Home / Style Guide / Learn About Ceiling Fans / Choosing the Right Ceiling Fan Kichler Can Help You Choose the Right Ceiling Fan From the kitchen to living room, sunroom to covered porch, Kichler ceiling fans provide much more than energy savings and air circulation. These overhead fixtures can set the tone for an entire room’s sense of style, including providing the needed light for the space.With multiple sizes, decorator-inspired finishes and versatile wood tones, Kichler ceiling fans complement virtually any décor. With our complete line of accessories, you’re sure to find everything else to meet your needs too. Choosing the Right Size Ceiling Fan for your Room Follow these steps to ensure you choose the right size fan and install it at the right height: To achieve maximum airflow, allow a minimum of 18” from the blade to the wall and ceiling. 1) Determine the square footage of your room Measure the length of the room by the width and then multiply.For example, 12 feet long x 10 feet wide = 120 total square footage 2) Have a tall or cathedral ceiling? Many Kichler ceiling fans work with 8- or 9-foot ceilings. If your ceiling is higher, you’ll need a downrod. The rule of thumb is that fans should have a minimum of 7-feet and a maximum of 9-feet of clearance between the bottom of the fan blades and the floor in order to circulate the air efficiently. 3) How to determine the fan blade size you need These tips will help you find the perfect ceiling fan for your space. Larger rooms can often accommodate more than one ceiling fan. For example, a great room measuring 30' x 15' could easily handle two 52" ceiling fans. All Kichler stem-mounted ceiling fans can be installed on sloped ceilings, no greater than 20 degrees. Find slope adaptor options up to 60 degrees. You'll notice every Kichler ceiling fan lists its blade sweep and downrod options. Most Kichler ceiling fans are sold with downrods to accommodate 8' ceilings (4" to 6" downrod) or 9' ceilings (12" downrod). If your ceiling is higher, you can find matching downrod options. Kichler ceiling fans feature threaded downrods giving your fan added stability.