Sunday, January 27, 2013

Time for a Range Hood upgrade? Here are some considerations..

Whether you are upgrading, replacing, or repairing a range hood there are multiple things to take into consideration. Ducted or non-ducted? Under-cabinet or chimney? Is noise level an issue? How much CFM do you need? Also, most older range hoods now look extremely dated. A new stylish range hood can really add value and appeal to the kitchen area. Newer range hoods also boast a stronger performance with a much quieter sound. If you haven't heard the difference yet, you should absolutely do that.

We strongly suggest a range hood that is as wide as the cooking surface below, however for optimal performance try seeking a hood thats 3-6 longer. This is one case of bigger is always better. So lets get started looking. Broan owns a monstrous 40% share in the market for a reason, the range hoods they make do everything you ask of them. If you are like me, and use the Range Hood much less than the microwave, the QP1 and QS1 is an ideal fit. They feature 2 speeds, a bright light, and better performance than the competition. If you use a range hood everyday, try the higher end QS3 and QP4. I'll let you take a look at the features yourself by clicking the link here. After you have made a selection, make sure it has been installed properly. Most of them can be installed by a weekend warrior in under 2 hours.

Pro tip: Clean the filters 1-3 months depending on use.

Monday, January 14, 2013

HomeProductsInc Best of 2012!

Happy 2013! As we look forward to the future for another great year of renovations and remodeling, we would like to take a look back at some of our favorite things from 2012. Enjoy!

1) Ironaway 
Ironaway's line of Ironing Boards have sold exceptionally well the past year, and its really not a big secret why. The product is excellent. Ironaway features the highest commitments to quality and care. If you are in the market for a built-in Ironing Center- spend the extra money and get the best there is. Its more than worth it. 

2) Intrasonic 
Intrasonic intercoms have become a staple in the home intercom game. The simplistic design of upgrading all existing 3 and 6 wire systems along with the standard auxiliary input feature in the master station have been a huge win with us, and many of you as well (MP3 plug-in). Factor in a price that is significantly lower than the competition without suffering from a "cheaper" quality and its easy to see why Intrasonic is here to stay.

3) Nutone Locking Medicine Cabinet
In an effort to combat the very real problem of prescription drug abuse, NuTone unveiled a locking medicine cabinet that safely stores over the counter and prescription drugs. Featuring a durable and inconspicuous lock and a sleek design, these cabinets were an excellent addition to the award winning line of NuTone medicine cabinets.