Last fall Zephyr flew me out to San Francisco with a handful of other creatives to get the full Zephyr experience. It was hands down one of the most fun trips I’ve been on with the best group of girls. Every one of these ladies was such an inspiration. We laughed our pants off, got our creative juices flowing, enjoyed some cocktails, and got to see the city.
Fast forward six months and I’ve reconnected with a ton of these girls around the states. It’s been pretty cool to develop deep relationships with them. I’m a firm believer in being in the right place at the right time and there was no mistaking this group of girls and why we were all put together.
Zephyr toured us around the San Fran design district, and we got to spend some quality time in the Zephyr design showroom and hear firsthand from the experts and designers about how they create their hoods and the thought process that goes into each of them.
If you’re interested (or if you missed it), you can read about my full experience with Zephyr in San Francisco here.
Since that trip, Zephyr has been the only way we go when it comes to range hoods. We’ve put a number of different styles into our clients’ home, and you bet we put one into our home during our kitchen remodel. However, it was the first time we’ve used an insert into a custom hood.
Jamie is such a great craftsman that one of the things I knew I wanted to have him do to showcase his talents was to build a custom hood.
And he killed it!
We had a hard time deciding if we should leave it natural, paint black, or do it half and half. We liked the natural because it matched the floating shelves and the flooring. But we also didn’t want it to distract from the beautiful backsplash. We asked our readers what we should do, and in the end, the votes came in to leave it natural. And we thought, if we get sick of it in a year or two we can always paint, right? But not go back the other way around.
We chose the Zephyr Monsoon II Insert. What we loved about it was that it was stainless steel with baffle filters, 6-speed electronic controls, and wireless remote that can control the speed and lighting.
Sometimes we have clients that think since they won’t see it they can go cheap on the insert. No way! Hoods control your air quality and there is a huge difference in manufactures. Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean you don’t want to invest in good quality air control filters. They make the biggest difference when cooking.
Any anyone that knows me personally knows that I like my meat burnt. As in charcoal, haha! So as you can imagine we had previously smoked the house out with our microwave hood. Now with our Zephyr hood, we literally have no smoke in our house. And the hood is so quiet; you can hardly tell it’s on.
We also invested in an induction cooktop, so our food cooks fast. So another cool thing I love about the Zephyr hoods is their remotes. I can be mixing up other food, cleaning or running after the boys god knows where and have the remote handy to turn up or down the air without having to run to the actual hood.
This is the remote that is magnetic to the charger in the outlet. It’s pretty slick and it’s visually pretty.
So happy we finally have a Zephyr insert in our home and we want to give one of our lucky readers one too for FREE!
Get excited!! There is nothing I love more than giveaway posts. It makes me so happy to give brand items that we love and adore to our readers.
Winner will be announced next Monday the 9th. Good Luck!