Not Your Typical Ceiling Fan

How do you know when it’s time to update your ceiling fans? I made a TikTok video asking this question and one of the responses was “when it stopped working.” When it stops working, you know it’s time!

My husband and I knew it was time to update our ceiling fans because we’ve lived in our home over 15 years! These fans are OLD.

First I want to tell you something about my husband, Darren. He has been working from home since March 2020 due to the pandemic. I thought I would die when that happened—him working in the house all day, wandering around and in my business occasionally. Anyone else relate? It was a hard adjustment, I won’t lie.

I have my routine, and I didn’t want him messing it up! Haha, I’m mostly joking.

My routine being whatever I want it to be with no one else around! haha Plus, I figured it would only be for a few months and then he’d be back to work and things would get back to normal . . . boy was I wrong! Let me say I love my husband, but I’m not ready to spend my days and nights with him 24/7. I need my space and so does he. When he retires in a couple of years, it’s going to be messy!

With Darren working from home, we needed an office space for him. His normal “commute” is 15 minutes to his real office. Yup, that’s it. 15 minutes into town! But now he’s home for the foreseeable future.

We converted an upstairs bedroom into his office. We sold all the furniture in that space and started with a blank slate. My husband is a minimalist, as you can see from the pictures. He hates clutter.

We needed two new ceiling fans—one for his office space and another one for our bonus/media room. He assured me that HE would pick out the style for HIS office and I could pick out the other style for the bonus/media room. I was fine with that arrangement.

Darren’s Office with old fan (minimalist alert)
The Bonus Room Old Fan Picture

I went to the computer and pulled up Hunter Fans because we had one installed in our bedroom a couple of years earlier and we both LOVE it. It really is the best fan we’ve had in any of our homes.

We had a very noisy fan before and we replaced it with the new Hunter Fan. When we first turned on the Hunter Fan in our bedroom, we heard absolutely NOTHING. It was music to our ears. We can now sleep soundly without any fan noise at all.

I pulled up the website https://www.hunterfan.com/ and started browsing through their ceiling fan selections. There were so many that I loved, but I found one that immediately caught my eye and I knew it would look amazing in the bonus room, the Fennec.

The Fennec is a modern light fixture with a ceiling fan (23-inch blade span) within the caged design. The overall size is 34 inches. On their website, I looked at their photos of installed examples in everyday homes.

I showed my husband and he was a little hesitant because it is not your everyday ceiling fan design. I assured him it would look incredible and he said just go for it.

The ceiling fan that my husband found was the Advocate 54 inch with a LED light, perfect for his office in a Matte Nickel finish. I loved that one as well and thought he made a great choice. Could not wait to order and see it all finished.

We placed our order and within a few days we had the fans delivered right to our door.

Hunter Fans have arrived!

I had lined up an electrician beforehand so he would be ready to install the fans when they arrived. The electrician charge to hang both fans was $175 including taking away our old fans.

Check out the before and after pictures and let me know what you think!

The Fennec light has exceeded my expectations and my husband even loved it! He was a skeptic at first, but allowed me to go with my design plan. Sometimes you gotta take a risk (not like this was a huge risk, but it was not your ordinary ceiling fan) and it paid off! Hunter really outdid themselves with this one.

When looking for a new ceiling fan, make sure you look for quality first. We knew we wanted a quality product and that’s why we went with Hunter Fans.

Our number one must-have feature was a fan that made no noise. We did not want to be watching a movie and hear our ceiling fan. We also wanted a smart fan and the Advocate is smart! We are able to use our phones to control it, which is a nice feature.

Nighttime is dark and moody in this space and I love it!
My husband’s Office with the new Advocate Fan

We LOVE our new Hunter Fans and are so happy with the modern look. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

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