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Spice Up Your Kitchen With A New Range Hood

Aug 17, 2007
New cabinets, countertops and appliances can make an old kitchen look completely new again. But what about a kitchen range hood? Does this need to be replaced along with everything else or even replaced on its own for a new look? When it comes to functional devices in the kitchen, the hood is often overlooked and it really shouldn't be.

The range hood's actual purpose is to provide a utilitarian function in the kitchen. A hood is in place to provide ventilation while cooking. This means a good hood pulls unwanted smells and fumes out of a home. It's meant to be used in everyday cooking, but often only gets turned on when those little "accidents" happen. In addition, a hood also provides extra light while cooking as most come equipped with a light socket or two. Both functions make the hood very important.

Despite its functionality, the hood is one of the most overlooked appliances in the kitchen. No one thinks about the hood until they need it and then it's generally forgotten shortly thereafter. It's even overlooked in cleanings and more. This is a shame since a good hood can actually transform the appearance of the kitchen as well.

Hoods come in a variety of shapes, sizes, style and colors. They can be large devices made of metal that really attract the eye with visually pleasing lines. Or they can simply be small hoods meant to blend into the background, matching the colors of a stove.

Before making a decision to completely redo a kitchen, the best thing to do is to access the room. This means carefully looking at what you have in the kitchen, what needs replacing and what goals need to be accomplished.

If everything in the kitchen is functional, but a new look is desired, maybe just some simple updating of the room is in order. This can be as elaborate as replacing cabinets and countertops entirely, or just resurfacing. It could also be a simple process of repainting and replacing some appliances, such as the stove and the hood. A bold, metallic hood with interesting lines can give the room a completely different look.

A kitchen is generally the heart of a home. Having a functional kitchen that looks good and serves its purposes well is important. It should also be a place where you're comfortable cooking, working and spending good quality time with family.

A new, welcoming look can be an elaborate process, or it can be fairly simple with the updating of some parts of the room. A kitchen range hood is a good item to consider for updating the look. Although most homes have hoods and stoves that match, that's not always necessary or even advisable design wise.

A well-designed metallic hood can give a kitchen a whole new look and give the room a new lease on life. Or a simple hood meant to blend into the background can serve its purpose without drawing too much attention.
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