In the Kitchen: Kitchen Hood Designs

Our kitchens are the main central gathering space for families and entertaining.  The kitchen's design is very important for functionality.  You might have heard of the work triangle, which is a guideline for kitchen task placement.  It incorporates the cooking, cleaning, and prep zones.  When designing a kitchen, the range or cooktop location is a or the main focal point.  Kitchen hood designs are often considered an architectural element.

 

Why are kitchen hood designs such a key factor in our kitchen design?  First, their function is key.  They help remove the heat, smoke, and exhaust from foods we are cooking.  When selecting the kitchen hood and liner, you need to make sure that it has the right amount of CPM’s for the range/cooktop you select.  And second, I think that has to do with kitchen hoods can really make a space look unique.  There are so many styles, design options, and materials to use.  Let's take a look at the many ways to kitchen hood designs are done.

Pre-fab: These are already made the company that makes the hood.

 

 

Wood:

 

 

Metal:

 

 

Carved Stone:

 

 

Stone or Brick:

Donna's Blog: Kitchen Hood Designs, designer Tish Key | Traditional Home
designer Tish Key, Traditional Home, photographer Philip Harvey

 

 

Tile:  This is less expensive than carved stone hoods.  A wood box is constructed to house the hood liner and then faced with tile.

 

 

Plaster:

 

 

Combination of Materials:

 

 

 What would your dream home kitchen look like?  What type of kitchen hood design would you choose?

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