While we have discussed numerous easy ways that you can transform your kitchen into a modern kitchen, one massive change that we have not discussed that can make a real change in how people see your modern kitchen Cleveland is the hoods that are installed above stoves and in kitchen to suck up air and keep the circulation nice.
While it may seem like a trivial detail, the way in which a kitchen hood is vented commands an un-proportionally large amount of the kitchen’s aesthetics. Therefore, today we are going to look at some of the most effective and popular ways to provide venting for your kitchen.
First up, one of the most classic methods is a Vent to Floor vent which runs from the top to the floor framing and then outwards to the house’s perimeter. Now, within this category, there are a few options including a downdraft system in which the hood comes from the top of the ceiling and outputs the air towards the ground. However, steam does not move naturally from side to side, making this a problematic choice.
Another Vent to Floor option is a vent that ones directly from the ceiling. Straight-forward and simple, these systems use a duct that extends directly to the ceiling. From there the duct can utilize a framing joist bay and extend to the envelope or, more commonly, the duct can continue to the roof. If the range is located on a kitchen island, it’s about the only functional option there is. Now you can decide whether to leave the vent partially exposed or have flush mounted venting systems, but overall the Vent to Floor option is pretty crucial.
If you don’t want to have your vent extending from the ceiling or floor, another option is to go Vent to Wall. Because this system uses an exterior wall mounted vent, the interior ducting need only extend so far up the wall. The duct needs to continue far enough vertically to draw the air correctly, at which point a 90-degree duct elbow terminates the interior ducting. While this application offers more flexibility, it can actually be challenging to find an appropriate location to end the ducting and/or conceal it.
Now, in terms of variations, you can go with an fully exposed partial height duct at wall to give your kitchen an almost gritty and urban feeling, showing off the full mechanics of the vent. If that seems a bit excessive, you can go with partial exposure and have the vent run parallel to the cabinets and located in an empty part of the wall. Finally, if a neater look is more your style, you can choose to install a fully concealed duct by building customs cabinets around the duct itself, fully hiding it. Regardless of which you choose, not only does a sleek hood vent update your kitchen, but there’s also many ways to go about it.