As a focal point, the wall above the range – called the range guard — takes on added importance.
For a spacious kitchen in a newly constructed Spanish country home, architect Pablo Carvajal and designer Isabel Lopez-Quesada created a stunning range guard behind a white Lancanche Sully with an electric (or possibly induction) top.
Protecting the wall with fireproof material is essential since heat from the top of a powerful range can scorch, and cooking matter cause splattering, staining and burning. There are several usual approaches. The American “pro” or restaurant-style stainless steel liner (as seen in Antique Island Kitchen) unifies the range and the hood (sometimes with a shelf).… Continue Reading