Adding a fully vented hood over a cooktop transforms the kitchen in both form and function. Prior to this full renovation, this kitchen had the standard microwave with ductless venting over the cooktop. Wood Wise designer Kathy Walker worked with the homeowners to design the new layout which includes KraftMaid cabinets with a KraftMaid rustic alder hood, to match the new island. The contrast of the wood against the warm white perimeter cabinets creates a beautiful focal point for the kitchen. Full ventilation of the hood to the outside makes cooking cleaner and leaves fewer lingering odors. The LED hood lights are easily adjustable to fit any task.