Budget Ideas #2 ~ Kitchen Range Hood

Budget Ideas are my favorite things to do/make for a low cost.  Here’s version #2.

If you are building a home, remodeling, or keeping ideas for your next home, this is a great alternative to an expensive decorative range hood.  This one has an “old ” look, but variations can be made to blend with any kitchen cabinetry period or style.   

A regular white range hood fan sits under the flared base and is the type that can be purchased at any lumber yard, appliance store or discount store.   The builder used wood to frame the flare shape around the fan and continued up to the ceiling.   Drywall was installed over all.   Next, the builder applied drywall mud in a random, “messy” way, so that it resembled plaster in very old buildings.  Maple trim was used around the base to match the cabinets.  Later, craft paint was mixed and painted with sponges and brushes to create the look of a surface that is centuries old.

With the money you save, you can make and serve expensive meals under your classy range hood for many years! 🙂