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Island Range Hood Ideas

An efficient way to exhaust smoke, grease, and odors from an island range or cooktop, a suspended hood can also be a sculptural focal point.


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    • Hood Harmony

      Exposed ceiling beams and Shaker-themed cabinets initiate the linear motif in this spacious kitchen, where crisp white meets cool steel. The hood's vertical shape echoes the island's straight legs.

    • Timeless Modern

      Golden beech cabinets and an island topped with honed granite span several decades of design. A sleek stainless-steel hood matches the nearby ovens, refrigerator, and dishwasher.

    • A Friendlier Finish

      Stainless steel is versatile, but a custom weathered finish helps this hood blend better with the exposed timbers, weathered brick, and golden stone of its rustic surroundings.

    • Watching the Tube

      Designed for entertaining, this multizone kitchen welcomes a crowd of diners. Above the peninsula's end, the hood's tubular steel mimics the counter base. Not hungry? The television is just feet away.

    • Rail Handy

      A hood trimmed with rails supplements the minimal storage in this compact kitchen. Pots and pans hang on S hooks within arm's reach of the cooktop below.

    • Designed for Drama

      With a rich color scheme of paprika red and black, the homeowners wanted an island hood that would also stand out. Its simple tent profile glows in warm polished bronze.

    • A Little Privacy, Please

      Sometimes an open plan feels too open. Here, a half-wall shields the kitchen from the view of diners in the breakfast room. Open sight lines between the cooktop and hood still allow communication between the two rooms.

    • Classic White

      An enameled hood looks right at home in a kitchen whose white-painted cabinets join natural-finish wood floors, stools, and countertops. Other traditional elements include schoolhouse-style pendant lights and drawers with bin pulls.

    • A Fresh Angle

      Where the range section of this peninsula takes a turn, so does the hood above. The angled design lets the cook prepare food while watching the dining table, the banquette, and the scenery outside a wall of windows.

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      Tradition and Technology

      Equipped with a row of four cooking stations (including grill and griddle), this European range demands ventilation of equal stature. Cables lend support for the extra-wide hood. Built-in halogen lights illuminate all the action below. A second range on the far wall completes this chef-ready kitchen.

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      See-Through Style

      Shaped in a slight arch, a transparent glass extension to this stainless-steel hood broadens the exhaust surface yet allows a clear sight line to knotty alder upper cabinets along the kitchen's perimeter.

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      Something Special

      In a furnished kitchen -- like this one, decorated with upholstered seating and collectible copper cookware -- remember to include your ventilation in the design concept. Here, the oversize hood sports a gracefully flared exterior and a soft metallic finish.

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      A-Line Design

      A flirty hood over a six-burner gas cooktop completes the suite of appliances in this two-cook kitchen. Cherry cabinets and stainless-steel appliances are one of today's most popular kitchen combinations.

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      A Chic Setting

      Elegant walnut and zebrawood cabinets team with light-tone granite countertops in this sophisticated space. Joining the mix, the stainless-steel range hood adds its own sleek shape and pro-inspired personality.

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      A Bit of Bistro

      Although it's technically a ceiling-mount hood, this example gains stylish visual support from two metal accent posts. Brackets hold small glass shelves, handy for items used by the chef or for serving guests at the island's dining counter.

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      High-Rise Hood

      Make the most of a vaulted ceiling. This copper-plated hood makes an artistic statement among otherwise low-key decor. Local metalsmiths can fabricate hood extensions to any height.

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      Clean and Clear

      For wok cooking or chicken frying -- especially with open shelving nearby -- choose a chimney-style hood powerful enough to exhaust anything your range or cooktop generates. Ask your contractor or kitchen designer about ventilation requirements.

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      The Shape of Things

      Taking its most basic form, a suspended range hood draws grease and odors up, up, and away from your living space. This cylindrical hood, along with a literal ball of light and wispy wire stools, shows contemporary kitchens can be fun as well as functional.

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      Contrasting Kitchen Islands

      Whether you have a lot of cabinetry or a little, an island in a contrasting color adds interest to any kitchen.
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