Some of the most beautiful designs in range hoods are those available in copper and copper alloys. They blend well with a wide variety of design styles and can certainly make a statement in any kitchen. Here is some more information.
The cost of a copper range hood depends on the quality of the materials used, size of the hood itself, and whether or not it is custom-built. You can spend anywhere from $500 to $6,000. Contact a local installer to get a better idea of costs.
Like most other metals, copper is a very durable choice for the kitchen, and a copper range hood will last for years to come.
Keeping a copper range hood looking like new can be a simple task if it is cleaned regularly. Wipe down the inside and the outside of the hood with a soft cloth and dishwashing detergent mixed with warm water, and always avoid abrasive cleaners. To keep the metal from looking tarnished, find a quality copper polish and follow the directions on the label.
Copper range hoods are available in a wide variety of finishes. Shiny, bright and smooth copper is reminiscent of Italian bistros and country kitchens. Pounded, multi-toned copper finishes can give an elegant, Old World look.
Many kitchen designers suggest that copper and stainless steel can be married quite effectively in overall kitchen design. This flexibility in functional design offers the kitchen remodeler much more latitude in incorporating different metals with confidence.
In other words, choosing the popular stainless steel finishes for refrigerator, range, and other appliances does not indicate that the range hood has to be of matching material.
Known for its natural antibacterial qualities, copper has been used for centuries for a variety of purposes. Egyptians used copper vessels to keep their drinking water fresh, and it’s even been used in medical treatments because of its ability to stop the spread of infection. It now is a popular material choice for kitchens all over the world.
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