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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35 Comments

  1. Carole Cuneo wrote:

    Looks lovely, but where did you put your microwave?

    Posted 10.20.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

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

      Posted 10.20.20 Reply
  2. Jena wrote:

    Nice. Yes, where did you put the microwave?

    Posted 10.20.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

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

      Posted 10.20.20 Reply
  3. Linda Kontis wrote:

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

    Posted 10.20.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

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

      Posted 10.20.20 Reply
  4. Anna Marie Lancaster wrote:

    That looks great and really good focal point.Enjoy

    Posted 10.20.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you Anna!

      Posted 10.20.20 Reply
  5. Roxanne M wrote:

    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.

    Posted 10.20.20 Reply
  6. Kellie Zollars wrote:

    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!

    Posted 10.20.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Oh I bet your whitewashed beam is gorgeous!!

      Posted 10.21.20 Reply
  7. Karen wrote:

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

    Posted 10.20.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      We took out the cabinet!

      Posted 10.21.20 Reply
  8. Janette wrote:

    Very nice update! Where did microwave go?

    Posted 10.20.20 Reply
  9. Karen Russo wrote:

    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

    Posted 10.20.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

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

      Posted 10.21.20 Reply
  10. Irene wrote:

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

    Posted 10.20.20 Reply
  11. Tammie Rheiner wrote:

    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 ! 🙂

    Posted 10.20.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

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

      Posted 10.21.20 Reply
  12. Elisa wrote:

    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.

    Posted 10.20.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      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.

      Posted 10.21.20 Reply
  13. Holly H wrote:

    Where did you put the microwave?

    Posted 10.20.20 Reply
  14. Sharon wrote:

    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!

    Posted 10.20.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

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

      Posted 10.21.20 Reply
  15. Ann Sellers wrote:

    Where is your microwave?

    Posted 10.21.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

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

      Posted 10.21.20 Reply
  16. Debi Lewallen Padgett wrote:

    Absolutely LOVE the hood!!

    Posted 10.21.20 Reply
    • Janice Bove wrote:

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

      Posted 10.21.20 Reply
      • Sarah wrote:

        Yes there was a vent hood already installed!

        Posted 10.21.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      thank you Debi!xo

      Posted 10.21.20 Reply
  17. Deanna McClendon wrote:

    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! 😍

    Posted 10.21.20 Reply
  18. Connie wrote:

    I love everything about your kitchen! Good job Sarah !

    Posted 10.21.20 Reply
  19. Kendy Cox wrote:

    Beautiful

    Posted 10.21.20 Reply
  20. Carol wrote:

    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!

    Posted 10.21.20 Reply
  21. 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?

    Posted 10.21.20 Reply

Hi, hello! Sarah Joy here. I'm a self-proclaimed home-body + lover of all things cozy. I'm sarcastic, overly caffeinated + usually at Target. This blog is my happy place, where I enjoy sharing fun things like home decor tips, affordable fashion, + life as a mama of three.

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