16 May 2008

Design Ideas \ Mantel Range Hoods

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One of the hottest trends in kitchen design is “Mantel” style designs over the range area. The possibilities are limitless with the Mantel design, but there are some important things to consider when using Mantel range hoods.
Designer: Ashley Rustemeyer
Installer:
Jeremy Anders
Cabinets: Quality Cabinets Lafayette Champagne Mocha with Kraftmaid Dresden Moss Glaze Island

The first is space, this type of design takes up a LOT of room on a wall!! Most higher end homes are using 48-60+ inch ranges anyway so the house has the room already planned out to accommodate something like this. Counterspace is something else to keep in mind, as any design that has elements that come down to the countertop can eat up valuable counterspace. Also be sure to check local fire codes for spacing requirements around the cooktop surface, it is usually a minimum of 3-6″ from the edge of the rangetop

A platerack is an excellent way to show off those plates you never use anyway!

The island was highlighted using Moss Green from Kraftmaid, note the furniture feet, wine rack, and glass doors.

The living room Built-Ins were constructed using the same cabinets as the kitchen.