With the selection of custom options available today, your range hood can actually become the focal piece of your kitchen design instead of a primarily functional piece. Different colors, metals, and shapes can be integrated into your kitchen uniquely to create a design that will really stand out. Here are some range hood ideas to get you started planning your luxury dream kitchen.
What Is a Range Hood?
Range hoods are designed to pull the steam, grease, smoke, and other particles from the air from your stove and keep the air in your kitchen fresh and clean. There are a variety of designs and sizes available for custom range hoods.
Custom Range Hood Types
Whether you want your kitchen to be rustic or modern, simple or complex, brightly colored or tastefully muted, there is a range hood for you.
Stainless steel hoods have a classic yet modern feel that goes well with almost anything. This metal is known for its durability and is resistant to rust and corrosion, which is especially important given its purpose of filtering out vapors.
Stainless steel also comes in a few different finishes, so if the standard plain silver is not for you, there are still options in this material. Some of the available colors, like the popular blue mirror finish, can be quite striking and make for a nice conversation piece in your kitchen.
The antique feel of copper is great for making your kitchen a little homier. Fans of the rustic farmhouse or cottage core aesthetics will especially like what this style adds to their designs. Copper is a particularly strong metal, making custom range hoods of this type resistant to scratches, dents, or staining, even after years of use.
Copper is also self-healing, meaning if it does get scratched, the damage will fade until it matches the rest of the material. It has natural anti-bacterial properties because of how smooth the finish is — perfect for helping your kitchen stay sanitized.
Blackened steel shares many qualities with stainless, including durability, rust resistance, and design versatility, but it’s produced in a slightly different way. The steel is blackened or darkened through one of a few different processes, including heat, chemical application, or the use of oils and wax. Each of these processes will produce a slightly different result, so you’ll want to work with your designer to determine which one works best for your kitchen aesthetic.
The bright finish of a brass range hood adds a touch of luxury to any kitchen. Though the design has often been associated with more rustic or classical aesthetics — which was particularly popular in the early 20th century — a variety of more modern brass hood designs are available today as well.
Brass is especially nice as a pop of color in an otherwise muted or neutral kitchen. Pairing it with an all-white or grayscale color palette makes it stand out. Both durable and stylish, brass is a great choice for many kitchen designs.
Duct Insert Range Hood
Duct insert range hoods are ideal for kitchens where you’d like to hang some custom cabinets or other décor above your range. This type of hood is integrated into the kitchen’s architecture so that other things can be installed above or on top of it. While many hood types vent through your kitchen ceiling to remove vapors and smoke from the air, a duct insert range hood includes ducted ventilation inside the hood that often filters and recirculates the air directly back into your kitchen.
These come in various shapes, materials, and finishes, which makes them incredibly versatile. They’re especially great for kitchens where you’d like some extra storage space in the form of cabinets above the stove or where you can’t or don’t want to vent through the ceiling. Some people choose this design simply because they want something smaller or more minimalist than ceiling-vented styles.
Work With Alisha Taylor Interiors To Design a Kitchen You Love
A custom range hood adds a nice focal point to your kitchen design as both a fashionable and functional element. At Alisha Taylor Interiors, we work to help you create your ideal kitchen, whatever that may be. If you’d like to see what we can help you create, contact Alisha Taylor Interiors to schedule a consultation and take the next step toward a kitchen you’ll love.