Form Follows Function
The days when extractor fans were a necessity to be hidden away are long gone. Now they are functional appliances that have become the new striking feature of the kitchen, with their almost sculptural form either suspended from the centre of the ceiling above an independent island, or creating an eye-catching feature angled on a wall in black or white glass.
We have installed some stunning extractors onto recent projects including a Franke Active ‘swing’ hood into one of our Rotpunkt contemporary German kitchens that really enhances the look of the whole kitchen as it is neatly angled above one of our Mercury ranges.
Central islands have become very popular and many of our clients want to position their ranges or hobs and cookers on the island so they can chat to guests while cooking. This has worked well for our client Jo Bowler who chose a stainless steel extractor hood that is suspended over the kitchen island and is a feature in itself, adding to the contemporary theme and look of the whole kitchen, living and dining area - see the whole range of photographs of this under our Kitchen Projects section.
We also have numerous tube island and tube wall extractors to choose from and chimney style hoods that add to the industrial look trend that is so popular.
Thinking about where you will have your cooker or range sited in your kitchen can make a huge difference to how the kitchen will ultimately look and work. Beau-Port designers Mark and Jacob get to know exactly how clients want to use the space and advise them on the best place to site the cooking and preparation areas.
With our Shaker, modern and traditional kitchens Mark and Jacob design tailor-made canopies which are a feature in themselves with built-in extractor hoods. Explore the Appliances section of our website and see the full range of Franke extractor hoods and our other appliances by Bosch and Siemens.