Choose the Right Chimney, And Let Your Kitchen Breathe Easy…

It is high time to take home makers out of fumes, hot and humid kitchen area, give them a pleasant space to work. Make kitchen space more comfortable to work in by just adding kitchen chimney to the cooking area, just above the cooking range. Chimney absorbs all the heat and fumes present in the kitchen .Apart from its basic function of keeping the kitchen odor-free and fresh, the chimney adds style and elegance to the kitchen.

Getting the appropriate kitchen chimney is important for a real look, work and calmness of the kitchen. Selecting the kitchen chimney is a bit tactful job and needs a wise and intelligent homework to go through just before you opt for the best one. You need to look after:

On the basis of installation, chimneys are of two types.

Ducting or extracting:

How it functions: The air that is sucked in passes through the filters. Grease and grime adhere to the filters and the air is expelled out through PVC pipes or a duct. It requires plumbing installation. The number of bends and the length of the hose pipe affects the suction power.  Filter used is either a mesh or baffle filter.

Recycling or ductless:

How it functions:  It has fan or blower and motor. The air passes through the grease filter which traps grease particles. The air then passes through the charcoal filters which absorb the heat, smoke and odors. The purified air is circulated back into the kitchen.

Ducting vs Ductless

Features Ducting Ductless
Cost Goes high with ducting Less
Filters Uses Mesh/baffle filters Additional charcoal filter is needed.
Performance Industry tests say they are 30 % more effective Less effective as the air is recirculated back
Maintenance and Care Easier Charcoal filters need change at frequent intervals
Suction High Less
Efficiency Higher. Heat and humidity is extracted and ducted out, prevents condensation. Lesser. It does not remove the heat from the kitchen
Re-positioning Impractical Can be done easily

Filters:

 A filter is the heart of the Electric Chimney. It traps the oil particles and purifies the air. On the basis of material and construction filters are of three types.

Mesh Filter: Layers of Aluminum mesh overlapping each other slightly offset. The mesh has very small holes. When the air passes through the filter, oil and grime adhere to the layers. The pores get clogged very soon and affects the performance of the chimney. Requires cleaning every 2 weeks.

Higher maintenance and frequent cleaning is needed for Indian kitchen because the masalas get coated onto the filter blocking the holes and thus the suction power gets reduced.

Maintenance:  Warm soapy water/detergent. Can be cleaned in dishwasher too. The cleaning is easier than baffle filters.

Baffle Filter: Layers of steel/aluminum are overlapped in a fashion which changes the direction of air flow. It uses the ‘cut and chop’ technology to separate oil and spices from the smoke. The suction power gets hardly affected even if the oil gets collected in the first layer. Perfect for Indian style of cooking.

Maintenance: Needs cleaning once in 5-6 months. Gets rusted with use. Some models have easy removal others require technician. The filters need change in 4-5 yrs.

Charcoal Filters: They are primarily used for odor absorption. It has a block with charcoal granules. The absorption capacity depends upon the thickness of filter and size of charcoal granules. It is used in Ductless chimneys. It does not come in-built in always but available at an extra cost.

Maintenance: Needs periodical replacement 3-6 months depending upon the intensity of cooking. It cannot be washed.  Some high end models have indicators for filter change.

On the basis of functionality and fashion chimneys can be categorized into conventional and contemporary.

Conventional chimneys are straight line chimneys that basically perform the sole function of keeping the kitchen fresh and ventilated are available in both ducting and ductless mode

The contemporary chimneys come in various design and types to suit your budget and lifestyle. They have a hood which again comes in various styles.

Depending on the how the chimney is mounted, Chimneys are classified into 3 types, as follow.

  1. Wall Mounted

The most well-received style for Indian kitchens, these can be affixed between two cabinets, directly above your hob for maximum efficacy. Designed for the kitchens where stove located near the wall. Less or no ducting/pipes requires for exhaust smoke.

  1. Built Under

The most well-received style for Indian kitchens, these can be affixed between two cabinets, directly above your hob for maximum efficacy. Designed for modern kitchens where stove / hob located in middle of kitchen. Necessary ducting / pipes required to exhaust smoke out.

  1. Island

Perfect for cook tops affixed on islands, the island kitchen chimney extends to the ceiling, becoming a central element in your modular kitchen. Designed for modern kitchens and people who are looking for to prevent chimney from kitchen interior decoration.

Pointers to remember before buying a chimney

  • Suction Power Is the capacity of the motor to suck oil particles and odor. It is measured in cubic meter per hour(m3 per hour). For Indian kitchen a chimney with higher air suction capacity is ideal. For frequent cooking the range should be between 400 m3/hr to 1000m3/hr depending on the size of your kitchen. The chimneys with a long hose have generally more suction power.
  • Filters If the filter does not function properly the suction becomes poor and can pose a health hazard. The choice of the right filter improves the performance of the chimney.
  • Motor/Blower The motor should be sealed so that dust and grime does not get into it. Aluminum non-stick blower and motor saves you from agony of periodic servicing of internal parts.
  • Size The size depends on the size of the kitchen. A 3feet stove should have a 3feet chimney. Standard chimneys come in 2ft and 3ft size.
  • Maintenance and Care It is advisable to go for a chimney which requires less maintenance. Install the chimney at low height (4feet) so that cleaning is easy and it effectively removes the smoke and oil particles out.
  • Budget Electric chimneys come in the price range of Rs 3000 to Rs 100000.
  • Noise The noise that is heard is that of the air circulation. You may like to consider this before buying your chimney. Some chimneys have a silent-kit installed which makes it silent or less noise.
  • Speed Entry level chimneys have single speed option but advanced ones has variable speeds to ventilate the kitchen faster.
  • Aesthetics Chimneys are available to suit every section and taste of the society ranging from modest rates to expensive ones. Depending on your budget, lifestyle and kitchen décor you may choose the best. Some brands have the option of customizing the looks to match your kitchen décor.
  • Warranty and Service Most chimneys come with warranty of 12 months but some chimneys come with lifetime warranty. Check for after sales services in your locality because some baffle filters need technician for cleaning them.

Advanced features

Auto Clean chimneys:  Once you switch the chimney ON, the coil that cover the motor gets heated up for 15 to 20 mins. The oil gets liquidized and is let out .The chimney stops after auto cleaning itself..

Split chimney: The motor is installed outside the kitchen hence reducing the sound.

Convertible kits: Some brands have kits wherein a ducting chimney can be converted into a ductless chimney.

Soundproof kits: They ensure that there is absolutely no noise of the chimney.

Detachable oil collector: The oil particles get collected in this and it’s easy to detach and clean thereby improving the efficiency of the filter.

Auto heat sensor: It detects heats and oil particles and automatically switches on and off.

Indicator/buzzer:  They have indicator lamps or alarms for filter cleaning or replacement.

Hope you make a note of this points before shortlisting a chimney for you kitchen.for more update visit at www.pune.kreativehouse.asia

 

What is the right time to approach an Interior Designer?

If you are looking to furnish your house, you will with this question in your mind: what is the most correct time to appoint an interior designer.

Usually, people follow a sequential thought process. The sequence goes as below:

· Buying a property
· Getting the possession
· Completing the formalities

· Appointing an interior designer 2-3 months prior to moving-in
But as interior designers, we can say that the ideal time should be during the planning stage i.e. before the actual construction of the building (before brick work). Example: consider creating the door and window openings as per desired layout of the bed, wardrobe and the chairs rather than trying to ill –fit the bed in an existing small bed room with fixed movement areas. An interior designer will come up with your desired layout considering you requirements.

This will additionally save upon money involved in making civil changes at later date. Interior designer will also suggest you in selecting the floor tiles, sanitary fittings, electric work and similar items based on the layout and designs.

So, it’s better to bring in the designer for the very first stages of space planning and design concept.

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How to choose an Interior Designer!!

It is a good decision to hire an interior designer if you want aesthetic design plans for your interior spaces. Unfortunately, interior designers do not come cheap, especially if you are looking for a good one. But how to find a good interior designer at a fair price? Well, it will not be an easy task but it is not impossible to get a quality service at a reasonable price.

Ways to find a good Interior designer:

1) References: 


Start the search for an interior designer by asking your friends, colleagues, neighbors, co-workers and other people you know if they know a good interior designer. It would be great if anyone of them had an interior designer in their house recently to be able to check the quality of the work.

2) Browse the Web: 

Surf the internet for interior designers in your area and look their previous works, how long they are working as interior designers and of course, the testimonials of their previous clients. When you find an interior designers with enough experience and positive customer reviews, you should contact them.

Points to keep in mind when you choose an Interior designer

a) Interior Designers always try to suit their client’s specific needs, which is why you should not judge them by the work you see at your friend’s home alone because your friends may be perfectly satisfied with a design you consider absolutely unacceptable. Ask them if they are satisfied with the results and if the interior design meets their needs perfectly. If the answer is a big yes, they had a good interior designer no matter what you think about the design.

b) Contact the Interior Designers and see if they are interested in your project as mentioned earlier, the best ones are not cheap, and however they do not have to be affordable either.

c) Instead of looking for a cheaper Interior Designers it is better to hire the best one and try to find how can you reduce the overall costs, as most of the designers allow you to choose which services you want them to provide and enable you to choose which part of the designing you want to take over by yourself.

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Tips to design your Home Beautifully!!

Home decoration and designing is always a subject matter that some choose to just pass. While others are feeling the importance of it, others claim that it is just an added expense. But once you get to experience a home with such nice colors, design, feel and ambiance, you will realize how good it feels and you would just want to talk to the best interior design companies in India and have the beautiful home you have always wanted. It is not always about money, it is about the joy, comfort and happiness that you experience every time you open the door of your home.

We kreative house one of the leading Architecture and interior design company India   Would like to share few interior design tips that make your home look beautiful and elegant.

KNOW BASIC MEASUREMENT RULES

Both proportion and scale are important in interior designing. It is important to use furniture pieces that complement the size of the room you are designing for. There are specific measurements for decorating that make a room look better.

Here are a few general measurements to keep in mind:

Coffee table distance: Apartment Therapy suggests to keep at least 15″ between coffee tables and sofas.

TV distance: How far your TV should be from your sofa will depend on its size. We’ve talked about viewing distance before. The easiest rule of thumb: multiply the diagonal size of your TV by two. That’s about how many inches your TV should be from your seating area.

Hanging art: When hanging art, keep its center at eye level, which is generally 56″ to 60″ from the floor If you’re hanging multiple pieces of art, keep the center point of the whole arrangement at this level.

When hanging art above your sofa, make sure it’s no more than 2/3 the width of the sofa. You’ll also want to leave 5-9″ of space between the art and the furniture.

For rugs, there are three basic rules you can follow.

All on: If a rug is big enough, you can put all legs of your furniture on top of it.

All off: If you have a smaller space, you might choose a smaller rug, and then you’d leave all four feet of your furniture off of it. “You don’t want to pick too small a rug, though, or it may look insignificant, like an afterthought.”

Front on: Many designers choose to just put the two front feet on the rug. This can tie everything together and create a feeling of openness.

CREATE A FOCAL POINT

A room’s focal point is its most emphasized feature. It’s the thing your eyes are naturally drawn to when you walk into the room. And everything around the focal point compliments it.

If you’re lost with how to start decorating a room, finding its focal point is a good start. Many rooms have built-in focal points: a large window with a view, for example. If your room doesn’t have a built-in focal point, here are some tips and options for creating one:

  • Paint one wall a different color, then accessorize with artwork
  • Decide how you want to use the room, then create a focal point accordingly. For example, if you want to use a room for reading, you’d make a bookshelf your focal point.
  • Simply you can also use a large piece of furniture as a focal point.
  • You could use a large piece of artwork as a focal point. A large mirror also works well.

Once you find the focal point, decorate around it. Use its main color in elements throughout the rest of the room.

LAYER YOUR LIGHTING

The lighting in a home changes the mood of a room just as it does the perceived size of a room. Placement and type are important aspects of interior design, and they work in conjunction with color selections, room size, availability of natural light and furniture selection. The elements that come together when the right lighting is achieved transform a room into a seamless combination of functionality and style.

First, learn the three basic types of lighting:

  • Ambient: It’s also called general lighting, and its the overhead lighting meant to evenly illuminate a room.
  • Task: As its name suggests, task lighting is meant to light a specific task. A lamp in the living room might light a reading area. Under-cabinet lights in a kitchen serve as task lights for counter tops.
  • Accent: Accent lights are meant to highlight a particular object. You might see them on painting, for example.

Adding different types lighting can give your room dimension. Start with ambient lighting in each room, and then consider how you can use task and accent lighting.

CONSIDER YOUR NEGATIVE SPACE

In Interior Design, positive space is the space taken by your furniture and decor, on the floor or on your walls. Negative space, conversely, is the empty space around and in between those pieces of furnishing. And the word “empty” is important: we didn’t say invisible! And because it is not invisible, it has, like everything else in your home, a big impact on how you feel in your living room or bedroom and how you experience them.

Make sure the negative space serves a purpose. You might leave a space empty to highlight a decorated area nearby. Or maybe the negative space creates an interesting design.

Beyond these basics, you’ll probably also want to make your home look like your own. These guidelines help you get started, but you should adjust your decorating according to your own tastes and preferences. 

Beautiful Wall Partition Design Ideas for Your Home !!

Room dividers and partitions are very versatile and there are many ways to use them to create or enhance your space. for example, you can split your living room into formal and informal, you can bring in a partition between your kitchen and dining area and you can even include a partition inside your bedroom for privacy. Wall partitions make an amazing accessory as well. For ideas Visit www.kreativehouse.asia

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A breathtaking Bedroom!!

The breathtaking wallpaper behind the bed, is not just the focal point of the room, but also reflects the inhabitant’s ambitious attitude. Minimalistic cube shelves on the right wall easily make room for storing knickknacks. The wallpaper is also followed on the Large sliding glass wardrobe on the left which give a unique look!
 
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