Range Hood Ideas in 2024 To Fit In With Any Kitchen Design

In the world of kitchen design, the range hood is the unsung hero. It silently, yet decisively, removes smoke and odors from the heart of your home. But there’s more to this kitchen workhorse than mere functionality. Not only do range hoods enhance air quality, they also play a pivotal role in the aesthetic appeal of your space.

An extractor hood is an essential part of any kitchen where you want to cook a lot. With the exception of sucking up meal odors and keeping your home from stinking like you’ve been cooking for hours, a range hood in general is a wonderful focal point of your environment, including a skill and splendor for your kitchen. What you can find below is some essential information and design types regarding different range hoods before you select one.

We have now also collected more than 25 beautiful designer kitchens to give you examples of how modern and luxurious a spread hood can look.

Suitable for your space

When it comes to selecting a range hood, you want something that is both functional and fashionable. Start by looking at the proportions. A typical design challenge with a range hood is that they need to functionally sit 30-36 inches above the range.

Photo credit: Lucia and company – A stainless steel French range hood with copper bands is mounted against gray marble hob tiles between windows and above a stainless steel oven range. The oven stove sits between brown oak cabinets with copper hardware and a black marble countertop.

This can make the overall size of your range hood extremely large, depending on your ceiling height and the width of your range. Although a range hood can make a beautiful statement, you don’t want it to feel too heavy and end up taking over your kitchen.

Photo credit: Terracotta Studio – A gray range hood is mounted on a back wall of a soapstone cooktop, mounted on a stainless steel oven, flanked by green cabinets finished with nickel hardware and a white marble countertop.

An excellent way to prevent this is to ventilate the range hood through the wall instead of expanding it to vent through the ceiling. This way you can get a design that tapers at the top or front instead of a large rectangular block, making it feel more delicate.

Ideas for range hoods

You will want to consider which style you choose. Here is a short list of the most popular styles:

  • Metal extractor hoods: A traditional, vintage feel that will stand the test of time; can also look great with industrial kitchens.
  • Extractor hoods with wooden panels: A bit more transitional, but works with different styles and design tastes.
  • Dry-walled extractor hoods: Modern and sleek, especially in combination with stone or tiles.

Things to know about different styles and materials

Extractor hoods per material

Metal extractor hood

Metal range hoods are usually made of stainless steel. Details such as rivets or grommets can be made with many different metal finishes and give a more vintage or industrial look. This style of range hood will get a lot of emphasis because the finish is different from the surrounding cabinets. Make sure the scale doesn’t become too overwhelming for the space.

Buying a metal range hood to match your range is the simplest route, but interior designers can also help you create bespoke range hoods.

Photo credit: Jane Beiles – Morgan Harrison Home – A stainless steel range hood is mounted against blue mosaic tiles and placed between the windows and above a stainless steel range hood flanked by white drawers with copper handles and a white quartz countertop.
Photo credit: The Studio Entourage – A kitchen niche is filled with a white La Cornue CornuFé 110 Range combined with glossy white tiles and copper sconces next to a copper-green hood.

Wooden extractor hood

You can buy wooden extractor hoods individually online, finished or unfinished. Before you buy, pay attention to your range hood insert and make sure it fits securely into your pre-built range hood. When you build a custom kitchen, they are usually built together with the rest of the cabinets to ensure that the finishes and profiles match.

Photo credit: Veneer designs – Kitchen features a white shelved range hood mounted on a white quartz slab kitchen backsplash above a stainless steel Viking range, flanked by light gray cabinetry.

Wooden range hoods have also become a very popular DIY project, with many keen DIYers taking on these projects themselves. You can buy a fan that you set yourself and build your own style of extractor hood around it.

Plasterboard extractor hood

These range hoods are made from the same drywall material as your walls and have a range hood fan on the inside. They are often painted with unique treatments or patches to enhance their appearance. This is the type often seen in California-style homes, with a rustic-looking beam at the bottom.

Photo credit: Micha and Co – A white range hood with reclaimed wood finish is mounted against a marble-look quartz backsplash above a stainless steel oven, flanked by light gray cabinetry with copper hardware and a white quartz countertop.
Photo credit: Brad Ramsey Interiors – The kitchen has white cabinets with white and light brown backsplash tiles with diamond pattern and a white extractor hood.

Extractor hoods by style


Some prefer the hood to be completely hidden. If that’s you, the concealed hood is the best option. A built-in hood is installed so that it is hidden by hanging cabinets. This type of extractor hood is suitable if you want to make the most of the space in your kitchen, and also offers the option for more storage space if you don’t have much space.

Photo credit: Reena Sotropa – The kitchen has anthracite gray cabinets with a dark gray marble curved extractor hood over cut light gray hexagonal marble back wall tiles and wicker walls.

Island cap

While most hobs are against the wall, the island hood is a bit of a floating hood. It appears to float because it hangs above the island where the hob is located. This type of range hood uses a chimney-like system to remove fumes from the air while you cook.

Photo credit: Chair – Traditional kitchen features a Thermador island hob with double ovens under an extractor hood and a brown wooden island topped with white quartz.
Photo credit: Mandy Chen design – Spacious kitchen design with gray leather stools on a beige veneer center island with hob under a white extractor hood and floating shelves on herringbone tiles.


With a chimney hood you can design an extractor hood that matches the other design elements in your kitchen. This allows you to make the extractor hood an important part of your kitchen renovation, without compromising the overall design. Keep in mind that this type of range hood gives you design freedom that you may not get with the other types of range hoods we have described above.

Photo credit: Thorpe Concepts – The kitchen features a light blue wooden extractor hood above a stainless steel double extractor hood on a gray and white marble-look back wall and blue cabinets accented with nickel handles.
Photo credit: LC interiors – Kitchen features a brown wood extractor hood and gray glazed grille tiles over a wolf stove, flanked by light taupe cabinets with oil-rubbed bronze handles and a kitchen island with marble top.


If you don’t have kitchen cupboards around your kitchen wall where the hob is located, an extractor hood will suit you. This type of extractor hood is attached directly to the wall.

Photo credit: Pike properties – White with gold French range hood designed with a cooktop designed with mosaic accent tiles, an antique swing arm pot filler and a Thermador dual range.

Depending on how you want it to look, you can extend the range hood all the way to the ceiling, or you can design it to have the same look and structure as the other cabinets in your kitchen.

Regardless of your style choice or design, installing a range hood in your kitchen will breathe new life and style into your cooking space.

Here are some of our absolute design favorites:

Photo credit: London Pierce design – Transitional white and gold kitchen with stacked marble and copper shelves, white cabinets, blue wood range hood above stainless steel oven and medium Eugene pendant lamp in brass above a blue kitchen island topped with gray marble.
Photo credit: Croma design – A marble clad extractor hood is attached to a marble slab back wall above an integrated gas hob which is attached to a gray marble worktop with white cabinets.
Photo credit: Digs design company – A pale blue and gold French stove is flanked by recessed white shaker cabinets with copper pulls and mounted beneath a white range hood, lined with copper trim and sandwiched by stacked cabinets.
Photo credit; JLV Creative – A white extractor hood is mounted against a back wall of cut marble slabs between the windows and above an aged copper pot filler with swing arm and a stainless steel double extractor hood. A black marble countertop accents brown cabinets with a sink and a copper gooseneck faucet.
Photo credit: Lion designs
Photo credit: Martha O’Hara – The kitchen has a white wooden extractor hood with white glazed backsplash tiles with light gray grout, white cabinets and an outdated copper tap on the top.
Photo credit: Amy Storm – The kitchen has a dark brown wooden extractor hood with copper bands on white wall tiles, illuminated by a copper sconce.
Photo credit: DIY craft – A copper dome hood sits above a gray marble backsplash and stainless steel Wolf range.
Photo credit: Ally Whalen -Bright kitchen with an oak-finished white wooden extractor hood above a hob, gray subway wall tiles and a nickel pot filler with swing arm.
Photo credit: Studio Thomas James – Black dome extractor hood with copper edge adds a striking accent to a modern kitchen hob, finished with a geometric back wall in white and gray marble.
Photo credit: Graystone Custom Builders – A white wood hood is accented with beige wood trim above a white glazed tiled backsplash and a double Wolf range.
Photo credit: Venegas and company – Rustic wooden beams accent a white kitchen with a white extractor hood, mounted between black window frames and a marble backsplash above a stainless steel oven. The range is located between white cabinets, supplemented with thick copper handles.
Photo credit: Amy Storm – White kitchen with taupe glazed brick back wall tiles with gray floating shelves, a wolf stove under a white hood and white cabinets with nickel handles.
Photo credit: Mindy Gayer – A stainless steel double series is combined with a white brick back wall and a silver and black hood.
Photo credit: Heart and lock design
Photo credit: Studio McGee – A steel and brass extractor hood is mounted on a back wall of a beige marble hob above a Thermador dual range cooker and between floating shelves.
Photo credit: Venegas and company – A beautiful white French extractor hood with brown wood finish is mounted in a kitchen alcove above a curved marble hob backsplash and oven range flanked by white cabinetry.

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