Customization Options from Prizer Hoods can transform a kitchen design from cookie cutter to showstopper
Standard finishes and widths can go a long way toward creating a beautiful kitchen, but for those sky’s-the-limit homeowners who want a space that is worthy of its own magazine spread, customization is a must. A kitchen hood from Prizer Hoods is the best place to start.
A luxurious kitchen hood in your home can transform your already elegant kitchen into a dream chef’s kitchen. The most obvious way to achieve a custom look is to choose a finish best suited to a design. Many appliance manufacturers offer custom finishes, but none offer the breadth of Prizer Hoods. For example, the company’s hoods come in 750 finishes and the industry’s largest selection of designer metals, including copper and European black steel. Mix and match in almost endless combinations. Combine with distinctive hardware such as utensil rails, unusual nail-heads, standing seams and European black steel strapping for maximum impact. The hoods can be matched to ranges in up to 16 gauge stainless steel (most other hoods can only match up to 20 or 22),
“Most customers will want to set their kitchens apart with one or two high-end appliances. My advice is to go for a centerpiece like a beautiful hood that makes a statement right at eye-level as you walk in the room, but put performance up there with great looks,” says Rebekah Zaveloff, CDK, principal, KitchenLab and co-founder of e-decorating resource Design in a Bag. “The kitchen should look amazing, of course, but it needs to function with performance and ease.”
Seek out the help of a kitchen designer or architect to settle on how powerful the hood’s motor needs to be to handle the demands of your range. Vent hoods are essential with today’s high-powered ranges and cooktops to pull hot air and odors out of the kitchen. They also can play a major design role, becoming a room’s central focal point or defining the entire space. A professional designer can guide you toward appropriate choices to match the rest of the kitchen’s details.
“Resist the temptation of getting to ‘coordinated’,” says Zaveloff. “The kitchen hood gives you an opportunity to add glamour, especially if the rest of the space is more simple or sleek.” Online tools from manufacturers like Prizer Hoods will allow you to create a virtual hood based on standard templates, or, by working with the pros at Prizer Hoods, you can customize your own hood to match your personal style.
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