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Stainless steel kitchen hood designs and ideas

A hood is a must-have in any kitchen. It’s a piece that’s both functional and beautiful and this makes it great as a decorative element as well. Hoods don’t usually take much space, especially in modern kitchens where the accent falls on practically and efficient use of space. However, sometimes the hood becomes more than just a necessity and is also perceived as an important decorative element. To learn more about decorative hoods you can check our article entitled “Decorative kitchen hoods, both functional and beautiful“.

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Contemporary black and white kitchen with stainless steel hood

But besides the design of the hood, the material is important as well. Stainless steel hoods are very popular because of the inherited attributes of the material used to craft them as well as for their finish and clean and modern look. Very popular in modern and contemporary kitchens, stainless steel hoods are appreciated for their simplicity and minimalism. But they are also great for other types of decors as well.

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Asian-inspired kitchen featuring a stainless steel hood on a colorful backsplash
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Contemporary kitchen featuring a large stainless steel and glass hood above the island
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Traditional kitchen featuring white cabinetry and stainless steel appliances
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Modern kitchen with stainless steel hood, appliances and a metallic backsplash
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Elegant and spacious kitchen featuring a tiny stainless steel hood
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Traditional kitchen island with integrated oven and a matching hood
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Eclectic kitchen with a stainless steel hood and French influences
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Contemporary kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a very cohesive décor
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Kitchen with pitched ceiling and a large stainless steel and glass hood

For example, a stainless steel hood can give your kitchen a subtle industrial appearance, especially if paired with other elements reminiscent of this particular style. They are also suitable for traditional kitchens. Most often, this particular type of kitchen hoods is paired with stainless steel appliances for a cohesive overall décor. To offer you a more detailed image of how they can be used in kitchens, we have selected a few relevant examples.

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