Kitchen Range Hood Options

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?

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February 7th, 2015

Weekend hellos everyone. I’m bracing myself for a the fact that a dozen ten year old girls are descending on my house tonight for a birthday party and sleepover. My daughter turns 11 today (that happened fast!). In truth, all those giggling girls are a delight. They’re entering the tween years and they are all so cute and funny and their sweetness is contagious so I’m looking forward to it. 

Here’s the Best of the Blogosphere roundup of inspiring projects and spaces spied around the web this week, enjoy!

Jessie Miller design completed this elegant dining room makeover, you must read about the ceiling, it’s a custom MDF pattern she design, wow!

elegant dining room makeover

 

Cassie’s bathroom makeover is divine, don’t miss the builder basic before!

hi sugarplum bathroom remodel

  

Read how Lesli turned a desk into a kitchen island over at My Old Country House.

diy desk to kitchen island

 

How charming is Chelsea’s aqua barn door and pantry pipe shelf project? Find all the details at the Home Depot’s Apron blog.

aqua barn door pantry shelves

   

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