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"In the Hood" : 5 Unique Range Hood Ideas

A necessary element to any kitchen is a cooktop exhaust fan to eliminate cooking odors and steam. The exhaust fan can be simple and understated in some kitchens while others may flaunt a decorative range hood that not only conceals this appliance but adds a unique, custom touch.

There are several different styles of range hoods that we have incorporated into kitchen projects throughout the years. Today we are highlighting some of our favorites.


The wood accent on the hood adds a subtle contrast to this white kitchen.

1. Painted with Wood

This simple range hood features bright white paint and a wood accent. The recessed panels in the hood coordinate with the cabinetry, while the wood provides just enough contrast to give visual relief.

This highly detailed decorative range hood adds to the charm this kitchen exudes.

2. Decorative

Although contemporary and transitional style kitchens are currently trending, we can’t forget about traditional kitchens that never go out of style. This decorative range hood is a true statement piece.

This mantel style range hood adds dimension to this white kitchen.

3. Mantel Hood

This mantel style range hood adds character to this impressive kitchen. The recessed panels and wood mantel piece contribute to the kitchen’s custom look.

A stainless steel chimney style range hood coordinates with the rest of the appliances.

4. Chimney Hood

If you prefer the stainless steel look, then a chimney style range hood might be the choice for you. This particular kitchen does not have any upper cabinetry, so the chimney style hood really pops against the white backsplash tile.

This modern farmhouse kitchen flaunts a massive industrial style hood.

5. Industrial Style

Coordinating with the currently popular modern farmhouse style is an industrial look range hood. This massive piece was custom designed and is made of galvanized steel with a zinc coating.


Whether simple or highly detailed, a range hood can really add that extra “oomph” to your kitchen! We would love to hear which hood is your favorite in the comments below!

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