Custom kitchen and bath cabinetry for Northern California
(aka Bradley Custom Cabinets)
BC Cabinet
Custom Kitchen Hoods
by Steve B on March 2nd, 2018

Happy March everyone !

With the close of a dry February, were looking at the weather forecast and storm clouds and are hoping that the ides of March bring with it...plenty of rain.  We've been keeping dry and busy this winter and are looking forward to some interesting projects  the next few months.  

In this episode were again spotlighting our recently completed Black Hawk project and paying special attention to the beautiful and creative custom hood that we built for this kitchen overhaul.   We like doing hoods and want to encourage any of you who desire something special for your own kitchen to reach out (phone or email) and give us your ideas.  We can build anything you desire...period. 

DID YOU KNOW: Exhaust / Extractor Hoods....Ducted vs. Recirculating 

​There are two major configurations of extractor (aka Exhaust) hoods: ducted (or vented) application, and ductless (or recirculating) application. In a ducted application, the output collar of the extractor hood's blower motor is attached to a duct system, which terminates outside the building. In a ductless application, a filter, often containing activated charcoal, removes odor and smoke particles from the air before releasing the cleaned air back into the kitchen.
A ducted system allows for removal of all forms of airborne contamination, while a ductless one recirculates heat and moisture into the kitchen. In addition, a ducted application eliminates the need for regular replacement of the filters, and avoids the airflow restriction (and resultant loss of power) caused by them. However, ducted application can be impractical, due to lack of space or ability to install a duct system, make-up air requirements, or the additional cost of heating/cooling the make-up air. Some range hood designs allow for both types of applications.
Exhaust hoods almost always include built-in lighting to illuminate the cooking surface. In addition, some manufacturers offer matching accessories, such as backsplash panels, pot racks, shelf units, or dish racks. The main advantage of an extractor hood is that it can easily filter the airflow, without harming the edible materials and can be easily installed if it is semi-automatic.



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Martinez, CA. 94553

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