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How to Select the Right Range Hood for Your Kitchen

Range hoods are functional in nature, but they can also hold a decorative purpose in today’s kitchens. By extracting the air pollution created by cooking; a range hood maintains good air quality throughout the space and decreases a homeowner’s everyday cleanup. Are you building or remodeling a kitchen in Olney, Maryland? Learn how to select the right range hood with the following tips.


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Function Comes First

Before you settle on a range hood that possesses all of the decorative qualities you prefer, ensure that it meets your specific needs. A few important qualities to research are blower power, noise, and size. Talk about these aspects with your designer or contractor, and determine which qualities are best for your kitchen size, family, and general cooking needs.


There are two distinct styles of range hoods. The first, and often the most popular, is known as the all-in-one hood. All-in-one hoods are composed of the external portion and the internal blower fan. Designers love all-in-one range hoods because of their simplicity. A stainless steel all-in-one hood can appeal to almost any style and aesthetic.

Insert Plus Shell

The second most popular option is referred to as an “insert plus shell” range. This style allows for more flexibility in regards to the type of internal blower and power level the homeowner wants for their kitchen. Some common shell materials include stone, wood, and copper. Insert plus shell range hoods are perfect for the Olney homeowner who wants to create a rustic or farmhouse kitchen.

Unique Elements

There are so many different ways to style a range hood. Whether you want a wooden hood to create simplicity and balance in your minimalist kitchen or a copper hood to signify a charming focal point, a designer from Signature Kitchens, Additions & Baths can help. Are you ready to build or remodel your kitchen in Olney, Maryland? Give us a call!

Signature Kitchens Additions & Baths

If you’re ready to remodel your Olney home, call Signature Kitchens Additions & Baths. As a premier kitchen remodeling contractor, we are proud to serve Washington, D.C., Rockville, Arlington, Alexandria and beyond. Nothing rejuvenates a house like a stunning kitchen design. Visit our website to view a long list of positive client reviews, and scroll through pictures of our favorite projects! Schedule a consultation on our website, or give us a call at 301-251-1880.

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