If you’re like many homeowners considering a kitchen remodel, one thing you may be interested in, but a little unsure about, is upgrading your range hood. Our next few blogs will discuss the various types of range hoods, how they’re used, and how to incorporate them into your fabulous new kitchen using low-cost, high-quality RTA kitchen cabinets from RTA Cabinet Store.
Two Main Categories: Recirculating and Ventilated
The most common type of range hood is the recirculating hood. These do not vent cooking exhaust fumes outdoors, but instead filter the air and recirculate it back into the kitchen itself. They’re common mostly because they’re cheap and easy to install, but they have major drawbacks, as any home cooking enthusiast has likely discovered when trying to grill or pan sear a steak.
The other type is a ventilated range hood. These vent exhaust fumes directly outdoors, enabling more advanced cooking techniques than are safe or advisable to perform in a kitchen with a simple recirculating hood.
Several Types of Ventilated Hoods
Exhaust hoods include the same basic components: a ducted fan, filters, lights, controls … the difference is that these hoods include a chimney that extends up through the roof of the house, or out through a wall. The primary differences between the various types of vented exhaust hoods have to do with how and where they’re mounted and used.
We’ll go into more detail soon, but for now, just note that a ventilated hood, while more complicated and expensive to install, is always going to be a better option for any serious home chef, and will be a significant selling point for the house, should the time come to make a move.
Undecided? Get Free Help!
If you’re still in the planning stages of your kitchen remodel, and you’re unsure about what kind of range hood you should use, or how much expertise it takes to install them, don’t hesitate to ask! Our professional kitchen design consultants are well-versed in all of the options, and are standing by to help walk you through the selection process.
Just visit https://www.rtacabinetstore.com/free-kitchen-design-help to schedule your professional kitchen design consultation at your earliest convenience. Best of all, it’s free!