There is no doubt that the kitchen is the one of the most appealing and functional rooms of any home; however, a fact that is possibly less common knowledge is that a range hood can be one of the most visually and functionally impressive elements of any kitchen. As a notably decorative appliance, a range hood can greatly enhance the environment of a kitchen encouraging everyday use or it can simply be an artistic statement piece. The greatest value is attained when a hood is both. Here are six reasons to consider upgrading or installing a new, fully functional range hood.
1 - Style & Visual Appeal
A stylish, updated kitchen can easily be the pride of any home. A range hood can be a dramatic, large-scale statement piece or it can be made completely inconspicuous, blending seamlessly with its surrounding setting. There are endless customization options for creating the perfect range hood for any style. Contemporary, modern, traditional, rustic and old-world are only a few of the styles that are easily accented by the possible variations in shape, material, color and details of a custom range hood.
2 - Improves Air Quality
Kitchens can often be one of the busiest rooms of the home. Cooking and meal preparation can produce a lot of unwanted, airborne particles that decrease the quality of the air in the surrounding areas. Through high quality filtration systems, range hoods can help improve air quality by reducing smoke, steam, fumes, odors and other unwanted byproducts of cooking that often pollute the air in a kitchen.
3 - Removes Excess Heat
It is no secret to any cook that the kitchen gets hot. Cooking a meal can produce a lot of heat creating a less enjoyable experience than many people would like to have in the kitchen. The ventilation that can be provided by a quality range hood can quickly help to remedy this issue. Range hood blowers pull hot air out of the surrounding area and redirect it to outside of the house, providing a more pleasant and cooler kitchen environment.
4 - Provides Additional Lighting
Many cooks rely on visual ques like coloring or texture changes in food while cooking. If a kitchen is not well lit, it can be difficult to distinguish well-done from burnt and in the world of cooking, that line can be crossed in a matter of seconds. Adding additional lighting to a kitchen can be easy with a range hood. Lighting provided directly over the stove top by a range hood allows cooks to more accurately monitor cooking progress.
5 - Improves Cleanliness of Kitchen
Cooks know that every surface in a kitchen can quickly become coated in a sticky film, especially when grease is involved. As grease is heated, it liters the surrounding air and then settles on nearby surfaces like countertops, cabinets and appliances. A range hood can help minimize the settling of the unwanted residue by pulling the splattering, steaming grease particles into a concentrated area and through the hood ventilation system. This promotes a much quicker and easier clean-up experience.
6 - Increases Home Value
With all of the possible customization and style options, a range hood can increase not only the visual appeal, but even the dollar value of a home. The more efficient and higher quality a range hood, the more value it can provide. Numerous studies show that the kitchen is one of the most important rooms to potential home buyers. One study even reported that 80% of home buyers list the kitchen as one of the top three most important rooms in a home. Having an updated kitchen supports higher selling values and quicker selling rates.
Range hoods are often over looked as an important element of a kitchen but combining the effectiveness of the filtration system with the vast structural customization options, they can truly become a critical component of an updated kitchen setting.
At Stoll Industries, we bring you hand-crafted range hoods that add a unique touch to any kitchen style. You can choose from one of our standard styles or have your range hood custom wrapped. Our various materials, finishes, accents and banding allow you to create a one-of-a-kind look. We provide quality products driven by design, innovation and craftsmanship to enhance the spaces where you live, work and play.