In-Ceiling Ventilation: A Streamlined Solution

In-Ceiling Ventilation: A Streamlined Solution

What Is In-Ceiling Ventilation – and Is It Right for My Kitchen?

Planning your dream kitchen is exhilarating! Finally, you get to choose the flooring, the tile, the appliances, the countertops that will bring your vision to life. And then there’s the range hood.

It’s not typically the most exciting feature to think about — but it is nevertheless a critical one for your kitchen. If you don’t want to deal with the big and bulky device, today’s streamlined in-ceiling options offer a seamless solution.

Rethinking Range Hoods

Range hoods perform an important job: they remove heat, steam, fumes, odors, airborne grease, combustion products, and smoke (dream kitchen or not, everyone has culinary missteps!). Most of them also provide a source of light as well.

Rather than big and bulky gotta-have-it-don’t-have-to-love-it devices, today’s manufacturers offer attractive range hoods to get the job done.

But the option we’re going to look at in more depth today is in-ceiling ventilation. If you were to look up above your cooktop, you’d see a stainless-steel frame and panel inset into the ceiling. Their low-profile appeal is undeniable.

In-ceiling models give you an unobstructed view of your kitchen. Those with open concept rooms may be especially interested in this to keep the visuals streamlined and cohesive. Your gorgeous tile work, smart appliances, and stunning cabinetry can truly shine unimpeded.

Leading manufacturer Elica’s Siena model, for example, is discretely flush mounted. Using a four-blower system and Perimeter Aspiration Technology, the Siena increases suction by 35%, so you do not have to worry about choosing form over function. Halogen lighting provides practical and elegant illumination, and a simple remote control allows you to easily operate everything with just a touch.

Other major brands including Sub-Zero Wolf, Miele, Siemens, Falmec, Zephyr, and Faber also offer in-ceiling ventilation as the trend truly takes hold.

Is an In-Ceiling Ventilation Solution Right for Your Kitchen?

Some considerations to keep in mind:

  • They are designed for use above islands.
  • They must be larger than the cooktop. For example, if you have a 36-inch stove, it should measure 42 or 48 inches.
  • Distances matters. The in-ceiling vent should be no more than four feet from the cooktop. (What if you have tall ceilings? We may be able to work around it by installing the hood into a soffit. Where’s there’s a will, there’s a stylish way!)
  • The device must vent to the exterior.

If an in-ceiling ventilation system sounds appealing to you, contact us to learn more. We want you to love where you live, and innovative products like this only help you enjoy greater functionality and beauty. If you’d like to stay up-to-date on more of the latest kitchen, flooring, and bath trends, subscribe to our newsletter.


by Katie Mientka


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