How to Choose a Kitchen Range Hood: Tips and Ideas

During baking, frying and cooking, the smell, whether it is pleasant or not, may spread through all rooms. If you want to get rid of it, a kitchen range hood is just the thing you need. So enjoy reading recommendations and ideas given by design experts about this very item.

kitchen range hood ideas

The width of the range hood should be greater than the stove, it mounts above.

kitchen range hood ideas

The next important factor is the distance between these units, it must be at least 70 cm. Remember that if the range hood will be attached too high, it will not be able to perform its function fully.

Kitchen range hood ideas

Being installed above a stove a kiitchen range hood helps to get rid of the by-effects of cooking and frying. They make the air in the kitchen cleaner, and the cooking much more easier (thanks to a built-in additional lighting).

kitchen range hood ideas

When buying a range hood pay attention to its strength. What does it mean?

It is one of the most important parameters of this piece of equipment. The strength of a range hood is an amount of air passing through it per hour.

kitchen range hood ideas

Models, presented on the market, usually offer indices varying from 160 to 800 CMH (cubic meters per hour). So, how to choose the very range hood for your kitchen?

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Use a simple method of calculating the required power for your range hood. Take your kitchen’s width*length*height and multiply it by 6. So here is a necessary index. For example, the room space is equal to 40m3, so the necessary strength of the range hood should be 240 CMH.

Kitchen range hood ideas

You should take into account your layout (planning). If you have an open-plan room with the boundaries not limited by doors or other things, keep in mind the square of both the kitchen and adjacent space.

Kitchen range hood ideas

In this case you will be definitely sure that your living room is protected against unpleasant smells or odors.

This way of calculation provides minimal parameter, necessary for comfortable cooking. But remember that you shouldn’t overdo it as well, because a range hood with quite a large amount of consumed air is not economical. The maximum efficiency of the unit is calculated with multiplying the kitchen square by 12.

Kitchen range hood ideas

And at the end we’d like to offer you some photo design ideas of various range hoods. Let your choice be easy enough.

Use these tips when installing a range hood: