Appliances are always a big decision in any new Kitchen project. Refrigerators are getting larger, freezers have become separate units, two dishwashers are more common, and of course, there is the fabulous range that wants to be center stage. So what best compliments that large mass of (expensive) equipment below? The hood above becomes a more important decision than most people realize.
Stainless is an easy choice to match the range below, but many people don’t want one more piece of stainless in the Kitchen and find it more visually pleasing to join the side cabinetry with a custom wood hood. Designed to fit the space perfectly and built to accommodate a powerful motor, the wood hood becomes a hardworking, functional and beautiful part of the overall ambiance of the Kitchen.
A Splash of Today & Yesterday
Designed for a vintage home in Rye, NY, this wood hood needed to blend the charm of yesteryear with the function and efficiency of today’s modern kitchens. Located over a Thermador range, the hidden Thermador insert provides all the power needed to fully vent the space. It also remains disguised in the matching cabinetry style of the room. Trying to balance the required hood size while minimizing the visual mass, the radius shelves on the sides allow for convenient storage while also creating a softer look. Side pull-outs next to the range keep the essential spices and spices close at hand for the cook.
For help designing the best look and function for your kitchen, the JWH Team offers expert advice and creative solutions.