Have you ever wondered whether a chimney-style range hood is right for your kitchen? Or even if you’re wondering if they’re the best option. I thought I’d take a closer look at this style of range hood to help you answer any questions you might have about it.
We’ve all seen chimney-style range hoods in those glossy magazine images of beautiful kitchens. And these hoods are nothing if not beautiful. They hang gracefully from the ceiling and add function and design to any kitchen with almost no effort. Chimney-style hoods are minimal in style. So, they look great in modern kitchens. But, because they’re not flashy, they fit nicely into traditional kitchen design, too.
The fact is that chimney-style kitchens don’t need to have their chimneys exposed. You can put cabinets around the chimney if you want. You can even mount the chimney-style range hood against the wall. They draw the eye and create a break between cabinets when mounted that way. So, this style looks great even in small kitchens. Remember that the size of your kitchen really doesn’t factor into the kind of range hood you choose. Otherwise, they’re most commonly seen suspended over an island cooktop.
Chimney-style range hoods are perfect for condos or any home that features tall ceilings. Say your ceilings are 15 or 20 feet high. I can’t think of anyone who would want to stare at standard ductwork shooting all the way up from the range hood to the ceiling. Cabinets can’t cover that much ductwork, so what’s the solution? The answer is to choose a chimney-style range hood that fits with the design of your kitchen. Something sleek and with clean lines looks great in any kitchen.
Chimney-style range hoods work just as well as any other kind of range hood. The difference really comes down to personal preference and your kitchen design style.
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