rod extension. I’ve also decided a bronze finish would work better with our mountain house feel in The Shack. And I definitely want to keep some form of lighting as part of the fan as well.
Thanks for joining me today, for the latest installment on our renovations at The Shack. Something as simple as a ceiling fan has so much impact on the overall design and comfort in a home. It’s definitely worth the effort to replace and update those dated fixtures!
There’s still a lot more to share with you, so I hope you’ll stick around as I post the before and afters in our little Poconos mountain house. Until then, make sure to like Robinson Interiors on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter, and DO stay tuned for future updates on The Shack!