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Ceiling Fan Guide: When you read the title for this tip, you probably dragged out your home improvement books, turned on the DIY or HGTV networks, and placed a call to Home Depot. Although you may need a little elbow grease to create your dream ceiling fan, you can have custom ceiling fans...without turning into Bob Vila or Martha Stewart or reading a ceiling fans guide. Many lighting and fans stores offer you the opportunity to customize a ceiling fan. Now, you can try out different downlighting or globe light kits, motor blades, and finishes online!
Tip: Fan blades should be 8 or 9 inches above the floor for safety and the most efficient air flow. Want a floral-motif bulb and motor blades for a little girl's room? Chances are that an in-store lighting consultant or a lighting store Web site can customize your fan for you. Lighting stores and Web sites will even let you customize Hunter ceiling fans, Casablanca fans, and Emerson ceiling fans. Don't forget to customize the light kit to fit the individual room. The options and choices should satisfy weekender DIY-ers and designing women.