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. 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 shelves, 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.
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.
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).
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….
2) Or an Angled style that more closely resembles the shape of a traditional metal hood…
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 image appeals to you most? What style do you like best??