Close-to-ceiling fans are defined as fans that are no more than 15" from the ceiling, including the length of the downrod. They don't take up as much space but can cover the same ground when it comes to circulating air throughout a room. Many modern fans convert from close-to-ceiling to flush mount ceiling fans, too, if even more space is required. The wobble factor is greatly decreased, and these types of ceiling fans are available in a range of styles from casual to contemporary.
Where Low Profile Ceiling Fans Work Best
Rooms with lower ceilings typically benefit from low profile ceiling fans the most. These spaces usually include utility or laundry rooms, walk-in closets and home offices. Larger bathrooms are also great options for hugger ceiling fans, causing harmful condensation to evaporate faster than most ventilation fans allow. Any style can be accommodated as this selection of ceiling fans for low ceilings includes everything from restoration to modern fans by Minka, as well as transitional options from Wind River Fans or Casablanca.
Other Great Options
A low profile ceiling fan with light may be perfect for you if you have a low ceilinged room where you may not already have a hanging fixture or floor lamp providing light. And for similar space-saving convenience with the added benefit of portability, take a look at table fans and wall mounted fans, as well as floor fans.