I’m designing a kitchen right now where my clients have purchases a huge 60″ industrial range. Above it we need at equally large range hood. We’ve decided to build a wood hood to match the white kitchen cabinets. …Or do we do a gray hood to coordinate with the island? Decisions, decisions. Irregardless of the color, I need to figure out the best shape and design for the hood. Five feet of hood can get overbearing quickly and I’m hoping for soft and seamless. Here are a few wood hoods that have caught my eye recently:
Straight across with side pillars going down to the counter. Unfortunately we don’t have room for this as we are very limited for counter space on the right side.
Simpson Design Group
This is a look I like; sloping hood with crown detail and slight arch at base. My client didn’t originally like the sloping look in elevation, but I may need to show her this image again!
This one would be easy for my cabinet maker to build: three panels, crown shelf with curved bottom. I was originally thinking of a design like this, but I just don’t find it as exciting.
Shapely and tapered. I think this is a nice look, but my client doesn’t like the corbels. Plus we have wall cabinets flanking it on either side, so that totally changes up the look.
How about straight across and broken up by a mantel? Unfortunately we don’t have this much ceiling height, so our hood would be much more stout.
And one last one that I thought was really interesting; a mixture of clean with a touch of ornate.
Dan Carithers/ Traditional Home
I’m off to work on the hood designs.
What style is your favorite? Would you consider a wood hood, or do you prefer another type?