The bottom of this combination lighting fixture and ceiling fan is a full ten feet above the floor. A wall switch turns the unit "on" and "off," but it would be nice to be able to adjust the fan speed or turn either the fan or the light "off" while using the other. My wife does not want longer chains hanging down into the center of the room. Although there are after-market remotes to control the fan, they do not always fit inside the existing fan housing and do not always present a pleasant appearance.

Step 1: Corner brackets

I went to the local hardware store and bought a package of 2.5 inch corner brackets.
Very clever, but, what if you buy a yard or two additional chain? It is cheap and easy to add. I think it will not bother or unsightly.
There are certain things my wife will consider and other things that may not even be discussed once she decides she does not want it. She decided she did not want extra chain, but she did want to adjust the fan speed and to use the fan without using the light. If you are married, you understand. Thanks.
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!! Yes, I understand perfectly, Phil. I have always "the last word": "sí, querida" (yes, darling")
We say, "The more things change, the more they are the same." We may live half of a world apart, but we have the same experiences.
The Senseis at my dojo use something like this. It's a little piece of L shaped plastic with a V notch in the end screwed to the end of a long stick. Obviously, you don't want extra chain hanging down all over your dojo.
I thought about making a notch in the end of something, but I did not have my usual basic tools and I opted for something I could bend easily.
Six of one, half a dozen of another. If it works, it's good. :)

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