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The Hottest Kitchen Renovation Trends

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Inspiration springs eternal, especially when it comes to our kitchens. Far from being the room where we cook our meals, the kitchen is the space where we can express our creative ideas.

Check out these hot kitchen trends

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As more of us choose to live in condos and smaller homes, our kitchens are shrinking, too. The problem is that most of us still spend a whole lot of time there, and we entertain there, too. In response, designers are leaning toward monochromatic color schemes and sleek cabinet design. It’s all in the interest of making the space look much larger than it actually is.

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Kitchen islands now come equipped with a stovetop, dishwasher, work space, sink, and eating area. Talk about multitasking!

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Forget about wood cabinets set against white walls. More people are opting for vibrant color.

What kitchen design trend would you love to see in your kitchen?

Spectacular Outdoor Kitchens

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Forget about the heat, the rain, or anything else that Mother Nature might throw at us. It’s time to take a look at the backyard and figure out how to make it the outdoor room of your dreams.

Spending as much time outside as possible has become a huge trend in every part of the country. The patio has become so much more than a place for plastic furniture and a patio umbrella. Many of us want that outdoor space to be as convenient and comfortable as our indoor kitchen and living room.

Check out these gorgeous outdoor living spaces, including high powered range hoods, BBQs, and lounge areas!

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Benefits of Flush Mount Range Hoods

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Looking for a truly rare addition to your kitchen? How about a flush mount range hood?

Under-the-cabinet range hoods are typically installed flush against the bottom of the cabinet. But, there’s a new trend in range hood installation that might be perfect in a small kitchen. Island range hoods can be mounted flush against the ceiling. Talk about opening up sightlines!

Is a range hood mounted flush against the ceiling in your future?

Featured Product: Cavaliere-Euro Wall Mount Range Hood

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Deciding which range hood to buy can be an exercise in confusion. There are so many to choose from! So, we thought we’d feature one of our favorites. The Cavaliere-Euro SV218B2 Wall Mount range hood is sleek, simple, and gorgeous. It’s also on sale! It comes with a chimney, so you don’t have to install cupboards above the range hood if you don’t want to. The edges are “folded” stainless steel. So, they make the range hood look both modern and traditional. In other words, it will look great no matter what your kitchen decor and style happens to be.

Check out the features:

  • 900 CFM centrifugal blower. Perfect amount of power for a gas range or for the avid cook.
  • Programmable power auto shut off. This little feature saves you from having to always remember to turn the fan on and off.
  • 30 hour cleaning reminder. By far, this is our favorite feature. Otherwise, months would go by before we remembered to wash the filter.
  • Dimmable halogen lights. For those times when you just want a little, ambient lighting.
  • Dishwasher-friendly filters. Dishwasher-friendly!

Check it out here. Contact us for more information.

Featured Product: Rangemaster RM51000 Wall Mount Hood

Broan Rangemaster RM1000 Wall Mount

Sometimes you just need your range hood to be so much more than a powerful cleaning machine. If you weren’t sure before why we bother to install a range hood in the kitchen, you need to know that the purpose of a range hood is to ensure pristine indoor air quality. It does that by drawing up all the smoke, grease, odor, and fumes that are produced every time we cook. For best results, remember to turn on the range hood fan about 15 minutes before you start cooking, and leave it running for about 15 minutes after you’ve finished cooking.

Beyond it’s ability to keep the air we breathe clean and healthy, a range hood acts as a beautiful focal point. This Broan Rangemaster RM1000 Wall Mount is no exception.

Check out its features:

  • 370 CFM, 7.0 Sones
  • 22 gauge stainless steel, #4 brushed construction with seamless corners
  • 3-speed slide control
  • 2, 20-watt halogen lamps
  • Dishwasher-safe aluminum filters with quick-release latch
  • Vertical or non-ducted options
  • Telescopic chimney for ceilings up to 10 feet tall
  • Sleek, graceful design

Want to know more? Contact us here.

Spooky Halloween Kitchen Party

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Who says Halloween is just for kids? Maybe this is the year you host the perfect (and spooky!) Halloween party. You can shell out treats for all the kids who ring the doorbell while still enjoying a frighteningly good time with your friends and family.

Peruse these fun ideas and add a few of your own in the comments section!

Halloween Spice Cookies

5 Healthy Halloween Treats

How Is A Range Hood As Shiny As A Vampire?

The Night Is Dark & Full Of Range Hoods

Check out some of our scary good deals on range hoods: www.rangehoodsinc.com

Monthly Pick – Stone Sinks

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So, you’ve bought a gorgeous range hood, added stylish chandeliers, and the right kitchen flooring for your needs. What’s left? How about really kicking up the style temperature by opting for something truly unique?

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Most kitchen sinks are made from stainless steel. But, there’s a growing trend toward natural stone. Marble and granite have been around for awhile. And they still are as gorgeous and as popular as ever. But, other types of stone have entered the market now.

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Look for petrified wood, soapstone, limestone, or travertine. The key is to reinforce the kitchen cabinets and countertops before installing the stone sink. These fixtures can weight up to 300 lbs! Maintenance will be an ongoing task, too. You’ll have to reseal your stone sink every 3 months or so. The biggest benefit of a stone sink, beyond its wow factor, is that it will last hundreds of years if cared for properly.

Featured Product: Cavaliere 198D 30 Island Mounted Range Hood

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Sometimes you just need to make a statement. Island range hoods do just that. There they are, set off from the kitchen walls where they typically live. They catch the eye with no effort at all. Island range hoods become as much a focal point in kitchen design as lighting or granite countertops.

So, take your time deciding on the style that best suits your kitchen.

Today’s featured product is the Cavaliere 198D 30 inch Island Mounted Range Hood.

  • 600 CFM centrifugal blower
  • Three-speed electronic, touch sensitive control panel with LCD display (both side accessible, EZreach design)
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    Delayed power auto shut off (programmable 1-15 minutes)

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    30 hours cleaning reminder

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    2 Touch Sensitive Control Panels

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    Four dimmable 35W halogen lights (GU-10 type light bulbs)

  • Aluminum 6 layers micro-cell washable grease filters (dishwasher-friendly)
  • Heavy Duty 22 gauge stainless steel (brushed finish) 
  • Telescopic decorative chimney of variable dimension
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    6″ round duct vent exhaust and back draft damper

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    Tempered glass canopy

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    Venting Mode: Duct (optional re-circulating kit available to convert this to a ductless island range hood)

Wondering if this range hood will work for your kitchen? Give us a call. We’ll help you figure it out!

Q&A: How Do I Replace The Range Hood Bulb?

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Halogen bulbs are designed to last a very long time. However, if you find that you need to change the bulb, the process is really simple.

Start by turning the range hood lights off. I know it sounds obvious, but it’s an easy step to forget. Halogen bulbs can get quite hot. So, if you had the range hood lights on when one of them went out, you’ll have to turn the lights off and wait until they’re cool to the touch. How long you might have to wait depends on how long the lights were on before turning them off.

So, once the lights have cooled to the touch, you’ll be able to see that there’s a ring on the front of the light that holds each bulb in place. When you purchased your range hood, you should have also received a hardware kit with tools that can be used to install the unit. One of the tools in that hardware kit is the “A” tool. You can use that to quickly remove the ring and replace the light bulbs as needed.

Give our Support Team a call if you have any other questions. We love hearing from you!

How To Replace Range Hood Lights With LED Bulbs

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Many range hoods come with halogen lights. But, you can certainly replace them with LED lights. Either type will work well in a range hood.

Halogen bulbs are great for directing bright light to a specific spot, like the stovetop where you’re cooking a meal for instance. They’re energy efficient and feature what’s called “instant start”. That means that the second you flip the switch to turn the light on, it will come on at full brightness. No need to wait for the bulb to warm up as with CFL bulbs. Halogen bulbs are also fully dimmable. So, if the particular range hood you own comes with a dimmer, halogen bulbs would be the better choice.

LED lights are gaining in popularity because they last up to 25 times longer than halogen while also saving energy. Like halogen bulbs, LEDs feature “instant start”. One of the reasons, more people are choosing LED bulbs is because they’re cool to the touch. If you’re cooking with your family in the kitchen, you won’t have to worry that a child might touch the LED bulb on the range hood and burn himself.

So, when switching the halogen bulb to an LED, make sure you take note of the size of the halogen bulb before going out to buy a new LED bulb. The dimensions of the socket can be different, and you might find that your new LED bulb doesn’t fit properly into the range hood.

Read more about kitchen lighting: Kitchen Lighting Tips

Call our Support Team if you have any questions. We’re always happy to help you out!