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What would you do to this part of the kitchen (pics)

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franktheskank Sun 11-Feb-18 12:28:34

I had my kitchen done last year and I'm happy with it but hate this extractor fan and extractor fans in general. The builder made out like I have to have one and I didn't question it but I've never used it and the kitchen is very well ventilated, and also the rest of the kitchen is very traditional with an aga and period features on the other side.

I'm thinking of getting rid of the extractor, making good the wall, and having a big shelf just above the windows (like the one over the aga) to put the copper pans on, and having tiles above the hob, with a rail to hang utensils on.

What do you guys think? Open to other suggestionssmile

OscarandLucinda Mon 12-Feb-18 18:28:00

I would probably tile the area between the job and the extractor fan - maybe metro tiles in something like a herringbone pattern or Moroccan type tiles if you want more colour. I think white metro tiles with grey grout is fashionable atm, but is also a classic design that shouldn’t age.

I wouldn’t be without an extractor fan myself and doing that would link it into the kitchen more, rather than having it floating above.

confusedandemployed Mon 12-Feb-18 18:31:42

Placemarking. I have a very similar kitchen (and identical oven I think!) and I need to liven it up somehow.

Fosterdog123 Mon 12-Feb-18 18:33:17

I actually think it looks pretty good and finished the wall off nicely.

UnimaginativeName1 Tue 13-Feb-18 16:45:30

Hi, in my last house I tiled behind the hob and the grout got very dirty, greasy and difficult to clean. I’m planning on a panel this time to match the worktop for easy cleaning. Check building regs for extractor rules, you might only need if no opening window? Presume in winter you use the aga and it vents straight outside?

www.planningportal.co.uk/info/200130/common_projects/34/kitchens_and_bathrooms/6

franktheskank Tue 13-Feb-18 18:14:18

Have you got a pic of panel behind the hob?

I really don't want a backsplash I hate them! Too modern!

Will definitely be removing extractor and putting up shelf smile

MrBennOfFestiveRoad Tue 13-Feb-18 18:53:27

I have a similar kitchen with no extractor above the hob and have thought about putting something above it, as with our high ceilings it’s a really big empty space - shelf or rail but am undecided. In your kitchen, I would have black bevelled metro tiles with black grout, which wouldn’t get marked from cooking.

OutyMcOutface Tue 13-Feb-18 19:17:37

They are quite useful for the light though/when you make smelly food. It doesn't have to look like an extractor.

franktheskank Tue 13-Feb-18 19:48:56

Yes something like that would work, was that built as part of your kitchen or did you add it on afterwards?

namechangedtoday15 Tue 13-Feb-18 21:26:44

I wouldn't tile, I think metro tiles are dated now.

I would get rid of all the clutter, put Roman blinds up at the windows and have a picture shelf with a couple of really eye catching pieces.

franktheskank Tue 13-Feb-18 21:58:19

Yeah I wouldn't do metro tiles I like them but they will date quite quickly.

I love the cluttergrin not the stack of colouring stuff but I like having all the utensils and oils etc where I can reach them. I only want a shelf so I can put my nice pans on them grin

franktheskank Tue 13-Feb-18 22:00:48

I only had the blinds done not long ago and they were a bad decision, but I paid a lot for them so have to leave them for a while but Roman blinds would definitely look better I agreesmile

UnimaginativeName1 Fri 16-Feb-18 13:27:33

These look modern I think

UnimaginativeName1 Sun 18-Feb-18 19:03:38

www.howdens.com/kitchen-collection/kitchen-worktops/worktop-backboards/

Bearwithsorehead Wed 28-Feb-18 13:21:40

Neff make an induction hob that includes extraction! It's called a venting hob, cool idea

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