Needing to Vent
In a time when allergies are increasingly common and chemicals continue to be pervasive, air quality is a top priority for today’s health-conscious consumers. And today’s ventilation products can help everyone breathe easy, removing odors, grease, chemicals, moisture and more.
These multifunctional yet highly stylized products, which are becoming quieter every year due to improved technology, can also incorporate lighting, stream music and more. Below are some of the hottest trends in ventilation right now.
–With fewer walls and more open-plan spaces, quiet operation has become essential, and manufacturers are stepping up their game with powerful ventilation that is also super low on the noise scale.
–Stainless steel and black are hot finish options for chimney and island hood designs, though colors are making some inroads.
–As a defining style element in the kitchen, ventilation hoods come in a vast array of design options to fit any kitchen décor, from elegant glass to warm, rustic wood, to industrial steel and everything in between.
–Hidden ventilation, including flush ceiling fans and units hidden in cabinets, is a popular option in spaces that favor a clean, streamlined look.
–While ventilation’s prime purpose is to clear the air, today’s multipurpose ventilation also can incorporate lighting, stream music and more.
–Ventilation continues to get smarter, with sensor technology that can adjust on/off functions, power levels and length of use based on the level of pollutants in the air.