It’s no secret that we have specific ideas about how we want things to look in our homes. From an early age, we've been crafting and expanding our personal styles. We like things to look and feel more like us, so why would it be any different with our ceiling fans? Show off your DIY attitude and design know-how by customizing your ceiling fan to suit your exact needs. Building a fan yourself ensures everything is up to your standards and harmonizes perfectly with the rest of your decor. If you need assistance or a second opinion you can always talk to our experts at 1-800-724-5501.
How to Use the Casablanca Fan Builder
Custom Casablanca Configurator allows you to build your ceiling fan based on your style, finish, and lighting preference. The configurator has a clean and straightforward menu with six easy-to-follow design options. Here are some tips to create your ideal ceiling fan in just a few minutes:
- Indoor vs Damp vs Wet Rated
- Motor Housing & Finish
- Blades Sizes & Styles
- Light Kits
- Ceiling Height
- Buy It Now!
The first step is to determine whether your fan will be for indoors or outdoors. There can be some nuance to this decision, especially regarding fans for pergolas, patios, and other hybrid locations. Be sure to review our article on the difference between indoor and outdoor ceiling fans to see what kind of fan you need. Indoor ceiling fans are suitable for dry, indoor rooms, damp ceiling fans are appropriate for damp and humid environments such as porches and sunrooms, and outdoor ceiling fans are fit for areas with exposure to the elements including salt air such as lanais and gazebos. It is important to use the right fan for the right location. Indoor fans used outdoors can burn out, melt, or get water logged and cease to function.
The next step is to select your motor/ fan body design. These ceiling fans are Energy Star rated and feature four-speed pulls chains or wall controls with optional remote controls. Also, select the body finish from rich brass, bronze, cocoa, and nickel finishes.
The fan blades range in size from 52-inch to 54-inch blades suitable for standard bedrooms, family rooms, and offices, and from 58-inch to 60-inch blades suitable for great rooms and large spaces. Learn more about sizing a ceiling fan. The blades include two-sided finishes like walnut, burnt walnut, matte snow white and cottage white, wine country distressed and vintage rosewood distressed as well as solid black mahogany, plantation wicker, and distressed antique wicker.
The next step is to choose the lighting option for your fan. There are many different kinds of lighting and choosing the right lighting kit for your needs is paramount to your satisfaction with your fan. Select your option from a range of choices like the incandescent globe light kit or the CFL low profile light kit. The bowl light kit is available in a range of hues such as swirled marble, tea stain, and toffee to create ambiance. Once you’ve reviewed the options make your selection on the right-hand side.
For the next section, you will need to know the height of your ceiling. You can read our article, “What Size Downrod Do I Need” for details, but the custom fan builder offers a good explanation. If your ceiling is sloped, be sure to purchase the sloped ceiling adapter as well. Learn how to calculate the slope of your ceiling on our blog. At this stage, you can also add any additional ceiling fan accessories like a remote control. A remote control is especially useful for fans going on high ceilings, as the traditional pull chain controls can be difficult to reach. The downrod will automatically match the color of the housing of your fan.
Once you’ve selected the proper downrod, you then have two options. First, you can email the fan configuration to a friend, or yourself to purchase at a later time. You may also call our fan experts at 1-800-724-5501 to complete your purchase. Or, click “buy now” and will be directed back to Delmarfans.com where your perfect ceiling fan will be waiting in your shopping cart for a final review.
Call Del Mar Fan's Sales Staff to Discuss Custom Ceiling Fans
Emerson and Fanimation both offer customization options as well. Both brands can be customized by first selecting a fan style, then calling us at 1-800-724-5501 to discuss customization options. Please note that not all styles and models can be customized.