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Wood Hood Fans {what style would you choose?!?}

I really love the look of wood hood fans, which design would you choose?

Hello everyone!

I am happy to be back today after taking a couple of weeks away to spend Spring Break with my family. I checked in periodically, but had very limited access to WiFi; so it really was a complete holiday break. The whole family had next-to-no “tech time” the whole holiday and I actually read about 1000 pages of my novel series… imagine that! (I’m currently reading the Outlander series and it can be a little hard to put down).

Now that we are back and well rested and the rental house project is finished (AFTER pictures coming soon!!), the hubs and I are pretty keen about finishing up all the kitchen DIY projects that we haven’t had a chance to get to yet (right, dear?).

Like paneling the ceiling (yes, I think we are really going to do it!). And installing the open shelving in the kitchen, tiling the backsplash, and building our own wooden hood fan.

If you read my post about our Kitchen Plan/Source guide  you may remember that we are collaborating with build.com on some of the DIY projects for our kitchen. We ordered this Broan custom range hood insert and have had our duct work adjusted from the style that goes our through the wall to proper ducting that goes up through our attic and vents out the side of our house.

A kitchen hood fan.

All systems go, right?

Buuuuuuuuuuuuuut we can’t quite decide on which style to go with. That is where you come in – I would love to hear what you think of these two different styles of wood hood fans.

Wood Hood Fans Which Style Would You Choose graphic.

Here is what the feature hood fan wall looks like now… (okay, well, not quite- we do have our appliances installed and our sink/faucet plumbed in and functional).

Planning for our wood hood fan with an arrow pointing to where it would go in the kitchen.

And here is the two styles of wooden hood fans that we are choosing between. Keep in mind that we are going to have open shelving on each side of the hood fan and NOT cabinetry as you see in many of these pictures.

1) A Square boxy style with a shelf/ledge….

A white hood fan with a square design.

Via Susie Harris Blog

A hood fan with a small shelf on it.

Via Golden Boys and Me

A white hood fan with a shelf decorated with greenery and a gold chalkboard.Via Less Then Perfect Life of Bliss

A white kitchen with a large round clock over the hood fan.

Via Centsational Girl

White hood fan in a white kitchen with dark pulls.

Via Love of Home

2) Or an Angled style that more closely resembles the shape of a traditional metal hood…

A traditional style hood fan.
A white kitchen with a wood and white kitchen island and wood stools.
A white and cream coloured hood fan.
There is a wood kitchen with white shelves and white cabinets and a dark hood fan.
A wooden hood fan in a mostly white kitchen.
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Thinking of doing a wood hood fan in your kitchen Here are ten beautiful and inspiring kitchens with custom wood hood fans poster.

You might have noticed that the last two examples are in a different colour/finish then the rest of the cabinetry – I have been thinking that since our entire feature wall is white (white subway tile, white shelving, white cabinetry below), that it might look amazing to finish the hood in a different colour (but only if we go with the more angled style).

Am I wild, or what?!? I think I will love it… and if not, then it is only paint, right?

Well, what do you think? Which range hood image appeals to you most? What style do you like best??


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  1. Keep in mind, even though you don’t know me, I am not a good decorator at all, but I really like the photos of the shelf/mantles. My faves are the ones with the large clock and the monogram. I really like all of your options. I think if you did one with the shelf/mantle, you could tie it in with the shelves on the side.

  2. So many decisions! Ok….I think the straight vertical sides would look better with the open side shelves. But I do like the angled front. I think that to do it in a contrast finish from the rest of the kitchens would look brilliant. and like you said…it’s only paint if you want to change it.

    1. I just think it might look awkward to have straight sides butted up directly to the open shelves because we have such big shelf brackets… whereas if the shelves are a little narrower and float more on the wall (away from the hood fan) then that might work best with an angled style… less imposing looking if you know what I mean? Thanks for weighing in:)

    1. Isn’t it stunning, Cassie?? I love it too… what to do? what to do? Kitchen decisions feel like such BIG decisions!

    1. Hi Jen! That is quite an amazing look, isn’t it… I love the way the contrast makes such an amazing focal point!

    1. Yes, definitely hard to pick a fave because they are all so different and beautiful in their own way…

  3. Oh my! That’s a tough choice!! I really like both styles, but I wonder if the angled style might look better with open shelves?

    1. Hi Heidi! That is what I am thinking too… the open shelves might look awkward butting up against the square one?? So hard to decide! Thanks for weighing in!

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