Benefits of a Range Hood
Range hoods are often overlooked, even in new construction homes. While they might seem like an "extra," range hoods actually provide several benefits for your kitchen and dining areas.
First, range hoods can add style and sophistication to your kitchen. Because they come in such a variety of designs, you can find one that suits your family's design preferences. They can be dramatic and large-scale, or completely inconspicuous and designed to blend in with their surroundings.
Next, range hoods help to keep your kitchen cool. As steam escapes from bubbling pots on the stove it gets captured by your range hood instead of just filling up your kitchen. Range hood blowers pull hot air out of your kitchen and redirect it outside. This makes cooking much more pleasant, especially in the summer.
Range hoods also improve air quality. All the airborn steam, fumes, particles, etc from cooking could fill your house. However, with a great range hood in place with excellent filtration, all of those particles and such get sucked outside.
A range hood provides additional lighting. In my own kitchen I prefer slightly dimmer lighting than most. The light from a range hood provides great light to cook by while keeping the rest of the space a little softer.
Next, range hoods help to keep your kitchen clean too. Because the powerful fan from the range hood pulls in the grease that could otherwise land everywhere in your kitchen, a range hood actually does help to keep your stove and countertops cleaner.
Finally, a high quality range hood might even increase the value of your home.
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