let's have a talk.
i have a dilemma.
well, actually it' not a dilemma since there really is no urgency or need to make up my mind on this matter...
except that i'm always mapping out my dream kitchen in my mind and there's this big empty spot above my range that i can't seem to fill.
which hood? which hood?
let's discuss the merits of each, shall we?
first of all, i'm a huge fan of mixing classic, clean white with the natural tones of wood.
that's a pretty traditional combination. think farm house table in an old fashioned white kitchen...
but i've never seen a hood done in unfinished pine like this.
awesome. so awesome.
i bet it's a bear to de-grease, though?
james michael howard
here are a few hoods (above) that seem to be built right into the walls of these kitchens. plaster? obviously very custom and seamless.
these are so nice.
there's nothing like a big ol' huge statement piece of a hood like a totally conspicuous metal one.
i like statement pieces and these are suh-weet.
the three above are pretty traditional. pretty, but nothing too exciting. the one above is an example of the wrong way to do a stove top and hood. aside from the molding being way too fussy (that's obviously just preference) the function of the space is so thoughtless. i absolutely need lots and lots of counter space on each side of the stove for prepping and chopping and setting stuff down while i'm cooking. granted, i'm probably a lot messier when i cook that a lot of people, but come on. not even 6 inches?
there's that natural wood mixed with those glossy glossy cabinets.
and were you aware that brass is back? in a BIG way.
i mean, how amazing are all those brass fixtures?
they increase my heart rate significantly.
the above four are somewhat of a hidden hood.
these are so streamlined and simple.
you could go super contemporary or just classic and understated with these.
i LOVE this one above. what is that? arched casework, raw metal, and are those windows in the recesses on either side of the stove?
oh my goodness! brilliant!
keeps the stove area from feeling closed in.
so pretty. so classic.
boris baranovich architects
peter block caseworks
when i saw this one it stopped me in my tracks. i had never considered a carved stone surround. WOW! stunning!
the possibilities are endless. you could do any kind of stone (assuming the budget was endless, which in my dream kitchen it is. i'll have to come to terms with that when we ever build a house again.)
you could even do a cast stone surround like on a fireplace probably. hmmmm.
you understand my dilemma now?
what's your favorite?