In the process of repairing such an important room in an apartment as a kitchen, the majority faces the question - how to hide or nicely decorate the ventilation pipe connecting the ventilation duct and the hood? There are several ways available to the vast majority of kitchen area owners.
Often, when purchasing kitchen furniture for self-assembly, the consumer does not take into account the complexity of its connection with existing utilities.
What to do with the protruding pipe if the furniture has already been brought?
1. Furniture peak. This is a kind of shelf ledge over the wall cabinets of the kitchen set. Its profile can be curly or concisely cut, depending on the style of furniture. The visor can protrude slightly beyond the upper cabinet or by 15-20 centimeters with the possibility of incorporating additional illumination into it. It can be part of the purchased headset, and it is possible to order it separately in any furniture company. This option will hide communications that are unnecessary for everyone to see and create a complete image of the furniture composition.
2. The use of a decorative flat duct. Such elements of the ventilation system are sold in the form of a designer with the necessary transitional elements and plugs. The advantages of this method of solving the problem are product quality, ease of assembly, neat and stylish appearance. Cons - ready-made solutions may not fit the chosen stylistic solution of the room, a flat rectangular cross-section of the pipe copes with its task of air removal only if the general ventilation system of the apartment building works perfectly.
3. False ceiling. This method is suitable if a major overhaul of the kitchen is planned; the overall ceiling height is also important. There is the possibility of partial debasing precisely in the area where the ventilation duct passes. If the hood is planned directly below the existing ventilation duct, then you only need a duct in the vertical plane, which can be made from sheet materials such as drywall.
If the room is undergoing cosmetic repairs, it is possible to make a decorative box from furniture panels in a third-party organization, it is important to choose the right texture and shade of the material in order to avoid a discord with the overall style of the kitchen.
4. Tall wall cabinets. This method is perhaps the most economical and wins in terms of using usable space. Modern manufacturers of kitchen furniture in the lineup have several sizes of hanging elements. If it is not possible to build drywall boxes or there is no time to make additional accessories for finished furniture, you should give preference to high upper cabinets. It can be a single element with an elongated facade, a double door, folding up, or two independent doors located one above the other. But the effect of such rational use of space in the kitchen is obvious - the capacity is increasing, part of the ventilation pipe remaining above the wall cabinet is visually hidden from the eyes of the consumer. Inside this design, only part of the duct will appear, which, if desired, can be closed with additionally purchased furniture shields. But functionally the cabinet will not suffer from these events.
Before choosing one of the proposed options, it is advisable to decide on the color and stylistic decision of the room, choose the manufacturer of kitchen furniture, place the functional areas of the kitchen and the necessary household appliances. You also need to make sure that the ventilation system in the house is functioning, you may have to make a choice in favor of an independent exhaust system without connecting to the central ventilation duct.