In it's original design, the room next to the kitchen is the dining room. As such we had a large dining room table, and over it a chandelier. But the table went away with the divorce, and the room is being used more as a TV room, with couches and all the electronics for the TV -- VCR, DVD, cable box, and so on.
With this new use, we really need a ceiling fan to be comfortable in the summer. So I took down the old chandelier and we bought a new ceiling fan. $746.96 from Texas Ceiling Fans for a new Hunter BN Original, with Walnut blades and a 4-arm BN light kit.
I reinforced the light fixture from the attic, and installed the new ceiling fan.