I need Exhaust fan 101
I've always had the OTR microwave which seemed effective getting rid of most of the smells (because, since we're all friends here let's face it, I don't fry at all or cook much fish, so we're talking about taco night twice a month.) As we discuss what the kitchen could be, a KD has suggested we need a focal point in the kitchen, and that should be the range area. So we are considering shifting the range to another (interior) wall, and moving the MW undercounter (good for my kids) and using a exhaust fan. If we take this approach, the KD will install the fan and "frame and cover with whatever cabinetry you want". I don't want the fan/hood to be the focal point, but I can see how making it blend into the cabinets would help.
As I price my appliances, what type of fan am I even looking for? I see hood liners, external extractors, traditional range hoods - what's the difference? I'm sure all these options give great flexibility... but right now I am just very confused!