When it comes to designing a kitchen, it can be hard to find a cohesive style considering all the different elements that have to come together. You have to pick out your appliances, the color and material of your counter, your cabinets, your light fixtures, and much more.
That’s why the custom stove hood is such an essential element of a kitchen remodel. It allows you to tie your kitchen together with a central component that can adapt to any style you are trying to achieve. Continue reading the article below to learn more about how you can customize a stove hood to match your kitchen.
Pick a Finish That Matches Your Kitchen
The great thing about a custom stove hood is that you can choose a finish color that matches your kitchen design. Many people choose a black finish because it matches almost any kitchen design you have, and if you are planning a remodel in the near future, it can work with any designs you may have.
However, if you are in the middle of a kitchen remodel and are looking to achieve a certain look and atmosphere in your kitchen, you can choose a custom stove hood finish to match any look you are going for, including stainless steel, copper, red copper, bronze, brass, and much more. Additionally, you can also customize the texture of your custom stove hood to match the feel you want in your kitchen remodel.
Choose a Crown
The crown of your custom stove hood can also be customized to your liking. Both the profile and finish of the crown can be customized, so if you want to use a different finish than the body to achieve a dual-color look, you can. The profile of your crown can be customized to best match the trimming of your kitchen walls.
Choose a Strap
The strap of a custom stove hood is an optional option. They can provide a dual-color look to your stovetop and are very popular in industrial-chic style kitchens. May opt- to have a very metallic finish for their custom stove hood straps, such as stainless steel or brass.
Choose a Rivet
The rivets of a custom stove hood are placed on top of the straps. They are essentially bolts and further establish the industrial feel of your custom stove hood. They come in many styles, so you can choose one that matches your kitchen.
Customize The Width and Height
Finally, you can customize the width and height to match your stove and kitchen. Ideally, you want your custom stove hood to be slightly larger than your stove, so if you are going to be using an industrial stove, you’ll need a wider stovetop. As for height, that depends on your kitchen ceiling and cabinet height. With a custom stove hood, you can choose the perfect dimensions that match your kitchen.
Common FAQs About The Custom Stove Hood
How do I choose the right stove hood?
The beauty of the custom stove hood is that you can choose any model you want. The only variables you have to consider are the cubic feet per minute (CFM) which determines how much air passes through the system, and the size of your stove hood. Choosing the right CFM is dependent on your habits in the kitchen. Are you enjoy deep frying, you may need a CFM upwards of 1000. If you are a more casual cooker, you can settle for 600.
Additionally, you’ll want to choose a custom range hood that is slightly wider than your stovetop. Outside of those two variables, everything else is completely up to your liking.
What are my venting options?
With a stovetop, you have two venting options a ducted stove hood or a ductless stove hood. In a ducted stove hood, the air is vented outside, usually through the roof or sometimes an exterior wall. The air should never be vented to the attic, as the compilation of gasses can be dangerous and potentially deadly. A ductless stove top system meanwhile, uses a coal filter to purify the air.
Either option can work for most homes. With a ducted system, the upfront installation cost will be significantly higher. However, with a ductless system, you will have to continually replace the coal filters.
Can I install my own stove hood?
If you are incredibly handy, there shouldn’t be a problem, but most of the time, we highly recommend you hire an experienced HVAC technician to handle the installation process. The stove top is responsible for purifying fumes and gases, so getting it right is extremely important.
How much space should there be between the stove and hood?
Around two feet give or take a few inches, is the standard distance between the hood and stove. When purchasing your custom stove hood, we recommend contacting the manufacturer for exact measurements. Larger stoves may need a wider gap for the range hood ventilation system to function at the best of its capability.
Do ductless stove hoods need to be plugged in?
Ductless stove tops are almost always hardwired to the electrical system, so no plugs are necessary. This is another reason contacting a trained HVAC technician for the installation process is crucial.
How much does the installation process cost?
This depends on the area you live in and the work that needs to be done. Most HVAC technicians charge around four hundred dollars for the installation. However, if you are planning to install a vented system, then the price will be higher.
A Custom Stove Hood Ties Your Kitchen Together
Interior designers often say the kitchen is the most challenging room to develop because of the many elements that must be included. Every kitchen needs a fridge, a stove, cabinets, etc. And finding a way to make all the disparate components match together can be challenging. With a custom stove hood, you can easily adapt to any style you want to achieve and tie the room together.