Kitchen & Bath Design News

MAR 2019

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Ready to Vent ir quality is a key part of maintaining a healthy environment, and homeowners are increasingly seeking out ventilation products that can help them breathe easier – literally and figuratively. But today's range hoods and bath ventilation systems do more than just improve air quality by removing grease, odors and moisture. They also turn on automatically via sensors, provide lighting and maintain con- nectivity with cooking appliances and apps for smart operation. For the kitchen, stainless steel and black stainless are favored choic- es for chimney and island hood finishes, although the ever-increasing number of colors available continues to pique interest. Hidden ventilation is on the rise, with flush ceiling fans and units hidden in cabinets making a splash. Downdrafts are also garnering a great deal of interest, allowing streamlined kitchens a chance to maintain their minimalist aesthetic. In the bath, fans are a key element in removing moisture from the air and preventing mold and mildew on surfaces. These fans can often run continuously at low speed to maintain the air quality of the home, as well as provide long-lasting lighting through LEDs. In this four-page section, Kitchen & Bath Design News highlights a sampling of products available for clearing the air. 1. SMEG has introduced 30" versions of its Portofino ranges and hoods. The ranges are equipped with 10 cooking modes, while the hoods have three speeds, two LED lights and control adjustment knobs. The line is available in eight colors. Circle No. 195 on Product Card 2. Vent-A-Hood's V-Line Series of range hoods features the Power Lung blow- er, which offers filterless grease extraction through the use of active canopy engineering and a centrifugal blower wheel. V-Line is available under-cabinet, wall-mount and liner insert configurations. Circle No. 196 on Product Card 3. European designer pendant range hoods fashioned from ceramic are available from Streamline Hoods. The hoods – available in a hand-painted ver- sion or in solid colors of white, black, copper or gold – include 400-650 CFM motors operated with a remote control. Circle No. 197 on Product Card 4. Each JennAir Euro-Style Stainless 36" Accolade Downdraft Ventilation System is individually crafted and hand-polished. The hood rises a full 19" to quietly and effectively ventilate cooking vapors from all types of cookware, then disappears on command. Circle No. 198 on Product Card 5. RangeCraft Manufacturing offers a Standard Line of range hoods for its most popular models that can be made to order in any metal combination, with powder coating in any color. The number of bands, the standard CFM strength of the fan, the height of the trim and the placement of rivets and but- tons are all areas that will remain constant in the line. Each RangeCraft hood is handcrafted by 17 different artisans, one at a time, in the U.S. Circle No. 199 on Product Card 6. The 63" Lux Island features an integrated, built-in design that mounts into the ceiling above the island cooktop. The Zephyr range hood features three strips of tri-level LED lights, Perimeter Aspiration, multiple blower options and capacitive touch remote control. Circle No. 200 on Product Card A 1 2 6 3 5 7 8 4 74 Kitchen & Bath Design News • March 2019 PRODUCT REVIEW

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