Using Lighting Fixtures To Add Definition To A Large, Open Kitchen

In a large kitchen, it’s important to have multiple sources of light, not just to ensure that the whole kitchen is illuminated, but also to help define different areas of the kitchen. A wide open space can feel very welcoming, but if you aren’t careful, it can also feel oversized or even overwhelming. Choosing the […]

Seven Trendy Ways To Add Contrast To A White Kitchen

White is one of the most popular colors for a kitchen these days. From highly traditional to sleek and modern and everywhere in between, the bright, clean look of a white kitchen holds an almost universal appeal. But making the look work well can be a little tricky. Too much white and your space can […]

Elements Of A Professional Style Kitchen

I realized I’ve talked quite a bit lately about the growing popularity of professional style kitchens, but I haven’t talked all that much about what that actually means. And unlike many other popular kitchen trends, like white cabinets or granite counter tops, a “professional style kitchen” isn’t entirely self-evident. So today I want to take […]

XtremeAir Range Hoods – Professional Quality Ventilation For A Home Kitchen

With newer kitchens trending more and more toward professional grade cooking appliances – especially large gas ranges – it’s more important than ever to have proper ventilation. Ducted range hoods improve indoor air quality, keep kitchens cleaner, and even help lower heating and cooling costs. Of course, not all models are created equal, and there […]

Ductless Island Range Hoods – Style And Ventilation (Without A Major Remodel)

Kitchens are increasingly becoming the entertainment hub of the home, and entertaining has become more casual. Instead of formal dining rooms, these days people are turning to kitchen islands for a place to seat their guests. In fact, full sized, custom kitchen islands – complete with a built in range – are one of the […]

Heartland’s Vintage Kitchen Appliances For A Truly Vintage Kitchen Design

  Sleek, modern kitchens are the big “it” thing right now – stainless steel appliances, granite or concrete counters, and modular MDF cabinetry. But if you like something a little homier, or if you live in an older home where a modern decor just wouldn’t jive, it might be time for you to consider investing […]

Range Hoods: The Vent-A-Hood Difference

It’s usually the first competitors in the market that nab the generic name – xerox, kleenex, jacuzzi, tupperware – but whether or not you call your range hood a Vent-A-Hood, these pioneers in range hood technology still bring something unique to the table. The secret’s in the fan. Vent A Hood range hoods all come […]

Cook In Cleaner Air: Making A Case For Range Hoods

Elica 36 Inch Wall Mounted Range Hood from the Atlantis Collection

I never understood range hoods. It’s that one appliance in the kitchen that’s always sort of there, but unlike a lot of other kitchen fixtures, I never really questioned why. Especially since a lot of the ones I’ve had have been pretty old and ratty, to me they’ve always been those things you turn on […]

Range Hoods of the Future Brought To Us By Elica

Starlight Detail from Elica

They are a breath of fresh air in the world of design. These Elica range hoods come in designs that tell the story of their maker’s foresight and talent. They are gorgeous, unique, efficient, and clever additions for any kitchen. In a country where we are encouraged to express our individuality, Americans often desire a […]

If You Can’t Stand the Heat Put a Range Hood in Your Kitchen

Of course we know the obvious benefit, that range hoods ventilate odor and smoke from the kitchen. The other benefits of a range hood include preventing grease deposits all over the kitchen. It also sucks out the heat that emanates from the stove, which is particularly nice in summer. Best of all, the ventilation prevents […]