The kitchen is, without a doubt, one of the most functional rooms in any home – if not the most functional. While plenty of life’s essentials are found here (food, supplies, the fridge, the stove/oven, and, of course, the all-important coffee maker!), many people do not give much thought to range hoods.

Here’s why you should: The hood is a highly practical player in your kitchen… and it can also be remarkably effective when it comes to design and aesthetics. This is especially true with a custom wood option that could blend seamlessly with your cabinets or stand-out as a focal point of your kitchen design.

Benefits of a Hood

Why promote hood from afterthought to top priority? They:

  • Help Improve Air Quality. With all the work that goes on in the kitchen – from storing supplies and handling raw foods to cooking and cleaning – it’s no surprise that airborne particles accumulate and impact the quality of the air. Top-quality hoods feature robust filtration systems that reduce fumes, odors, steam, smoke, and other byproducts of everyday kitchen life.
  • Remove excess heat. If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. Or… just upgrade your range hood. Proper ventilation can help pull hot air from the room and redirect it outside.
  • Offer Additional Lighting. Whether you need supplemental light to spot changes in color or texture – helping you know when your dish is perfectly done before it becomes perfectly burnt – or just want a little glow at night, hood lighting is a great way to add functionality, and a little flair, to your space.
  • Make Cleaning Easier. This is reason enough to invest in a high-quality hood! Cooking inevitably leads to a sticky film on your stove, oven door, cabinets, countertops, appliances… This stubborn ick is everywhere and is difficult to clean. Your hood will keep much of this residue from settling. It pulls steaming and splattering grease particles up and out – so you can be in and out at chore time.
  • Make a Stunning Statement. The kitchen often holds pride of place and design is as crucial as practicality. A hood can help you “say” what you want to say – whether that is bold and eye-catching, subtle and sophisticated, rustic and charming, or sleek and contemporary.

This brings us to custom wood hoods.

Unique Benefits of Wood Hoods

At first glance, wood may seem like an odd choice for a hood. Wood is, after all, quite flammable! Rest assured that today’s top-quality hoods are completely safe for use (even frequent, heavy use) when they are professionally installed and feature exceptional ventilation and liners.

That said, wood options also provide other benefits:

  • Custom Hoods Are Crafted to Your Exact Specifications. After initial production, it is sent to a finishing cabinet manufacturer. At this point, it is finished so it aligns perfectly with your design. This ensures a consistent look as the range can match the rest of the cabinetry seamlessly.
  • Your Hood Can Become a Focal Point. We don’t typically think of hoods as show-stoppers, but with wood, you can create a beautiful accent piece that elevates your aesthetic.
  • Or Blend Seamlessly with Your Cabinets. These days, many homeowners are opting to have their appliances such as refrigerators, dishwashers, and even range hoods blend in with their cabinetry for a stunning seamless look.
  • The Possibilities Are Endless. Wood hoods can be created from many beautiful species, including maple, red oak, hickory, cherry, walnut, and alder, in a wide variety of styles and finishes for a look that is completely you.
  • You Will Enjoy Great Durability. When you opt for a wood hood that is carefully crafted and expertly installed, you will see an incredible “return on your investment” as it graces your kitchen year in and year out.
  • Wood Hoods Blend Form and Function – Flawlessly. Wood hoods offer all of the practical benefits of metal counterparts, as well as style that is innovative and, perhaps, a little unexpected. You won’t be surprised to hear a few (or many!) “Wow!’s” when guests step into your kitchen.

Wood Hoods from the Cabinetry Experts

MOX is renowned for its high-quality cabinets, built with character. We apply the same exacting precision, the same meticulous craftsmanship, the same artistry, and the same passion to wood hoods. Connect with MOX to learn more.