Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Hood Makeover

Howdy ho there and happy Tuesday to you! I’m getting this post up late today because the honest truth is I couldn’t get my booty out of bed this morning. I usually set my alarm for 5:15am on weekdays so I can work and get some things done before the kiddos get up and we have to do the mad dash to get everyone out the door to school. But today I just couldn’t do it. I kept hitting the snooze like a lazy bum. But I’m here now! And today I’m super excited to share our modern farmhouse kitchen hood makeover. This project just wrapped up last week and I’m SMITTEN with it. I can’t wait for you to see how it looks! Here’s how it was before:

And here’s how it looks now with the new kitchen hood:

Quite the change, right?! I’ve been dreaming about this kitchen hood for weeks now and it’s SO cool to see her finished. This is exactly what I envisioned for our kitchen and our contractor did a really great job. The wood part of the hood is actually our hardwood floor. I love it!

The tile behind the microwave stopped about nine inches lower than it needed to be for the kitchen hood, so that was definitely a problem. Thankfully I was able to find our exact backsplash tile on Amazon. I got the last box!

I debated whether or not the hood should run all the way up to the ceiling, but I’m so glad we decided to go for it. Now it’s really the focal point of the kitchen! And the shiplap ties in perfectly with the shiplap in the living room and dining room. It’s simple, but it brings a lot of extra warmth to this kitchen.

This kitchen hood makeover is definitely one of my favorite projects we’ve done in the new house so far. I’ve always wanted a big hood like this and I’m so grateful to finally have one. This place is really starting to feel like home now and I’m feeling so much more settled than I did even a few weeks ago. It’s amazing how putting your personal touch on things can slowly but surely start to create a sense of belonging. I’m loving our little house on the prairie and so grateful for this journey!

Thanks so much for hanging out with me today. Sending big hugs your way!! xo

Welcome!! I’m Sarah-- mama to three kiddos + wife to my high school sweetheart. I'm usually over-caffeinated, browsing Amazon + running on lots of grace. Grab a snack + get comfy!

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  1. 10.20.20
    Carole Cuneo said:

    Looks lovely, but where did you put your microwave?

    • 10.20.20
      Sarah said:

      We don’t use it that much! We have a toaster oven for reheating food.

  2. 10.20.20
    Jena said:

    Nice. Yes, where did you put the microwave?

    • 10.20.20
      Sarah said:

      Not putting it anywhere actually. We don’t use it that much! We have a toaster oven for reheating food.

  3. 10.20.20
    Linda Kontis said:

    I just love the hood, but where did your microwave go??

    • 10.20.20
      Sarah said:

      We don’t really use a microwave. We have a toaster oven for reheating food.

  4. 10.20.20
    Anna Marie Lancaster said:

    That looks great and really good focal point.Enjoy

    • 10.20.20
      Sarah said:

      thank you Anna!

  5. 10.20.20
    Roxanne M said:

    It’s beautiful! What did you do with the microwave? I have one under cabinets but want a hood and uncertain as to what to do with the microwave.

  6. 10.20.20
    Kellie Zollars said:

    What a great addition to your beautiful kitchen. It looks terrific.
    This is just the inspiration picture I need for our kitchen. Our now 20-year-old house has these same ceilings with only the microwave and hood vent combo for the stove, which means any oils from cooking end up on the surrounding upper cabinets.
    We have a whitewashed beam in our family room/kitchen/hallway area so the idea of using wood flooring pieces would coordinate perfectly. Thanks!

    • 10.21.20
      Sarah said:

      Oh I bet your whitewashed beam is gorgeous!!

  7. 10.20.20
    Karen said:

    Love it!!!! looks great!!! did you take out the cabinet or build over it??? thanks

    • 10.21.20
      Sarah said:

      We took out the cabinet!

  8. 10.20.20
    Janette said:

    Very nice update! Where did microwave go?

  9. 10.20.20
    Karen Russo said:

    love it….what toaster oven did you get??? I don’t use my microwave except to reheat….I really like your idea of a toaster oven instead of microwave…thank you

    • 10.21.20
      Sarah said:

      Oh gosh I don’t even know the brand, it was just a cheap one from Target but it works great!

  10. 10.20.20
    Irene said:

    Your home is looking so cozy now. Share your info on your refrigerator please.

  11. 10.20.20
    Tammie Rheiner said:

    Beautiful kitchen, and love the hood with the wood and shiplap. Everything ties in beautifully! If you ever want to add a microwave, Sharp carries a “drawer” microwave that would fit into the island. Very convenient. Thank you for sharing ! 🙂

    • 10.21.20
      Sarah said:

      Oh I didn’t know that was even an option, thanks for sharing Tammie!

  12. 10.20.20
    Elisa said:

    We are so worried about that microwave. That was the first thing I thought about glad you answered it. Makes me rethink if I really need mine too.

    • 10.21.20
      Sarah said:

      haha yeah so many questions about the microwave! We didn’t have one at the last house either. It’s just one of those things we never really used. We reheat food in a little toaster oven.

  13. 10.20.20
    Holly H said:

    Where did you put the microwave?

  14. 10.20.20
    Sharon said:

    Beautiful vent hood! The wood adds a cozy rustic touch! Love your house! Are you going to post any outside pictures of your house? The land around it looks beautiful through the windows! Thanks!

    • 10.21.20
      Sarah said:

      Yes! I definitely want to share more of that soon. We just had 10 trees planted!

  15. 10.21.20
    Ann Sellers said:

    Where is your microwave?

    • 10.21.20
      Sarah said:

      We don’t really use one! We didn’t have one at the old house either.

  16. 10.21.20
    Debi Lewallen Padgett said:

    Absolutely LOVE the hood!!

    • 10.21.20
      Janice Bove said:

      Did you have a vent built into your microwave before the remodel?

      • 10.21.20
        Sarah said:

        Yes there was a vent hood already installed!

    • 10.21.20
      Sarah said:

      thank you Debi!xo

  17. 10.21.20
    Deanna McClendon said:

    What do you plan to do to the space above your cabinets? I have 14ft ceilings in my kitchen so it looks very similar to yours. I have struggled with whether to leave the space empty or possibly hang stained glass above or wood shelving. Would love to hear your thoughts. I cannot find many pictures with high ceilings in a kitchen and cabinets that don’t go all the way up. Thanks! And the hood is beautiful! 😍

  18. 10.21.20
    Connie said:

    I love everything about your kitchen! Good job Sarah !

  19. 10.21.20
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  20. 10.21.20
    Carol said:

    Every part of your kitchen is stunning!
    Sounds like a lot of us are amazed that you don’t have a microwave. I couldn’t live without mine. However, I’ve lived in my home for 35 years and raised a family without a dishwasher. I hated living out of it when I did have one so I didn’t have one installed when I moved into my first and only new home. I only missed it on Thanksgiving!

  21. 10.21.20

    It’s really cool! Adds a lot of warmth and what a great idea to use your flooring. Lucky you were able to source your tile too! What did you do with the microwave?

  22. 12.30.20

    Excellent job guys! Keep inspiring us!

  23. 11.23.21
    Stacy said:

    Beautiful kitchen! Are your cabinets painted? If so what is the color? Thank you!

  24. 5.31.22
    Elisabeth said:

    I LOVE your kitchen and hood makeover. We recently bought a home and having been redoing it. Your kitchen was the one I modeled mine after. We are trying to figure out how to DIY the hood. Do you have your step by step process by any chance?? 🙂 I love following you! Great job and beautiful home!

  25. 10.31.23
    Sade said:

    What a stunning transformation! The modern farmhouse kitchen hood is absolutely gorgeous and it truly ties the space together. Great job on the design choice!