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Rangehood - fixed, retractable or canopy?

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by Mavis, 28th Jun, 2016.

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  1. Mavis

    Mavis Well-Known Member

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    Hello, our existing rangehood is old and going kaput.. with the EOFY sales happening I thought it might be worth looking at getting it replace.

    Current rangehood is fixed under cupboard style. I know that if it gets replaced, the height will need to be readjusted which means the cupboard needs to go. Wondering if anyone has had experienced with a canopy style (recirculation - as I do not believe it connects to an external exhaust) ? I'm thinking it would be easiest to remove rangehood and cupboard (this currently isn't really used) and just replace with canopy rangehood. And eventually cover with a glass splashback to avoid having to re-tile, etc..

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Propertunity

    Propertunity Exclusive Real Estate Buyers Agent Business Member

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    Any of the above is fine. Personally I like whatever the range hood you choose, to be vented to the outside via some ducting.
     
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    Thanks Alan, I don't know if that is a possibility without quite abit of reno work.. will need some investigative work!
     
  4. Corey Batt

    Corey Batt Finance Strategist Business Plus Member

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    Definitely get a ducted setup if possible. Price definitely pays for quality with rangehoods too - extraction level + noise reduction is key, otherwise you'll end up with a rangehood which sounds like a ww1 era bi-plane.
     
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    My folks have an island cooktop and have no rangehood:eek: yep true story. Then. ...For the vent they have an exhaust fan above, on the ceiling and wait for it. ... No fancy ducting! Just straight into the cavity:eek: some people may have kittens after reading this and for that i apoligise :p
    It does the job and was always on the things to do list but has served them well
     
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    Mavis Well-Known Member

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    Noooo ! Heeheee ...