When it comes to the kitchen, the range hood is often one of the most overlooked elements. But it plays a crucial role in keeping your kitchen air quality clean and free of odors and smoke. So how do you choose the right range hood for your kitchen?
Here are a few things to keep in mind:
The first thing you need to know is what type of range hood you need. There are three main types of range hoods: ducted, ductless, and convertible. Ducted range hoods vent to the outside through an external wall or roof. Ductless range hoods recirculate the air back into the kitchen. And convertible range hoods can be either ducted or ductless, depending on your needs.
The next thing to consider is the size of the range hood. The size should be proportional to the size of your stove or cooktop. A general rule of thumb is that the range hood should be at least as wide as the stove or cooktop. But if you do a lot of cooking that generates a lot of smoke and odor, you may want to go with a larger size.
Another important consideration is the CFM, or cubic feet per minute. This measures the amount of air that can be moved by the range hood in one minute. The higher the CFM, the better it will be at clearing smoke and odors from your kitchen.
Finally, you’ll need to decide on a style for your range hood. There are many different styles to choose from, so take some time to browse options and find one that fits with your kitchen’s overall design.
If you’re not sure which range hood is right for your kitchen, Bulson can help. We’re experienced design-build contractors who work with sophisticated property owners in LA, NYC, and beyond. We’re 5-star rated and fully insured, so you can rest assured that your project is in good hands. Call us at 866-455-4568 to get started on your next design-build project.