To save money we DIYed a simple wood range hood cover for our farmhouse kitchen.
Our new white range hood with white subway tile back splash looks beautiful & brightens up our former dark kitchen!
And the best part about our DIY Wood Range Hood Cover is that we were able to add it for around $500, including the vent insert.
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DIY Wood Range Hood Cover
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Why We Added a Wood Range Hood Cover
We officially have a range hood for our oven!
Our farmhouse kitchen previously had a useless downdraft in our counter top.
Because my smoke alarm would go off sometimes when I boiled water I KNEW we needed a range hood.
A lot needed to happen in our kitchen before we could add this wood range hood.
The first thing we did was take down all the upper cabinets on our oven wall.
Taking Down the Upper Kitchen Cabinets & Faux Beam Before Adding the Wood Range Hood
See how we transformed our upper cabinets HERE
Next, we took down the faux beam that ran directly over where our range hood would go.
Although, the beam looked cool it served no purpose (other than cosmetic) & took away from precious ceiling height.
Read more about why we took down the faux beams HERE
Once the cabinets and beam were down we patched all the holes.
Instructions for How to Build a Wood Range Hood Cover
Building a Wood Box for the Vent Hood Insert
Jason built a wood box with 2 by 4’s to attach the vent hood insert to. A similar wood range hood insert to the one we ordered ( go here).
Our wood range hood vent insert is 28 inches wide.
Using finished plywood & pine boards he covered over the insert & 2 by 4’s.
Finishing Off the Vent Hood with Crown Molding & White Paint
He finished off the vent hood with the same crown we are using in the rest of the kitchen.
The range hood was primed and painted white to brighten up the space.
Adding a White Subway Tile Back Splash & Pot Filler
I added white subway tile under the range hood to help finish off the area above our stove.
The classic white subway tile makes this space very easy to clean and it looks beautiful too!
A pot filler was added so I wouldn’t have to carry heavy pots of water back to our stove and it is awesome!
It makes filling our teapot and pots and pans a breeze!
Here is the potfiller we decided to get…Kingston Brass KS3101AL Pot Filler, Metal Lever Handle, Polished Chrome
Lastly, new counter tops and shiplap were added to freshen up our stove wall….read about our new counter top HERE
Despite my pretty stove pictures, we still have so much more to do and A LOT more white paint to add to this kitchen!
We have also expanded this renovation into our dining room as well. Oy. More on that in the future 🙂
I hope this post inspires you to build a DIY wood range hood cover for your own kitchen.
by Tara Lehman
Our Farmhouse Kitchen & Room Reveal is DONE. (see it all HERE)
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