hoods, in terms of performance, noise, and maintenance. We have written an informative article describing the benefits of having a range hood, which also covers these topics. Feel free to check it out online: http://www.futurofuturo.com/rangehood-FAQ-10-reasons-to-have-a-range-hood.php
historical term, but that's how we refer to it. It's decorative in some cases, and functional in others. It can hide shims to raise the sink, or it's to prevent water from running down the face of the cabinets.