As much as I liked our new house when we bought it in 2011, the existing light fixtures were much to be desired. Some were plain Jane basic fixtures and all were dated. The only one I decided to keep for the time being was the kitchen ceiling fan. The classic black ceiling hugging design looks good in the kitchen.
Shortly after moving into our home, I saw a gorgeous ceiling fan that I thought would look great in our entrance. I showed the picture of it to one of our kids who found a similar but smaller one for us. They brought the new Banvil ceiling fan down but it ended up sitting in the box for over a year while we decided if that is what we really wanted. We started working on the room that we are turning into a home gym. The ceiling fan in the box was in there so my husband decided to install it this past weekend.
The ceiling fan is energy efficient. Given it's location, it will push warm air from the upper level to the lower level in the winter months. In the summer months, we will reverse the blade rotation so cool air is pulled from the lower level to the upper level. This will save us on heating and cooling while making the house more comfortable. We used two 13W CFL bulbs in the light but will change those to LEDs at some point since this fixture will be tied into our home automation.