If you want to update your kitchen and don’t have a range hood, it’s best to start with a range hood first. Range hoods come in several types, shapes, and designs. So, it’s better to understand the concept of range hoods. Depending on the layout of your kitchen and your budget, you can choose the hoods. Let’s take a look at the types of the range hood.
1. Under-Cabinet Range Hoods
The more compact and stable option for the range hoods is the under-cabinet hood. This type of range hood is positioned beneath the cabinets and above the stove. The design of the hood is very simple and easy to use. The hood’s ductwork is either placed behind or above the cabinet above the hood to provide proper ventilation. Under-cabinet range hoods can take up cabinet spaces, which means it can sometimes be difficult to keep things.
2. Wall-Mounted Range Hoods
Wall-mounted range hoods help preserve the space and storage of the kitchen. This type of hood can be attached to the wall just above the range. The hood is installed in many kitchen designs instead of having a cabinet in the space over the stove. Unlike under-cabinet hoods, wall-mounted hoods can simply grace your kitchen with its aesthetic vibe. Some wall hoods come with LED lights that give an extra edge to it. I would recommend choosing a wall mounted stainless steel range hood as its corrosion-resistant, easy to clean, and stylish. Although you will love this hood undoubtedly, it’s a bit pricey.
3. Island or Ceiling Mounted Range Hoods
These range hoods are preferable for stoves placed on an island or a countertop and not mounted against a wall. If you are a professional cook, the ceiling based mounted hoods can handle more emission from additional cooking burners at work. This signifies that the range hoods are quite bigger and spacious. The venting device is sleek looking and is made of copper, glass, or ceramic to suit your taste and preference. To keep the sightline through the kitchen from being blocked, you might need to set the hood higher up than you usually would.
4. Ventilator Power Pack Hoods
I must admit ventilator hoods don’t look as good as the other types. However, it is an ideal option if your kitchen is closely packed with no room for a wall-mounted or ceiling-mounted hood. This kitchen exhaust can easily suck out hot, toxic air out of your kitchen and doesn’t take up much space for installation. This means you don’t require to remove any cabinets, shelves, etc., to adjust the arrangement as it is pretty small and customizable. You can talk to the mechanic to have one custom fit setup for this ventilator.
5. Downdraft Ventilation Hood
You might haven’t heard of downdraft ventilation hoods, so let me explain what it is. This type of range hood is kept hidden inside a closed space in your kitchen. When you need it, the hood pops out along the back of your cooktop and starts fanning. This is another great solution for a kitchen with limited space as it takes up lesser spaces. Though not as sophisticated as the wall-mounted or ceiling hoods, it still looks great and offers a great deal of functionality.
These are the five kinds of range hoods you need to keep in mind when selecting the perfect one for you. The best out of them will be the wall-mounted as it’s chic look and versatile in terms of usage. If you want something for a kitchenette, you should go for a ventilator power pack or a downdraft ventilation hood.