Mounting your range hood can be a big challenge in a small kitchen. That’s because there aren’t many places to put it! You need to find the right spot for your new appliance, and then find the best way to secure it.
Fortunately, there are lots of different methods you can use when installing your range hood. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages, but they all address the same problem: How do we get this thing up on the wall?
There are basically three ways that people often mount their copper hoods — overhead cabinets, on the wall, or above the stove. Below is a detailed explanation of each method as well as some tips on how to make installation easier.
Overhead Range Hood
If you have plenty of space in your kitchen, you may be able to install your range hood overhead. When people talk about installing a range hood overhead, what they usually mean is mounting the hood to the area near cabinets above the cooktop. This is the most popular method for installing an overhead range hood in kitchens with large, open ceiling areas, and there are a few ways to do it.
The first and easiest method is to use special mounting brackets designed for this purpose. If your cabinets are made of wood, you can also just screw the brackets directly into the underside of the cabinet. The second and third methods are to either hang the range hood on a wall or build a special shelf above the cooktop where you can install the range hood.
Above Your Kitchen Island
If you have an island in the middle of your kitchen, it might be the perfect place to install copper hoods. This may be the most stylish option as far as kitchen decor is concerned. Simply, pick a sleek material and finish- then have it professionally mounted above your kitchen island.
Wall-Mounted Range Hood Bracket
If you don’t have room overhead or on an island, you can install your range hood against a wall. The most common way to do this is by mounting a special wall-mounted range hood bracket. There are a few different types of wall-mounted range hood brackets. The most common type uses a set of L-shaped brackets that bolt directly to the wall. Another type uses a bracket that clamps to the wall and then holds the range hood with a set of clamps.The main advantage of using a wall-mounted bracket is that it frees up a lot of space in your kitchen.
As you can see, you can choose from many different kinds of mounts when installing a range hood, which may impact how convenient it is to use. Different types of mounts may not only increase or decrease the ease of use, but they could also affect how safe it is to operate the range hood. Consider the mounts as listed above before making your final decision.