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About 2 weeks ago 36
I am currently refurbishing a 2 bed flat to be let. I’ll be planning the kitchen layout soon and I got to wondering about whether it is really worthwhile putting in a cooker hood or not.
It seems to be de rigueur, but in this case it is in a listed building and suitable places for the outlet vents are limited and awkward. In my experience many tenants never switch a cooker hood on, and even if they do they rarely clean out the filters etc.. leaving a revolting sticky mess at changeover.
I realise condensation issues are a high risk these days so adequate ventilation is essential, but is a good quality, high power wall mounted extractor fan, perhaps with humidistat, enough ?
No cooker hood means less hassle and one less thing to go wrong but am I asking for trouble.
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