A Clever Budget-Saving Hood Plan
“A copper hood was on my client’s wish list, but it was a $10,000 expense,” Alton says. “When she said she wanted to settle on a $2,000 stainless steel one, I said, ‘Not on my watch!’” Alton, who knew her copper hood-loving client, believed that she would be disappointed if she took that route. When Alton spied glass copper tiles in her showroom, she knew she had a solution.
“This glass tile looked exactly like copper,” she says. “So we built a structure to put around the vent, tiled it with them, overlaid the metal straps and adorned them with acorn nuts that we also used elsewhere in the kitchen.” The custom vent hood cost about $3,000. It now serves as a stunning focal point and adds much to the kitchen’s warm feeling.
Tile: Alchemy Copper, Soho Studio; browse glass tile