Can we talk about your hood today? Your kitchen range hood of course. With all of the decisions that need to be made during a kitchen remodel, finding the perfect range hood is probably the last thing on your radar. Nevertheless, if you’ve ever lived in an apartment with a non-functioning hood, you know just how important this feature is. If you like to throw down in the kitchen, grit and grime will quickly cake onto your cabinets and backsplash if you don’t get this feature right.
Aside from all of the technical things that need to be considered when purchasing a range hood such as ducted vs. ductless, you have huge aesthetic considerations to make. Do you prefer a metal or wood hood? Do you want a hidden or exposed hood? In general, exposed range hoods are most often seen in modern, contemporary, rustic or transitional kitchens. Meanwhile, hidden range hoods are frequently used in traditional or transitional kitchens.
Granted, there was a time when range hoods were more of an eyesore than an accessory. Fortunately that is far from the case today. The range hoods of today are trendy, sleek and very modern looking. Just feast your eyes on these darling kitchens.
This hood may be hidden but it sure is making a statement!
The subway tile backsplash in this kitchen grounds this exposed metal hood.
The cabinetry is seamless in this kitchen, with this hidden range hood.
This sleek hood is perfect for this modern kitchen.