What’s under your hood? A stylish range hood makes guests say ‘Wow’ when they see your kitchen, but vents are a lot more than just a pretty face. They’re an appliance. Underneath those decorative covers is an intricate fan system designed to help you keep a safe, clean kitchen. At Genier’s, our appliance experts guide you through what goes on underneath the hood so you can choose the best ventilation system for your house.
So, when you’re buying kitchen appliances, what should you look for in your ventilation?
If you’re purchasing several Canadian appliances, we might ask what style you’re looking for so the finish matches the rest of your appliances for an impressive, seamless look.
But above style, it’s important to consider the performance of your hood. Learning more about how you cook and the shape of your kitchen helps us steer you toward the right hood for you.
For example, if you’ve got a big kitchen with an open floor plan, we might suggest an island hood mounted to the ceiling. We recommend all hoods be wider than your cooktop, so island hoods work well in large spaces and create a stunning focal point in your kitchen.
Chimney-style hoods are popular for the same reason—they catch your eye and give your kitchen a bit of character. These hoods are mounted to walls where there are no cabinets, so you need to be sure you can sacrifice that spice cupboard.
At Genier’s, where we carry appliances Kelowna homeowners adore and can’t find anywhere else in the Interior, we can even connect you with brands that can custom design an insert for your hood to reflect your taste and complement your unique kitchen. Or, if you want a truly unique look, we can have a copper or hammered copper hood built just for you.
Overhead hoods have some advantages, but they can also take up precious real estate. If you want to keep your view, a sleek downdraft vent might be the answer. Downdraft vents pop up and use underground duct work to draw out the air, then retract so you don’t even know it’s there.
Above all, your kitchen vent needs to meet the capacity for your cooktop and it should be quiet. Plus, we can help you make the right hood choice so you’re complying with BC building code restrictions for the amount of air volume that can be taken out of a house.
Let the BC appliance professionals at Genier’s ensure your kitchen ventilation gives you both the function and style you need.