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The 10 Coolest Home Upgrades

No one wants the lingering smell of smoke and cooking fumes in the kitchen – particularly with how hot the open-concept kitchen-living area is right now. But hoods, no matter what high-end materials you use, can be clunky, not to mention they get greasy and dirty. Enter the – You can sink it into an island or other countertop (of course, with an underground vent to the outside) and then at the press of a button, it comes up, sucks all the smoke and fumes out and then press the button again and –

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Pop-up Ventilation for the Kitchen

No one wants the lingering smell of smoke and cooking fumes in the kitchen – particularly with how hot the open-concept kitchen-living area is right now. But hoods, no matter what high-end materials you use, can be clunky, not to mention they get greasy and dirty.

Enter the pop-up hood vent– You can sink it into an island or other countertop (of course, with an underground vent to the outside) and then at the press of a button, it comes up, sucks all the smoke and fumes out and then press the button again and – poof! – it vanishes again.

This is not only great for kitchen design, but also to lure other members of the family into the kitchen to help.

Make it high-tech – and they will come!

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