We’ve all burned something while cooking at one time or another. The kitchen fills with smoke and you wish that you had something to take care of the smoke for you — like a trusty exhaust hood. While hoods are certainly functional, they can also be a focal point of the kitchen and architecturally beautiful in their own right.
From wood to concrete to aluminum, hoods can range in material and designers and homeowners alike have shown creative ways to dress up this very useful kitchen element. Here are some of our favorite hoods from previous home tours if you’re thinking up ways to outfit your own. —Erin