Published on August 27, 2020

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We’ve seen attention-grabbing backsplashes and show-stealing cabinets, but it’s time to turn our attention to a feature with untapped design potential. We’re talking about statement hoods. There are so many ways to freestyle with this extra surface space—it looks like even Kate Hudson is on board. 

The actress recently shared a peek into her kitchen via an Instagram video. And while the watermelon-cucumber skewers she is making in it look delicious, we’re zeroing in on the textured range hood behind her. Hudson’s likely custom design is a pretty green-blue with subtle ribbed detailing. It breaks up the rest of the cabinetry and makes the stove feel like the real focal point of the room—especially when coupled with an orange-tiled backdrop. 

 

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If you are renovating, use your remodel as an opportunity to create a bespoke moment with your very own stylish vent. Incorporate an art ledge to create a mini gallery wall or switch up the silhouette with a cylindrical design. Flex your maximalist muscles and try color-blocking, pitting a cobalt blue hood against mustard yellow walls. Or follow Selena Gomez’s lead and cover the whole thing in brick. Even if your cabinets are upgraded IKEA, splashing out on such a seemingly mundane fixture will instantly elevate the space—plus who doesn’t love a bit of custom?

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