It’s decision time with the kitchen remodel, right now my mind is focused on the hood above the slide in range. Currently, the duct for ventilation sits where it did in the old kitchen when a micro hood cabinet lived there before. I’m not installing a microwave over the range in this kitchen, just a range hood (there is room for a microwave in the pantry area).
My original plan was to install a chimney range hood and tile similar to this.
A sleek stainless steel chimney hood with tile that goes up to the ceiling is a contemporary look that makes the range a focal point.
I learned when we tried to remove the ceiling soffit was there is a water pipe sitting just about where the new vent would go for a chimney hood and a structural beam in the way. We could pay to move the pipe and route it through the beam to get the duct where it needs to go but that will cost a lot of money and take more time. It can be done but it will be a headache so I’m looking at other options.
Plan B would be an under cabinet range hood. The styles vary and the options on the table include an exposed hood or a hidden one with a liner and power pack combo inside a custom wood shape that we would build. One style I’m contemplating is something like this with the hood extending out at an angle beyond the side cabinets.
A square box is another design option, we have one similar to this in the kitchen at our California residence.
The design I’m most drawn to is the flared or angled range hood box like these below which may work with a ducting reducer and it’s a manageable DIY project.
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A final idea is to have an exposed under cabinet range hood in the angled design or attached to a cabinet we could order, here are a few examples of those.
They all look so nice, I welcome your opinion, which style do you like best?