Do you remember when choosing the design of a range hood for your kitchen was easy? You basically bought a range hood and stuck it on the wall over the stove top. Whether it was made of stainless steel or glass, it was proudly on display as part of the kitchen. Thankfully, kitchen design has moved on considerably and in the majority of cases, no matter how much you have paid for your range hood, it is now generally hidden away. I have some kitchen range hood designs below to inspire you for your next kitchen renovation.
Kitchen Range Hood Designs
A classic treatment for an extractor fan is to hide it in cabinetry. This is a seamless look which suits both very contemporary and classic style kitchens. I really like this neat and tidy option as it is clear where the splashback ends and there are no awkward corners to fill with stone, glass or tiles. Your kitchen designer will guide you on the height required as you need to be more careful with gas cooktops and allow more clearance.
A crisp contemporary look above, and a more classic look below with Shaker cabinetry. I think that both of these kitchens are stunning without any range hoods in sight.
A recent trend, and one that I really like too, is a dedicated housing for the extractor fan. Therefore, you are drawing attention to the range hood but without showing the actual product inside. This brings the opportunity of some unique kitchen design elements. There are lots of treatments as you can see below.
The kitchen range hood design in one of Kyal and Kara's latest homes, has the extractor fan hidden within a range hood that has the same finish as the walls. This is cleverly finished with some shelving to match the cabinetry, which again, defines the edge of the splashback so that the tiles don't have to be taken up the wall.
There is a similar look in the kitchen above. This time however, the range hood and shelf is finished in a contrasting dark tone which has been cleverly connected to the dark counter stools.
The range hood above has been tiled with the same tiles as the splashback which disguises it well. This really is a far more classic look for a country style kitchen scheme.
I absolutely love this idea where the kitchen range hood has been finished in the same joinery as the kitchen cupboards. The tiling is interesting here as there are two feature shelves which connect really well to the counter stools from Satara, both in colour and design.
The joinery above to hide the extractor fan has been linked to the feature joinery of the island bench, while the remainder of the kitchen is a simple white.
The tiles have gone right to the ceiling behind the range hood in the above image. The design is one that is nice and simple with the wall finish for the range hood and just a trim of oak to tie in the shelving either side.
There are of course instances when you will still want the range hood on display, When your range hood is a fancy Gaggenau one that is a design statement in its own right, you will want to show it off!
So which camp are you in? Keeping the range hood on display, hiding it completely with overhead cupboards or building a housing for it of plaster, joinery or tiles? Would love to hear your views in the comments section below.
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