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

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  • Carole Cuneo
    October 20, 2020

    Looks lovely, but where did you put your microwave?

    • Sarah
      > Carole Cuneo
      October 20, 2020

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

  • Jena
    October 20, 2020

    Nice. Yes, where did you put the microwave?

    • Sarah
      > Jena
      October 20, 2020

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

  • Linda Kontis
    October 20, 2020

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

    • Sarah
      > Linda Kontis
      October 20, 2020

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

  • Anna Marie Lancaster
    October 20, 2020

    That looks great and really good focal point.Enjoy

    • Sarah
      > Anna Marie Lancaster
      October 20, 2020

      thank you Anna!

  • Roxanne M
    October 20, 2020

    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.

  • Kellie Zollars
    October 20, 2020

    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!

    • Sarah
      > Kellie Zollars
      October 21, 2020

      Oh I bet your whitewashed beam is gorgeous!!

  • Karen
    October 20, 2020

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

    • Sarah
      > Karen
      October 21, 2020

      We took out the cabinet!

  • Janette
    October 20, 2020

    Very nice update! Where did microwave go?

  • Karen Russo
    October 20, 2020

    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

    • Sarah
      > Karen Russo
      October 21, 2020

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

  • Irene
    October 20, 2020

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

  • Tammie Rheiner
    October 20, 2020

    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 ! 🙂

    • Sarah
      > Tammie Rheiner
      October 21, 2020

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

  • Elisa
    October 20, 2020

    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.

    • Sarah
      > Elisa
      October 21, 2020

      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.

  • Holly H
    October 20, 2020

    Where did you put the microwave?

  • Sharon
    October 20, 2020

    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!

    • Sarah
      > Sharon
      October 21, 2020

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

  • Ann Sellers
    October 21, 2020

    Where is your microwave?

    • Sarah
      > Ann Sellers
      October 21, 2020

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

  • Debi Lewallen Padgett
    October 21, 2020

    Absolutely LOVE the hood!!

    • Janice Bove
      > Debi Lewallen Padgett
      October 21, 2020

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

      • Sarah
        > Janice Bove
        October 21, 2020

        Yes there was a vent hood already installed!

    • Sarah
      > Debi Lewallen Padgett
      October 21, 2020

      thank you Debi!xo

  • Deanna McClendon
    October 21, 2020

    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! 😍

  • Connie
    October 21, 2020

    I love everything about your kitchen! Good job Sarah !

  • Kendy Cox
    October 21, 2020

    Beautiful

  • Carol
    October 21, 2020

    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!

  • Crystal Brown
    October 21, 2020

    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?

  • Hoodsly Wood Range Hoods
    December 30, 2020

    Excellent job guys! Keep inspiring us!

  • Stacy
    November 23, 2021

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

  • Elisabeth
    May 31, 2022

    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!

  • Sade
    October 31, 2023

    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!