Getting Better Ventilation in a Kitchen
Kitchens are by their very nature steamy and humid places – cooking in them makes sure of that. As homes become more open plan in their design, it is more important than ever to keep rooms where cooking takes place well ventilated so that steam and humidity can be released. So how can this be done, and how can kitchens be well ventilated regardless of the weather?
One of the main things to do is to ensure good airflow. This could be through a window, or through a roof window or rooflight that can open to allow air to circulate. Windows that are top hinged are popular options so that airflow is well controlled.
A a good extractor fan should also be installed to help maintain air quality in the kitchen. This could be a recirculating extractor or it could be ducted out – either will help maintain and improve the air quality for a better environment.