Interiors, Kitchen

Warming up the Room: Range Hoods Without the Stainless Steel

Stainless steel hoods and other metal hoods are gorgeous but they do lack a certain warmth that some people crave in a kitchen.  It is more traditional to cover up that metal – and one of the big trends today is a modern take on tradition.  Check out these 4 ideas on covering up that metal with a 5th before and after photo from a client’s home showing a quick fix to an existing hood.

  1. Cover it up with Rustic Wood
Rustic wood hood
Rustic wood covered hood in an inexpensive remodel by Chip and Joanna Gaines
Dearborn Builders Inc., Residential Projects
Lovely barnwood hood done with more refinement. Note the hidden doors on either side of the stove and all the brass details. (Source)

2. Cover it up with Drywall

drywalled hood
This hood manages to blend in, yet still be dramatic – a feat that’s harder to achieve than it looks. (Source)

This is such a simple solution that it’s actually a bit daring.  I’m intrigued by the chalkboard backsplash as well.

3. Cover it up with White Planks

Planking done modern, elegant and clean! Another daringly simple idea. (Source unknown)
wood and plank combo
Planking and wood combination: striking and simple. (Source)

4. Cover it up with Trim

You can have your kitchen cabinet maker make this – or do it yourself from a wood hood trim kit.

Cabinet hood
A lovely hood cover trimmed out to match cabinetry. (Source)
An attractive, simple mantel piece for the hood that is a nice art ledge as well. (Source)

5. A Quick and Easy Cover Up

Before Photo
BEFORE: A before photo of a client’s kitchen showing a simple hood and trim framing dated and blah tile.  We wanted to change this out for something more modern to go with the client’s refined sense of style.
Gilded Interiors Kitchen
AFTER: We replaced the backsplash and updated the paint: that’s all it took to give this transitional kitchen a modern, minimal kick.

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