Often, when we think of our dream kitchen or begin a remodel, we focus on the obvious: What color cabinetry do we like? What type of countertop is right for me? Do I need a double oven or slide in-range? These are the big ticket, everyday components of our kitchens that receive the most attention and use, but one essential component that every kitchen is required to have but is often overlooked or chosen as an afterthought, is the range hood.
Your ventilation system is one of the most important appliances in your kitchen-protecting you from carbon monoxide and other fumes, grease, and are required by code, so why not bypass the usual, utilitarian under-cabinet hood or hidden ventilation and opt for a hood that doubles as a work of art or reflection of your style? Whether your kitchen requires an island or chimney hood, here are five range hoods that you just might want to build your entire kitchen around.