Trend Alert: Custom Vent Hoods
Have you ever wanted to create a unique kitchen space for your home? Our latest Trend Alert features a specific element of your kitchen that can make this happen! And that is – Custom Vent Hoods! Many interior designers, keen DIY’ers and interior bloggers have been raving about Custom Vent Hoods for a while and there’s no surprise as to why. Let’s take a closer look at Custom Vent Hoods!
Why we love it!
As an interior designer, I love anything that can be customized to create a unique and personal space for my clients. Custom vent hoods are one of the ways you can do this in the kitchen. They continue any furniture or custom cabinet designs through the entire run of cabinets to appear seamless and completely in line with the rest of the design. Alternatively, design something that creates a statement in your kitchen. With custom vent hoods, the sky is the limit when it comes to design, finish, size and colors!
How To Use Custom Vent Hoods
Installing a custom vent hood in your kitchen is similar to that of standard vent hoods. The main difference is that the cover is custom made over an insert range hood.
If you are looking to create a statement with a custom vent hood, you should think carefully about the size of it so it doesn’t overwhelm the space or appear too small and therefore inadequate for cooking and ventilation associated. Typically range hoods are slightly wider than that of the range to pick up any smells and cooking air, and the depth is likely to be the same. But if you want to make a statement, you may wish to go even wider and taller towards the ceiling.
For a simple stylish upgrade, you can easily find concealed vent hoods that can be used alongside a simple design from a carpenter or cabinet maker.
What to watch for.
There are some considerations to take into account when thinking of installing a custom vent hood in your home.
First, you should consider the cost of a custom vent hood, in comparison to a standard hood. With custom vent hoods, you will need a concealed vent hood with all the ductwork, etc, and a budget or price for the materials and build of the hood itself. The size, design, and finish of your custom hood will influence the price here, and it can be as much as four times the price of a standard hood! So it is important to consider this carefully.
So long as a custom vent hood can sit within your budget you can then consider the size and start searching for a concealed vent to use. Ensure the sizing of the concealed hood (the actual appliance where the air flows into) will be as wide or slightly wider than your range or cooktop. Any hood smaller than the cooking surface will be inadequate and not extract air efficiently.
Before purchasing or installing a custom vent hood, be sure to speak to a professional who can advise you on the best products and design for your budget and also a cabinet maker to obtain a quote for the custom hood facing.
Ways to make this trend last in your home
Custom vent hoods can last many years in your home because they are custom to your kitchen design and often inline with the cabinets.
The most important thing about choosing the custom vent hood route for your home is to choose a timeless design and finish! This could be as simple as a painted finish to match your cabinets and similar design so everything appears seamless. Or you could make a statement with the design and finish! Using raw timber as the main linear material is hugely popular and looks fantastic when paired with shiplap panels above or a painted finish.
Don’t be afraid to reach out to us for advice if you’re still stuck on designs, sizes or finishes for your space!
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