Monthly Archives: September 2012

10 Great Architectural Lessons from Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright is arguably the most significant architect of our time. His design principles have influenced countless followers, and his buildings continue to inspire to this day. But what are those design principles? Freshome.com offers an overview of 10 great concepts from the master of architecture. Check out the article “10 Great Architectural Lessons from Frank Lloyd Wright” for insights on vision, organicity, harmony between the building and the setting, the importance of architecture, the life-changing aspect of a

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New Model: 42″ Insert/Liner – Built-in range hood for custom cabinetry

The perfect ventilation solution for custom cabinets, Futuro Futuro’s innovative “Range Hood Insert/Liner” series offers a full-featured range hood – complete with wireless remote – in an easy-to-install, compact package. Now available in 42″ width to accommodate cooktops up to 48″ wide. Made in Italy from the highest-grade AISI 304 stainless steel, and equipped with a powerful yet quiet 940-CFM blower with 4 speeds, it offers plenty of airflow to accommodate a variety of cooking conditions. Easy installation – completely assembled, pre-wired, and secured with

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Photo Gallery Update – Insert/Liner Built-In Range Hood

The perfect ventilation solution for custom cabinets, Futuro Futuro’s innovative “Range Hood Insert/Liner” series offers a full-featured range hood – complete with wireless remote – in an easy-to-install, compact package. Made in Italy from the highest-grade AISI 304 stainless steel, and equipped with a powerful yet quiet 940-CFM blower with 4 speeds, it offers plenty of airflow to accommodate a variety of cooking conditions. Easy installation – completely assembled, pre-wired, and secured with an innovative mechanism. The Insert/Liner is available with the modern Perimeter

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Photo Gallery Update – In-Cabinet “Shade” Designer Range Hood

When a kitchen remodel calls for a ventilation hood that’s high quality, reliable, quiet, and can be concealed inside a cabinet, the “Shade” range hoods from Italian range hood manufacturer Futuro Futuro definitely fit the bill. The “Shade” range hoods, available in 36″ and 48″ widths, are specifically designed for installation inside cabinetry. With compact dimensions and pre-drilled holes, their installation is a breeze. Powerful yet whisper-quiet blower has 4 selectable speeds, from 150 to 940 CFM, to accommodate a

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New Photos – “Quest Black” Wall – Diagonal Designer Range Hood

The “Quest” series range hoods from Futuro Futuro represent a truly contemporary vision in kitchen ventilation design. With an angled shape, tempered-glass front, advanced perimetric suction filtering, and futuristic optical control panel, the “Quest” range hoods are a perfect finishing touch for the ultra-modern kitchen. Made in Italy from the highest-grade AISI 304 stainless steel and tempered glass, and equipped with a powerful 940-CFM blower, the “Quest” range hoods offer powerful performance as well as robust construction and great looks.

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New Photos – “Pearl Black” Wall Range Hood – Illuminated Curved Black Glass

Wrapped in curved glass “petals” and illuminated from within by ultra-bright LED’s, the “Pearl Black” wall-mount kitchen hood is an ideal finishing touch for the ultra-modern kitchen. Made in Italy from the highest-grade AISI 304 stainless steel, and equipped with a powerful 940-CFM blower motor, the “Pearl Black” range hood is effective as well as unusual. Available in black or white glass, in island-mount (ceiling) and wall-mount (chimney style) versions. Energy-efficient blower motor and long-life LED lights contribute to an extremely low power consumption, making this designer range

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New Photos – “Pearl White” Wall Range Hood – Illuminated Curved Glass

Wrapped in curved glass “petals” and illuminated from within by ultra-bright LED’s, the “Pearl White” wall-mount kitchen hood makes a definite impression.     Like all Futuro Futuro range hoods, the “Pearl” is made in Italy from the highest-grade AISI 304 stainless steel, and equipped with a powerful 940-CFM blower motor, making it as effective as it is striking in appearance. Available in black or white glass, in island-mount (ceiling) and wall-mount (chimney style) versions. Energy-efficient blower motor and long-life LED lights contribute to an extremely low power

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How To Work With An Architect

Anyone who’s gone through a major renovation or new construction project can tell you that having a great architect by your side is extremely important. But, finding the right expert is only half the battle. To get the most value from the collaboration, you need to know what to look for and what pitfalls to avoid. In the informative article “How To Work With An Architect“, Lisa Frederick offers insights on the timeline, cost, licensing, and other aspects of working

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Kitchen Design Ideas: DIY Painted Shelves

Just found this little design gem – custom painted shelves that look stunning and can be adapted to pretty much any kitchen. One of those ideas that can be done on a weekend with a single trip to Home Depot – yet come out looking like a million bucks. Why limit yourself to monotone shelving when you can have glorious gold accents and bright colors? Or, a subtle color stripe that instantly transforms a utilitarian piece of furniture into a

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