We’re always on the hunt for exciting and adventurous DIY projects that you at home can try for yourself. We were really excited when we came across this particular project, because it’s incredibly easy to accomplish, and it’s something that can really beautify any kitchen space!
In our eyes, there’s nothing that says a kitchen has class and luxury like a range hood cover. While a bare metal hood might signal a certain degree of “professionalism” in the kitchen, a true hood cover can really complete the look of the space, adding a sense of regality.
The homeowners behind “I Love Thompkins”, a blog about DIY projects and home improvement, decided that they wanted to capture this look for their kitchen. And so, they embarked on a weekend DIY adventure to create their own range hood cover. The results, as you’ll soon see, are incredibly awesome, and it’s something you can do yourself!
So read on to check out this incredible home improvement project. And, if you’d like to learn more about the nitty-gritty of doing something like this yourself, then check out this step-by-step guide.
1. Getting Started
The first thing that this homeowner needed was a hood. They just so happened to find this uninspiring model on deep discount for $45!
After getting the hood, the homeowner then installed that in place, with the frame suggesting what is to come.
To be structurally sound, there needed to be braces screwed into the studs in the ceiling. You can see those at the top.
From here, construction could begin. The panels are made from MDF board. The first one to be installed was the one in front.
As you can see, there’s a slight overhang to the front piece, which will allow for the knobs on the hood to be accessed.
6. The First Side
Next up, the same MDF board was cut to size and the installed on the sides.
7. The Second Side
After getting everything situated on the first side, the MDF board was installed on the opposite side of the range hood cover.
8. The Front
With the sides installed, the only remaining large piece was the front, which was affixed to everything else with construction adhesive.
9. Lattice Work
With everything in place and snapped together, the lattice work was then added to the outside of the hood cover.
10. Fine Detail
To cover up the little imperfections and gaps, the DIYer recommends using wood glue, caulk and things of that nature.
The whole thing was then painted, with the DIYer choosing to use a semi-gloss white that would be easy to clean.
12. The Other Stuff
Funnily enough, with the range hood cover complete, the next project on this DIYer’s list is to raise the range to match the height of the countertops!
13. More Stuff
If you like the style of this kitchen-remodeling project, and you would like to see more, then be sure to pay I Love The Thompkins a visit!