This post is sponsored by Prizer Hoods, but of course, all opinions, thoughts, and stories are my own. 🙂
Most people are shocked when I tell them I’m an awful cook. I can barely boil water properly (it evaporates before I remember I left water on the stove!).
But even with a love-hate relationship with cooking, I still want a beautiful, functional kitchen. So when Prizer Hoods asked me to write about how a kitchen hood could impact our kitchen, I was game. I love talking “kitchens”!
Our kitchen is the heart of our home–the gathering place where my family comes together at night over (LOL) tater tots and veggie burgers when Mommy and Daddy don’t feel like cooking. And when we have guests over (which isn’t often), the kitchen is for congregating.
(Thankfully, I’m married to a MacGyver who can turn taco shells, bread crumbs, and rainbow sprinkles into a 5-course meal. Seriously).
Our kitchen has gone through minor renovations since we moved in nearly 4 years ago. But it still needs a lot of work, and it’s lacking in functionality for my wanna-be chef hubby.
This is what our kitchen looked like when we moved in nearly 4 years ago. The old cabinets smelled HORRIBLE, the laminated counter top was very outdated, and the old, white appliances?? Yep, we still got ’em. They stick out like sore thumbs.
(Did I mention I no longer like the school bus yellow walls??? Ugh…)
One critical appliance we’re missing from our kitchen is a suitable, attractive kitchen hood, like those from Prizer Hoods and BlueStar. Sorry, but the miniature exhaust vent on the bottom of my microwave just doesn’t cut it.
Sometimes in their beauty the way they frame a stove and create a focal point, we sort of forget that kitchen hoods actually serve a very important purpose outside of aesthetics. You know how your house can smell like food long after you’ve cooked? Or how a film of grease collects on your cabinets? It’s because the kitchen lacks a quality kitchen hood to suck up the odors, grease, and moisture (all problems in my house when hubby cooks).
When You Want Fancy Kitchen Hoods…
For my family, I don’t think we’re so fancy that we’d go with an elaborate kitchen hood. However, some of you may have the budget to do so. If you’ve got it in your budget, Prizer Hoods, a luxury kitchen hood that comes in 190 colors, can suit any homeowner’s style. Choices range from:
I found that a Prizer Hoods dealer was harder to locate near my state of Maryland (the closest dealer was 100 miles away). There may be an option to purchase online, however. You may try to find a dealer HERE.
When You Want Budget-Friendly Kitchen Hoods
If you’re on a tighter budget (me!!!!), then BlueStar is going to be the better option. The styles are a little more standard and plain, but considering if your “BEFORE” pic looks like mine, even a standard hood such as this would be a huge improvement! It was easier to find dealers right in my city, too. Click HERE to find your closest dealer.
Right now I’m not ready to start focusing on my kitchen. I’m working on my kids’ bathroom for my 30-Day August Upgrade Challenge. However, I am pretty certain that my kitchen is high on my list of “Rooms That Need Attention NOW!” list. And I’ll have to add “kitchen hood” to my list of goodies I get to buy for my kitchen!
Have you ever upgraded your kitchen? Do you prefer the more fancy style of kitchen hoods, or the standard budget-friendly styles? Leave a comment below to weigh in!