When you've invested a bunch of thought, time and money into your stunning space, it sucks when one thing sticks out like a sore thumb. And in kitchens, that one thing is usually the range hood. Functional and necessary, yes, but they aren't always pretty. Enter these kitchens, which all found ways to minimize hoods so they don't detract from the overall design. In fact, they all blend in beautifully.
In this deVOL kitchen (also lead image above), the stove is recessed into the wall a bit, which allows the range hood to be totally hidden, for a minimal look that complements the stove's modern detailing and helps to balance out the more decorative elements in the rest of the kitchen.
The popularity of open shelving means that the range hood, once neatly concealed within the upper cabinets, is suddenly front and center. Kate of Wit & Delight decided on a simple range hood painted the same color as the walls, which complements but doesn't compete with her gorgeous range.
This hood keeps going up up up, taking up a lot of wall real estate. It could easily overshadow the olive green cabinets chosen by Jenny Komenda at Little Green Notebook. But shiplap FTW.
Similarly, this kitchen from Stefani Stein uses subway tile to make it indistinguishable from the walls. Your eye passes right over it and focuses on the brass details.
Because these Portland homeowners used wood to cover their hood, it becomes another beautiful built-in feature —just like their cabinets —instead of an eyesore.
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