We need to install a new ceiling light in the kitchen. We do not have any kind of exhaust fan in the kitchen, and it would be nice to be able to move the air around on the occasion that something gets burned/overcooked. Additionally, the room is very cold during the winter and too warm in the summer. I'd like to install a ceiling fan with a light fixture. I haven't seen something like this done in any kitchen catalogues or renovation idea boards. When I was speaking with the person in the lighting department of my local home improvement store, I mentioned that I wanted to install a ceiling fan with light in the kitchen. He gave me a weird look, chuckled and said, "Okay, if you want to do that, the fans are over there." So. A couple of things to to note:
- We have a gas range, but no range hood.
- We do have CO detectors in every room in the basement and on the first floor (where the kitchen is).
Is there any reason not to install a ceiling fan in the kitchen? If so, what is that reason?