Thursday, September 8, 2016

How Our Kitchen Hood Evolved From “Simple” to STUNNING!

We just completed the building of our new home, and are extremely pleased with what we call the “most beautiful room in the house!”  That room is actually the kitchen!  We have secretly  learned  about a unique accessory that makes any kitchen exceptional!  The designers of the world boast about the beauty of granite counters, indirect lighting under hand-crafted cabinets, and even maintenance free flooring!  But there is one spectacular component that made a huge difference in the entire presentation of our kitchen! 

When we chose our stove top, we realized that because we wanted extra burners, our hood-exhaust area would have to be custom made.  We were able to capture old world charm with the way we configured our windows and island eating area, but we knew a dramatic “finish” for our stove area would be the look of a beautiful stone hood!  We knew a typical hand-designed stone hood would be expensive, but we were bound and determined to create the kitchen of our dreams with the final touch of a handmade custom stone hood!

Oh, where to look!  We set about seeking the right place from which to purchase our “dream” hood, but we also knew just the labor alone would most likely be more than we wanted to spend!  After all, a stone hood weighs hundreds of pounds, and we knew it would take several men to install the showpiece.

Wow!  We didn't know if we could complete our dream!  Then our luck changed!  Thank heavens for the internet!  We ran across a company at  I was stunned!  Why?  Because I had no idea we could get the look of hand-crafted stone for literally pennies on the dollar!  We discovered that the hoods were so cleverly constructed that they looked like heavy original stone, yet weighed far less than some of the conventional 

stainless steel hoods!  Two men could install the hood!

We were delighted with the design choices, and we chose the beautiful “Josephine” hood!  My husband and I ordered our hood, waited less than one month to have it delivered, and watched in disbelief as the installation was finished in less than 30 minutes!  What an outstanding, beautiful hood!  My kitchen was instantly transformed into a showplace!!!  Our stunning hood is the first thing anyone notices when walking into the room!

So this is our secret!  As the designer of our own beautiful kitchen, we can honestly say that the great people at Euro Cast Design gave us the finishing touch that made our kitchen much more than outstanding!  So if you are looking for a “touch” that will make your kitchen a design “standout,” contact this wonderful company! 
Don't be fooled by any other kind of pricing for a stone hood, when you can own a genuine looking piece of art for less than you ever thought possible!!!  Call (530) 888-7151, and see all the great designs! 

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Vintage Angel Design

M. J. Wrote on November 12 2009
I have been meaning to send you some pics from the renovation that I did in Greensburg, PA. It came out gorgeous! I had my tile guy add some detail to the hood as you can see!

Thank You - Just love your Product and look forward to using it again when the application calls for it!

M.J. Meisner

Vintage Angel Design

Sunday, November 8, 2009

stone hood made simple - how to install

Hi All,
Just to let all of you know about the new video posted on our web site.
Again it is to promote the ease of installation and how these beautiful cast travertine stone range hoods are practical. We have taken away all difficulties of dealing with a complex stone hood project.

This video is worth 10,000 words... Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The most practical stone range hood for the kitchen.

Euro Cast Design, Inc. (ECD) introduces a line of ultra-light pre-cast kitchen hoods made from crushed travertine. Oh Great! Another company with stone hoods, like we need another one!
But if you look closely these stone range hoods are in fact quite different then their “cast Stone” counterparts.
The engineering on these hoods was smartly done and the results are nothing less than remarkable. They save money, time and are so easy to install.
I do not expect every one of you to know how complex is the process of having a real stone or a cast stone range hood installed in your kitchens.
Simply put, the job involves several trades and thus several hidden factors (bills). You will need an architect to calculate how to reinforce the wall on which the hood will be installed. A designer will help you design the final product shape, color and texture. Once the hood is drawn to scale, a framing or general contractor will build a frame to support the (heavy) stone. At the same time you would order the real stone or cast cement stone to be fabricated from a reputable precaster. Drywall will be installed over the frame so an installer, mason or tile contractor can glue the stone to it. This process will likely involve braces and tie-downs to mechanically secure the heavy pieces. End.
Now somebody has to perform the magic act of installing the vent-blower and its liner without access to the inside of the hood. Access to the hookup for electrical and the duct for taping are nonexistent. You or your general contractor will need to coordinate all trades and material for this gruesome project. How can you effectively price out such a project?
Now let’s see why ECD’ hoods are so different. They offer several styles and sizes that will fit your needs, including the smallest stone hood unit ever available to you. This unit will actually fit in a 36” wall space. They have also few advantages. All models can be adjusted to your ceiling heights. They are installed in less than one hour; they do not need any framing, no drywall and hung like an upper kitchen wall cabinet with four lag bolts. They all have an invisible access panel to allow inspection and facilitate the blower hookup. They are available for 30 to 60 inch ranges and will accept most vent-blowers. ECD has taken away the coordination, most contractors and few other trades. All hidden costs are gone.
For the first time a new material is available for the kitchen hood industry. Stone for hoods, easy to install, so easy in fact that it could be considered a DIY project. Stone so light that now kitchen showrooms will welcome them as displays and their owners will be able to retain their customers instead of sending them to a precaster.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Ultra Lite Cast Travertine Kitchen Hood

Let me introduce the Juliette range hood series.

This ultra lite cast stone kitchen hood is made from reclaimed crushed travertine. The particularity with our hood is that they come in one piece. They are self supporting uni-body stone shell that hang like an upper kitchen cabinet and installed in less than an hour with four lag bolts.
The Juliette comes in two width of 48 and 60" to fit respectively a 36 or 48" cooking range. The height can be adjusted to fit 8, 9 or 10' ceiling. A plain version is also available.
This composite stone resemble travertine because it is made out of real travertine.
Please feel free to send us a comment.

Jean Pierre Pujol

Sunday, October 5, 2008

New range hood made of Travertine

"When I first saw a picture of these beautiful ultra-lite cast travertine kitchen hoods I immediately understood their importance to the kitchen design industry and felt that I had to have one in my new showroom that we were opening in Highland Park, IL.

It is not often that a product comes along that is truly new and exciting. Untill now upscale kitchen and bath showrooms like ours faced a difficult challenge in displaying the older style cast stone cement kitchen hoods, due to their enormous weight and cost of installation.

We were able to install our "Josephine R-36" from Euro Cast Design and the vent/blower in less than 4 hours with our in house installers! In addition, any of the vent/blower we offer can be easily installed into these hoods. We have already seen tremendous interest generated by this new display."

Rick Glickman
Former NKBA President
3437 Dempster St.
Skokie, IL 60076
(847) 933-9100