Replacing an old range hood with a sleek new model is a fairly easy DIY project that can improve the look and functionality of your kitchen. Here’s how to go about it:

    1. Turn the power off at the circuit breaker to the existing range hood.
    2. Remove the filter and cover plate.
    3. Disconnect the electrical wires.
    4. Take out the screws or nails holding the range hood in place.
    5. Remove the existing range hood from the cabinet or wall.
    6. Configure the new hood to either vent outside or filter and recirculate the air.
    7. Position the new range hood in place, snaking the electrical wires through the top of the unit.
    8. Secure the range hood to the opening using screws.
    9. Connect the electrical wires to the range hood.
    10. Install the cover plate, filter, and light bulbs.
    11. Turn the circuit breaker to the range hood back on.
    12. Test the range hood and lights to make sure they’re working properly.

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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