Works in Progress

Kitchen Range Hood Options

Monday, February 9th, 2015

It’s decision time with the kitchen remodel, right now my mind is focused on the hood above the slide in range. Currently, the duct for ventilation sits where it did in the old kitchen when a micro hood cabinet lived there before. I’m not installing a microwave over the range in this kitchen, just a range hood (there is room for a microwave in the pantry area).

vent in kitchen

 

My original plan was to install a chimney range hood and tile similar to this.

blue glass tile backsplash stainless chimney hood

 

A sleek stainless steel chimney hood with tile that goes up to the ceiling is a contemporary look that makes the range a focal point. 

stainless chimney hood

studio m interiors

stainless chimney range hood white kitchen

barbra bright design 

stainless steel kitchen range hood

awad + koontz

I learned when we tried to remove the ceiling soffit was there is a water pipe sitting just about where the new vent would go for a chimney hood and a structural beam in the way. We could pay to move the pipe and route it through the beam to get the duct where it needs to go but that will cost a lot of money and take more time. It can be done but it will be a headache so I’m looking at other options.

vent above range

Plan B would be an under cabinet range hood. The styles vary and the options on the table include an exposed hood or a hidden one with a liner and power pack combo inside a custom wood shape that we would build. One style I’m contemplating is something like this with the hood extending out at an angle beyond the side cabinets.

under cabinet hood white kitchen

barbra bright design

white kitchen hidden under cabinet hood

degraw & dehaan architects

 

A square box is another design option, we have one similar to this in the kitchen at our California residence

white kitchen under cabinet range hood

better homes & gardens

 

The design I’m most drawn to is the flared or angled range hood box like these below which may work with a ducting reducer and it’s a manageable DIY project.

flared range hood

terra cotta properties

flared hood

style me pretty

 flared kitchen range hood bhg

 

A final idea is to have an exposed under cabinet range hood in the angled design or attached to a cabinet we could order, here are a few examples of those.

white kitchen exposed range hood

home adore

black cabinet doors black and white kitchen

jennifer worts design

 exposed under cabinet range hood

better homes & gardens

They all look so nice, I welcome your opinion, which style do you like best?

Wood Pedestal Dining Tables

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

I’m a huge fan of mixing wood dining tables and white chairs in different styles so I’m seeking that same look in this dining nook in progress. I just love these chairs that I found at a thrift store, they were a great score, I paid $60 for the four, the back detail is so pretty but I don’t love the honey hue so I’m going to prime and spray paint them gloss white and recover the seats in a fun fabric.

table and chairs

This table is another $40 thrift store find but it’s a veneer top not solid wood top so I’m hesitant to sand and restain, and if I paint it that is too much white in here, so I decided to move this one to the sunroom/office. More importantly, I prefer a pedestal in a breakfast nook because of the constant chairs scooting in and out so I’m on the hunt for a reasonably priced wood version.

Something extendable would be wonderful, it does need to be large enough to sit six people with two more chairs or stools. It also needs to be guest and family friendly since it will take a beating from kids, summer sun, and potential future tenants.

The top three are the most budget friendly (under $600), they go up in price from there, here are some favorite wood pedestal dining tables for your (and my) consideration:

wood pedestal dining tables

 

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There’s always the DIY option as well, I love Jaime’s pedestal project and we have built a X base wood table before, I’ll decide to buy or DIY soon. If you’re looking for inspiration for your dining room or nook, check out my Pinterest board on the topic.

Any other tables you can suggest as a great pedestal for this dining space ?

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