Northcote home - Interiors photographyContemporary Kitchen, Melbourne
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13. Hidden range hoods. A statement range hood can make an ideal focal point in a kitchen. But in more compact spaces, the last thing you may want is another bulky appliance. Instead, consider hiding a hood behind some elegant cabinetry, as was done in this Australian kitchen. Coupled with under-cabinet outlets, the hidden appliance allows the small amount of backsplash to appear large, streamlined and elegant.See more on hidden range hoods
Thanks to the incredible diversity of products on the market today, decorating with tiles is a much freer exercise than it was 10 to 20 years ago. “There are so many different looks you can bring through with tiles, and everyone’s able to introduce a little bit of their personality to their homes, which is fun,” Gilding says. Interestingly, color seems to be taking a back seat — with black, gray and white dominating the palette — while pattern and texture take center stage.
9. Hidden range hood. Sometimes the best design features are those you can’t see. In this piece, designer and Houzz Australia contributor Anne Ellard explores a growing trend of range hoods integrated into kitchen cabinetry and concealed in other ways. Among other things, this helps focus attention on design elements. See more ideas for hidden range hoods
Why Hide It?A concealed or built-in range hood is integrated into the kitchen and out of sight. Hiding a hood, or any appliance for that matter, helps focus the attention on the kitchen cabinetry and other design elements, rather than on the appliance itself. Concealed hoods are especially beneficial in a small kitchen, which can get visually cluttered when lots of appliances are out in the open.