As time moves on you will notice a shift from the popular stainless steel appliances to appliances that are built in or concealed behind cabinetry where integration is possible – Style Master Homes
What makes the best kitchens?
Style. Functionality and integration have been the biggest trends we’ve seen this year in kitchens. The field of kitchen design is a great place to observe interior design fashions as they come and go. And right now, we’re seeing more and more people swinging towards ‘hidden’ or integrated range hoods. While the range hood remains an integral part of kitchen functionality, many people are choosing to conceal their range hoods inside cabinetry. What are the main reasons behind this choice?
Purpose of a Range Hood
As we know, stove-top cooking can produce some strong (and mouthwatering) odours which can linger in the house for a long time after the meal has been eaten and the dishes have been cleaned up. The range hood (which is simply an extraction system) is essential for helping to remove these smells and keep the kitchen free from oil and steam. It’s a simple way to keep the air in the kitchen circulating and clean.
Your range hood doesn’t have to be on show for it to work. In fact, many of today’s best kitchens have their range hoods tucked neatly out of sight behind clean lines of cabinetry!
Enhance your Kitchen Design
Streamlined; smooth surfaces; no handles… the minimalist kitchen calls for clean lines of cabinetry, so a hidden range hood is perfect! Concealing the range hood into the cabinetry means that there is no visual disturbance, which can make the area feel bigger and less cluttered. This is especially important if the kitchen is on the small side.
Classic or traditional kitchen designs have used hidden range hoods for a long time.
You will notice when looking at traditional styles, that many of the best kitchens feature ornate and highly decorative custom cabinetry.
As many appliances as possible are hidden from sight so that they don’t detract from the kitchen design itself. Large, freestanding stoves are often used in traditional kitchens, and these are generally the central focal point of the kitchen, while the range hood above it is an unseen workhorse!
Can I Conceal A Canopy Range Hood?
The simple answer is ‘yes’. Many people choose to position their cook-top on an island bench – it provides an open and intimate feel to the kitchen because friends and family can gather around while the meal is being prepared. It is indeed possible to hide your canopy range hood, however it may be more a little more expensive.
Custom cabinetry can be built to enclose your extraction system, allowing you to enjoy your free-and-easy kitchen design without having this appliance on show!
Talk to the team at Wonderful Kitchens about what type of range hood is best for your new kitchen. Our designers can help you achieve the kitchen you’ve always wanted while maintaining maximum functionality and design style. Call us today on 02 9772 2988