Modern homes sport all kinds of design elements that our parents and grandparents would never have thought of showing off in their own homes. Now, we can find exposed brick, concrete countertops, and chimney-style range hoods.
The chimney-style is exactly that. The ductwork is exposed as it climbs up toward the ceiling. Is this the right style for you?
Installing a chimney-style range hood means that your kitchen will be short at least one double cupboard. If you really need the storage, then you should probably look at other styles of range hoods. If the loss of extra storage isn’t a big deal, then you’ll find a whole variety of chimney-style range hoods. They come in different colors, metals, and glass, even combinations of those.
Here’s what you need to know:
There are a number of different kinds of filters available today. The one you end up with will depend on the range hood model you choose.
Cassette filter: The aluminum mesh allows air to flow through it, but will collect grease.
Baffle filter: Air and grease is pulled through the opening. The air continues out through the ductwork while the grease settles on the plates.
Carbon filter: Sometimes referred to as a charcoal filter, it absorbs odor and grease while exhausting air through the ductwork and out of the home.
Chimney-style range hoods offer you a few different style options. Work with a designer to figure out which one would work best in your own home.
Wall mounted chimneys are popular in both modern and traditional kitchens:
Island chimneys are perfect for open concept kitchens:
Corner chimney-style range hoods free you up to design your kitchen in any way you’d like:
Read more about chimney-style range hoods here.