Just a little trivia for you – kitchen remodels are the most popular! They are most popular for good reasons! Not only is the kitchen the heart of the home and THE most used. But also, redoing your kitchen can increase your home value more than any other part of your home.
The other thing about full-scale kitchen make overs, let’s face it they can be quite pricey.
But that’s okay; you can do little things that make a big impact. Little things like a range hood upgrade can give your kitchen a new life.
When replacing your range hood, the first thing you need to think about is appearance. Not every range hood is going to match the décor of your kitchen; you will need to find one that suits your needs. There are many different styles to choose from including wall-mounted hoods, island hoods, and under-cabinet hoods.
Another factor to consider is cost. Keep in mind that at the very least your new range hood is going to cost at least $100 before installation. Prices can vary widely depending on materials and style. So make sure you have a budget in mind before you go shopping.
When choosing a new range hood, you will also need to determine which features you want to be included. Some range hoods come with heat sensors that automatically turn on the fan. Others have a filter indicator that tells you when it’s time to replace the grease filter. Also, you may want a range hood that has a light. The sky really is the limit when it comes to the options you can choose. But remember that the more features a range hood has, the more it’s going to cost you.
Once you have picked out that perfect range hood for your kitchen it’s now time to install it.
Handyman Alpharetta- Steps to Install a Range Hood
Step 1. Shut Off Electricity: Before you install it make sure you shut off the electricity. You will need to do this via the circuit breaker box. Wait for 10 to 20 minutes and then test the wires with the circuit tester to double check that no electricity is being supplied to the kitchen hood.
Step 2. Remove Old Hood: After you know for a fact that it is not receiving an electrical current, you can begin the process of removing the older kitchen hood. You should first take off the electrical wiring cover that is located by the light fixture.
Step 3. Check Wiring: Double check that you have at least 12 inches of wiring to connect your kitchen hood to the wall.
Step 4. Find the Ducts: If your new kitchen hood has vents, you will need to locate the fan or vent duct. Once you have found it, you can open up the vent hole where it will belong.
Step 5. Wires: Open up the covering for the wiring and put the covering in a safe area for easy reach.
Step 6. Route Wiring: Lightly pull the wiring through the proper holes and connect both black wires from the new kitchen hood to the black wire from the wall with a wire nut. Then connect the two white wires from the hood with the white wire from the wall, again using a wire nut. Next, connect the green wire to the green ground screw. Then place the wire covering back on.
Step 7. Tighten Screws: Finish tightening the screws in place.
Step 8. Time to Test: Check to make sure the fan and light work. If it is supposed to vent outside, make sure that the air is leaving the vent with no issues. If something does not work proper, repeat steps 6 and 7 until everything works well. Remember that you will be working with electrical equipment, so follow safety measures issued by the state or the city.
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