Range Hood Types

 In blog, Kitchen

Unless you don’t cook much, you will need a vent hood for your range top. There are actually quite a few different types of vent hoods that vary based on material, design, size, and strength. If you’re planning a kitchen remodel, there are a few things you should keep in mind when looking for a new range hood.

Under Cabinet Hoods

This is a compact choice, as the hood is fixed underneath a cabinet. The vent should be able to go outside through the back of the unit, so depending on your range placement and orientation in the kitchen, this may or may not be an appropriate option.

Wall-Mounted Range Hoods

This is a common choice for many kitchens and is also fairly compact. Depending on the level of remodel you’re doing, you may need to remove a cabinet above the range for this type of hood. Often, there is some type of chimney that leads to the vent outside.

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Island Hoods

If you have a range on a kitchen island, it’s simply not possible or practical to have a hood against a wall. In this case, you need a range hood that suspends from the ceiling. Part of what makes this a nice choice is that the range hood can actually become an aesthetic focal point for your kitchen. You can choose something interesting or dramatic to make a statement in your cooking space.

Wall Ventilation

This isn’t exactly a hood, but it can help to get rid of some smoke and fumes when you’re cooking. A wall ventilation fan works fine for a normal level of kitchen fumes, but it really can’t handle excessive smoke—for that you’ll need something much more powerful.

Downdraft Ventilation

This is a unique tool that is recessed within the range and only pops up when you need it. It’s a great option for kitchens with limited space, and it looks less cluttered since you only see when you need it.

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