Zephyr Ventilation Launches Fourth Annual “Upgrade Your Hood” Photo Contest, Sponsored By Build.com

Entrants Upload A Photo Of Their Old Kitchen Range Hood On Social Media For A Chance To Win A New Zephyr Hood

WINNERS

Grand Prize (Zephyr selected): Danielle P. from Hixson, TN (32 Votes)

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First Place: Erin M. from Staten Island, NY (778 Votes)

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2nd Place: Paula G. from Arlington, TN (761 Votes)

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Element Portable Winner: James M. from Mahopac, NY

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Element Portable Winner: Laura H. from Dukedom, KY

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Element Portable Winner: Leslie C. from New Castle, PA

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Element Portable Winner: Thuy V. from New Orleans, LA

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Element Portable Winner: Van E. from Trabuco Canyon, CA

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Zephyr Ventilation, the industry leader in ventilation hood design, innovation, and technology, launches its third annual “Zephyr Upgrade” Photo Contest. The Social Media campaign encourages fans to upload a photo of their old range hood on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for a chance to win a Zephyr range hood, among other prizes.

From September 6th – 18th, participants enter a photo and short caption that explains why they need a new hood via a custom Facebook tab or on Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #ZephyrUpgrade. Following the entry period, contest participants and their social networks can vote on their favorite photo from September 19th – 30th (one vote per person).

Zephyr and Build.com will select the Grand Prize winner from the top 10 most voted entries based on creativity and how bad the owner truly needs an upgrade. The Grand Prize winner receives a Zephyr ventilation hood of their choice, the first runner-up with the most votes receives a hood from Zephyr’s Essentials Collection, the second runner-up with the second most votes receives a hood from Zephyr’s Power Series Collection, and five winners selected at random throughout the contest receive an Element Portable Gas Grill (designed by Zephyr’s Arc Collection designer, Robert Brunner).

“We’re excited to partner with Build.com again for our Zephyr Upgrade Photo Contest,” says Sarah Wahl, Director of Marketing. “This contest supports our message of the importance of a high-performance kitchen ventilation hood, and it’s always fun to see the photo entries and engage with our fans.”

Zephyr Blogger Retreat 2015!

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It’s here! We have been diligently working behind the scenes on our first Zephyr Blogger Retreat and we are SO excited to finally welcome these amazing design bloggers for three days of the best in design, food, and wine.

During the San Francisco Blogger Retreat, we will preview the latest trends in home design, food, and lifestyle, and show you all of what makes the Bay Area such an amazing place. From SF’s Design District, to award-winning restaurants, and stunning wineries, we have curated the best of what SF and Napa Valley have to offer.

Please follow along on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook! We will share more photos and a recap here after the events.

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Zephyr Upgrade My Hood Photo Contest – Winners!

We have announced our Upgrade Your Hood Facebook Photo Contest winners! Participants were asked to take a photo of their current ventilation hood, upload the photo to Facebook with a short caption on why they needed an upgrade, and get their friends to vote. We had 64 entrants, and garnered more than 3,400 new Facebook fans! Below are the winners and their prizes!

Photo Contest Prizes

  • Grand Prize Winner with the most votes: Zephyr and Build.com select from the Top 10 most voted entries. Winner receives a new Zephyr hood. Any style. You choose.
  • 1st Place Winner with the most votes: A new Zephyr hood from the Essentials Collection.
  • 2nd Place Winner with the second most votes: A new Zephyr hood from the Essentials Collection.
  • Five Runners Up: Element Portable Gas Grills

Grand Prize: This Hood Is For The Birds!” – Karen (289 votes) **Selected from top 10 photos with the most votes by Zephyr and Build.com**

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1st Place: “20 Years, at least!” -Madeline (978 votes)

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2nd Place: “Meet my 30 yr old range hood. What once was white is no longer! This puppy is a house original and leaks grease over the stove every time i use it. In desperate need of a #zephyrupgrade #olderthanme#houseoriginal” -Audessa (952 votes)

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Runner Up #1: “See that old stainless steel thing in the ceiling, top upper left? That’s the original range fan, circa late 1940s. You ask, what good does it do? Good question! Hardly any good at all, if any.” -Dusan (932 votes)

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Runner Up #2: “1989 Model” -Marlene (629 votes)

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Runner Up #3: “Extremely plain and boring, total snoozefest! I need an upgrade.” -Linda (547 votes)

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Runner Up #4: “My house was built in 1956 and I really think this stove hood has been in place since that time. No matter how much I scrub, it will not come clean. As you can see, it has even been on fire! Yikes!” – Karen (462 votes)

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Runner Up 5: “This is my new remodeled kitchen (still have to do backsplash tiles), I would love relegate the microwave to the garage for a #ZephyrUpgrade – they can make their popcorn there!!!” – Kathy (397 votes)

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You can see the rest of the photo entries here!

Pirch Costa Mesa Designer Event with Fu-Tung Cheng

Zephyr was invited to host a designer event last week at the Pirch Costa Mesa location with its Cheng Collection designer, Fu-Tung Cheng. More than 65 designers, architects, and industry professionals gathered to hear Cheng speak about his partnership with Zephyr, House 7 Los Altos Hills Project, and his overall design philosophy. The first 30 attendees also received a signed book by Cheng, “Concrete at Home.”

Pirch is a high-end home store and Zephyr dealer that strives to make the experience of shopping “inspirational and joyful.” The retailer builds stunning, expansive showrooms, baristas greet customers by offering them a custom latte, and shoppers can try out all of the products, including an aromatherapy shower and a heated toilet. Pirch is a pioneer in making its stores a destination when shoppers are increasingly going online.

Below are some photos from the successful event!

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CES 2015 Recap

Another Consumer Electronics Show has come and gone so we thought we’d round-up a few trends, innovative (and silly – a selfie brush?!) products and highlights from the show. Did you attend? What were your favorites?

Connected Kitchen

Whirlpool: The connected kitchen continues to be a top trend in the industry and we were impressed by the interactive backsplash that Whirlpool had on display. It acts as an unobtrusive “command center” that displays recipes and posts real time social media feeds as well as weather and news updates. It can also connect to other appliances to indicate when the laundry is done drying. Pretty cool!

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Long gone are the standard white appliances and the trend in pattern and color is making its way to your washing machine! Whirlpool also showcased magnetic interchangeable fronts for the washer and dryer that lets consumers match their laundry room decor and color palette.

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4K HD Resolution

There was a big jump in resolution this year with Sony, LG and Samsung all showcasing the latest in 4K Ultra High Definition resolution. And with regard to TV’s, thinner and sleeker the better.

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Nortek Security and Control Showcased Broan QT showcased its bathroom fan with built-in speaker for music streaming. So you can literally take your music everywhere you go!

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We’ve seen 3D printers make a huge splash this past year, but the quality displayed at CES this year was amazing. These printers can make clothes, shoes, and eyewear!

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Selfie Brush. Enough said.

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You know those times when you need to wash a few items but don’t want to put on an entire load? LG introduced its Washing Machine in a Washing Machine. For only half full loads. Brilliant. Convenient. And energy-efficient.

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LG Stainless Steel refrigeration with black coating for avoiding those pesky fingerprints.

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Samsung Chef Collection, featuring Tri-Level refrigeration.

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Wearable Tech includes watches, bracelets, arm bands etc. and features tracking info related to health and fitness. Other wearable tech gadgets include devices that have small motion sensors to take photos and sync with your mobile device.

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Green products and technology were a huge hit. Check out this cell phone case made from completely recycled materials!

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And a few other booths we had to check out…

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Fuel Cell: The electric car of the future.

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